How To Discover The Best Clay Pigeon Thrower: The Buying Guide

Clay Pigeon Thrower Comparison Overview

Clay pigeon thrower used to launch those clays high into the air and over long distances to see who the best shot with a shotgun is. This machine is commonly used at sporting clays courses, trap clubs, and shooting ranges but today you can easily buy it online or at any stores that sell this stuff for personal use. As a matter of fact, there are already so many kinds of these clay throwers circulating in the market today. Hence, people get confused when it comes to choosing the best clay pigeon thrower that they can buy.

The list of clay pigeon thrower below and the analysis that follows will help you decide what the best clay pigeon thrower that suites your needs. We all have our particular favorites on what makes a good clay thrower, and so am I.

How To Find The Best Clay Pigeon Thrower – The Reviews

I’ve listed six items/product from 5 different manufactures which is for me was among the best seller products in marketplace.  All of the items listed are under different types/categories of clay pigeon thrower which I will explain below. I will include the advantages and disadvantages of each category to help you choose the best machine that not only will meet your needs but also may save your budget.

Automatic Clay Pigeon Thrower/electrically powered

The first 2 items Champion WheelyBird Auto-Feed Trap and Do-All Outdoors White Wing Automatic Trap are the best seller in and powered with electric to launch the target. They are normally powered by a 12-volt battery and can store a stack of clays in a hopper. This type of trap can systematically feed clays one at a time onto the throwing mechanism.

The clays then released either by a hand or by a foot-operated switch. Auto feed clays – This machine can store up to 50 clays in a cartridge at one time and you don’t need a buddy to feed the clays at all times. With the long extension cords available for the hand and foot switches, you can easily change your angles around the machine, no matter where you’re standing. A good stuff usually comes with an eyes opener price tag. They are obviously more expensive compare with hand traps and manual non-electrical thrower.

The price of this product in marketplace is ranging from around $200 up to $800. But if you are really serious in this sport then the price should not be a problem to you.

Champion WheelyBird Auto-Feed Trap
Price: $$$
* Auto Thrower
* 50-target capacity
* 25-foot release pedal cord
* two-wheeled frame with pull handle
* powder-coated steel frame
* Product Dimensions: 26 x 12 x 12 inches ; 48 pounds
Do-All Outdoors White Wing Automatic Trap
Price: $$$
* Auto Thrower
* 25-target capacity
* adjustable foot pedal cord
* four-leg base-simply set on the ground
* powder-coated steel frame
* Product Dimensions: 24 x 13 x 13 inches ; 51 pounds


Champion WheelyBird Auto-Feed Trap

champion wheelybird

This machine is very easy to handle, the weight is minimum and with a two-wheeled frame with pull handle you can conveniently moves it around without any major problem. It isnt required you to have any technical skill to assemble this things because it comes with DVD instructions for assembly, operation and adjustment.

What i like most about Champion WheelyBird Auto-Feed Trap is the auto operated mechanism and a good number of clays you can put in the holder plus the wheel and pull handle. With this machine you can really focus on your shooting practice and it will be easier for you to get motivated to go out and have fun shooting. Overall, this device works great and obviously much better experience than using manual foot operated units.

Do All Outdoor White Wing Auto Trap

do all outdoor white wingThe White Wing Auto Trap can be consider as a rival of the WheelyBird auto trap. This thrower can hold up to 25 clay targets at a time with an auto-feeder that smoothly loads the targets onto an aluminum throwing arm without breaking the clays. The drop down aluminium throwing arm also gives the White Wing an incredibly throws the targets between 50-60 yards continuously. You also can adjust the throwing angle between 5 degrees and 30 degrees

The White Wing’s is solid. It is made from a powder-coated steel frame and a sturdy four-leg base that can be simply set on the ground, and you just need 10 minutes or less to assembled it. Other things to highlights here is a foot pedal release that can easily be extended  using standard extension cord. White Wing auto feed trap is a bit cheaper than the Champion WheelyBird auto trap, but it is not as mobile as the Champion Wheelybird. You need to buy separately the Do-All Outdoors Automatic Trap Limo that is designed to hold any of the 4 Automatic Trap Throwers that Do-All Outdoors makes. Other than that, this machine is worth to buy.

Manual Clay Throwers

The second 2 items are Trius One Step Trap and Do-All Outdoors Professional Single 3/4 Cock Trap. This is a manual thrower, meaning that you will need a buddy to load and set the clay(s) by hand onto the machine arm. Furthermore, this kind of throwers uses a spring-loaded device which is hand cocked and then released by hand or foot.

If you are in a tight budget, this manual thrower is a best choice for you to consider instead of the more luxurious auto electric throwers. The fact that this is a manual thrower, you need to manually set up clays and cocked the launchers and it can only load with singles or doubles at one time.

Trius One Step Trap
Price: $$
* Manual thrower
* Throws single plus piggyback doubles
* One easy step cocks and releases target effortlessly
* One person can throw and shoot
* Comes pre-assembled
Do-All Outdoors Professional Single 3/4 Cock Trap
Price: $$$
* Manual thrower
* Throws both single targets and nested pairs of stacked double targets
• 3-pivot mount throws 100 yards; roller-bearing clutch and counterbalanced arm
• Sturdy steel and aluminum construction comfortable fold-down seat
• Mounts on standard 2-inch trailer hitch; 10-year or 1 million target clutch warranty

Trius One Step Trap

trius one step trap

One easy step cocks & releases target. One person can throw and shoot! The newest member of the TRIUS line, the One Step has become a very popular seller. Whether you enjoy shooting alone or with a group, the TRIUS One Step is almost effortless to use. Arm is set and targets are placed on arm without tension.

Step on pedal to put tension on the arm and release targets in one motion. Aluminum arm plus oil impregnated bushings deliver years of trouble-free shooting. Throw regulation singles plus piggyback doubles. High Angle Target Clip Included! Large knobs for adjusting tension and vertical angle make the TRIUS One Step trap fully adjustable without tools.

do all outdoor three quarter clay thrower

Do-All Outdoors Professional Single 3/4 Cock Trap

Take this portable clays thrower with you to your backyard or any open country for hours of practice and fun. The unique design can be set up as a bench supported by a trailer hitch. The cocking mechanism swings back around three-quarters of the way so you don’t have to make a long, strenuous reach every time you reload.

Positive locking trigger and quick pull release make throwing clays easy. Throws all five clay types as singles or stacked doubles. Adjustable speed and direction change. Throws targets up to 100 yards. Imported.

Hand-Held Thrower

The last two products is MTM Clay Target Thrower with Pivotal Arm Swing and SureThrow Clay Target Thrower. These two products are the least expensive solution to throw a clay pigeon. It is a plastic hand-held device which grips and releases that clay pigeon when a person swings it. You can get this low-tech device at as low as $8 in marketplace plus more with this simple device you can launch a clay at any angle you want. You need to practice a little bit to throw the clays and the thrower can launch only one or two clays at a time.

MTM Clay Target Thrower with Pivotal Arm Swing

MTM Clay Target Thrower

I may said that this is the world’s easiest, handheld clay target thrower. No tricky gimmicks, no tangled bands or expensive mechanics to fumble with, just easy, affordable clay launching fun. The EZ-3’x new (patent pending) Power Pivot Arm makes sending clays easier than ever before. People who normally lack the arm strength for a hand-held target thrower suddenly find themselves with no mechanical adjustments, means hours of challenging, fast paced shooting fun, at a price, less than a box of birds.

WingOne W1-R Hand-Held Clay Pigeon Thrower

Wing One makes clay throwing almost effortless with their revolutionary design and quality construction.FEATURES: The Ultimate Hand Held Clay Target Thrower Simple Drop-In Loading Auto Cocking Quick Snap Release Multiplies Throwing Power

Wing One hand held thrower