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 Post subject: Target Design
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:30 am 
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Target - the target is made of scrap deck board, attached to a tripod that can be adjusted for
height and uneven terrain.

The target is attached using clips to a modified clip board.

The pellet trap or back stop is eight layers of curtain material (old towels or similar will also work)
The top of the curtain material is the only part attached to the target.
This allows the material to flex, absorb the pellet energy - the pellet then drops to the plastic catch tray below.

I have shot just over 3000 pellets into the target, some at very close range to test the material - very minor
strand damage. The curtain material will not have to be exchanged for a very long time,

If the target is used at 10m or further, there is very minimal or no pellet damage (depends on the type of pellet
you are using) - I am not suggesting for one second that the pellets can be re-used in you expensive
pride and joy, but if you have an older plinker pistol or rifle they work perfect.

I have been fortunate to borrow ??? a go pro - but a regular web cam will also work (Walmart / Best buy).......it can
be hard wired or bluetooth'd to an old laptop, android phone, iphone or tablet - those little holes in the target at 10m or
longer then become easier to see..............you can also capture video or photos as you shoot.
Works well out to a range of 50m - could be hard wired to any distance)

Save video with date, weapon of choice, pellet info etc.
Nothing to Geeky here - most of the apps that you need are available and free.

The cost of the target is minimal - most of the equipment already around the house - an old phone/laptop is need and a
web cam $30 (no need for high resolution - only looking at a paper target)

And as I mentioned, I am borrowing the GoPro - hence the Lexan "OOPS" plate protecting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:31 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
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Fantastic thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 10:19 am 
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Wow what a great idea! I often shoot 50 meters and find it hard to spot my shots even with a scope.


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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 11:09 am 
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Hillbilly wrote:
Wow what a great idea! I often shoot 50 meters and find it hard to spot my shots even with a scope.


I have no trouble spotting .177 (or .172") holes with any of the 5-15's, 6-18's, 6.5-20X or 6-24X scopes. Eric can help, and so can D&L.

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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 3:28 pm 
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Very nicely done.


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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 3:43 pm 
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Think I am going scope shopping. Neat idea though


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 Post subject: Re: Target Design
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:33 pm 
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Scope would be good.

Trying to master this 10m pistol shooting.
Placing 5 shots in each target and pressing camera to capture the image works well for me.
Record all the data I need under "save as"

It is also really useful to record video when a laser pointer is attached to the pistol, and dry firing.
The camera records the firing sounds/click (AA Alfa Proj) pistol - which can be correlated to the laser
response.

If I could keep the laser point in the 10 for every squeeze of the trigger I would be a happy camper


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