sporting clay random number on the disc?

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sporting clay random number on the disc?

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Post by glock27 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:16 pm

bought a box of clays today i plan to go to the garland range and shoot them.

i never bought clays before and they have random numbers on them, just curious as to what they mean?

champion brand from walkmart 90 for 4.99
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Post by seamusTX » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:23 pm

They are mold numbers and possibly used for quality control, though I have never heard of any kind of follow-up.

I have bought boxes of clays where it seems like every fourth or fifth one breaks on the thrower, but how do you send them back for a refund?

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Post by glock27 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:15 pm

i guess they are not all created equal? im new to clays whast the better brands?
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Post by seamusTX » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:28 pm

I dunno. I nearly always buy Remington because that's what Academy sells here. I've had boxes that worked fine and then boxes where, as I said, 20% or more broke off the thrower.

I suspect it has something to do with how the boxes were handled.

I see that Academy is selling a brand called Champion now, but I stocked up on Remington a while back.

BTW, it's truly sporting to shoot the broken pieces in the air.

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Post by AndyC » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:42 pm

Stress-fractures normally cause shattering on launch - there's no way to really know beforehand, but I usually pick up a case and shake it gently before purchase, listening for too many "click, click" sounds.

I wish I could describe it better, but I'm listening for the clinking sound of too many broken clays.
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Post by threoh8 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:10 pm

In college, I worked in the sporting goods department at Best Products. Some items were stored upstairs. When we sent a customer order up, (Pneumatic tube - remember those?) some warehouse guy would get the item and slide it down the ramp to a very abrupt stop. When I realized that clay pigeons went through that process, I had a talk with the boss to get them relocated downstairs. More work for me, better for the customer.

No telling how many clays had been broken right at the end of the ramp.
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Post by glock27 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:36 pm

good thing is their cheap, and im not afraid to open the box in the store and check them out for the most part, if a topone is cracked leave it open and put it on theshelve so no one else gets fooled.

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Post by couzin » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:53 am

Aprapos of nothing - but clays related - have any of you seen these people trying to sell individual clays and part boxes of clays on enormous bay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLAY-PIDGEON-TARGET ... ltDomain_0

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLAY-PIGEONS-SPORTI ... ltDomain_0

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Post by WildBill » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:56 am

couzin wrote:Aprapos of nothing - but clays related - have any of you seen these people trying to sell individual clays and part boxes of clays on enormous bay? Are they serious?
Maybe collecting clays will replace Beanie Babies. There's a sucker born every minute. :lol:
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Post by seamusTX » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:16 pm

It's free enterprise. If someone wants to pay the price of an entire box of 90 for a single clay, so be it.

People collect old shotshell boxes. Sometimes the empty box sells for more than it sold when it was new and full.

A guy came to the skeet range once with two old boxes of shotshells, maybe 20 or 30 years old. I begged him to trade for two new boxes that I had, but he wouldn't do it.

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Post by WildBill » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:22 pm

seamusTX wrote:It's free enterprise. If someone wants to pay the price of an entire box of 90 for a single clay, so be it.

People collect old shotshell boxes. Sometimes the empty box sells for more than it sold when it was new and full.

A guy came to the skeet range once with two old boxes of shotshells, maybe 20 or 30 years old. I begged him to trade for two new boxes that I had, but he wouldn't do it.

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I have no problem with people collecting and paying whatever they want as long as they are making informed decisions. My comment about Beanie Babies comes from knowing several people [including some children] spending large sums of money thinking that they were making an "investment."
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Post by seamusTX » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:38 pm

"The Madness of Crowds"

During the Beanie Babies craze, people were reportedly going to the golden arches place, buying happy meals, and throwing away the food just to get the stupid little dolls. I don't know how anyone could think that an item that was literally manufactured by the billions could be worth anything in less than 1,000 years.

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Post by WildBill » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:54 pm

seamusTX wrote:"The Madness of Crowds"

During the Beanie Babies craze, people were reportedly going to the golden arches place, buying happy meals, and throwing away the food just to get the stupid little dolls. I don't know how anyone could think that an item that was literally manufactured by the billions could be worth anything in less than 1,000 years.

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Post by seamusTX » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:06 pm

WildBill wrote:I have no problem with people collecting and paying whatever they want as long as they are making informed decisions.
I understand what you're saying, but this stuff is not being sold by aggressive salesman or promoted by dishonest shills on TV (as so many stocks were, or gold is now). Someone has to go to eBay and search for the item.

There's a field of "collectibles" known as "celebrity boogers." It includes stuff like silverware and bed linens supposedly used by celebrities and then not washed. For example: http://cgi.ebay.com/J-D-Salinger-PERSON ... ltDomain_0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Gunoutdoorsman43 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:08 pm

I used 200 clay skeet of champion clay targets and not one broke in the thrower or by just hitting the ground. Very durable but will break when shot. I get them at academy.

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