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    Clubs need targets to host their shoots and as most of us know they are very expensive.
    30 Targets @ R 200 each = R 6000
    This means that buying the targets are simply not an option !I believe that most clubs are on hold becuase of these costs and I'm looking for a way to get past this.
    Does anyone out there have AutoCAD drawings of the typical knockdown targets ? (Rabbit, Meerkat, Indian Mynah, Dove,...) Or are any of you by any chance AutoCAD specialists ?
    If I can get my hands on say 5 designs I will go to places and ask them the costs based on certain quantities.
    Would any of you be interested in buying targets ? Let's say at a cost of about R 40 - 50 / target, maybe even less. I'm not trying to make money out of this. The more targets we order the better the price, everybody will pay cost on the first orders (and posting/courier charges ofcourse ) !!!!

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    excellent idea

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    Hi Neil,

    Just for information, when FT first started in the UK back in the early 1980's the knock down target had not yet been thought of. Instead the targets consisted of simple metal silhouettes of the common airgun quarry species - rabbit, crow, rat etc to which an adhesive target patch was attached to represent a kill zone. The targets did not fall when hit, scores being awarded for a hit on the patch. A new patch was attached for each new shooter.

    Perhaps something like this could be used in SA to help clubs get off the ground as all that would be required is some 3mm steel plate, some cardboard templates and hiring a plasma cutter.

    There is no great mystery to making knock down field targets, they are expensive because they are time consuming to make. If you find some fellow shooters with basic engineering skills and you are willing to put in the time you will soon get enough targets for a club. The materials are probably the cheapest part of the process.

    If anyone is interested I can take detailed pictures of some of the targets used at Cornwall FTC so you can get an idea of the mechanisms used.

    Dale

    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Fri Jul 02 2004, 02:50PM ]</span>

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    I have seriously thought about doing this (the stickers)
    Making the knockdown targets really isn't that much of a problem, it's to get a decent silhouette / face plate cut.
    The base and other pieces will be easy to get from any "hardware" store, I'll just have to drill the required holes and have to get myself a welder (I need one anyway)
    I will definately find out about renting the cutter so that I can do it myself, never really thought of that one.
    Target designs I've got plenty of (poached them off the internet) and also have various pictures of the different types of knockdown targets.

    Will report back to forum in a week or two

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    I do noit have acad drawings, but I have some reasonable bitmap's (*.bmp) that I collected from various international sites. Will these be of any help?

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    I do noit have acad drawings, but I have some reasonable bitmap's (*.bmp) that I collected from various international sites. Will these be of any help?

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    Have a look at http://www.airguns.net/target_faces.html
    This may give you an idea.

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    You may find this article useful:
    http://www.airguns.net/woodtarg.html

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    I see the links do not work properly, the "html" at the end is dropped. Click the link, you will get an error in your browser, add "html" at the end of the address, and, voila!

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    Tx, have been to all these sights and have copies of all the faces. Need CAD drawings for Laser Cutting otherwise you have to pay for the designing of the targets aswell.
    Will be looking at doing it myself with rented equipment

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    Been at airguns.net, went to anglospider.com and got their examples, tx, will definately use them.
    I couldn't believe it...there's actually a website that I haven't been to before, oh well, now I've been to all of them again.

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    Hi there!
    I can get the AutoCad version's of these pic's done all I need is some spec's and within a week or two I'll have them ready.

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    Hi there Ozoneboy,

    will send you some pics and specs early next week, bit busy with SAFTAA (SA Field Target) and my real job at the moment.
    cheers
    Neil

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    ozoneboy's Avatar ozoneboy
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    Cool Neilq I've been playing around with some already and it's quite doable.
    I've got a friend who works with AutoCad and he
    is giving us some help.

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