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Grid on the Mile gong
« on: May 21, 2013, 07:15:27 PM »

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I'm noodling on painting a grid on the Mile target that you won't be able to see very well with your optics but will be easily visible in the TV.

That way whoever is on TV duty can just call the 'box' the hit was in.
(I'm thinking a grid of 9 boxes, 3 across, three rows)

Left to right, top to bottom so a hit in the upper left corner would be Box1 and a Lower Right corner hit would be a box9, center hit would be box5, etc.


any thoughts?





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It's completely legal.   The only problem is that it puts you into FR Class (Full Retard), and you might be the only one in the entire country running FR.   Of course, it would set you up for 1st Place in your class, everytime you shoot. 
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Re: Grid on the Mile gong
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 09:55:05 PM »

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Just a thought, is there some kind of overlay that the camera can look through to put the grid on. That way it doesn't have to be repainted? Heck, you could even put the grid on the screen of the TV using thin art tape.

Just an idea. I can't even see a mile target let alone think about hitting it.

Re: Grid on the Mile gong
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 10:28:20 PM »

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most people can see the target at a mile with the naked eye.

Those are good ideas but painting the steel or something on the target is less technical.


Another thought is paint the steel white and then grid it out with masking tape.

super easy


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It's completely legal.   The only problem is that it puts you into FR Class (Full Retard), and you might be the only one in the entire country running FR.   Of course, it would set you up for 1st Place in your class, everytime you shoot. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 06:51:20 AM »

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Masking tape will get blowen off with frag.
If you make a grid make it mil sub tens.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 08:48:18 AM »

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I wonder if the color would make a difference, meaning if you painted the lines black, it may lead to not being able to see strikes in the black area, even though you can hear the strike.  So maybe an off white color that blends in at a mile, but can be seen by the camera.

I think it's worth a try no matter what.  I agree with JMack, paint the lines in mil subtens.
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Re: Grid on the Mile gong
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 10:13:28 AM »

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I don't want to paint it a color that you can see through the optics because the lines won't probably be level.  so black is out for that reason plus the posibility of not seeing the bullit strike.

I'm not sure If we can paint it in mils, since we're shooting multiple distances.

maybe paint the grid with a tan or light yellow, light blue maybe?


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It's completely legal.   The only problem is that it puts you into FR Class (Full Retard), and you might be the only one in the entire country running FR.   Of course, it would set you up for 1st Place in your class, everytime you shoot. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 06:45:05 PM »

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I'm not sure If we can paint it in mils, since we're shooting multiple distances.


Do mils change at distance?
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 07:10:18 PM »

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Does some have a portable welder where they could go out and lay beads in a grid pattern?

Just thinking about ways that won't disappear quickly.

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 08:47:56 PM »

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Do mils change at distance?


I don't understand
How much is that in Mils? - JMack
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It's completely legal.   The only problem is that it puts you into FR Class (Full Retard), and you might be the only one in the entire country running FR.   Of course, it would set you up for 1st Place in your class, everytime you shoot. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 08:49:30 PM »

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Does some have a portable welder where they could go out and lay beads in a grid pattern?

Just thinking about ways that won't disappear quickly.

It only needs to last for the match.
I'n not sure we could even see the welds with the TV camera
How much is that in Mils? - JMack
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It's completely legal.   The only problem is that it puts you into FR Class (Full Retard), and you might be the only one in the entire country running FR.   Of course, it would set you up for 1st Place in your class, everytime you shoot. 
Big D

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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 08:59:20 PM »

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So if the target is gridded off int 9 boxes each box will be 16 inches by 16 inches
so...
Box 1= top right
Box 2= top center
Box 3= top left
Box 4= middle left
Box 5 = center
Box 6= middle right
Box 7= lower left
Box 8= lower center
Box 9= lower right


or I don't know
How much is that in Mils? - JMack
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It's completely legal.   The only problem is that it puts you into FR Class (Full Retard), and you might be the only one in the entire country running FR.   Of course, it would set you up for 1st Place in your class, everytime you shoot. 
Big D

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 06:41:48 AM »

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I would weld permanent marks in a grid at 18” or 50cm increments and paint alternating colors with fluorescent paint
I can use these for 500, 1000, 1500, 2000 Yard or meter calls and ranging and get me close enough at the other distances you shoot.
The distance between the lines will always be 1 mil at 500.
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