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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:00 pm 
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thanks "T". I know when I finished it and shot them and they all did what they were supposed to do it did feel good. ya those double post spinner targets look good. maybe I'll try the spinner next. I also wan,t to try to make a bell target.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:35 am 
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thanks "T". I know when I finished it and shot them and they all did what they were supposed to do it did feel good. ya those double post spinner targets look good. maybe I'll try the spinner next. I also wan,t to try to make a bell target.

I made a bell target last year. It's ugly but works great. The bells came from Walmart and I used spoons for the paddles.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:05 pm 
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I remembered a bell target I made a long time ago. It's from a counter top bell. I remember figuring out some improvements and think I have all the parts to make a better one. Basically it's an L shaped lever on a rod. it sits on a spring to hold it off the bell and when you shoot it it compresses the spring and rings the bell. A picture of the original is in the first post of this thread but it's made from wood and ugly. lol.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 pm 
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I remembered a bell target I made a long time ago. It's from a counter top bell. I remember figuring out some improvements and think I have all the parts to make a better one. Basically it's an L shaped lever on a rod. it sits on a spring to hold it off the bell and when you shoot it it compresses the spring and rings the bell. A picture of the original is in the first post of this thread but it's made from wood and ugly. lol.
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I remember that picture. what is it with you and ugly targets lol. hey as long as they work who cares what they look like. I bought a bell at staples today. I,ve got a few ideas I was thinking of maybe using elastics. not sure yet; but one thing I,m sure of is it,s going to be pretty. lol.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:19 am 
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I threw this together yesterday. had an empty cubby hole in this shooting cabinet. made a little frame around the bell . then I drilled a hole in the middle of one of my electrical plate covers and put it over the bell so the clapper is sticking out and it protects the bell. used one of my cutout targets on a hinge . hit the target it hits the clapper and ding -- schools out.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:32 am 
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Fun! Great idea!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:10 am 
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heres a cheap easy way to make a duelling tree target stand. hardest part is cutting your targets from the electrical plate covers. pictures of the ones I cut out and drilled are on page 1. I usually use 6. you need 6 l brackets. a piece of angle vee steel. some small nuts and bolts. small pipe or whatever you wan,t to use. pull ties. attach the small pipe behind the vee steel using pull ties. attach your cut out target to the l bracket with small nut and bolt. insert into pipe . maybe make a stand for it. blast away. I,m making one now.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:18 am 
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paint each side of target a different color. you should end up with something like this. and they work great. I use these poly pipe inserts if you can find them. they have a flat spot on one side at the top so they won,t shift or move to easily.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Some pretty resourceful designs there...
Here's one I built a few years ago, using rare-earth magnets to hold the target discs in the "up" position.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 pm 
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thans 57s . I like that one you did -did it work good. ya those little rare earth magnets are great. before I came across them I tried a few targets with elastics but they didn't work out to good. you just gotta keep trying different things until you come up with ones that work I guess.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Thanks! I've had a lot of fun with it...
The magnets are 3/4", and are pretty powerful. I had to mount them so only the edge of the magnet was in contact with the lower arm to allow for easier release.
These are way handy around the shop, too- I have a couple on all my bench tools-drill press, scrollsaw, bandsaw, etc, to hold the key/wrench/allen key that goes with it...
Epoxy works great on non-ferrous surfaces.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:26 am 
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Thanks! I've had a lot of fun with it...
The magnets are 3/4", and are pretty powerful. I had to mount them so only the edge of the magnet was in contact with the lower arm to allow for easier release.
These are way handy around the shop, too- I have a couple on all my bench tools-drill press, scrollsaw, bandsaw, etc, to hold the key/wrench/allen key that goes with it...
Epoxy works great on non-ferrous surfaces.

that's a good idea with the magnets and tools. I,ve got a piece of threaded rod about 3 feet long with a couple of the powerful little magnets on the end-- I use it to go around on the floor and pick up all the bbs laying around that I shot-- works great-- now if they would invent a pellet magnet that would be good too. ha. did you check out my home made shoot"n" see targets. they are some where on the target page. title is diy shoot"n" see targets. they work great and are pretty easy to make.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:00 pm 
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haven,t worked on it for awhile but I finally finished it today. these are pretty easy to make and work great-- hardest part for me is cutting the target from the electrical plate cover. the one on the left on the bottom pic . looking at the front and then the back.-- haven,t shot at it yet.


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