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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:50 am 
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Greetings, I am a 37 year old guy, Have always had a keen interest in shooting sports. I have had about a dozen air rifles in my history.

I am a metal fabricator by trade and work in a custom fab shop, We just purchased a new CNC plasma table, so I will be cutting a lot of targets and building pellet traps for myself, Most likely to use in my garage (Dedicating 1/2 of my garage to shooting once spring rolls around and I remove my boat)

I am big into tuning and tinkering to improve on any air rifle I have had, Right now I Own a Crosman Phantom .22 that I tuned up to a freakishly consistent 660 fps with 14.3 gr, and punching a single hole @ 15 yards (With scope) This rifle has had about 500 shots so far and over the next few days I will be putting a nitro piston in, Threading the muzzle for a brake/air stripper.

I plan on getting a pcp in the not so distant future, Most likely a used one that has potential.

Anyway that is the basics of who I am, Glad to be here and looking forward to sharing and learning.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:55 am 
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Hi - welcome to the CAF!

Seems like you will fit in here just fine with your history and talent for tinkering.

Maybe you could post some pics of your current arsenal to share with us.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:53 am 
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Actually I will be doing three reviews over the next few days. One of my phantom. One of my Caldwell chrony and one of an old Slavia 624 I have. Will have photos of all in there respective reviews.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:15 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! You have the skills to do some tinkering.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! There's a lot of info and a great group of guys here.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:08 pm 
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Welcome!!! I see you dropped into the FT forum for a potential Winnipeg meet, off to a good start!!

Your CNC plasma intrigues me......


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:02 am 
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Welcome aboard! Great to see more local participants!

Something that may interest you fabricating types...Breakdown of new Italian FT Design

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:34 am 
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Belated welcome. Always nice to see new locals here.

Wonder if the knockdown Vagrant posted would work on a 8.2 gr from 12 meters at 499.9 fps?
:lol: 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:20 pm 
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I like the simplicity of that knock down. Could make many of them in one day, And I have a brake also for the bends required.........looks like 1/8" or 10g steel

Thank you for all the welcome!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:17 pm 
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DigitalFx33 wrote:
I like the simplicity of that knock down. Could make many of them in one day, And I have a brake also for the bends required.........looks like 1/8" or 10g steel

Not that I've operated a lot of knockdown type targets, but I have examined a lot of mechanism photos posted to the net from that site and a few others; the design
is far and away the simplest and most straight forward I've seen.....

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. . . . would work on a 8.2 gr from 12 meters at 499.9 fps?


It's likely the target could be tuned for ~4fpe paddle hits; the question is, can it handle that as well as +14fpe face hits and not fall down. . . .
One of these enterprising fabricator types is gonna have to take up the challenge....

The only other question is; will the prototype be ready for Wing Night! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:36 pm 
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I own 6 CNC mills and 2 CNC lathes, I think we could get in a lot of trouble between us :mrgreen:


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Found....new best friend. Haha

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