Initial thoughts: - It would need to be on a stand (welded or bolted bracket on the back), probably a 4" wooden post on a plywood base. Light and portable, plus very quick to deploy. - Forward leaning angle would be reasonably critical, to ensure the plates reset. - Looking at the picture (head is 6" across), I would say the circles are about 3" diameter. - Plates would be attached via a welded or bolted on bracket on the back. - The plates could be quickly removable, therefore allowing them to be changed for thinner plates i.e. 6mm, 8mm and 10mm allowing smaller calibre's/longer distances. - Cost is harder to call a this stage, but would be circa £350+ with one set of plates, as there is quite a bit of cutting, welding and steel there. - It could be ready for the Autumn RRC on the 8th/9th Oct.
Ha, artists license. This was what I had planned as the next quarry shoot purchase. I like the graduated size targets and a decent weight of steel makes it relatively self supporting without the need for hammering stakes into the ground.
Completely agreed on principle of 'keep it simple'.....BUT.....at extended range it is problematic re seeing WHERE you have hit the target and I still think that the dueling-tree setup needs a substantial 'body' as well as the flappers to assist homing-in the shots.
Why bother ? Extended range is just that. So a hit is a hit. Thats what matters. Who really gives a toss if its right shoulder or elbow ? Thinner ipsc targets so the smaller stuff actually reacts in a way that can be seen/heard would be better as far as im concerned. And you could probably get 6 for the price of some fancy doodah target.