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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Yup...Well here I go again, high-jacking. Tried to send you a photo of the fall colors here, but the site wouldn't let me. Damn...!!

This is looking down (not up) from the barn (that you have been neglecting).



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Along with the barn mucking, I see a lota leaf raking in my future.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Oh no...No leaf raking around here. I just let the wind blow...them to the neighbors property. I didn't buy this place to weed flower beds, gardens or rake leaves. That's why I decided to cultivate wild roses. No weeding, bug spraying or pruning.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Yippe! ...aaand back to sholveling.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

I don't even rake after mowing. I ripped the mulcher out of the mowing deck discharge.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Yeh- *cough hack*, I noticed. Bag them clippin's man, they's blowin' in the barn!

And he blames me for the rat problem.

New muffler on that beater'd be nice too.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Hey!! Be nice when ya talk about my 1992 John Deere lawn tractor (LX178).

The horses eat the grass that I blow into their yard.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Figured out how I'm gonna water proof my target backstop. Figure a .357 magnum 140 grain SJHP at 1600+ fps into a clear lacquer spray can with no "fizzz" left otta do it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

BACK ON TOPIC........ Confused

Gong's are done. 12, 10, 8" AR500 steel, 3/8" thick. Legs slide out, lil tape to roll 'em up, pop it all in a 48" zippered duffle with my mat and it just that fast. Literally.

Me likey, not too shabby fer home made if I do say so myself.

Rollin' up some loads for the big boys rat nah uh-huh. Very Happy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

"El Kabong" will have new meaning now stovey! Sweet!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Thank you sir! Left the chains long in case I have any wrap-around issues, doubt it though, the plates and chains are pretty heavy so...fingers crossed. I got extra chain and bolts for that center hole for drag chains if necesarry. We shall see! I like how it all just plops into my bag and it's up and gone to the next spot- just like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Just a reminder, don't fill that plastic jug with anything if you want to keep if for any lenght of time.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

Meh- it's fine. Use it for recycling waste oil mostly. Quick swish with fuel and it's good to. Had it for at least 8 years or more.

Just hung them all from the scale and weighed them- big to small: 37# 30# and 25# not including the drag chain for the small one. Took up some slack in the small one's chain so it wouldn't wrap round the top bar, should be good to go. Whole thing kinda has a little give to it all so that'll help disapate energy- or come unglued and fly out into the desert. I'll wrap some tape around the nipples and legs where it goes in the frame for insurance in case it gets airborne so they dont slip out but I think I'll be fine for 200y plus, only if I have is the small one with the 30 cals @ 100y. One final test to go...live fire. Fingers crossed and stay tuned!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

I hate to be a critic on such pretty targets (nice and shinny. Too bad you plan to smudge them all up with lead.), but...Shouldn't the hole for the "drag chain" be on the bottom? It would seem to me if you attach a chain there it might upset the target, especially when hit.

Well I guess you'll have to hit them first. Right? Laughing Razz

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: Home made targets.... Reply with quote

very nice.

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