Shooting Tree Plans.

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  1. Daven

    Daven XDTalk Newbie

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    I would like to build a shooting tree...does anyone have plans on how to build a steel one. I have access to welding tools. I would like to know how to build one. Thanks.

     
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    what exactly is a shooting tree?
     
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    The ultimate answer in home-defense -- Lethal Foliage!
     
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    LOL :p I also do not know what a shooting tree is. Outside of the literal translation being "a tree to shoot at, or a try that shoot back :shock:"
     
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    The Knight Of Light XDTalk 5K Member

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    I believe he means Dueling Tree.

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    You can buy them at: Amazon.com: dueling tree

    Well, I can't see buying them if you have access to a little bit of ingenuity, and welding machine. A pipe with a clamp holding an over-centering cam with an opposing cam rider attached to the target arms should be sufficient. I'm sure that with a few trial and error types of tweaking, you could have as good, or better than those sold for $$! You could probably even make them with "screen door closers".

    Good luck, let us know what you built, or bought.
     
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    Being a plumber I would build one out of 1/2" maybe 3/4" black iron pipe. Home Depot sells it and you can even draw up plans and have them cut the pieces for you, This way you could thread it together (hand tight) at setup, and just break it down when you are done if need be. Some rustolium paint now and again on the pipe, and W-D on the threads and in the fittings and it will last forever.

    Good luck if you decide to build. PM me if you would like some more input.


    Brian
     
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    First bullet that hits the iron will break it. You need good steel or Armor plate. Iron won't hold up. I have tried.
     
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    Brian, how would you build in the "reflex" of the target? When it is hit, it folds back, that way you can see who hit the most targets the quickest (dueling targets).

    Here is a video of a simple one: YouTube - The Duelist Competition Resetting Target Stand
     
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    Good call, it is rather soft. Now I have to try and shoot it!!!!!lol
     
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    Post pics and video!!

    Oh and I shot an iron frying pan that was about an inch think and the first shot punched right through it.
     
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    It has been pointed out that my idea is faulted, now that it has been brought to attention IT IS. But if I were to build, I would probably do a crude draw string to reset after being hit. Tightning the fitting to adjust the tention for the reflex. Like I said crude. I would have out more thought into it if I was to help out. But my i.dea is flawed:oops:, metal is to soft. I hate it whem Im wrong!!!!, but my wife loves it, she is calling me a dumb ass as I type..LOL
     
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    I am a welder/machinist and would like to make one of these for myself. My question is what thickness of steel should I use for the target?
     
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    I will, I'm kind of new to the photobucket thing, I'll figure it out one day. Need to melt some snow so I can shoot more!!!. 140" of snow this season YUK:shock:
     
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    My steel targets are 1/2 in thick. Most use 1/2 or 3/4.

    140in!!! Jeeezzz where you at man??

     

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