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Help with a project.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by longrifleman, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. longrifleman

    longrifleman Member

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    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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    If you were to angle the piece of steel the bullet is supposed to hit, I believe the momentum would knock it sideways.
     
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    Gravity is one option. I could also spring load it. I hoped someone had already tried it and could save me some time.
     

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    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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