Tar­get tech

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I’ve just re­ceived my first copy of air­gun­ner through the post and read an ar­ti­cle about home­made tar­get hold­ers so here are some pic­tures of my at­tempt. The idea was to be able to pack some­thing in the boot of the car that I can take to the field where I shoot, that would be easy to put to­gether and take apart. There are ba­si­cally two parts; the stand and the tar­get holder. The stand was made of some left­over rail­ing from a deck I built, and is treated so it will last a long time. The ac­tual tar­get holder was made from a cou­ple of off-cuts from some fence posts, braced by some smaller lengths of left­over wood. There is a piece of steel screwed across the back to stop the pel­lets, with some dense pack­ing foam in front to stop ric­o­chets; the tar­gets are held in place by four small bull­dog clips se­cured in place with some screws. I drilled into the tops of the fence posts at an an­gle to al­low the flip-over tar­gets to be at­tached, and there is also a spin­ner screwed into the right-hand side. If you don’t want loads of lead on the floor or in the grass, you can place a sheet of pa­per or card to catch the flat­tened pel­lets un­der­neath the tar­get holder. Phil Grant

It’s amaz­ing what peo­ple can make from off- cuts

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