Do-All Outdoors Clay Target Thrower - Competitor Trap
BEST PURCHASE MONEY CAN BUY
I HAVE ONE OFF THESE THATS TEN YEARS OLD MINE IS GREEN AND I USE IT IN THE FALL WE MIGHT HAVE EIGHT OR TEN GUYS SHOOTING AND GO THOURGH 6 BOXES OFF CLAY BIRDS I MOUNTED MINE ON A TABLE AND THE THROWER ITS GOT A SEAT SWIVEL ATTACHED TO IT SO I CAN CHANGE THE DIRECTION, I THINK FOR THE PRICE I GAVE FOR IT AND THE AMOUNT OF BIRDS AND USE YOU CANT BEAT IT. GREAT PRODUCT
August 23, 2007
Buy One That Costs Alot More
I bought this thrower with the intentions of keeping it simple and low in price. I don't shoot clay that often, and crow hunting is about as extreme as I ever get with wing shooting, but, every once in a while it's fun to do, more of a fun activity with friends, rather than a practice session tool for serious wing shooting.
It will throw targets fairly regulary, however, after several throws you have to recalibrate it's direction, it is not a consistant thrower, it is certainly powerful, but, not consistant.
The second problem I had with it was stability. The stakes are quite useless, you beat the thing in the ground and three throws later it has jumped completely out of the ground, and if you're not watching it, it might jump at you. The only way to keep it stable is to mount it to a tire rim, with the tire, the rim alone is not enough to keep it in place, so take a spare tire with you when you go, it beats a 4 x 8 sheet of 3/4" plywood or a heavy steel plate.
The third complaint I have is that the corners of the side and rear stakes are miter cut and bent over with a poor weld, after you beat on them to get them in the ground, you basically have broken all the welds and the whole thing is either lop-sided or laid out flat, the construction is pretty poor in the leg stakes, though the steel frame and parts are built like a rock.
There are much better throwers on the market and I would simply suggest spending some really good money on a higher quality thrower, like I mentioned before, I rarely use the one I have and it's not alot of fun to use. If someone were going to use a thrower all the time, or at least regulary, pay the money for a really good thrower, you'll be aweful glad you did.
September 3, 2006
it is a good target thrower...i mounted mine to a tire so all i have to do is throw it out and not worry about getting it in the ground and breaking
August 6, 2007
Not as I expected!
This is a fair clay target thrower but not much better than a hand held thrower. It has to be very stationary and that is hard to accomplish. I have to strap mine down on the back of my four wheeler and it works fairly well there. At my camp I have installed three pipes in the ground and when we use it I slide the legs into the pipes and it works well that way. It will not stay put staked to the ground plus all that leaning over and loading wears me out! If it is bolted or welded to a stationary item it will throw skeet well. I quess you get what you pay for?
July 27, 2006