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04-04-2020, 14:20   #1
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Clay pigeon trap

Lads can anyone recommend a good trap for a bit of clay practice. One that can be operated by the shooter. Thanks
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04-04-2020, 15:48   #2
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haven't used them, but have a look

https://www.gdktrading.co.uk/manual-...RoCTHcQAvD_BwE
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Depends on your budget.
Bought a Promatic Hawk trap of a neighbour who had got ill.
Hook it to a 12v battery and it's very handy.
Good long lead with a switch, so you can go 30 or 40 yards away and have them crossing in front of you, etc. if you are on your own.
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Looking at a promatic one for 500. Probably last me a while. I dont shoot much clays just want it for the odd time. Seen some manual small traps for less than 100. Dont know what they are like though
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Looking at a promatic one for 500. Probably last me a while. I dont shoot much clays just want it for the odd time. Seen some manual small traps for less than 100. Dont know what they are like though
A manual one doesn't really work unless you have someone to work it, awkward trying to nudge it to release while holding a loaded gun...
It's a lot of money for occasional use, I'll grant you that.
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10-04-2020, 21:50   #6
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I have a Hoppes clay thrower.Was about 120 euros, Fine for occasional use,and with abit of ingenuity and a welder, you can modify it to a foot pedal release,thus making things incredibly safer
Just have plenty of strong foam tape like window or daraught excluder foam tape.It eats that in the throwing arm,and will give no end of dead birds without it.
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