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Thread: Bumper boy vs thunder launcher

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    Default Bumper boy vs thunder launcher

    I was wondering the advantages or disadvantage of both.

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    They both are great products. It all depends on what you are looking for.

    I initially bought bumper boys because thunder only had five shooters, and I did not need that many. I quickly got sick of hauling, reloading, transporting, not being able to use other training equipment like wingers without needing different electronics.

    Once thunder came out with two shooter, I sold bumperboys and immediately bought two.

    I personally like the thunders better. Easier and quicker to reload. Easier to carry two into field with other things.

    The only hard part is getting used to timing to properly prime the gas. Once you got that, they are easy.

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    Some people don`t like Thunders dummies,they are plastic.I`ve had no problems (we have 5 thunders).As far as priming ,yes our old Etch Marks can be tricky but the new Thunders are great,if you launch anytime between 5 and 15 seconds the throws are consistent.Flags on one and no flags on the same machine will result in inconsistency.
    Got a couple Spiders coming and will give a review soon.Jim

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    I have dogtra receivers for my bird launchers so I can use them on the thunders so I have that expense done and living in NY could be a pain to get loads for the bumper boy in the future.

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    Yes...Dogtra will work.Jim

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    Had BB sold them and bought thunder. Would not go back. No issues, but did have some operational questions. Thunder was great to work with. BB customer service sucks.

    Thunder timing does take a bit to get use to as mentioned.

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    Where can you buy these thunder launchers at?

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    gun dog supply sells them with free shipping. How often do you have to change the AA battery's in these launchers? I'm kind of torn between buying (2) BB or (2) thunder launchers. I like how BB has a "auto-run" option and how lite they are. But I Like how much cheaper the thunder launchers are and having better customer service is awesome. I already have Dogtra electronics so I dont have to worry about that cost.

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    I just got my new 5 shooter dropped off today. Can't wait to get it fired up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by logy View Post
    gun dog supply sells them with free shipping. How often do you have to change the AA battery's in these launchers? I'm kind of torn between buying (2) BB or (2) thunder launchers. I like how BB has a "auto-run" option and how lite they are. But I Like how much cheaper the thunder launchers are and having better customer service is awesome. I already have Dogtra electronics so I dont have to worry about that cost.
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