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Targets for the kids......(sort of)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rembrandt, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Rembrandt

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    Several years ago built a stand out of some scrap metal for holding clay targets. Sits on top of two steel fence posts, easily lifted off for storage. 016.JPG

    All went well but the kids wanted more reactive targets, (Okay maybe I wanted some too). Kinda liked the fence post concept but didn't want a bunch more items to drag out each time we went shooting. Back to the garage and began working on combining more "things" to the existing target. Pistol silhouette targets fall over backwards when hit and can be removed by sliding a pin out. Lower level has swingers that can handle rim fire and pistol rounds. Not designed for necked rifle rounds but it may keep them occupied for some time.

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  2. FROGO207

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    Now all you have to worry about is keeping them in ammo in the near future.;) Looks like a good job.
     
  3. Clark & Addison

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    Looks nice. Wish I was handy enough to build something like that.
     
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  4. Howland937

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    It's always nice to see some creativity like that. I've been tossing around in my head about trying to build something along those lines to be at least semi-portable. Some good looking work there!
     
  5. mokin

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    Nice job! I agree with FROGO207, ammo is going to be the hard part now.
     
  6. sparkyv

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    I'd volunteer to be a "kid" to break that in! Very cool!
     
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  7. tark

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    Water balloons are great targets. Cheap, easily disposed of and they disappear when they are hit! Kids love that.
     
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  8. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Sweet, I like your target project!
     
  9. Chuck R.

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    That is pretty awesome!
     
  10. jmorris

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    Ballons, stale crackers are neat and no need to clean them up, the birds will take care of it, soda cans filled with water so the hydraulic pressure can “blow them up”, are also fun for a kid.

    I too like steel even if I don’t like resetting them, especially if they are way down range.



    The racks have folding legs to haul in the truck and the large plate rack has wheels so it’s easy to roll in and out of the barn without having to lift anything.
     
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  11. Pat Riot
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    Nice job, Rembrandt. :thumbup:
     
  12. Rembrandt

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    Jmorris, the set up you have is WOW! Really like the motorized reset.

    Thought about doing a mechanical reset arm for the silhouette targets, but it was starting to get heavier than I wanted. Besides kids need the exercise resetting clays and silhouettes. Think 10/22's will be the gun of choice when the kids start using it.
     
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  13. jmorris

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    I agree 100% with that and will admit the first one I built was when I allowed less self controlled people around and the objective was to have no one down range at all.

    The old crowd that now brings their adult children down to have fun, tell the old stories that their children don’t believe but sadly are true.

    We do run a “tighter ship” now and are better for it.
     
  14. Ks5shooter
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    Nicely done!!
     
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