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 Post subject: Targets and Ideas
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Folks;
Just wanted to pass along a couple of hints about homemade targets. I am in the process of making a few inexpensive targets to practise on during the winter. I do alot of my shooting indoors and I found that I need to reduce the amount of riccochets I was getting and after looking on the internet I am not the only one that had this problem. To solve this I bought some sticky back felt ( strips & circles 2in and 1/4 in )at a local hardware store. cut to the shape of the target and used the 1/4 in as the bullseye. Im shooting at 400 + and found my riccochets were greatly reduced.

Side benefit was I bought one of those cheapy CT knockdown reset targets and after reading how people were destroying them by hiiting the frames and stems, covered the hitting surface with felt and cut a piece of corrugated plastic for the inside. So far works great. If you cant get sticky back felt try double sided tape works just as well. I expect it would also work good on homemeade spoon spinners.

While I was in the store bought a dz 2 in cheap hinges, screwed one side to a 2x4 and took double sided tape and put some old poker chips on the other side covered with felt and center 1/4 dot. They flip over easy and was easy to incorporate a reset target. A bunch of these on 2x4 make for a nice target for full auto mode.

Next project is to make a reactive badguy target using abs tubing and a marble drop system that drops marbles (doughboys) into an ABS tube as the marbles overcome the counterbalance it swings down and lifts the target once the marbles leave the tube at a hole in the side of the tube near the bottom the target swings back down. This all behind a small peice of plywood for protection. The more marbles the longer the target stays up.

Going to play with some hockey pucks and Hot wheels track for a moving target. Anybody got some weeble wobbles they dont want LOL

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Targets and Ideas
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Hello, I just wanted to know what is the required vertical distance from the center of the bull's eye to the ground, for a 10-meter, air pistol discipline. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Targets and Ideas
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I get a lot of use of plastic picnic spoons.....cheap and easy to see, stick 'em in holes in a 2x4 or tape them to cardboard, put them around the inside edge of a box filled with papers and use a dark cloth backdrop.....years ago I'd set them along the target 'fence' at our range and pick them off with a Mossberg US44 .22 at 100yds........I find they work great and even come in colours now (black and red)......any dollar store can supply you for a year for next to nothing............stick them in the lawn, in a tree trunk, on your neighbours car, let your imagination soar!!.................


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 Post subject: Re: Targets and Ideas
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:36 pm 
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Mike, Would you mind posting a picture of what you have?

Thanks, Rick

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 Post subject: Re: Targets and Ideas
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:01 am 
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I only have BB pistols. But I use telephone books inside of a small carboard box. Then I just tape on a paper target. I use old CD roms to make the targets. Also some other round containers varying in size. I use markers and make my own targets.

I have also shot potatoes, tomatoes, soda/pop cans, and soup cans with my bb pistols. Also I have used small balloons inflated with a little bit of flower or talc powder inside of them. I have used playing cards.


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 Post subject: Re: Targets and Ideas
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Higradeoil wrote:
Hello, I just wanted to know what is the required vertical distance from the center of the bull's eye to the ground, for a 10-meter, air pistol discipline. Thank you.


1.4 metres, plus or minus 5 centimetres, according to the official ISSF rules both before and after the 2013 changes.


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