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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:00 pm 
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Good Idea Wade . I'll give it a try .


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I know this is an old thread, but anyway... I was at Le Baron in Markham and they are selling these traps for $25.94, at that price I couldn't turn it down. One concern I have about the trap is the large flat area above the paddles. If you happen to shoot too high and hit that flat area, isn't the pellet going to ricochet right back at you?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:09 am 
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appleb wrote:
isn't the pellet going to ricochet right back at you?

Yes may be sometime, so wear safety glasses .

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appleb wrote:
I know this is an old thread, but anyway... I was at Le Baron in Markham and they are selling these traps for $25.94, at that price I couldn't turn it down. One concern I have about the trap is the large flat area above the paddles. If you happen to shoot too high and hit that flat area, isn't the pellet going to ricochet right back at you?



After reading appleb's post this morning I went and got a second trap to replace my old beat up and broken one. Figured for $26 it is easier to just get a new one. I got home and opened the box (should have opened it at the store).

First thing I notice is he screws in the top are not in properly and some of the screw heads are stripped. I assume it was returned item.
Second thing I noticed was the paddles are much thinner (2.5mm) than my first trap (Purchased at Bass Pro for about $50 when they first opened). If I broke the first set I can guarantee that these will as well.
Third thing I notice is the left side will not reset properly. It was binding because the retaining ring was installed too tightly. I had to disassemble it, get out the dremel and make things fit.

I was going to take it back, but for the cost of gas and wear and tear on the truck due to the wonderful GTA roads plus my time I figure I would just suck it up and fix a brand new item.

I guess Gamo has gone the Walmart route, as most other companies.


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I had to replace the plastic/nylon rings inside mine only once in about 7 years with small copper piping .

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:46 am 
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I had to replace the plastic/nylon rings inside mine only once in about 7 years with small copper piping .


It feels a bit cheaper, but the new one does have some improvements over he old one. The new one has a metal bar in the center and flexible poly tubing on either side. The old model had that hard plastic/nylon stuff that would shatter when hit by a pellet.

I guess the new one isn't all bad, I just got a bad one maybe. I shot it last night and noticed that the small paddles don't always stay up. Might need some more fine tuning.

If anyone else buys one of these, I recommend taking it out of the box and testing it out before you take it home.

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