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: wingers VS. bumper launchers

12-18-2005, 06:09 PM
I am trying to decide which is better to buy, wingers(any type) or to go for the bumper launcher only devices...does any body have a preference?? do you like your bumpers Launchers better or are wingers the only way to go(which is what i heard...)

Don Smith
12-18-2005, 09:41 PM
Both have their advantages and disadvantages. If you are training multiple dogs, wingers extend your training day significantly, since you have to walk out to each one and reload between dogs. Also, you can't fire a second one for a dog that loses the mark, but you can repeat the sound to pull the dog back into the AOF. I prefer using ducks and wingers for training, but bumper launchers certainly have their advantages. I have and use Gunners-up wingers (4), Bumper Boys (3-8 shooters and 1 two-shooter) and Ramponi box launchers (2).