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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6620 on: January 25, 2023, 12:50:17 AM »
I threw this thing togeather yesterday out of some junk I had laying around and it's been great so far, I used it a bunch yesterday with the S&W 79g and a bit more today with some of my pumpers.



It keeps the silouhettes from flying all over the place, and the angled back panel eliminates ricochets.
I don't think the steel plate I used is thick enough to hold up on it's own, but with the board it's screwed to it hasn't dented yet like I suspect it would otherwise.
I may take a few shots at the upper unsupported area to see if it would dent.

David,
From looking at your picture you could go a step further for targets.
  We used to have an outdoor table like this. It was a bit rusty, but worked for what I dreamed up.
 Get some S hooks and hang some cans from beneath that table. 
I tried pop cans at first, but then made holes on the rim of soup cans and hung them. Blast away for hours!   ;D ;D
I just set it on that table to take the picture,  I still use the table as a table.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6621 on: January 25, 2023, 07:39:25 AM »
I threw this thing togeather yesterday out of some junk I had laying around and it's been great so far, I used it a bunch yesterday with the S&W 79g and a bit more today with some of my pumpers.



It keeps the silouhettes from flying all over the place, and the angled back panel eliminates ricochets.
I don't think the steel plate I used is thick enough to hold up on it's own, but with the board it's screwed to it hasn't dented yet like I suspect it would otherwise.
I may take a few shots at the upper unsupported area to see if it would dent.

David,
From looking at your picture you could go a step further for targets.
  We used to have an outdoor table like this. It was a bit rusty, but worked for what I dreamed up.
 Get some S hooks and hang some cans from beneath that table. 
I tried pop cans at first, but then made holes on the rim of soup cans and hung them. Blast away for hours!   ;D ;D
I just set it on that table to take the picture,  I still use the table as a table.


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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6622 on: January 25, 2023, 09:16:17 AM »
I finally made it (DIY reactive paper target). I'm not sure it's cheaper than the "shoot 'n see" stuff you can buy, let alone the time I spent, but it works.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6623 on: January 25, 2023, 09:22:44 AM »
Made a key to adjust the parallax on my vintage 4x15 Cosman scope. This will find a home on my recently resealed 110. Since most of my shooting is 10-15 yards, I want to see clearly what I m aiming at.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6624 on: January 28, 2023, 08:02:06 PM »
 Changed the Crosman 362 back into a .177. 8)
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6625 on: January 28, 2023, 08:06:06 PM »
I cast up a bunch of wad cutters this morning.

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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6626 on: January 28, 2023, 11:38:28 PM »
Fired up the ol' 3D printer to make some upgrades for said printer. How is that airgun related? Because I need those upgrades to make some new sights I have planned for my Umarex Fusion 2. Turns out, the Fusion 2 has a dovetail built into the suppressor, but it was never used. It just had a filler wedge pushed in to fill in the dovetail. So I knocked it out and now I have a perfect spot for mounting a globe sight. A slightly improved version over the old one I have shown on here. I also plan on adding a fully adjustable rear sight. I plan on going all out with this so we'll see what I can make happen!
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6627 on: January 29, 2023, 07:45:13 PM »
Working on a new sight for the Fusion 2. I wonder if there would be a market for these?

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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6628 on: January 30, 2023, 07:14:32 PM »
*crickets*
Sneak peak of my current project.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6629 on: January 30, 2023, 08:54:11 PM »
*crickets*
Sneak peak of my current project.

Is that Catia V5?
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6630 on: January 30, 2023, 09:11:52 PM »
*crickets*
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Turret loader?
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6631 on: January 30, 2023, 09:32:18 PM »
*crickets*
Sneak peak of my current project.

Is that Catia V5?

FreeCAD actually.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6632 on: January 30, 2023, 09:32:48 PM »
*crickets*
Sneak peak of my current project.

Turret loader?
Rear sight to go with my new front sight on my Fusion 2.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6633 on: January 31, 2023, 03:56:33 AM »
*crickets*
Sneak peak of my current project.

Front sights to fit air rifles that were not manufactured with one is of interest to many us. your rear sight is interesting, I  do wonder if adjustable printed sight would hold up to repeated adjustments. For now a Williams target rear sight works well in most cases with a  3/8 to 11mm dovetail with a flat top. For "iron" sight target shooting value the QB series target rifles will always be hard to beat. Just waiting on a quiet shrouded baffled PCP rifle with target sights(or one with a provision to mount sights) that does not cost an arm and a leg.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6634 on: January 31, 2023, 08:11:17 AM »
*crickets*
Sneak peak of my current project.

Turret loader?
Rear sight to go with my new front sight on my Fusion 2.
However, a turret loader is an interesting idea.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6635 on: January 31, 2023, 09:43:05 AM »
I thought about Spring and weather that would allow me to get out and shoot a few BB's and pellets.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6636 on: January 31, 2023, 10:52:03 AM »
*crickets*
Sneak peak of my current project.

Turret loader?
Rear sight to go with my new front sight on my Fusion 2.
However, a turret loader is an interesting idea.

Dang it! Now you got me thinking about how that would work! I'm thinking more of a drum style magazine with a flip up top you could drop pellets into. Working the bolt/action rotates the drum and drops a fresh pellet into place. Like the old Lewis gun from WW1.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6637 on: January 31, 2023, 11:35:42 AM »
I'm reloading a laptop to live in the Red Shed.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6638 on: February 01, 2023, 12:38:57 PM »
I'm reloading a laptop to live in the Red Shed.
Well, that didn't work out well... 2 junk laptops. Good news: they make great reactive targets.  ;D

Moving right along... There was an old decorator wooden wishing well on the property It's old and very weathered. It makes a great place to hang card stock targets. The little roof keeps the target dry in the rain. I screwed a couple gator clips to it to hang the targets with. I have it set out to 20yds. for low power paper punching. I could also run a light cord out to it for some night shooting. Or even a solar powered flood light.
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Re: What airgun related did you do today?
« Reply #6639 on: February 02, 2023, 12:09:41 AM »
Tonight I mounted a scope on the new 22cal Crosman Diamond and did some shooting with it.

Details on tonights shoot  > https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=205637.msg156413633#msg156413633


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