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I found a cheap turning target on 'dofmaster turning target' on google. Made from 2x4s and 1-1/2" PVC pipe. Great pics and you can download the plans.

I made one and it works like a hot damn! Powered by a spring or surgical tubing. Most difficult part was getting the 'catch & release' mechanism in the right place.

Can't wait to try it - when the snow is off the ground!
 

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Thanks for posting, so simple but works. Best of all cheap!!!
 

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You're welcome! I take it you found the plans to down load? Maybe you could post the link here for others.

Beats the hell out of some of the heavy, steel contraptions I've seen over the years. Seems people don't like something if it isn't difficult to fabricate and operate. Simple is good.

When you're gluing parts together, don't make the mistake I did - putting one of the 90's on the Tee the wrong way .....

I've also make swinging targets out of 2x4s which are great to screen 'no-shoots'. Found the pics on the net. Then I made a 'pop up' target using a couple of SS springs I salvaged from a discarded exerciser. Triggered by a falling plate, etc., it pops up to screen 'shoot' targets. You gotta be fast!

Gave me something to do when it was -30C outside.

Years ago at an IPSC match, there was a moving target that passed by a window, powered by surgical tubing, released when a shooter opened a gate. The target frame was mounted on a couple of taught close line cables. Worked flawlessly all weekend.

Simple is good, cheap is even better.
 
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