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  1. #11
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    Uhhh, Darren? How big does your shop have to be to have a shooting range in it? Inquiring minds, etc.

    Carol,

    Why did you have to go and ask him that question. Now I am jealous as all heck. I think I will lay down and cry.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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  2. #12
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    Got the "baffles" added tonight and did some test shots. To hang the baffles I added a ledge on the sides to set 1x3's on. The baffles got stapled to the 1x3's and hung up. The first baffle is just an old drop cloth. I cut it in two and put a half on each side of the 1x3. I found the bb's were punching right through it.
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    With the angled back stop, my theory worked, they punched through, but lost momentum and hit the back of the baffle dropping to the bottom.
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    However I wanted to not have it punch all the way through, so I added another layer using 4 mill plastic, 4 layers, two on each side of the 1x3, This seemed to do the trick.
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    The last 1x3 I attached binder clips on to hang targets.
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    I'll probably look for some heavier material soon as the plastic does get punched up pretty bad.
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    Overall, had some good results from quick draw practice.
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    Darren

    A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. Robert Hughes (1938-2012), Australian art critic

  3. #13
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    Do you have some sort of collection tray? Like a piece of gutter?
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  4. #14
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    Not yet, was considering a slope from both the back and front to collect them in a center tray. Currently I've just got a floor sweep magnet that will collect them all from the flat bottom once the baffles are lifted up out of the way.
    Darren

    A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. Robert Hughes (1938-2012), Australian art critic

  5. #15
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    Is that a 'inebriated simulation' target? looks like a good set-up!

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