Q: Can you please tell me the composition of the White Flyer Biodegradable Target?
A: The target is comprised of several ingredients: the two major are limestone and sulfur. Over time, the limestone will condition the soil and the sulfur is broken down by microbes in the soil into a sulfate. This sulfate is a plant nutrient and is essential for many plant’s growth. The biodegradation of sulfur is well documented in literature as extremely large volumes of sulfur are spread on US soils yearly as a plant nutrient and soil conditioner. The other components in the target are all minor in concentration and aid in the degradation of the target such as lignin, a sugar found in trees. As stated on the box, if you throw a large number of targets in a concentrated area we recommend spreading limestone in the area to prevent the Ph from dropping due to the high concentration of sulfate or removing the targets from the area.
Q: Will White Flyer Targets provide me with an MSDS sheet on it’s products?
A: In regard your request for a Material Safety Data Sheet for our White Flyer Clay Target, Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc. does not produce an MSDS for our targets, as per applicable federal regulations.
The following is an excerpt of the regulations:
White Flyer Targets are considered finished articles by definition in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 29.
It is important to understand that a Material Safety Data Sheet is required for all chemicals – solid, liquid or gas. MSDS’s are not required for finished articles. The Federal document which contains the regulations on Material Safety Data Sheets is 29 CFR 1910.1200. In Section B, it states that articles are not required to have an MSDS. Finished Articles are not regulated under the federal hazard communication standard as detailed in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Chapter 1910.100, Section B, Part 6, Subsection (v). The definition of an “Article” is stated in the regulation as follows:
“Article” means a manufactured item other than a fluid or article:
(i) which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture;
(ii) which has end use function(s) dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during normal end use; and
(iii) which under normal conditions of use does not release more than very small quantities, e.g. minute or trace amounts of a hazardous chemical (as determined under paragraph (d) of this section), and does not pose a physical or health risk to employees.
Q: Our club received a truckload of White Flyer Targets last week. When we put the target cases in the houses and began to throw the targets, our breakage went from 0% to 10%. How should we handle this?
A: Obviously, there is something not right that saw your breakage skyrocket from 0% to 10%. First off, call your White Flyer Sales Rep for your area immediately. Explain who you are, the gun club you represent, who your WF Distributor is, type of targets/ color that you use and what sort of equipment you throw targets with. Additionally, provide them with the lot number of the case and the case code numbers of the cases in which the targets came out of. Once our Sales Rep has the info, he will contact the specific Target Plant and check when these targets were made and if there were any unusual conditions present then. Once the Sales Rep has received the pertinent info back from the Target Plant they will contact you and discuss the issues an as well as what might be done to correct the problem. The key issue here is that if you have any problems with our WF Targets, we need to be made aware of them immediately!
Q. We know that you recommend that clubs using Biodegradable targets utilize Agricultural Limestone in those concentrated areas. How much is recommended?
A: We do recommend that clubs throwing Bio’s in concentrated areas spread agricultural limestone in those areas. We suggest an application rate of 4 tons per acre. This sounds like a large amount, but the areas are generally small. It is a good idea to make the first application before you start throwing targets to give the limestone time to react.
Q: I understand that White Flyer Targets now offers a solid pink target. How can I purchase some for my range?
A: Manufactured here in the United States at White Flyer’s four (4) target plants) San Bernardino, CA.; Webb City MO.; Knox, IN. and Coal Township, PA. these targets will offer maximum visibility against all sorts of backgrounds. They also undergo the same 27Step Quality Assurance process that all White Flyer products are required to pass.
Call your local White Flyer Distributor to find out how you can order these new Pink Top White Flyer 108mm targets for your Skeet, Trap or Sporting Range. To find your local White Flyer Distributor use our distributor locator or give us a call at 1-800-322-PULL.
Q: I’m looking to purchase small amounts of White Flyer Targets for recreational shooting with my family. Where can I find them?
A: Outside of our WF Distributors that are listed on this website, for small quantities, we suggest you contact/ visit the following retail stores that stock WF Targets: Wal-Mart, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops, Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Meijer Stores.
Q: Where can I go to purchase White Flyer hats, t-shirts and other WF gear?
A: White Flyer offers merchandise on the Store section of this website. Click on Store in the top right corner of the navigation bar and you will be directed to our web store. We also offer merchandise at are our Vendor Buildings in San Antonio, TX; Sparta, IL; Marengo, OH and these are only open during major shoots on those grounds.
Q. Can I purchase clay targets directly from White Flyer for myself or gun club?
A. No. White Flyer does not sell direct. A distribution network is in place around the country with specific distributors. These distributors stock, sell, and deliver to both individuals and gun clubs.
Should you wish to find your closest White Flyer Distributor, call us at (800) 322-7855.
Q. What is the difference between the Standard AA Pitch Trap/Skeet Target and the AA Pitch Pheasant Target?
A. For the most part, they are identical at 108mm. The main difference is that the Pheasant AA weighs a few more grams and is built to be thrown further and faster than the Standard AA. Hence, we recommend the Pheasant AA for all Sporting Clays applications.
In terms of breakability, some shooters claim that the Standard AA’s “smoke” and break better than the Pheasants.
Q. I’ve noticed three or four small notches near the lip of the target where it is thrown from. What are these for?
A. The main purpose of these small notches is to keep the targets from sticking together due to moisture, etc. As the targets sit on top of each other, these notches allow for air circulation to prevent sticking.
Q. I’ve noticed that some White Flyer Targets have a “slot top” design while others have “golf ball style dimples”. Why is this?
A. All Standard Pitch AA’s produced at our Central and Eastern Target Plants utilize the “golf ball dimple” design. All targets produced out of our Western US Plant have a “slotted” design. Why? Simply put, when we purchased the Western Plant it utilized the old Eclipse Target Company, and to the present we’ve continued that design. If you look at the White Flyer line of Biodegradable Targets, you will notice that we have incorporated this “slotted” design for their manufacture exclusively.
Q. Are the weights of all White Flyer Targets monitored during their manufacture to ensure uniformity?
A. White Flyer puts each target through a 27 Step Quality Procedure to ensure that each and every target is uniform and within weight specifications as issued by that sport’s governing bodies. No other manufacturer of clay targets is as demanding and complete in this aspect of target manufacturing.
Q. Do you do any preliminary testing of your targets before sending them out to the distributors and gun clubs?
A. Absolutely! For every lot number produced (the numbers on the side of the box), several cases are trapped using a variety of different clay target machines to ensure that these targets meet our exacting standards.
Q. What happens if I should have problems with White Flyer Targets I purchase or my club receives?
A. In the event you experience a problem, we want to hear from you. You can help us immensely by discontinuing use immediately and providing us with the lot numbers from the box when you contact us so that we can consult our logs for specific information about those targets. We will get back to you as soon as possible and do whatever is necessary to correct the situation.
We at White Flyer pride ourselves on our Customer Service. Should you contact us, we will get back to you as soon as possible and do whatever we can to correct the situation. This is the type of customer service that we feel separates us from all our competitors!
Q. What is the main difference between how a AA Pitch Target breaks and how a White Flyer Biodegradable Target breaks?
A. Because the Pitch AA Target is made of petroleum pitch, it “smokes” black, while the Biodegradable Target (which contains NO petroleum pitch or byproducts) “smokes” a grayish white color. Other than this, both targets break the same.