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Posted: 9/9/2010 4:25:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 6:33:28 AM EDT by unclemoak]
Looking for a I'm interested in getting a launcher for personal use. Are there any that are total pieces of shit that are going to break after the first range trip?


ETA - I'm looking for an Electric launcher.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:30:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 4:30:43 AM EDT by 3Trip]
not at walmart


Edit: unless your talking about the crappy hand thrower thingy.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:04:32 AM EDT
I've had reasonable results with the Do-All's. 3/4 cock is especially nice.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:10:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-AK:
I've had reasonable results with the Do-All's. 3/4 cock is especially nice.

I have a Trius One Step for manual launching, I'm looking for an automatic (electric) launcher.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:32:14 AM EDT
Does anyone have experience with the Champion EasyBird line of throwers?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:46:09 AM EDT
I have the do all electric thrower. works well but it is slow! Doubles is almost impossible!

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:51:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By unclemoak:
Does anyone have experience with the Champion EasyBird line of throwers?


I bought one last spring. We've been using it fairly regularly without any issues.

For what it cost ($299 after a mail in rebate, with a free trap cart), I'm more than happy, and feel like I got my moneys worth out of it this summer alone.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:11:58 AM EDT
The Easybird line is good, but it is worth the extra money to get the autofeed IMO.

Easybird Autofeed
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:20:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By graysonp:
The Easybird line is good, but it is worth the extra money to get the autofeed IMO.

Easybird Autofeed

Yeah I was initially looking at the double model, but apparently you can't switch between singles and doubles on the fly.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:21:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:41:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buckfever34:
Originally Posted By graysonp:
The Easybird line is good, but it is worth the extra money to get the autofeed IMO.

Easybird Autofeed


You can't go wrong with this model.

Have you used the wobbler or the oscillator kit on yours? Or even the remote?

I should probably just buy a commerical machine
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:46:49 AM EDT
Let's all hope nobody goes and starts launching a certain religious book with it...

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:26:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 8:27:46 AM EDT by graysonp]
Originally Posted By unclemoak:

Have you used the wobbler or the oscillator kit on yours? Or even the remote?

I should probably just buy a commerical machine


I haven't seen any problems out of the wobble/oscillator kits, nor out of the remotes on the Easybirds. They seem to be built well and will stand up to A LOT of backyard shooting.

If you want to get the 6-packer Easybird (it has 6 turrets for less frequent loading), you can get it bundled with the oscillating kit for about $1100.

Either way, these will be less expensive options than a commercial machine. You are looking at $2k+ for a manually adjusted electric trap that would be used on commercial sporting clays course. An oscillating trap throwing regulation trap targets can run $5k+......
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:29:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By graysonp:
Originally Posted By unclemoak:

Have you used the wobbler or the oscillator kit on yours? Or even the remote?

I should probably just buy a commerical machine


I haven't seen any problems out of the wobble/oscillator kits, nor out of the remotes on the Easybirds. They seem to be built well and will stand up to A LOT of backyard shooting.

If you want to get the 6-packer Easybird (it has 6 turrets for less frequent loading), you can get it bundled with the oscillating kit for about $1100.

Either way, these will be less expensive options than a commercial machine. You are looking at $2k+ for a manually adjusted electric trap that would be used on commercial sporting clays course. An oscillating trap throwing regulation trap targets can run $5k+......


I was looking some more at the different Champion Lines and think I might end up going with the 180 Sporter and put a wobbler/oscillator kit on it. My main concern is rewiring/rebuild the whole thing to my satisfaction.


I want to try running it off a Cummins Onan 1500 watt generator/inverter so I'll most likely end up making my own wiring harness/control box for all the switches/remote setup.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:49:18 PM EDT
Champion Rebate

That you may be interested in this.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:23:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sbdfirearms:
Champion Rebate

That you may be interested in this.

I saw that. I found some of the EasyBird models on Ebay pretty inexpensively. I'm not sure if I want to go with a standard EasyBird or the 180 Sporter.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:29:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By unclemoak:
Looking for a I'm interested in getting a launcher for personal use. Are there any that are total pieces of shit that are going to break after the first range trip?


ETA - I'm looking for an Electric launcher.


Go to Home Depot and get yourself a Mexican. In todays economy, you can probably get one for $6 an hour cash and a burrito.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 10:27:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By graysonp:
The Easybird line is good, but it is worth the extra money to get the autofeed IMO.

Easybird Autofeed


This is the one I bought. It won't throw doubles, and I don't have an oscillating kit, but for the price, I'm very happy with it. I use a spare car battery in it. I can run it all day on a standard car battery and barely deplete the charge, although I do routinely disconnect the cables when it's not in use.
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