Help with a project.


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longrifleman
October 20, 2005, 12:14 PM
Finch's thread on target stands got me thinking about a project I have been mulling over for a while.

A while back I saw a story on one of the gunny TV shows about a rifle training course at Gunsite (I think). They used a silouette target with a gong in the middle that swung sideways when hit. I liked the way this gave immediate feedback on a solid hit.

I would like to make one of these on a deer body to help my nephews get ready for this fall. Does anyone know how the target was swung? I have some ideas, but being lazy, I don't want to re-invent the wheel, so to speak.

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Standing Wolf
October 20, 2005, 02:19 PM
If you were to angle the piece of steel the bullet is supposed to hit, I believe the momentum would knock it sideways.

longrifleman
October 20, 2005, 03:02 PM
Gravity is one option. I could also spring load it. I hoped someone had already tried it and could save me some time.

0007
October 20, 2005, 09:07 PM
Slide a 1-1/2" threaded "Tee" fitting down a piece of one-inch water pipe. Mount the target on a piece of 1-1/2" pipe screwed into the part of the "Tee" sticking out at a right angle to the piece that the tee is slid on to.

Sorry, can't do visuals...

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