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Old June 25, 2018, 05:12 PM   #1
G.O. West
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How I throw my own clay pigeons

There is no trap range up here in the sticks. So I fastened a piece of pipe on to the end of a length of 2" tubing.

This slides into the trailer hitch receiver on my pickup. (The piece of plywood is a seat in case I ever find anyone else who wants to operate the thrower.)

My old clay pigeon thrower sits in the pipe and can swivel around.

Then I attach a thin rope to the thrower's trigger as in the picture below. The other end of the rope clips onto my belt.

A little wiggle from the hip and the pigeons are launched.

Now, any place I stop my pickup becomes a trap range just for me.
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Old June 27, 2018, 10:15 AM   #2
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Nice work on the mount!

I don't have a trap range either, but I bought a Champion Target WheelyBird. Mainly because my wife complained about having to reset my manual thrower when I wasn't around to do it for her. As you know the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and my wife knows how to squeak!

All she has to do is roll it out of the shop along with the dolly I have the battery strapped to, and she's ready to shoot. I really didn't mind buying this as I enjoy that my wife likes to shoot and will do it on her own when I'm not around. I just wish it was a little more portable, and I wish it threw doubles.
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Old July 5, 2018, 12:21 AM   #3
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That's genius.
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