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Old 02-08-2010, 20:06   #1
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Made a new swinger for our indoor range

First, here's a very short clip:
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Our tuesday night IDPA match has moved to a new facility (old one kicked us out) and we don't have any moving targets here. Since we got enough snow to result in me being off work for the day, I spent about two hours in the garage.

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The pivot/bearing is a drive belt idler pulley off of a Toyota 4.0L V6 (the motor in the new Tacomas):
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The stake pockets are armored against being shot by 1/8" angle iron:
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And the clamping screws (3/8" all-thread) are mounted in the back:
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Old 02-08-2010, 20:07   #2
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One more from behind:
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If you're wondering, the oddly-shaped weight is two pieces of 1/4" plate welded together. They're the drop out (scrap center) from a weld-on beadlock wheel set. Which look like this, and were free:
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Finally made a center-hinged prop for it too. These release more easily, and are very consistent:
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I had to add rubber feet to keep it from walking across the floor, too. Just something to think about if you're going to build one.
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Old 02-08-2010, 20:50   #3
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FTDR for shooting the bearing?

Edit: hey it looks like the truck is gone?
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Old 02-08-2010, 22:36   #4
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looks nice.
we dont have any swingers at our local range that i know of, but we have lots of other cool moving targets.

i cant wait for 2 weeks when the next USPSA match is. this sunday is steel challenge and that'll be fun too.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:18   #5
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With all of them toyota parts in it I hope we are able to stop it, so that we can reset it! LOL
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Old 02-09-2010, 21:45   #6
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FTDR for shooting the bearing?

Edit: hey it looks like the truck is gone?
Truck is gone.

The bearing got armored before we shot it tonight. As Philip knows, it worked great.
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looks nice.
we dont have any swingers at our local range that i know of, but we have lots of other cool moving targets.

i cant wait for 2 weeks when the next USPSA match is. this sunday is steel challenge and that'll be fun too.
Swingers suck. Excellent for indoor range use, too, as we can't really use steel to activate a target... and swingers don't disappear for a very long time.

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With all of them toyota parts in it I hope we are able to stop it, so that we can reset it! LOL
Verrrrrrry funny.
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