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Bell target bullseye indicator???

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hairyarms, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. hairyarms

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    Can anyone help? I have made a bell target at work,I have copied the dimensions exactly but I not sure what to put behind the bull.I cant seem to find much info on the web some have bells,lights or spring loaded thingies!I know Owen(jackroadkill) does I bit of bell target shooting has anyone got any ideas? ATB Micah
     
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    A fire alarm bell held on a bracket either side of the plate would be ok I guess, but it would make it easyer if you made the plate square, so you could be mounted into a box.

    If you start making these marked out plates for sale HA, please give me a shout. ; )
     
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    Hello JD I had the target laser cut circular so I could put it in the lathe and turn the grooves,but I suppose I could make a square one and drill a hole and hold it centrally with a bolt.I might make a few to sell if I can get it right.I have used 3mm thick crom weld/nirosta which is a cheap stainless steel but still harder than mild steel.
     
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    I saw plans for one online and the bloke had used bells out of those old telephones you used to have.Seen them on ebay cheap,you also get two per phone,they also have the boxes that you screw to the wall for use in the workshop like an extension ringer for when the phone is in a different room.
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    You can use a bell and let the pellet hit that, but competition targets have a spring-loaded bolt head behind the bull. The pellet moves the bolt, firing the mechanism which then uses the spring power to smash the shank of the bolt into the bell, giving a very positive ring. I'll try and find a pic of the mechanism to show you.
     
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    Thanks Andy your a star mate.It looks pretty easy to make its just a spring loaded bolt and a bike bell.Thanks for taking the trouble to find it. ATB Micah:up:
     
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    HI mate, on ebay they sell bells like the ones you see on shop counters to get attention ,mount a small piece of angle iron on a pivot so as the pellet hits the angle iron & the other end strikes the bell.
    we may need to fit a stop so as it dont hit it to hard. MK3 Mike
     
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    Yes, that's the standard target. That plan doesn't shoe everything though; no evidence of the tensioner or spring assembly. I can probably get some pictures this week if that's any help.
     
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    Your right Owen the spring loaded bolt's just hold the plate proud,it looks like the pellet just tings the bell.
     
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    This is perfect and only £3.50! if I mounted it on the side the pellet might have enough ommph to knock the plunger down,leave it with me chaps and thanks for the help.
     
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    View attachment 100009 View attachment 100011 Heres what I have come up with.At first I just had the pellet hitting the bell but the lead doesn't make it ring as well as steel so I used a spinner, but a flap hinge would work just as well.I am looking forward to having a go with it but I will have to take it up my shoot,its way to annoying for the neighbours!
     
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    Do you know how to mix the paint for the target face, Micah?
     
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    It's a mix of castor oil and white pigment such as titanium dioxide. It never actually dries out.

    Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave have you tried yours yet? Did you get it Ok?
     
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    Yeah, that!
     
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    Sounds messy to me I thought about a red marker pen but thought that's a bit of a kerfuffle.I suppose the problem with spray paint indoors is that after a few shots everyone will be as high as a kite!!
     
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    The real problem with using spray paint is that big flakes of it come off when the pellet impacts. If you use the above method you get a well-defined impact that is easier to score.
     

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