Introduction: Self Righting Knex Target (Outdoor Version)

this is my knex target, that you can set up right after you shoot it without getting up.
It is to simple for a real ible, but whatever.

Step 1: Come Together!

Come together! Right now,
Get those pieces together!

Step 2: The Frame

This is the frame, it gets planted in the ground.

Step 3: Cut String

Cut string , and make sure it is the right length.

Step 4: Tie Knot

Tie the string to the grey connector.
Then add a red rod

Step 5: Target

Put these one,

Like this

Slide on

And connect

Step 6: Target Part 2

Put these on to the target,

Like this

add this and You Are Done!

Comments

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bbot2000729 (author)2011-04-12

I'd build it, but I'd have to disassemble my gun.

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instructoman99 (author)2010-04-28

odd how does it "self right" if it even does that

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adekay (author)2009-08-31

how does that make it self righting if you have to pull the string... but any ways thanks for this, it gave me a really great base idea for a moving self reseting target thing

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Bartboy (author)adekay2009-09-01

You right it yourself. Self righting.

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skinnykidjr (author)2009-08-27

sorry but i dont understand how you shoot it is ther any way u an take a picture of it inn the ground

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Bartboy (author)skinnykidjr2009-08-27

Umm, no. Not any time soon.... But I can explain it. Put the two yellow rods planted in the ground, with the red rod facing you. Shoot the yellows. Pull string. Shoot the yellows. etc. etc.

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Trivium2456 (author)2009-06-26

pretty good target :) lol nice song

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monkmarshman (author)2009-05-20

lol nice addition of the song

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Bartboy (author)monkmarshman2009-05-20

:P

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sharlston (author)2009-05-03

its not self righting however if you add just enough weight to the top so it tips at an angle but dosent fall over

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knex_mepalm (author)sharlston2009-05-11

if you replace the strink with rubber band and just lay it there pu a blue rod and stand in fropnt tie rubber band to that, you get a se3lf righting one.

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Bartboy (author)sharlston2009-05-03

I know that. I probably should change it...

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J4mm3r5 (author)2009-02-07

technically its not self righting if you have to pull a string to do it. It's a semi-self righting (is there such a thing)

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kerneykid1 (author)2009-02-05

oh ok

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kerneykid1 (author)2009-02-04

what is the right length

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Bartboy (author)kerneykid12009-02-04

About 2 feet longer than the distance between you and the target.

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pikathebudgie1234 (author)2009-01-28

make a vid of it reloading

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kikvorsman (author)2008-11-20

i like this! but please put the movies in youtube

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Bartboy (author)kikvorsman2008-11-20

Ty! Maybe somebody else can, because I am not allowed to posdt vids on youtube >: (

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farmerben (author)2008-10-20

email me i am farmer ben a friend

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dombeef (author)2008-09-25

can you put in youtube i cant see the vid

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Bartboy (author)dombeef2008-09-25

sorry, but someone else could, then they could give me link, its just me shooting with gun demonstrating that each time you hit it it gets harder to hit

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barrax (author)2008-09-20

two things: 1) it's a very intresting idea 2) it could be strengthened, to make it stronger, then alot of weight added to the counterbalance to make it pop up easy.

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Bartboy (author)barrax2008-09-20

but this way it is obvious if you hit

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Der Bradly (author)2008-09-19

Hmmmm... try making one with a rubber band popping it up.

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Oompa-Loompa (author)2008-09-15

Cool, but it's apparently very weak. In the video it lost a few parts when you shot it...

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Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-15

yeah, so that when you shoot it, it gets harder and harder... if you hit one rod, you're psychic

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Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-15

But, I like it when my targets don't break

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Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-15

its not broken! and anyway, that is with my gun that can go straight through dry wall from 1 meter, half a meter away!

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Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-15

Cool, but I still would rather the target stay together when I shoot it with a powerful gun.

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Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-15

then add a light grey connector on the tops of yellows and add a yellow rod to hold them together!

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Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-15

I'm not making this anyway, LoL. But I like the idea

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Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-15

making a better one, uses gears so when one target gets hit other pops up

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Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-16

cool...

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