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That's Not A Wardrobe...

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Steve170, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Steve170

    Steve170 Well-Known Member

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    Currently constructing an indoor set up for my co2 pistols. Thoroughly enjoy the design and build stage so may be a bit of an anticlimax for me when completed.

    Built inside a wardrobe and so using the drawers to house my kit. Slightly concerned about the noise this will make, hopefully won't be loud enough to trouble the neighbours and if need be I can and may anyway change out some targets for quieter ones.

    All that needs to be done now is a top row of 6 gong targets, a catching tray for the pellets and the all important backboard. Will paint the targets at some point.

    Currently has 12mm thick mdf backing and have ordered some 4mm neoprene rubber sheet. I'll have this screwed into the top and hanging loose. In my mind this should stop pellets getting through and cushion them enough so they don't bounce back. If needs be I can hang a door mat up or something similar but want to try the rubber sheet first.

    The gap underneath fits a 17cm funnel trap. (fits 3 if I had 3).

    All designed for a bit of fun as I have little range. Some of the targets are so big that they may bore me soon but I can change them if that happens.

    IMG_20190912_165640.jpg
     
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    Best use of a wardrobe I've ever seen
     
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    Wish I had space for a spare wardrobe . . . .

    Look forward to the finished product. :up:
     
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    I like that mate. Great idea. I've got the day off tomorrow. I'll wait until the wife goes over her mothers and tell her I've been busy with some home improvements while she was out. She'll be absolutely stunned when I show her my handy work.
    Wish me luck! ;)
    All the best.
    Walter
     
  5. Steve170

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    Haha I wish you luck! Fortunately for me there is a really bizarre shape to our kitchen/dining room where the last owners put in a toilet so there's nothing else to do other than target range.
     
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    Yep, I don't care much for fashion. Fancy wasting all that space for clothes
     
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    Lol. On a serious note mate? I do like it. Only problem I've got is the longest room in our place is only 6m! And there is furniture and a tv that would hinder my aim with a .22 Springer! It's worth an ask though. GULP...!!
    Great idea mate. Nice one.
    Walter
     
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    Yeah this is shooting closer than 6m! So will probably change targets to make it more challenging. The room is pretty big and they put a separated toilet in leaving a gap/corridor of about 65cm width and maybe a couple of metres long which then opens up to the room. The only thing we could've put there was the fridge but it's too separated from the rest of the kitchen and we (I) 'managed' to squeeze it somewhere else. A saving grace for me is that from the outside it doesn't look messy to the wife
     
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    credit to you for using your imagination Steve. And credit to your wife for understanding and accepting that your great idea deserved becoming a permanent fixture in the family home. Great stuff mate.
    Well done to you both.:thumb:
    Walter
     
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    Haha thanks! I will definitely tell her!

    Here is a pic of part of the area I was trying to describe.
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    Walls to the left are the toilet. Where I've taken the photo from is where I can shoot from. Strange little corridor eh...
     
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    Now I getcha steve! It would be hard to think of a better use for that little alcove. Blends in nicely mate. From the outside it wouldn't raise a second glance at all. Then you open the doors and......ABRACADABRA...!! .... a shooting range! Nice bit of storage in the draws for all your kit as well mate.
    Nice one Steve.
    All the best.
    Walter :claping:
     
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    Got my rubber in now (thanks tincantony) ... IMG_20190914_160625.jpg

    ...will have a test later to see how much it dampens the pellet. Its hanging loose but at 4mm it's still more rigid than I expected and have no doubt it will stop the pellet. Tapping it gently with finger tip moves it back nicely...dare I say it appears promising.
     
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    LOVE IT!!!!!

    If the large targets bore you...... get some shoot n c splash stickers. I use a 2cm circle and stick on large targets as an eye.

    You can like a thousand stickers for a tenner : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/900-Roll...var=584666632603&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


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    If noise is an issue I find blu tak works great to significantly reduce the sound (and the pellets stick rather than bounce back) Just stick a thin piece on the metal.

    Not my idea, but someone else suggested a blu tak ball on string. I use that and its great. Its the quietest of my targets. so if noise is an issue you can intermittently shoot the blu tak :)
     
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    Had around 50 shots with a colt SAA. No penetration to the neoprene. When I hit the rubber directly the pellets did bounce out of the unit. The majority landed in front of me, so within 4m. I did get a small amount come back past me. These were bouncing on the floor or rolling, nothing over knee height I suppose.

    My choice of targets means there are some potential danger spots, like the threaded rod or hitting the top of the spinners etc, where I imagine a pellet could ping back at me. I should wear some safety specs in case.

    Overall very pleased so far. Bit of paint for the wood shelves and the top row with gong targets needs to be added.

    Here is a pic of the marks left on the neoprene from the pellets...
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    You're a star! Yeah the knockdowns are particularly noisey. I'll look into the stickers too. Thanks a lot
     
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    if you want some stickers just PM me and I'll happily send a selection
     
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    Thanks that's very kind of you.
     

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