KYL type Spinner

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  1. MarkS

    MarkS Silver $$ Contributor

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    I made up a small KYL spinner, for 100 yds shooting. I am limited to 100yds due to corn being high, so I need something small to shoot at 100yds. I used 1/2" thick 1" gongs turned on side. I have 1/2", 1" and 1.5". I wanted the see how they spin before welding the 1" and 1.5" together. But after shoot them, I going the leaving as is. I can shoot each separate. I ran it many times hitting all 5 without missing. once both way without missing, with a Tikka T1x, and Kidd Supergrade.


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  2. JimP42

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    For a 22 precision match I run I got a bunch of the little 1" wide AR500 gongs in 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8, and just put them on a rod with spacers like above to make 8 little plate racks (plus one for me). Good targets for 50-ish yards. I get a good spread of scores on it, and shooters love/hate it, so it must be a good target!

    Mine is set up with the targets up high so they fall when hit and we can score them all afterward, instead of as hanging spinners, and the rod/spacers are protected.
     
  3. MarkS

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    Jim,
    I have one set up the same with same size as your. I would like to see a pic of yours.

    Mark
     
  4. JimP42

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    Mine is set up for matches, in a KD format instead of a swinger format, and made primarily of welded rebar for durability. It is also set up with a 12x12 patio paver to weight it down so that hitting the frame or front plate doesn't flip any other targets down. The 2x4 underneath is just a dead blow hit surface. When I put rebar across there the targets would bounce back up as if unhit. So that explains it pretty well. The large chain links that support the rod are there to allow fore/aft adjustment to make the plates more vertical/exposed/easy to knock down, or the opposite.

    View from the front:

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    Here from the front to the side. The front plate is only 1/4" mild steel, which is holding up fine to subsonic 22LR at 50 yards.

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    The mechanism from the back. Same threaded rod, spacers (EMT), washers that you have, except I used nylocks instead of double nuts.

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  5. daleboy

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    Great ideas guys,thanks for sharing .
     
  6. MarkS

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    Jim,
    That is a good looking setup.

    Mark
     
  7. Gun Smith

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    Very nice set up JimP42. Looks quite heavy. Is that set in place? Or do you have an easy way to move it?
     
  8. JimP42

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    Not heavy at all. They are just a hair bigger than the 12" square x 1.x" thick patio pavers, and those lift off. The plates are edgewise. The thickest is 5/8" thick and they are all about 1" x 3". I have one rack of my own and 8 at the range for the match, and the guy who welded them for me got one too.
     
  9. Gun Smith

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    Cool, thanks. The concrete slab just looks huge and heavy on my puter.
     
  10. rolltide

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    These look great guys!

    What are you using for spacers?
     
  11. MarkS

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    I am using 1/2" pipe cut to length.

    Mark
     
  12. JimP42

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    yep. Metal electrical conduit just bigger than the threaded rod.
     

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