Resetting Field Targets- Dead Eye Review

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    PHeplerNC
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    Here's my review on the mass produced "Resetting Field Targets" out there, how to make them more reliable, and also a look at a custom made professional model.

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    Thanks for the video, more folks need to shoot FT , and or FT target at home, good clean fun which greatly improves your shooting skills- dont care who you are.

    Went to look up a few links , returned and saw you had done so, nice.

    I have shot at Paul's targets, they work just fine.   Any budget minded folks wanting a few "knockover" make the highest QC/lowest cost combo but you will have to order from the UK

    http://www.nockover-targets.co.uk/field_targets.html     or pay 100% more at the U.S. dealer.

    And Rino Target is a "industry" standard

    http://fieldtargets.com/id23.htm

    and folks just wanting a metal target that doesnt fall might look at rino's "popper" line of target.

     

    Y'all stay warn,

    Jojn

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    RidinLou
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    Well done.

    Thank you for the video review.

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    PHeplerNC
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    Thanks for the links!

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    Uglyjohn
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    Another good one!  Keep 'em coming.    Uj

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    Open to suggestions on video topics you would like to see or would be helpful!

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    Another good one!  Keep 'em coming.    Uj

    Open to suggestions on video topics you would like to see or would be helpful!

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    Last year was my first in Hunter. Still have buku questions: shooting posture, best bucket or stool for use on uneven ground, steadiest anchor, seat/bipod height, shooting a springer off a bipod (vs PCP).  Some of this might be worth discussing in future vids.  I shoot with a great bunch of guys but they are all WFTF so I'm trying to figure most of this stuff out for myself. The ? list would be longer if I sat and thought about it for a while. I do appreciate you efforts here!          Uj

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    Great video and good info for those interested in buying some field targets for practice or competition. I have been purchasing  targets for our range and my backyard for the last 2 years and around this time of year some of the online airgun suppliers have great sales. Last year I bought 20 of the Crosman zombie targets for 14.00 each and replaced the faceplates  with ones  I had made

    They spacing between reset bolt and kill zone is the only difference these targets and the Gamo squirrel. The Air Venturi Rat on the run is actually an old Gamo target that somehow Air Venturi has the rights to. I have 3 or 4 of the older version and they face the opposite way.

    I found this one out on our field course and it has Gamo stamped on it. You can see how many different ways it was painted over the years. I love finding these targets  (I have found about 15 so far in the woods on our old field target course ) and bringing them back to life.

    Rhino targets are made in U.S. and work flawlessly but cost of 65.00 makes them difficult to fill a course with.

    As far as the durability of the Gamo targets our club has Gamo targets that are 20 years old and have been shot thousands of times and will continue to be shot for years to come. The Knockover brand targets are only available now directly from Knockover and with shipping they will cost about 47-50 dollars each. Our club has about 20 old ones from the late 80's and early 90's

    These are the cream of the crop and it would be great if they were available in the U.S. 

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    Our club used to mount the targets to a cinder block but alot of the older guys had a hard time picking up the cinder blocks when they wanted to change the location of the targets……

    I mount them to old brake rotors that you can get for free from most auto repair shops, they usually have plenty laying around outside waiting for the scrap man to come get. Right now scrap prices are so low the shops can't get anything for them so they give them away. One 5/16 nut and bolt will hold the target to the rotor and even small rotors are heavy enough to hold them in place but light enough anyone can pick them up.

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    Our club used to mount the targets to a cinder block but alot of the older guys had a hard time picking up the cinder blocks when they wanted to change the location of the targets……

    I mount them to old brake rotors that you can get for free from most auto repair shops, they usually have plenty laying around outside waiting for the scrap man to come get. Right now scrap prices are so low the shops can't get anything for them so they give them away. One 5/16 nut and bolt will hold the target to the rotor and even small rotors are heavy enough to hold them in place but light enough anyone can pick them up.

    Thanks for sharing that great idea!

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    Great video and good info for those interested in buying some field targets for practice or competition. I have been purchasing  targets for our range and my backyard for the last 2 years and around this time of year some of the online airgun suppliers have great sales. Last year I bought 20 of the Crosman zombie targets for 14.00 each and replaced the faceplates  with ones  I had made

    These are the cream of the crop and it would be great if they were available in the U.S. 

    Thanks for sharing! Nice work restoring those classics!

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    Thank you. I actually find it fun. When field target started alot of the targets were home made. I have found a few of these down in the woods also

    These targets are the early history  of field target 

    This one is made from old automotive parts. I know cause I made about 15 of these back in 1994. I found this one out on an old section of our field course that we don't use anymore.

    This is the one old target after an acid bath and a trip through the glass beads cabinet.  Ready for primer and paint.

     

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    Thank you. I actually find it fun. When field target started alot of the targets were home made. I have found a few of these down in the woods also

     

     

    These targets are the early history  of field target 

     

    This one is made from old automotive parts. I know cause I made about 15 of these back in 1994. I found this one out on an old section of our field course that we don't use anymore.

     

    This is the one old target after an acid bath and a trip through the glass beads cabinet.  Ready for primer and paint.

     

    Wow! Cool field targets from the past! Thanks for sharing!

    -Dead Eye

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