Long distance bell bargain.

Long distance bell bargain.

Joined: September 19th, 2000, 4:18 am

November 12th, 2017, 6:16 pm #1

I bought a cow bell at Harbor Freight and painted it Hunter Orange for a 90 yard target at my BAGA club. In my basement at 15 yards the metal held up to several 20 ft/lb shots .
Cost was $4.00
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Joined: April 30th, 2009, 7:12 pm

November 12th, 2017, 6:39 pm #2

for a couple years at 75 yards (60 fpe is at the muzzle. Other than paint and breaking the string they are hanging from... LOTS of hits (thousands) no real damage.

I'm about to rebuild the 75y target and get a few to set up at 100y. Might finally do a post about them. Not the same ding as a bell but you definitely here the 'ping'...
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Joined: May 17th, 2004, 4:36 pm

November 13th, 2017, 12:40 am #3

I bought a cow bell at Harbor Freight and painted it Hunter Orange for a 90 yard target at my BAGA club. In my basement at 15 yards the metal held up to several 20 ft/lb shots .
Cost was $4.00
Something like this, mounted sideways on a tree with a lag bolt. Has about the same profile as a ground squirrel standing up (gopher). You can't miss the "ping" it makes.
https://www.ebay.com/p/Edwards-437-6e1- ... 2056273086
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Joined: September 22nd, 2000, 7:58 pm

November 13th, 2017, 12:50 am #4

I bought a cow bell at Harbor Freight and painted it Hunter Orange for a 90 yard target at my BAGA club. In my basement at 15 yards the metal held up to several 20 ft/lb shots .
Cost was $4.00
Do-All maked a 22 rimfire rated cowbell target that comes with a stand. I got a couple of them on closeout when the local Gander Mountain closed down.

David Enoch
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Joined: October 22nd, 2004, 9:20 pm

November 13th, 2017, 4:50 am #5

I bought a cow bell at Harbor Freight and painted it Hunter Orange for a 90 yard target at my BAGA club. In my basement at 15 yards the metal held up to several 20 ft/lb shots .
Cost was $4.00
MORE COWBELL!!!!!

I can't believe no one else said that yet.
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Joined: May 6th, 2017, 12:54 am

November 13th, 2017, 4:29 pm #6

Guys

I am trying various type of the throw away propane cylinders,small air cylinders,
88/90 gr pre filled cylinders that are used, and they come in various sizes.

I find them at the local dump for free,
make sure they are completely empty, remove or punch out the fill core,
the used a lag "Eye" bolt in the hole for hanging etc.

Section of grader blade cut off also work very well for AR and PB rifle,
along with old used up disc blades, from the local farmers etc.

HTH,

Tia,
Don
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Joined: June 21st, 2012, 9:08 pm

November 14th, 2017, 12:16 am #7

Used up dull circular saw blades....
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Joined: November 26th, 2005, 4:00 am

November 14th, 2017, 3:12 am #8

I bought a cow bell at Harbor Freight and painted it Hunter Orange for a 90 yard target at my BAGA club. In my basement at 15 yards the metal held up to several 20 ft/lb shots .
Cost was $4.00
I use a cap from a gas bottle and put it on a vertical rod. Rings like a church bell.......cheap too. When you are done with it just put it back on the bottle.
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Joined: April 18th, 2001, 2:28 am

November 14th, 2017, 11:12 am #9

I bought a cow bell at Harbor Freight and painted it Hunter Orange for a 90 yard target at my BAGA club. In my basement at 15 yards the metal held up to several 20 ft/lb shots .
Cost was $4.00
...gets an "A" for creativity!

You guys are great, I gotta try some of these out.
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