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    I've got 3 FT's. They barely fit in my Avalanche. I actually have to tilt them up at a angle to get the tailgate to close. I like them, but if distance is a concern then the FT is the way to go. An another option is to buy the smaller one and then replace the bands with the theraband stuff to get farther throws with the smaller one. Granted if you get the FT's and put theraband on them you'll get even farther throw. The FT can also do primer loads for noise.
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    You can get the smaller ones and put theraband rubber on them and they'll throw farther. Granted you could do the same to the FT and go even farther. The HT looked huge and I knew it wouldln't fit in my truck.
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    Here you are all in one spot to compare

    FEATURES:
    Weight
    Dimension
    Maximum Throw Ducks
    Maximum Throw Bumpers
    Free Standing
    Remote Capability
    Fire "blanks"
    Zinger Winger II
    13 1/2 lbs
    25" x 56"
    folds to 1 1/2" flat
    20 yards
    30 yards
    Yes
    Dogtra/
    Tritronics

    209 primers
    Field Trialer
    15 lbs
    25" x 65"
    folds to 1 1/2" flat
    25 yards
    40 yards
    Yes
    Dogtra/
    Tritronics
    .22, .32, 209 primers
    Mini Zinger
    12 lbs
    25" x 49"
    folds to 1 1/2" flat
    15 yards
    25 yards
    Yes
    Dogtra/
    Tritronics
    .22, .32, 209 primers
    Hunt Tester
    18 lbs
    25" x 79"
    folds to 1 1/2" flat
    35 yards
    50 yards
    Yes
    Dogtra/
    Tritronics
    .22, .32, 209 primers
    Uplander
    8 lbs
    8" x 16" x 8"
    10 yards
    20 yards
    Yes
    Dogtra/
    Tritronics
    209 primers

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    I have two of the mini Zinger Wingers. They throw far enough for my purposes in most cases. On top of that they fit in my truck better, are far easier to pack around from one set up to another, and in my case, if they were 1 inch longer they wouldn't fit in my plane (yes, I can, and do, put two in my plane and fly out to train my dog ocasionally)

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    zinger II are awesome with the dogtra rr

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    Personally Id try to match the throw to whatever game you may play.
    At a ft you won't see many ducks 40' up and thrown a crazy distance.

    Myself I use only uplanders. But train occasionally with friends with larger models.
    IMHO. Don't train with a bigger throw than you will see at a trial/ test.

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    You will see hen pheasant flyers going a good distance. It's good to train with throwers that can really wing one out now and then. Kind of a pain in the fanny but you can always shorten up the throws by not hooking up a rubber band or two.
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