Does anyone know of (or would be interested in) a moving target product?

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  1. nickpetdude

    nickpetdude Newb

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    I'm looking for a good moving target to practice my shooting, but I can't exactly find one I'm looking for. Does anyone know of any good ones, or if such a thing exists, or if anyone else would be interested in this product?
     
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    Practice stationary, and learn patience wait for the deer to stop.
    More injuries happen when people rush their shot.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I think this is just for fun shooting not practicing to shoot moving deer.
     
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    If so that's cool, but would attempt to use a dog line and a pully system and make one.
     
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    John T. Die Hard Bowhunter

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    We have a stray cat in the neighborhood. Does that count? OK, I agree with Sota.
     
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    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    They have these at the Bass Pro Shops range near me
     
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    There is a local shoot where they have a moving target set up. It is a deer target. They put eye bolts into its back and have a cable fastened between two trees on a slight downhill angle (imagine a zip line but not nearly as extreme). From the eyebolts in the deer a cable runs up to a small snatchblock roller that sits on the main zip line. There is a spring style clamp (squeeze one end so that it opens the other side, spring at the pivot point so it stays closed) on the end of a rope that clips onto the zip line cable so that the deer is held in place when at the upper position. The other end of the rope is at the shooting stake so you simply pull the rope so the clip is pulled of and the deer starts sliding down the line to the end. I don't think it'd be too hard to put together if a person really wanted a moving target setup. Hardest part would probably involve figuring out the right pitch to run the zip line so the target moved at the preferred speed.
     

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