More tar­gets

Air Gunner - - Your Letters -

Hi Phil, Fol­low­ing on from Ray’s great ar­ti­cle about mak­ing his home­made pel­let catcher, I feel the hobby of air­gun­ning brings out the hid­den en­gi­neer and in­ven­tor in all of us, es­pe­cially the back gar­den plinker. Why spend money on back­stops and plink­ers when you could in­vest it in pel­lets and air ri­fles? I de­cided that I wanted a cou­ple more plink­ing tar­gets in my gar­den lo­cated in dif­fer­ent po­si­tions. My Air Arms S410 TDR had been ze­roed in at 25 me­tres and I was hit­ting the tar­get every time so I needed a new challenge. Af­ter a rum­mage around in the work­shop, I made two new plink­ers from some threaded steel, nuts and spray paint from a shop that sells things for around a pound. In all, they cost only a cou­ple of pounds each. You may also no­tice that a cou­ple of items from the kitchen also came in handy. The back­stop is an old gal­va­nized hen drink­ing top, which dou­bles up as a cover when not in use. I think it would be good if your mag­a­zine had a sec­tion ded­i­cated to home-grown in­ven­tors send­ing in their own de­signs. Keep up the good work, it’s a great mag­a­zine. Re­gards Paul

Hello Paul, As I men­tioned above, Air Gun­ner read­ers are never short of ideas when it comes to mak­ing in­ter­est­ing tar­gets for just a small amount of money. I won­der if any other read­ers have clever de­signs that they’d be happy to share with us at the mag­a­zine? Ed.

There’s an end­less num­ber of home­made tar­gets it seems

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