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Thread: Bumper boy vs thunder launcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dutro View Post
    I change my bateries about every 1 1/2 years.
    Joe seems about 6 to 8 weeks on our batteries with dailey use.Have you been able to get ahold of any Spiders yet?Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd6400 View Post
    Joe seems about 6 to 8 weeks on our batteries with dailey use.Have you been able to get ahold of any Spiders yet?Jim
    Jim, I didn't change my batteries all last year. Now I haven't check hem yet this year but I will be soon. I usuually don't use them one November hits and hunting starts.
    On the spiders. I sent the one demo we had last year back to Doug at the end on the year so he could make some changes for the 2013 models. I have not seen them since the changes. I know Doug has been building some because he placed another order for tubing last week.
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    Thanks,seems he is running a little behind......Jim

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    Its worth the wait.
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    I have never handled a Thunder launcher. I have 4 Bumper boys, 2-2 shooters and 2-4 shooters. I also use their elec to run my wingers. Using the different "launching stations" on one elec receiver, I am able to fire a shot BEFORE the launch, launch the winger, then retire the visible gun marker. Or I can throw 2 launchers off one receiver. I have not upgraded to the newest elec, as I can do everything I need and do not see the need to spend the $$ right now. So I am very happy with my bumper Boys.
    Nate Baxter, DVM
    Lebanon, OH

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    I own a bumper boy and have used a thunder many times. Based on my experience you get a more consistent throw with the thunder launcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RN View Post
    I own a bumper boy and have used a thunder many times. Based on my experience you get a more consistent throw with the thunder launcher.
    For sure........

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