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Post by jwax Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:52 am

Has anybody had experience with this target visualization device?
https://free-e-target.com/
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Post by UnGe Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:25 am

I have one and am very happy with it, but only for air.

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Post by jwax Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:57 am

UnGe wrote:I have one and am very happy with it, but only for air.
Thanks! Do you know if they working on one that will work for bullets and longer range?
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Post by javaduke Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:02 pm

I tried to build one, but it never worked for me the way I wanted. Maybe I should try again Smile
There's a very long conversation on TargetTalk: https://www.targettalk.org/viewtopic.php?t=62353&hilit=%2Afree%2Atarget%2A

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Post by Merick Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:27 pm

I've made some electronical projects, and I looked it over a few times but I was too stupid to make a go of it. For the same time and money I figured I'd be ahead just shooting air pistol at paper targets or dry fire on a scatt.

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Post by Dr.Don Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:13 pm

I built one.  It works great for 10m air pistol.
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Post by chiz1180 Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:23 pm

The freeE target seems to be a reasonable open source option, I considered building one but I was able to get a commercial target. Some things to keep in mind with E targets, at some level, they all have consumables. With that in mind what are you trying to accomplish with an electronic target? With the Free E target you still are shooting at paper (same issue with most other solutions), but the systems need to be calibrated and maintained. E targets often have network connectivity, also something to maintain and a potential source of issues.
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Post by jwax Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:31 pm

I would like a visual display at my shooting position to show the target and bullet hits. Rather familiar with electronics and optics, but 50 yd functionality is lacking.
Have modified spotting scopes with camera, and hard wired to video monitor, but 50 yd visibility is marginal.
Maybe a wifi camera downrange?
Open to ideas.
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Post by chiz1180 Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:35 pm

In that case look at what the long range rifle guys use.
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Post by jwax Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:27 pm

chiz1180 wrote:In that case look at what the long range rifle guys use.
From what I can see, they use a whole lot of money in their sport!
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Post by Merick Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:04 pm

chiz1180 wrote:In that case look at what the long range rifle guys use.

The "shotmarker" systems in use arround here rely on the bullet's supersonic crack located by a set of microphones. I don't think that will work for pistol ammo, especially bullseye loads.

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Post by jwax Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:07 pm

The FreETarget system was designed for airgun pellets. They even mention that the flat wadcutter design of pellets makes a better impact sound for detection than a roundnose bullet.
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Post by chiz1180 Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:29 pm

jwax wrote:
chiz1180 wrote:In that case look at what the long range rifle guys use.
From what I can see, they use a whole lot of money in their sport!
Yeah, but a system designed for a B-40 target probably will have some limitations when you are shooting a B-8.
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