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Smallest Spinners Available?

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by berbers, Feb 21, 2021 at 10:12 PM.

  1. berbers

    berbers Busy Member

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    Time to spruce up my home plinker and im looking for a series of spinners.

    As my garden is max 25 yards i'd like them to be as small as possible. Ive got a couple of @hairyarms 15 x 25mm but is there anything smaller?
     
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    Micah does a 15mm one too, is that what you mean?
    :thumb:
     
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    Kidding? I’ve got some (I think) 8mm ones from @hairyarms not going out to measure as it is like a lake with vertical slots out there right now.
     
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    berbers Busy Member

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    8mm would be bang on. Any chance you could grab a picture (when the lake dries out!)
     
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    Will do.
     
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    Sorry buddy, I was completely wrong. Just went out and measured and the little spinner on the back wall of my workshop is 12mm (still, from 30m full range length that is small enough!)

    700E1C8A-FE12-4B02-B95D-F7BF6F983B48.jpeg

    Anyway, spinners are for standing shots at hunting ranges in my opinion. If you are really testing shot consistency from a benched position then it has to be paper.

    Although I am sure that @hairyarms would knock you up a smaller diameter - if you are on very short ranges have you considered a bell target?
     
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    The back plate lead is my old target paper backstop by the way (I’m not that bad a shot honest!) the couple in the wood however I am blaming on my brother and a Hatsan Galatian. He also parked some in the backs of my garden chairs :)
     
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    The smallest spinners I make are 15mm which is what ragnar has. The problem with going smaller than 15mm with the disc size diameter is welding the disc to the arm because there isn't a lot to weld to it blows the metal away and even if I make them one piece and twist them it weakens them and they spilt.

    Have a look in my Polo mint target Mark II video below.
    They have a 9.5mm kill which is the same as a bell target hole which is quite a challenging target. I have git some if those being plated this week so I will put some on sale the weekend they will be about £12.50 each posted.

    Cheers for all the interest again everyone :up:
     
  9. sagalout

    sagalout What a plinker!

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    Try just the 3mm bar. Shame @hairyarms has stopped the pop ups, even with an 8mm hole they very difficult to get 5 out 5.
     
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    Thanks. Spinners, knockdowns and things tgat make a mess are to keep me amused. Paper punching is for precision and consistency...and to pi$$ me off:D
     
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    Thanks micah. Ive got two of the original polos and theyre great.

    I might have to put a bulk order in soon!!
     
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    I thought you had some Polo's mate but I couldn't remember :facepalm: I will have to have a crack on the TIG welder and try some with even smaller discs 8mm might be doable.
     
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    I'll have a think and see if its something you can or have done.
    The spinners i bought from you 3 years ago are as good today as ther were when the were new:)
     
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    @hairyarms if your blowing away the metal trying to weld them from the back. Is it possible to drill or lunch a hole in the front and plug weld them to the arm.
     
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    I am glad the spinners are still ok
    I have tried allsorts mate I can do it I made some with nails and tacks for @TinCan Tony for a laugh I don't know how they lasted though. Another problem with small light weight spinners is they don't spin very well because they are so light and I find them bit boring to be honest but everyone is different I can't really stand my chalk targets I used to make but I lot of other people love them.
     
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    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    I had daz at Advanced Targets make me this with a 35mm spinner to practice my postional shots.
    The smallest spinner is 5mm for prone practice. FB_IMG_1614071799004.jpg
     
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    Masonry nails like the hilti type should last for a long time.
     
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    berbers Busy Member

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    That looks quality! Are these people still going? FB not been updated for a while
     
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    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    They lasted extremely well, Micah. :thumb:

    I couldn't even see them at 30m, let alone hit them. :D
     
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    sagalout What a plinker!

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    @scoie fixes dead flies feet up to double sided tape on a bit of 4 be 2 at 50m and then shoots their socks off.
     
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