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Cantilever Target Machines

#1 Postby bobeager » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:30 pm

Does anyone have a set of engineering drawings for the construction of cantilever target machines?

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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#2 Postby bobeager » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:42 pm

Anyone?

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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#3 Postby lonerider43 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:01 pm

i think ours and a couple others were made up without drawings,just a good idea and know how.
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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#4 Postby Rebel105 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Bob,
One of our members made up our cantilever target frames. I'm sure he had engineering drawings to work with. I'll ask, but may be a couple of days to get back to you.
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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#5 Postby wilson85 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:14 pm

If you can get in contact with anyone from Raglan in a Qld, these are the best target frames I've ever pulled. They aren't Cantilever frames though. We have Cantilever frames at Clermont Rifle Club. I could take a few photos and rough measurements if you'd like?

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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#6 Postby !Peter! » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:08 pm

The principles are pretty straight forward. If your stuck I can sketch up a drawing showing the key points.

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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#7 Postby AlanF » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:03 am

Bob,

I've used different cantilevers at ranges in several states but we have recently built a modern version of the old style pulley and counterweight type, and they are faster and easier to lift, and probably less expensive.

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If you're interested I can send more details.
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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#8 Postby Ras » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:08 am

Yunta Rifle Club have a number of frames it kit form that could well be for sale these were got before we got our electronic targets and have never been used they were based on the ones at Lower Light.
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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#9 Postby bobeager » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:59 am

Thanks to all who replied. Will pass on to our committee at weekend and will get back to you all.

We have electronic targets, but our target machines that hold them are falling apart. They were built in 1908. Also SSAA are on our range and they are keen to build some new target machines for their end of the gallery.

The range originally had 15 targets. The RC has 5 remaining (3 x electronic and 2 x manual) on left hand side of the gallery and the SSAA has 2 x manual on the right hand side which they can use at 300 yards.

PS: the RC and SSAA get on very well on our range and we frequently help each other out.

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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#10 Postby browniedog » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:24 am

hi

may be Scott from north arm rifle club could have some information

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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#11 Postby Rebel105 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:21 pm

Bob,
PM sent.

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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#12 Postby scott/r » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:04 pm

browniedog wrote:hi

may be Scott from north arm rifle club could have some information


Sorry I won't be much help. When we went to 8 targets we just pinched 2 frames from the 700 butts.
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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#13 Postby RAVEN » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:07 am

Bob try SARA talk to Paul Gale we should have what you are looking for and plans should be available
IMO the type Alan suggested are superior and I agree would be cheaper to make.
The Targets at LL had issues initially with the frame flexing this had to be reinforced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdPOXsQLBbo

In this video (link above) the target system is shown

hope this helps
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Re: Cantilever Target Machines

#14 Postby bsouthernau » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:49 pm

RAVEN wrote:
IMO the type Alan suggested are superior and I agree would be cheaper to make.



I agree. The Raglan targets mentioned earlier in this thread work on the same principle and are a joy to operate.


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