A very biased opinion here ... they're great! If you would like to try them call me or email and I'll send your club a set to try for a week or two. if you don't like them send them back. All it will cost you is the return shipping ($40). I am pretty safe here as I've never had a set come back yet!
Bob, Thank you for your offer. I will run it through our meeting next week. You have always been great to deal with. We bought our wired Canterburys from you several years ago. and they worked great. Just trying to make things easier for the help.
I have no experience with the trap version. We have the skeet version on 5 fields - they have been a bit of trouble. Very sensitive to the individual call - my dog can set one off from 10 yards away - but a shooter with the right tone of voice can't buy a bird out of it. On stations 1 and 7 we get a lot of launched birds on the echo of the shot from the opposite house. i.e. shot high 1, the machine arms low one on the shot- and then launches low 1 on the echo. So we have a high waste factor on targets.
Probably not a problem on a trap field - but on a skeet field if you are near an adjacent field - say you're on station 2 on one field and there are shooters on station 6 on the next field - the guy on the next field will launch more birds than you will on your station. You really have to tell the kids not to arm the thing until the shooter is starting to mount the gun. Then you have to hope that the wireless system arms before the shooter calls - it doesn't always.
Ours is very weather sensitive - a little rain in the bayonet lugs and the system gets balky. Keep the grey control box in a weatherproof box- even though it is a sealed unit, water intrudes into the box and then its done until you can dry it out.
Our distributor has overhauled the system 2 times now - added boosters to the system. We just got it back from its second major overhaul and have not had a chance to test it. If this does not work we will scrap the system and order the Briley system.
sorry, but thats my experience. We have wired canterbury's on the trap fields (18 fields) and they are great. I'd like a hybrid system myself - hardwire the microphones and keep the arming switch wireless.
We have them on all 4 of our trap fields and we love them. They work great, you just have to change the batteries when needed - depending on their usage. No cords to deal with. Switching from singles to caps and back is easier. I recommend them.
From a gun club manager perspective they are great-easy to set up. From a shooter perspective they are terrible. Slow pulls, no pull and on and on. If you are looking for easy set up, buy the wireless. If you are looking to please your shooters buy the wired-it is that simple. Terry
Also from a management perspective, Wireless is the way to go. I maintain 3 wireless sets and have little problem with them. The biggest problem is, as with wired sets, some folks just don't have enough moxy to set them off. But wait I'm venting, they are great, work great and Gary at Schultz is very good at solving any problem that MAY arise. They are the way to go. My thoughts and I approve them. Jake Jacobs
We use the wireless system. Placement of the receiver is important. We had to move our outside of the trap house. Bob S. makes a nice wall mounted box for this. It is important to keep a supply of batteries around.
Bob Schultz is a great shooter, a great guy and a great salesman. "Try this for a week or so at your club and see if you like it". He knows that after you do that, you will buy the system.
We replaced 6 sets of wired Canterburys at our club with the wireless from Bob several years ago. We have had MUCH LESS trouble with the wireless for the shooters, especially at our ATA shoots. We screwed a patio brick to the top of each one for ballast and pop riveted the sending unit to each pole about 2' from the bottom so they are the right height and always turned the right way. We also mounted the receivers on the back of each house in the plexiglass box's Pat alluded to. We have had NONE of the problems mentioned by Terry above.