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Hi Guys, 

I am looking for a set of cradles for dead birds that will fit to my pigeon magnet.  I have the cradles that came with the magnet, which are basically a V shape - which holds our the wings, however I am looking for a cradle that has a spike in the middle to keep the bird's head up.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

Trent

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The arms on the magnet should be pushed up the birds jacksy through it’s body up in to its skull it doesn’t just sit on it

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33 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

The arms on the magnet should be pushed up the birds jacksy through it’s body up in to its skull it doesn’t just sit on it

Thanks for the response.  Now that you explain it like that - the setup makes much more sense.  I take it you put the wing spreaders on then position the bird on the magnet arm as you suggest, then bring the wing spreader back up to get the right final position of the birds - right?

I guess it is easy when you know how... 🤪

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You got it 👍

3 minutes ago, Trenta said:

Thanks for the response.  Now that you explain it like that - the setup makes much more sense.  I take it you put the wing spreaders on then position the bird on the magnet arm as you suggest, then bring the wing spreader back up to get the right final position of the birds - right?

I guess it is easy when you know how... 🤪

 

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21 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

You got it 👍

 

I am not convinced.

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Jacko3275 said:

The arms on the magnet should be pushed up the birds jacksy through it’s body up in to its skull it doesn’t just sit on it

As stated above

  • insert middle prong up the afore mentioned pigeon so the spike enters the skull and holds the head up.
  • Widen the side prongs if necessary and stab them through the underside of the wings around the middle joint
  • it becomes obvious with practise

 

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Edited by martinj

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25 minutes ago, Trenta said:

My spreaders dont have that middle bar - where did you get spreaders like that?

 

A picture of what you have may help or a link to the page of the magnet you purchased.

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Hi Old'un - the rotary and spreaders are illustrated in the photo below - the spreaders are on the top right corner:

Rotary.jpg.23ef5b738ace4369c7cb471529d919dc.jpg

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Bar A pushes through the hole in B giving you your center bar, don’t forget to tighten the finger/butterfly bolt.

 

magnet.jpg

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Bar A as stated above goes through the spreaders but goes up through the body of the bird to secure it!

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51 minutes ago, Trenta said:

My spreaders dont have that middle bar - where did you get spreaders like that?

 

All explained above but don't forget to extend the magnet arms.

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Posted (edited)

should look like this when assembled

cradle.jpg

have a look at the video

 

Edited by old'un

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13 minutes ago, JDog said:

All explained above but don't forget to extend the magnet arms.

Somehow I feel he may need some help once he gets onto the field. :whistling:

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21 minutes ago, old'un said:

should look like this when assembled

cradle.jpg

have a look at the video

 

On the centre bar I ran a file around the end to form a point to make life easier in pushing a pigeon on from the rear end , also I dont know why the small metal tube that hold the thumb screw on the spreader is far bigger than required , and on mine the thread on the thumb screw could have been a bit longer , tell yer , us pigeon shooters take some pleasing :lol:

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14 hours ago, marsh man said:

On the centre bar I ran a file around the end to form a point to make life easier in pushing a pigeon on from the rear end , also I dont know why the small metal tube that hold the thumb screw on the spreader is far bigger than required , and on mine the thread on the thumb screw could have been a bit longer , tell yer , us pigeon shooters take some pleasing 

Good thinking there MM with the file. Mind if I copy your idea and do the same ? Always a bit of a problem especially if not fully thawed out. 

OB

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3 minutes ago, Old Boggy said:

Good thinking there MM with the file. Mind if I copy your idea and do the same ? Always a bit of a problem especially if not fully thawed out. 

OB

Put a cork over the ends when transporting it around, otherwise you'll find the point is in exactly the wrong place. 

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3 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Put a cork over the ends when transporting it around, otherwise you'll find the point is in exactly the wrong place. 

Another good and practical idea.

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the middle bars from A1 Decoys are already pointed although I found them a bit short, fortunately a mate acquired some 5mm diameter stainless steel and I was able to make longer ones

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Posted (edited)
17 hours ago, martinj said:

As stated above

  • insert middle prong up the afore mentioned pigeon so the spike enters the skull and holds the head up.
  • Widen the side prongs if necessary and stab them through the underside of the wings around the middle joint
  • it becomes obvious with practise

 

Capture.JPG.2a56e22782b2a6634953977ee61628a5.JPG

 

 

hello, this is how all mine look with a middle rod, i do not use often, i thought all cradles all came with this middle rod, just buy some 2 mm steel rod and cut and bend to the shape in this post with a dull point, if  you can get some realy strong steel coat hangers cutting the hook off should make 2 rods, maybe A1 decoys have spare rods  

Edited by oldypigeonpopper

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This thread reminds me of the time I took out Lloydi and OJW. They both had new pieces of mechanical kit and I left them setting up whilst I went away for a few minutes to look at a separate flight line.

When I returned I was amazed to see a bird heading down to the ground mounted on the flapper and two pigeons upside down and flying backwards mounted on the rotary.

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I bought one and had never used one but figured it out in seconds it ain’t rocket science 

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2 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

I bought one and had never used one but figured it out in seconds it ain’t rocket science 

Except Jdog was watching and blew the gaff!:whistling:

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On 04/03/2020 at 08:49, JDog said:

When I returned I was amazed to see a bird heading down to the ground mounted on the flapper and two pigeons upside down and flying backwards mounted on the rotary.

That's the best laugh I've had all week!  Thanks for that 🙂

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