What Our Customers Are Saying About Us
Carl in Hunstanton, Norfolk
I managed to get this afternoon off work so I gave the trap (RF90) a try. We are both well impressed with it and we soon ran out of clays and cartridges :) Thanks very much and if I need anything else or another one I will get in touch with you.
Barrie Beckett, Kent, UK
I would like to add my comments about Acorn clay traps. I purchased a second hand Acorn trap a few years ago which has given good service. Recently it developed a problem in so far as it was breaking clays a little too regally. I telephoned Acorn who suggested that it my be the rubbing strip on the launch plate, after a period of time they become hard and tend to damage the clay before it is launched. Acorn supplied me with a new strip but unfortunately in fitting it something got damaged with the mechanism. Other telephone call to Mike who was very helpful and suggested that I return the trap for overhaul. This I did and at the same time I felt that an upgrade to the trolley would be useful. My experience with dealing with Acorn has been excellent, it’s nice to have a British Company which is of the old school who not only look after customers but can still service and maintain products long out of production. I would recommend Acorn to anyone who is thinking of buying a trap for private or club use.
10years ago my clay club bought one of your Silhouette Traps which is still doing sterling service for us. We were also given a new 90ah leisure battery which has just expired. I thought I would check the electrical spec of the motor & work out what ah battery is really needed for our typical use - there is no technical spec visible in the manual or on your website ?? The trap is stored elsewhere inhibiting actual measurement so can you help me with a typical current & duration for loading each clay or any other battery sizing guidance you can offer please ??
The trap is an excellent piece of kit that has given us most reliable service. I have provided a socket for the relay, where the contact rating is clearly stressed by this application, so that replacement is a quick & easy field operation !!
I wish we could afford one of your more versatile & exciting traps, ah well !!!v
I have owned an acorn trap for about 5 years now and it gives excellent performance, and should I need assistance, the the guys at acorn are second to none, for advise on repairing or supplying spare parts. One problem I have encountered recently. is that since my trap is fitted into a small trailer, it has to live outside, but has a bespoke cover over it to keep the worst of the weather off it. I got it out a few days ago as some of my friends fancied doing some clay shooting and found that although it was working, the up/down and side to side movement was very "jerky" anyway to cut a long story short the problem was dampness in the receiver, I heated the receiver up on top of our Aga for about half an hour to remove any dampness and re-tested it, to which everything was back to normal. Therefore if you also store your machine outside like I have to, then do as i will be doing in the future, and remove the transmitter and receiver boxes and store them inside in a warm environment.
I am treasurer of a small shooting club, Glenorchy Gun Club, Dalmally, Argyll. We bought an Autoclay 300 about 5 years ago and have used it constantly since then at least twice per month. This machine has performed admirably without fault until a short time ago when I inadvertantly connected it to the wrong battery terminals causing a fault in the system whereby it failed to automatically fire the clays. A quick telephone call to Acorn Traps, resulted in some sound advice being given and the fault was rectified by means of bridging 2 posts in the circuit board. Our trap is working again good as new. A great machine and a great Company to give such good advice on the strength of a telephone call. Thanks again, from a much relieved treasurer.
Several years sell traps to the Czech and Slovak republic. These machinery are very favourite near small and middle hunting and sports clubs for its reliability and very advantageous price. AutoClay 300 and AutoClay 90 purchased also Army Czech republic for training military police and special unit. In our hunting club we use AutoClay 300 and AutoClay 90. Very appreciate exceptionable cooperation with Acorn Target Systems Ltd. Jiri Duda Hubertshooting Czech republic
Chris Gosnay - Wonson Sporting Club
We're a small clay shooting club on Dartmoor, Devon. We've been dealing with Acorn for a few years now and have an Autoclay 65, an Autoclay 300 and have just purchased a further Autoclay 300. We've been really pleased with the perfoprmance and reliability of the traps. Also, they're smooth and quiet in operation. We're very pleased with the post sales backup too. Staff are always helpful and friendly. So, great product, great people and don't forget, a great price! What are you waiting for?
I am a club owner and when Acorn was recommended to me by a colleague, I bought 6 traps for my club around 4 years ago and I got a very good price. They have been used heavily since that time and still going strong! I renewed the friction strips on the arm and they arrived within two days of ordering. Great service and great machines. I will stick with Acorn for all my traps! Thanks
I bought an Acorn Silhouette back in 2005. It is still working as good as the day I bought it. These traps are built to last and give years of trouble free service. Don't be fooled by cheaper traps on the market, they are not a patch on Acorn traps. After 7 years I lost my remote key fob and phoned up Acorn who were only too pleased to help and give brilliant service. You don't get that from others suppliers I bet !
I just received the Acorn 300 last month, the same day it came i went with my friends to try it out needless to say it was great , we started shooting in 10 minutes thanks to your assembly and we spent more 2 hrs shooting and having lots of fun , yesterday was the fourth time we went shooting and it was the same fun as the first time. So thank you for a wonderful experience .