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Radar Guns?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kene, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. kene

    kene TS Member

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    Our club is considering getting a radar gun to help with setting targets instead of the range stake. Anyone have any pro / con thoughts about them? Any particularly good ones that are moderately priced or ones that you would not recommend?? thanks
     
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    The Bushnell Speedster II runs about $90. It should do a good job for you.
     
  3. $$$SHTR

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    Forget the radar guns. Over the bar and to the stake. That's all you need. Save the club's money.

    Tomas
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

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    Tomas, you must be a flatlander..
     
  5. setter

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    Check with Bob Schultz above. He has several to choose from. My personal favorite is the Decatur. Currently around $775.
     
  6. FlaLagarto

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    I second giving Bob a call.. If you set the birds with a T-bar and radar gun your customers will be very happy.
     
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    We have been using one of Bushnell's for a couple of years. No problems at all. and the price was right!

    Big Jack
     
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    Seven hundred plus bucks is a lot of some one else's money to spend, Setter.

    Get a low powered gun and use it in the house. You can radar and adjust the birds as needed without help.
     
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    I've never understood how a radar gun can work with accuracy. How does it measure the height of the bird and the distance? With a pole you can adjust the height and adjust for the distance.
     
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    Schultz sells a "pocket" unit for just over $200 that works very well.

    We recently purchased one and so far so good. You need both a T-bar and a radar gun to do the job right and your customers will appreciate it.

    So easy a caveman (or trapshooter)can do it.

    Don Verna

    PS - Our club has dealt with Bob on a number of purchases and he is an excellent guy to work with. Give him a call and he will not steer you wrong.
     
  11. FRedmon

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    We shot in Bradford PA in July and Mike Shuler sets some great targets with a gun and a T-Bar.

    Call him and see what he uses....

    FRedmon
     
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    Dave, it's height and speed=distance....

    with that, I could set targets into the grand canyon...

    or chelsea...
     
  13. setter

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    Shooting Coach,

    I couldn't care less what you think!

    Jim Moody
     
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    SR3600 Sports Radar gun, less than $300 available from Bob Schultz.

    John C. Saubak
     
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    or, use a chronograph....
     
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    Dear Jim

    I would never call any one on this forum an arrogant ass. However, in your case I will make an exception.

    With that said, I will not have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

    For those normal folks without mental issues, a low power radar will work fine in the trap house. One person can set the speed.

    If the club is paying, this is not too expensive.

    BTW, only one of three clubs I belong to can use a T bar. The other two have the trap houses on the side of a hill. The T bar would have to be made for each field, and some of them would have to be around fifty feet high.

    I use a digital protractor, as recommended by Bob Schultz.
     
  17. Bob Hawkes

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    If you want to be close, Bushnell does it. If you are looking to set them consistantly from field to field then you need the Decatur as suggested by Setter, much better. You get what you pay for.
     
  18. Old Cowboy

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    FWIW I would NOT recommend the little "pocket" model. I got one and the damn thing don't work, total waste of $225.

    You DON'T need the $700 high powered gun however, the lower powered Sports Radar 3600 will do just as well for less than half the $$$ at just under $300. Only difference is you have to use it from in or just behind the traphouse.......ask yourself is it worth an extra $400 to you to be able to check the targets speed while standing on the 16 yard line?

    John C. Saubak
     
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    Old Cowboy,


    You need to contact Bob Schultz and he will make it right.


    I purchased the pocket model from him and it works flawlessly to the 18 yard line.


    Michael Stephenson
     
  20. TEXASBEN

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    Have always had a hard time setting quality tragets at Fort Worth Trap and Skeet Club, we are on a hill to the west of the city. Wind always moving around, when we started using a radar gun along with a pole, score went up and shooters said best targets in years.

    The radar guns helps in a north or south wind. I like the $700.00 gun because I can check speed with out disturbing the shooters. We have tried the lower price guns they work ok just not as good.

    The use of the pole gives the shooter a visual referance to judge by. Radar guns are a great help to giving the shooter a better target. Have set a few targets around the country, just my two cents worth.


    Ben Dobson
     
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