Low profile auto reset rifle target

jmorris

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I have other stuff to do but after a couple decades outside my homemade "Jrue" target was looking a little crusty and I decided to clean it up and thought it would be a good time to convert it away from lead acid and to my portable tool batteries. Outside for that long is hard on anything.

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A little washing, little paint and a little grease and shes ready for another 20 years. Note the angle iron "blast shield" for the bolt heads and how far splatter has bent it over!

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That grab handle is also a protector of the delicate stuff, holes to stake it down if needed.

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It has been very reliable though, lots better than chain or fire hose but a lot more work to throw it together. It was still working but now it looks better to throw lead at...

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If the photos don't make much sense, this is how it works (no music, 3min).

 
That's pretty cool.

Here is a 22LR resetting target that the local engineering students and I put together 20240221_060501_resize_36.jpg

Each target has a switch so when they all fall down, the motor starts and reset the targets.
 
It uses a cam mechanism, and limit switches similar to your setup.

I have added a transmitter and receiver from an RC toy to another one for resetting.
 
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