Home range rifle target ideas?


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Chuck R.
July 4, 2013, 06:32 PM
Iíve got a home range and Iím working on my rifle targets. Iíve got 100-400 covered with IDPA silhouettes and a turkey, all out of AR500. Iím now working on ideas for a 500 meter target. Iíve installed the berm, now looking for steel. My initial idea was to go with a full size ram in order to practice for silhouette, but after springing for the full size turkey, Iím thinking the ram might be a little much ($$). Plus, with the turkey I need a spotter or raked berm, till Iím on the steel, it will just be worse at 500.

Iím toying with the idea of an 18x24 plate, with a smaller circle (8Ē) mounted in the middle using a long bolt and a spring. Iíve mounted my IDPA silhouettes similarly and they ring like a bell when hit. This would put the circle a few inches off the 18x24 plate and make painting the plate white, circle black, a lot easier.

Anybody have any ideas? Pictures of targets and mounts appreciated.

Thanks,

Chuck

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/CFRHunter/Shooting/DSC00596_zps63549a66.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/CFRHunter/media/Shooting/DSC00596_zps63549a66.jpg.html)

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http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/CFRHunter/Shooting/DSC00039.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/CFRHunter/media/Shooting/DSC00039.jpg.html)

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jmorris
July 4, 2013, 08:50 PM
I use auto resetting steel out back more than anything.



This is a video

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/target/th_VIDEO0145_zps81ec3fdb.jpg (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/target/VIDEO0145_zps81ec3fdb.mp4)

jmorris
July 4, 2013, 08:53 PM
This is the plate rack

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/target/autoplaterack/platerack2.jpg

This is the 1/3 AR 500 target.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/target/HPIM0417.jpg

Note they are portable so I can haul them out to the farm and set them up at more distant ranges.

Chuck R.
July 5, 2013, 11:55 PM
jmorris,

Cool video and good looking reactive target. Iím not too concerned with portability as Iíve already set up the berm for the target and a couple shooting areas. Iím really looking for a larger target to enable getting on steel faster, then a smaller inner target to practice on.

I shot a similar setup once at Alliance NE with BPCRs and was trying to see if anybody had detailed pictures of something similar.

Thanks,

Chuck

410.bird.shot
July 30, 2013, 02:26 AM
For some reason, I like the idea of a buffalo shilloutte (plywood) with a vitals area cut out and a plate installed there. I could see that being a lot of fun with cast boolits.

Officers'Wife
July 30, 2013, 06:57 PM
Hmm, my late uncle was fond of a bit of idiocy that involved a 55 gal oil drum. A steel plate was hinged on the side of the drum with steel pin that rested against the primer of a 12 gauge shotshell loaded only with wadding. When the plate was hit the shotshell would fire and the pressure would push finely ground hog feed into the air.

No one could argue a hit at 500 meters with the device.

Chuck R.
August 3, 2013, 10:10 AM
For some reason, I like the idea of a buffalo shilloutte (plywood) with a vitals area cut out and a plate installed there. I could see that being a lot of fun with cast boolits.
While I like the concept, I think the issue would be spotting the shots that would impact the plywood. At 500 meters, it's tough to see the holes even with my Kowa on 60X, if there's even a little mirage, it's hopeless. I have shot full size steel Buffalo silhouettes, but .45-70 and .45-100 BPCRs.

Thanks for the idea though,
Chuck

Chuck R.
August 3, 2013, 10:12 AM
Hmm, my late uncle was fond of a bit of idiocy that involved a 55 gal oil drum. A steel plate was hinged on the side of the drum with steel pin that rested against the primer of a 12 gauge shotshell loaded only with wadding. When the plate was hit the shotshell would fire and the pressure would push finely ground hog feed into the air.

No one could argue a hit at 500 meters with the device.
So somebody had to go out a reload it after every hit?

Chuck

Officers'Wife
August 3, 2013, 04:26 PM
So somebody had to go out a reload it after every hit?

Chuck
That someone was usually me. :(

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