Remote Controlled Targets?

greenchevy94

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Feb 4, 2009
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I was wanting a set of targets that will pop-up into place with the push of a remote button. Are they out there for sale somewhere? If not, I think I have a fairly inexpensive way to make them. Would people buy them?
The system I am going to fabricate would be run with a 12V battery and wireless remote control(simple and functional). You could have a friend use the remote to trigger the targets to come up at random while you shoot. It would probably be in the $500 or less range(which I think is very reasonable) with a number of target options up to, lets say six. Thanks for the feedback.
 

kville79

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May 24, 2008
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Army uses targets like these on all there ranges. Probably cost more than $500 per though, but the thought of someone actually making them ALOT cheaper than what the army pays for them isn't an uncommon idea.
 

Andrewh

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Apr 29, 2008
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Are you talking about reseting knock down targets, or pop up like hogans alley type?
 

greenchevy94

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Feb 4, 2009
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Carthage, Tx
When the remote button is depressed, they will pop-up into place. When you shoot them, they will fall down and lock into place, ready to be activated again.
 

greenchevy94

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Feb 4, 2009
5
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Carthage, Tx
Army uses targets like these on all there ranges. Probably cost more than $500 per though, but the thought of someone actually making them ALOT cheaper than what the army pays for them isn't an uncommon idea.
I have got the way to do it alot cheaper. Maybe in few weeks I will have all the parts, and get some video up. I want them to be affordable. They will be so much fun.
 

Nate C

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Mar 30, 2008
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Black Cat Ridge
For under $500? I doubt if a commercially-available set could be had for that little. If you come up with a viable home-built design, by all means share with the audience.
 

greenchevy94

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Feb 4, 2009
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Carthage, Tx
For under $500? I doubt if a commercially-available set could be had for that little. If you come up with a viable home-built design, by all means share with the audience.
You bet I will. I have fabricated much more difficult than this. Coming soon! I'm gonna make a few for myself, but was wondering if anyone else would be interested for patent reasons. Would you buy it?
 

Mot45acp

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Jan 24, 2009
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I have thought about tying a helium filled balloon with about 3 feet of string to drive down range.
Seems like it would be fun to do with a buddy as long as it wasnt at a formal range where it would interfere with others shooting.
 

Lmccrock

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Nov 7, 2008
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Red Rock. TX
LaRue targets come to mind. Considerably over $500.

Lee
 

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