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Anybody ever build a moving 3D target for their range. Need some ideas plz. We were thinking of using a garage door opener rig. Input your ideas.
 

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I've seen 3 different ones, and they all worked the same way. They took the back half of a bike, crank and chain, mounted to a tree with the other wheel on another tree "x" feet away with a cable around the rims. Target hung in cable and a guy turned the crank makin the target "run."
 

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Steel cable and pulleys are easy to use to make a running target.

Tie steel cable between two trees running down hill and attach pulleys to cables.
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If Keith Brown sees this maybe he will give you some knowledge. He built the one the guys in his part of NC practice on and it is out of a commercial overhead door opener. You can build one out of a reversible gear motor. Most use metal runners on the ground and a "cart" of steel tubing and a garage motor or a gear motor to run. You can make the motor stationary at one end of the range or put the motor on the cart. You can also contact Jerry at Arkansas BowMasters to see what he would sale you one for. He has it all the cart, the track, the computer, etc. http://www.redhead3dpopup.com/index.htm
 

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Our club has a running bear on a cable with pulleys. We have a foot release system where all shooters in the group shoot at once and one guy steps on the plate to release it.. Works OK and is fun to shoot at..
 

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We have a moving Rudolph target at our club. It's a Rinehart Deer with a red nose on a steel cable between two trees going downhill. We have pulleys holding the target on the cable. About 250 feet of nylon cord is attached to the back of the pulley system running through eyelets to get him back in place. We have a spool set on a post by the stake. We also have a foot release so you can activate it if shooting alone or if the group wants to shoot all at once. After shooting just wind the spool and it resets. Adjust the cable up or down to control the speed. Make sure it sits high enough to clear any brush under the target. Watch out for trees in front of the target that may catch arrows sticking out of the target after it's shot. This is a big hit at our club!
 

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here is an interesting idea for you, powerwheels car, find someone whose kid has out grown theirs, they can even be hotroded to run faster, put the forward and reverse on a control box with a cable to the unit, and you can run it forward and reverse and adjust speeds if you get creative with it, saw one like this at a local shoot, it was fun to shoot at, they had a wooden track that it ran on so no steering issue and had a plywood wall on each side that it ran behind so you couldn't wait till it stopped to shoot it.
 

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here is an interesting idea for you, powerwheels car, find someone whose kid has out grown theirs, they can even be hotroded to run faster, put the forward and reverse on a control box with a cable to the unit, and you can run it forward and reverse and adjust speeds if you get creative with it, saw one like this at a local shoot, it was fun to shoot at, they had a wooden track that it ran on so no steering issue and had a plywood wall on each side that it ran behind so you couldn't wait till it stopped to shoot it.
I've got two of those in the back yard and have been eyeballing them for about a year. I need an electrician to help me with limit switches to change direction at the end of the track and I think it would work well. They come with a forward and reverse gear but it you remove one screw they have two forward gears including a higher gear. If they'll carry a 50 lb kid they should work well for a deer. Maybe add a larger battery.
 
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