Your Own Practice Field?
Why not? We know that all shooters like the idea of doing whatever they need to to add more X’s to their score card. We generally think about buying the effect shotgun, coupled with the best performance shells and invest in a lot of lessons. For less than the cost of most good sporting clay shotguns, you really can set up your own practice area and actually save money in the long run on throwing lots of practice targets. The average gun club cost per target is in the neighborhood of .37-.45 cents a target. Targets, purchased in bulk, you can buy standard clays for less than 1/3 that cost.
With that said, have you ever considered doing just this? Just setting up your own practice field, and do it affordably? It does not require the purchase of a bunch of machines, but maybe one or two machines that effectively could create a great practice area.
Well folks, we think we have the answer for you. MEC Clay Target Machines and Long Range Target Release Systems have the products that allow you to do just this. You can set up virtually any target presentation you can think of on your own land, and use it on your own schedule, not being limited to a clubs availability.
From my experience putting together shooting fields, both for teaching and personal practice, I have learned the value of having your own clay target field. Now I know not everyone has the land or can afford to do this on your own but consider getting a friend or two and invest together. Perhaps you could strike a deal with a local hunting club if land is not readily available. I know several friends that have worked with gun clubs to have their own personal training areas. Use your imagination!
You can set the targets as hard or soft as you wish. Have a target giving you trouble? Then YOU can set it and practice all you want and think of the convenience of having it where you can shoot anytime you want and not on someone else time schedule. Not to mention the significant savings in target fees. More importantly, you can work on improving your abilities at your pace without the distractions from others on a course.
This folks is a GREAT way to improve your shooting at your own discretion and also build on lessons by being able to practice what you have learned.
Just a few options:
Consider the MEC 100 E Tilt Base machine or the 100 E Wobble Machine(pictured above). Reasonably priced, very durable and easy to use, coupled with the Long Range (wireless voice release) would allow you to remotely move, and remotely, viva buttons or voice release your targets. You can set the voice release to throw the same target over and over as well for shooting drills.
Having your own field to practice on can be the ULTIMATE stepping stone in your pathway to greater performance. Do yourself a favor, and don't be afraid to take the journey. If we can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us!