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