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 Post subject: Re: Field targets @ AGS
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:16 pm 
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I saw that several Remington targets were used at a match in the US last weekend and asked how they worked. Here's the response:

There were a number of them used at the Temecula match. That was my first experience with them so it is limited. My preliminary take on them:

They worked OK but I still prefer the Gamo for a low cost target.

The Remington is simpler and has a one piece stamped base that should be better for mass production than the three piece weldment of the Gamo.

The Remington has a little thicker paddle and thicker faceplate but the faceplate is not replaceable as it is on the Gamo.

The Remington's had failures from the clips falling off, but that happens to Gamos as well.

Another minor problem with the Remington. The Gamo has a torsion spring to push the target down when the sear breaks. The Remington has no spring as it relies on pellet impact and then gravity once the sear is broken. That is not normally a problem if you set is fairly level. However, there were instances that the target did not fall and then 20 or 30 seconds later, the wind would die down for a second and the target would fall. It happened to me twice. On far, high targets with a long string arcing out in the wind. There would be enough tension on the string to hold the faceplate up even though the paddle was part way back. Never saw the problem with the close hits, or strings that lay on the ground. Twice I had already lined up for another shot when the target finally fell.

There is a little leaf spring on the Remington that acts as a catch for the sear. I don't know if they caused any problems at the match but they look like they can be bent to change the sear force.

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