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I'm pretty sure that we all get tired of punching holes in paper. I know I do. So I talked to my best friend that works at a fabrication shop. After a little bit of figuring out what I was after he set to work on it. My cost $30. I couldn't be happier. It is cut to IPSC Metric Target dimensions. Except this bad boy ain't cardboard. Here's video of the first 50 rounds.







 

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It's about 50lbs. Shooting straight on there was no ricochet. There was a lot of shrapnel though. :) At 7 yards I got some lead splatter, though.

I'm thinking about having him make another one for the other side. You know just so that it doesn't get all lopsided. :D
 

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cool looks like fun, i might make a suggestion though.. add a chain or rope to the bottom attached to the ground should help with the wobbling after shots.
 

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Yeah. I thought about that. A lot of the shots were done with the intention of trying to make it wobble. Like the lower shots and head shots. I think if most of the shots are to the center of the chest then it should stay fairly still. That and not shooting as fast.
 

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Nice paladin shape to it. I've used those clasps at the top of the chain before, they can hold over 1000 pounds EACH. How much does that thing weigh, Doc?
 

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I like it! :thumb:
 

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Thanks! I can't take credit for the idea. I've seen steel silhouettes on shooting shows.

Joe, I was thinking that I may move the left chain closer to the vertical post. That may stabilize the target a bit. Also, shortening the chains may help as well.
 

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This reminds me of something you'd see down at the NRA Whittington Center near Raton, NM.

nice set-up!

smit
 

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If possible, a small bend at the fasteners, angling the target slightly at the bottom, would direct the expelled material downward short of the shooter. ;)
 

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You had it dancing on the video. :D A job well done by your best friend too I might add.
 
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