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Thread: Thunder 100 Shotgun Simulator & Dummy Launcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2labs View Post
    Looking for updated reviews for this product? Any one else have a coment good or bad?

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    Dave
    Our club has four of them and have now used them for two HT seasons including picnic tests. We started with two to test out and instantly liked them enough to buy two more. We just had our Licensed test this past weekend and used them in our double junior and double senior tests and one master series. They worked pretty well flawlessly. We may go ahead and buy a few more and completely go away from using popper guns at our events. Big investment upfront, but serious savings longer term, as long as the hold up well for several years. I would guess over the weekend our four shotgun simulators were fired around 500-600 times between them. I think that would be equivilent useage to less than one $10 bottle of Map gas. Shooting that same amount of poppers would cost more than $200.
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    I've been using mine now for over a week and love it. It took my bird boy all of 2 days to get the timing down with loading the gas and firing. Very consistent and loud. He likes it better then a starter pistol because he doesn't have to remember to reload the gun.

    Angie

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    i agree with troy b . they sound great and a good concept but are very unreliable and cosistent. some type of new strapping needs updated and trigger needs looked at to be more consistent.

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    I was told by a couple of people who own these, that there is an elbow in the inside tube that if you remove it you will get a louder "bang" has anyone else removed this elbow??

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    We have not done that, but nor do I personally see a need for a louder bang than what they produce.
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    Thunder just announced a LOWER price on the T100 Shotgun Simulator.
    $299

    Just thought everyone might want to know.
    Joe Dutro



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    Pro's: Cheaper to use

    Cons: Awkward to use
    Sound inconsistant
    Problems when new gunners are using it

    For personal use, once you get used to the timing issues and carry problems, it will work great. But, if you are using it for a club trial, with inexperienced gunners, it will pose lots of problems. No birds, inconsistant sound etc.
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