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Caldwell Shooting Range .22 motion targets

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by Burt Gummer, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Does anyone have one of these? Looks like a blast for .22 plinking.

    I wonder if it is allowed at TCGC in the Action and/or Rimfire ranges. From reading the rules I think it would be. The rules say no 'ground targets' or only approved targets in the Action Range but I believe that is referring to those rolling-type targets that walk as you shoot them. The metal plate angle downward, it appears to be a very safe target option. I sent an email to TCGC to ask what they thought or if the board could approve it.

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  2. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    I don't think those would be allowed. Rules state:

    G. Paper, cardboard and approved metal targets (IPSC, Cowboy, or Speed types) only.
    H. Any specialty targets must be approved by the Activity Chairman and TCGC Board.

    Looks like fun for Browns Camp though.
     
  3. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My brother and I bought one of these. Assembly isn't too difficult:thumbup:
    and the 2 1/2" targets are quite a challenge at the recommended 75ft.,
    even with a scoped rifle.;)

    The system is rated for .22 std. ammunition, we were using ARMSCOR
    HV, HP, without a problem.:dunno:

    The only down-side was, often a single hit on the disk would blow the
    stick-on target off, or shred it. We ended up spray painting the target
    disks white.:gun04:

    I'm waiting to try it with the metal duck targets. I have some on order.:thumbup:

    Jack...:cool: PS Best Price was Sportsmans Guide
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    TCGC is willing to test it with a large paper/cardboard backdrop to see if hits deflect upward. It anyone has one of these and could do a pre-test (not at TCGC) and it passed I'd buy one and submit it to TCGC for safety testing. If passed if would become a officially sanctioned target at the Action Range and/or 25 yard rimfire range mark.

    If questionable, it may only pass if a large square steel angled plate was put behind it. That would be a deal killer for me since I don't have a practical way to transport something like that to the range.
     
  5. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If placed on a level surface, the entire unit is angled to deflect bullets back into
    the ground in front of the target.

    They recommend that the target be placed on the ground. We had it placed on a
    support beam 2 1/2' off of the ground and at 75 ft. didn't notice any "Return Fire".

    If we have a chance this week we will move up to 10 yds. for some pistol shooting.

    I have noticed "Return Fire" from a solid plate with a .38Spl. at this range.

    Jack...:cool:
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    What their concern is that hits to the moving targets themselves would possibly deflect upwards.
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The targets themselves are also tilted forward.:thumbup:

    Jack...:cool:
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Well if it could be setup with maybe something like Xmas wrapping paper behind it, up to 6' or so, and fired on 100-500 times (if testing at TCGC they would insist on steel behind it also or something to stop ricochets upward) ... then a detailed video could be submitted to Randy Schleining, the Executive Range Officer. He is OK with submitting any target proven safe for approval.

    Kudos to TCGC for being open to such an unconventional target if proven safe. It would always be placed on the ground. I am sure kids on the 25yd rimfire would enjoy it immensely.

    Times like this I wish I lived out in the sticks!

    You are correct - it looks like it faces downward, targets and all.

    Great deal on one right out by Tri County - http://www.armslist.com/posts/609267/portland-oregon-misc-for-sale--caldwell-shooting-gallery-new

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  9. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wired a remote relay to mine, so it can be stopped and started from
    the fireing line. $12.00 on line.:thumbup:

    Jack...:cool: