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Steel Target - Concentric Rings?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MikeJackmin, May 21, 2011.

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  1. MikeJackmin

    MikeJackmin Member

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    Does anyone offer a target like this? I'm imagining a something that would approximate a typical bullseye target, with each scoring ring made of a separate piece of steel.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. deadin

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    I don't quite understand what the advantage would be, other than not having holes punched in it. Going back out to the target line to set it back up after each shot would get tiresome. If it was set up to not fall, ricochets and bounce-back would be a problem. If it were self-resetting spotting just where each bullet hit could be difficult.
    Or did you have some other use in mind?? (Maybe each scoring ring could have a different sound when hit..:confused:)

    Besides, paper is cheap.........
     
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    MikeJackmin - I've seen big plates with a cutout and a small plate behind ... but never more than two layers. I've seen plain circles with various size bullseye cutouts with plates, I've seen a deer target with a vital area cutout and I've seen a silhouette with the inner section as a cutout. There is a guy at the local gunshows who makes these, I lost his card right after buying myself a steel kitty-cat from him, but he had a LOT of interesting steel targets and the prices seemed reasonable ... check out your local gun shows, you might find your local hobbyist target-maker.

    deadin if the plates are mounted right, splash goes down ... and you can tell what you hit by the noise difference
     
  4. metalman8600

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    Instead of setting them back up, there could be servos that set it back up remotely.

    Or even better yet, have a grid of 1in^2 steel squares with a pressure sensor behind each square. And then the pressure sensor goes to a computer and tells you where it hit.

    I call dibs on the patent.
     
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    Not me! I'm tone deaf...;)
     
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    I shoot on steel IPSC plates. I just spraypaint whatever target I want. Typically, it will just be a white dot to focus on, but you could make yourself a cutout template and spray paint with different colors.

    Even if a steel plate were to come in different colors like you mentioned, the paint will be blasted off by the impact anyway.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. MikeJackmin

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    I'm just thinking that they would hang from a hinge, rather than falling and resetting.

    OK, here's a sketch. It's even easier than I thought:

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    This is a view of the rear of the target. Each blue line represents a hinge. Basically, each piece is simply attached to the piece around it, and can move independently. The entire assembly hangs from a rod.

    Strike any ring, and it (and the rings within it) will rock back and forth. You'll know what you hit and it will reset automatically. We're using hinges that only allow the plates to move backwards, so none of them are allowed to twist side-to-side or be tilted upwards.

    I can't believe nobody makes something like this...
     
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    I powder coated some 1/4" plate for a buddy to use on his swinging targets, .22 only, he says they are holding up well. I just had to test a spare out...

    [​IMG]

    Probably shouldn't have shot it with the Mosin, huh??? lol...
     
  10. MikeJackmin

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    Thanks. I sent them an email and asked if they would be interested in making one. I'll update the thread if I have any luck.
     
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