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Old March 31, 2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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White wing clay launcher

Just bought one and a car battery, and am taking my nephews out for some shooting, I think. I noticed that a deep cycle battery is recommended, can I still use a car battery? It's almost midnight and the boys are anxious to go shoot at sunup.
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Old April 1, 2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Car batteries are not made to with stand the discharge/charge cycles like a deep cycle battery.

Car batteries are made to provide a large amount of current for a short time and recharge.
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Old April 1, 2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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It'll work fine but if you keep using it you will kill the battery. Car batteries are not made to be completely discharged and recharged. They develop a buildup on the plates. WalMart deep cycle are as good as the rest, and cheaper, I have found.
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Old April 1, 2012, 03:51 PM   #4
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It will work, but if you intend to use it frequently then use a deep cycle (golf cart) battery.
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Old April 1, 2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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I bought the marine battery at walmart, I was completely surprised as to how cheap they were.

I used the launcher today, had a few hiccups at the beginning, it would break every clay as it launched it so I ended loading only half the capacity it holds and it worked flawlessly for the next 3 hours. Great piece of equipment, just need to troubleshoot and see what happened with the clays. It could also have been a batch of bad clays.

I was amazed at how lousy I am with a shotgun, had a hard time hitting the clays. Funny thing is that I bust clays at 230 yds all day long with my 22lr.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
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Old April 2, 2012, 02:04 PM   #6
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I was amazed at how lousy I am with a shotgun, had a hard time hitting the clays. Funny thing is that I bust clays at 230 yds all day long with my 22lr.
Static versus dynamic targets. Odds are you shot the shotgun the way you shoot a rifle - hold, stance, etc. - and stopped the gun the second you pulled the trigger

See that all the time when a seasoned rifle shooter comes over to shoot clays
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Old April 2, 2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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I was amazed at how lousy I am with a shotgun, had a hard time hitting the clays. Funny thing is that I bust clays at 230 yds all day long with my 22lr.
Not to worry, I've comp grade custom shotguns that will break trap and Skeet targets all day, but are worthless at 230-yards.
Glad the new battery was a success and you didn't have to walk home.
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