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Old March 13, 2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Patterns for steel silhouette?

I'm looking for patterns and specs to cut my own steel targets. Does anyone know where I can find this information? So far my Google searches only give me places to buy targets.
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Old March 13, 2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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What are you looking for?
You could just copy an army "D" target onto steel from a paper target of the same size.

NRA steel animals targets (pig, turkey, ram, chicken) also have paper targets in 1:1 scale. Why measure when you can trace
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Old March 13, 2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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Thanks bird hunter. Ok I'll search for 1:1 paper for the animals. However, what about weight and base size?
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Old March 13, 2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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In terms of base sizes and design, try to keep your targets swinging, dropping or moving; fixed steel targets are a bad idea. Rigid steel takes a beating and is more dangerous to the shooter.

Try here:
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243619
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Old March 16, 2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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This what you're looking for? http://www.ihmsa.org/targets/

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Old March 18, 2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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I made different steel targets for my pistol pit. My favorite was tracing around a bowling pin. I made five, at first I set them up on a rail, but it was too much trouble re-setting them. So, I bolted them down to the rail, and just use some cheap white spray paint after so many shots, as is done in Steel Challenge matches. When shot a big black splash is on the target. I made five to simulate the old bowling pin matches.
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