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Electronic Field Target System.

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Marc D, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Marc D

    Marc D Member

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    Good afternoon all. I'm looking for any information I can gather on an old electronic moving target system that I saw reviewed in AirGun World Magazine back in the 80's. The unit was a large, black box design and ran on a 12V motorbike-style battery. It had two knock-over, self resetting round targets at 12 and 6 o clock that rotated like clock hands past an opening in the box which had a few different functions. There was also a control for time or speed if I remember correctly.

    Does anyone own or use one of these machines or does the magazine article ring any distant bells with anyone?

    Thanks for reading.

    Kind regards.
     
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    Bob at City Air Weapons in brum sells one, about £80-100 last time I time I got one, brilliant value for money, uses AA batteries I think.
     
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  3. Marc D

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    Cheers @Spray1Mark. Could you be referring to this?? :- Moving Target.jpg

    If so, I'm familiar with this type of target but its not the one I'm thinking of. This is quite a modern target box of simple design. I'm still researching the target box in question, looking out for old AirGun World mags and so on but thanks for the referral :thumb:. I'll drop some pics on here if I get any luck.
     
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    Afternoon All.

    Not much to update so far but I've gotten hold of a scan of a brochure/pull-out of the target I'm looking into. It was pretty beat-up so I've cleaned it up and stitched it back together as best as I can.

    Does anybody recognise the target box on the left or recall any magazine articles on these? Unit on the right was a Chronograph apparently.

    Next stop will be the AirGun World archive.


    Targ Teknik Retouch.jpg
     
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  5. Marc D

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    Afternoon All. Not much to update really. The team over at AirGun World have been of absolutely no help at all. They don't respond to their own web form enquiries and when e-mailed directly, "Can't be of any help on this occasion". I got the impression that no one in the back-issue department wanted to put their hand up for the task of looking into their archive. Hey ho, the hunt continues.
     

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