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  • Steel Target Is Finished

    Finished up last night and here is the result.
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  • #2
    more photos

    here are the rest of the photos
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    • #3
      I want to shoot it, I want to shoot it, I want to shoot it

      That's awesome.

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      • #4
        looks great, but i think i would have angeled the front plate so any rounds hitting it would be deflected down to the dirt. with a flat front you risk a rebounding round striking the shooter or spectator.
        have you taken any steps to prevent a return round i don't see ??

        just a thought for safety sake.

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        • #5
          Bullet Bounce Back

          When shooting 22 rimfire most bullets are just lead and when they strike a flat surface they splatter.

          Frank aka The Weekend Welder

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          • #6
            COOL, JUST THINKING SAFTY FIRST.
            looks like great fun.

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            • #7
              Nice

              Is that a spring loaded bar to reset the targets?

              All in all a very nice target. Have fun!

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              • #8
                Targets

                Really like the set up for the resetable targets,,well done

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                • #9
                  When do we get to shoot it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                    looks great, but i think i would have angeled the front plate so any rounds hitting it would be deflected down to the dirt. with a flat front you risk a rebounding round striking the shooter or spectator.
                    have you taken any steps to prevent a return round i don't see ??

                    just a thought for safety sake.
                    I think they tie a chicken to each target.....or maybe not

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                    • #11
                      Weekend Welder,

                      Great job, I am wondering what could be made to react similar with up to 45cal?

                      Tim

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                      • #12
                        Tim,

                        I have shot on similar targets with 45 ACP. They had about 8 to 10" plates though.

                        Here is a photo of the target I just built last weekend. One of my first welding projects. The plate is hanging from chains at a 45 degree angle to deflect bullet splatter downward. I have shot it as close as 10 yards with a lead 44 Mags and as close as 2-3 yards with lead 22 LR and 38 Spl. No ricochets at all.

                        Keith
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                        • #13
                          Another good project for summer!

                          Thanks,

                          Tim

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                          • #14
                            So, I'm wondering how long the reset rope is? Could you show a pic of the pulley? (like a side view to the bottom, that rope has to go somewhere)

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                            • #15
                              rope lenghth

                              The rope is 30 yards long with a knot tied at 5 yard intervals. Someone asked about somthing heavier to shoot with a 45. There are several comercial versions available but they cost well over $1000. when you get to larger calibers the basic desighn is the same but you must add an angled plate in front of the main beam it should be a hardened plate like ar500 the knockdowns must also be made of the same hardened plate. to be most efective the ar500 plate shoul be held in place with brackets or bolts instead of welding. ive been told that welding will do somthing with the hardness and temper of the plate. I was also told that water jet cutting of the plate is also recomended for the same reasons.

                              I am planning on building one for larger calibers I just need to get to the scrap yard to look for some larger channel and materials for the stand,I dont want to have to buy new.

                              Ill try and post more pics or possibly a video.

                              Any one in central PA wanna shoot??


                              Frank aka The Weekend Welder

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