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Old 05-02-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Well, it's off to the range to check out a new target idea. I was at Family Farm and Home and found this Osmundson 1/4 "Ducksfoot S-tine Sweep OK-4. I figured to drive two steel posts in to the ground about 2-feet apart and hang the tine center with para-cord.

It should work like the gongs, but at a much lower price. I paid $.99 for each post, $5.00 for the para-cord, and $2.99 for the tine. Since the tine is 1/4" steel it could be used for a very long time.

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I would be very concerned about deflections and ricochets with the contour of the surface, and if it's cast iron it will probably crack. I've seen many plow tines and blades but never a cast one.

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...I've seen many plow tines and blades but never a cast one.
Yea, after looking at it, it looks like a steel stamping blade, made in Brazil.
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If ricochets are not an issue it looks like fun.

Nothing beats ringing some steel

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Well, it's off to the range to check out a new target idea. I was at Family Farm and Home and found this Osmundson 1/4 "Ducksfoot S-tine Sweep OK-4. I figured to drive two steel posts in to the ground about 2-feet apart and hang the tine center with para-cord.

It should work like the gongs, but at a much lower price. I paid $.99 for each post, $5.00 for the para-cord, and $2.99 for the tine. Since the tine is 1/4" steel it could be used for a very long time.
Got no clue what that is.....?????

You dont mention what you will be shooting this with.... I can tell you that regular 1/4 inch steel WILL NOT stand up to 9mm shooting for very long. Its fine for 22lr.... If you are looking for gong type targets... I hit local scrap yards... I can usually find 6x6 1/2 inch thick steel plates laying around. Cost 20 cents a pound. If you have a cutting torch then you can also pick up sections of heavy duty "I" beams and do some cutting yourself...

Cast wont last more then a shot or two... I picked up a 4 inch cast iron skillet a few weeks ago.. I lasted 6 22lr hits at about 20 yards before it shattered... That was $5 well spent...
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Here it is: I went to the range and set up shop to shoot the 4595TS Hi Point carbine at the Ducksfoot S-tine Sweep. As predicted the ParaCord did not hold. While smacking the Sweep around with .45 FMJ bullets the sharp edges around the mounting hole cut the ParaCord.

Some sort of link and length of chain will be designed. I was shooting at 25 and 30 yards and the Sweep only had splatter marks. No bullet went thru nor did the Sweep crack. The Sweep was hung between two 5/16" iron fence poles, 24-inches apart, 2-feet off the ground, with the shaped spade angle down and towards the rear for deflection.

No ricochets back towards the shooting bench was experienced. It was a good, safe shoot; I am going to get a few more to use, but a little larger ones.

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Heres a idea for some cool Silhouette targets, take a regular Silhouette trace it onto cardboard.(cut out) tape florescent construction paper to the cardboard with clear tape, Cover the entire Silhouette with clear tape then spray paint with black gloss Paint, now you have Shoot and see targets.

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