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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/1/2014, 10:51 pm

http://www.nxtbook.com/fx/mags/lastissue.php?mp=/nxtbooks/nra/shootingsportsusa

On page 4 Denny Willing talks about Camp Perry and the Pistol meeting.  It turns out that we had more competitors this year than last.

There is also a very good article about lead poisoning.  The biggest takeaway for me is that OSHA's limit is 40 while the CDC says 10 is the lead limit.  The CDC is one of the reasons your doctor asks you if you have any guns at home--but since politics isn't allowed, I will stop right there.  The point of this is that OSHA says 40 is the safe limit, and I find that to be reasonable.

The 2nd biggest takeaway was that the easiest place to have lead absorbtion is from the media dust from tumbling brass.  There's another good reason to wet tumble with the Stainless Steel pins.
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Post by kwixdraw on 10/1/2014, 11:45 pm

Good information about airborne lead exposure while indoor shooting.
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Post by Toz35m on 10/3/2014, 4:53 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:The 2nd biggest takeaway was that the easiest place to have lead absorbtion is from the media dust from tumbling brass.  There's another good reason to wet tumble with the Stainless Steel pins.

I started to soak my brass in soap and water.  Tumble it and then dry out on a rack in the sun.  Then put in the tumbler.
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Post by jwax on 10/4/2014, 10:57 am

Would have been nice to have Dennis continue the Pistol discussion as to what will be the target system (or target system options) next July at Camp Perry.

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Post by pistol champ on 10/4/2014, 8:14 pm

Where does all the lead come from to get into the cleaning media?

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Post by Dr.Don on 10/4/2014, 9:50 pm

Some of it no doubt comes from lead bullets rubbing off on the inside of the case.  But my guess is that most of it comes from the fact that for many decades a primary ingredient in non-corrosive primers has been lead styphnate.
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Post by DirComp on 11/25/2014, 2:27 pm

jwax wrote:Would have been nice to have Dennis continue the Pistol discussion as to what will be the target system (or target system options) next July at Camp Perry.

I'll do the best I can with what we have available.  I'll make the necessary Band-Aid fixes to try and keep the system running.

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Post by GrumpyOldMan on 11/26/2014, 12:48 am

DirComp wrote:
jwax wrote:Would have been nice to have Dennis continue the Pistol discussion as to what will be the target system (or target system options) next July at Camp Perry.

I'll do the best I can with what we have available.  I'll make the necessary Band-Aid fixes to try and keep the system running.
I feel for ya.

Not having inspected the system in use, can I assume that you make liberal use of fast and easy fixes like mending plates with nails, or even hammer-on without nails stuff like those prefab truss gussets???

How about going IPSC style with super-cheap 1x2s and just planning to quickly replace them when they get too shot up???  Please forgive if these suggestions are impossible because of what I have not seen for myself. I fancy myself as being able to make some pretty good guesses, and I am guessing that a LOT of the turning target systems are based on 2x4 lumber. That's what I saw on probably a half-dozen turning target ranges (including near-abandoned ones) from like 1963 to 1988.

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Post by Schaumannk on 11/26/2014, 10:48 pm

"How about going IPSC style with super-cheap 1x2s and just planning to quickly replace them when they get too shot up???  Please forgive if these suggestions are impossible because of what I have not seen for myself. I fancy myself as being able to make some pretty good guesses, and I am guessing that a LOT of the turning target systems are based on 2x4 lumber. That's what I saw on probably a half-dozen turning target ranges (including near-abandoned ones) from like 1963 to 1988."




The target frames at Perry are all metal, and are attached to a white wooden fence line.


The main problem seems to be the electric lines, and mechanical that turn the targets and interface with the controllers, and the towers.  





 

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Post by s1120 on 11/27/2014, 5:56 am

Schaumannk wrote:



The target frames at Perry are all metal, and are attached to a white wooden fence line.


The main problem seems to be the electric lines, and mechanical that turn the targets and interface with the controllers, and the towers.  



All that stuff is so basic to repair though. Always seemed like swapping to electronics was kinda like getting a new car because the old one needed a oil change. Granted Ive never been there, but all Ive seen are pretty basic rod, and pivits style. Some basic handy work, a few fabbed up parts, and bushings will probably save most of it. Controlers can be out of date, but new updated electric controlers should be a easy retrofit. Maybe im just old school "fix instead of buy" kinda guy

 

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