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Message started by slingbadger on Feb 3rd, 2016 at 6:25am

Title: Spinning target.
Post by slingbadger on Feb 3rd, 2016 at 6:25am
Gander Mountain stores have a variety of spinning targets like this one. They're meant for shooting practice, but with a little modification, do you think they could be good for slinging??
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Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 4th, 2016 at 7:13am
well you'd need to make the targets bigger.

But other than actually hitting it - don't see why not :-)

Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by Bill Skinner on Feb 4th, 2016 at 6:36pm
There are two levels of targets, one is for rim fire and air guns, the other, much sturdier is for center fire handguns and rifles.

I think your target selection will depend on what you use for ammo.

If you are using large stones or fired clay, it might be better to get the more expensive center fire target.

Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by Morphy on Feb 4th, 2016 at 10:51pm
The size wouldn't bother me as much as the fact that they are steel plates. If your going to be hitting targets that size you really need some good ammo. Steel plates will cause you to go through a lot of ammo as every hit on the target or the stand will shatter the ammo.  Here in the US you can get thick rubber 9 inch circle targets for about 20 bucks. Same idea though.

Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by Tomas on Feb 10th, 2016 at 5:30am
I'm with CA, the circles are too small for slinging... Unless you're super skilled.
That being said, couldn't you make a T frame and bolt a couple garbage can lids to the arms?

Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by Toby on Mar 6th, 2016 at 10:35am
Id just take some rubbish plywood or something cheap. Why buy such maybe expensive things?

Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by vetryan15 on Mar 6th, 2016 at 11:22am
I just picked one up like this, but a variation of it. For the .22 I am working on a catch box, hockey net for behind it. Using my slingshot. I think if you had a net behind it, would be good to go.
Ryan

Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 8th, 2016 at 12:53pm
lids for buckets :-)
should be able to scrounge them fairly easily.

Title: Re: Spinning target.
Post by Bill Skinner on Mar 9th, 2016 at 9:32pm
This actually seems like a job for Timpa.  I'm pretty sure that if he puts his mind to it, he can come up with a great target.

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