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Hoppes ClayKing Thrower?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by CrisOR, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. CrisOR

    CrisOR New Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    PDX metro, OR
    Any experiences with the Hoppes ClayKing target thrower? I'm not expecting a whole lot for $30, but I don't see much else under about $150.
  2. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    I've got one, and it's ok, but the thing that sucks is that one guy has to run it for the others, and he gets tired pulling against that spring. To tell you the truth, the had throwers work almost as well, and are a lot more fun. We had people volunteering to throw because of the challenge and also the fun of throwing in unusual places to make it harder to shoot.
  3. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Senior Elder

    Sep 8, 2005
    I already have a ground thrower, and I bought a hand thrower.

    Unless you get a ground thrower that has a foot pedal so the shooter can operate it, it's not so great. Unless you're Dick Cheney, the thrower will still be in line with the shooter, so you can't shoot "real" trap (meaning the bird comes out 16-27 yards in front of the shooter).

    Might as well use the hand thrower. No setup, no hassle getting the thing anchored in the ground, you can change directions at will without messing with the thrower, it doesn't take up as much space in the car/truck. The spring thrower will throw stacked doubles but you can get more out of having a couple people with hand throwers, then rotating who shoots and who throws.
  4. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Del City, Okla
    I've had a Hoppes now for many years and it works fine for me. I usually shoot alone, so I have to pull the line, shoulder the gun, find the clay and shoot. Keeps you on your toes. Plus it got my wife into shooting shotguns, she finally got tired of setting and pulling the thing for me.:evil:

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