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Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 27 May 2018, 13:57
by andy66
Just thought Id share my my thermal target for zeroing as I know its not the easiest of things to do with thermal. I have tried many methods but this is what works best for me day or night giving a crisp heat image.

Its built from some batten scraps and the cheapest bits from toolstation and screwfix to keep costs down. Gong is heated with a portable gas cooker to provide a nice glowing heat source and the target board is some laminate flooring underlay as it stays cool no matter that the weather and is very cheap to replace.


ImageUntitled by Andrew Rees, on Flickr

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Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 27 May 2018, 15:49
by AnthonyR
I just stick a bit of tin foil in the center of the target, job done.

Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 27 May 2018, 16:11
by andy66
AnthonyR wrote:
27 May 2018, 15:49
I just stick a bit of tin foil in the center of the target, job done.
Tried that but found it was useless out at 250m and on a sunny day target had to be facing a certain way which did not always provide a good backstop.

Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 04 Jun 2018, 11:18
by Chibby1971
Hi guys I use an old road works free standing sign and stick A3 white sticky back sheet to it and then cable tie the small chemical hand warmer packets that I got off eBay for around 50p each there about 3”x2” perfect for my 200yards Zero
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Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 21:04
by Spanner
Heat a washer up with a blow torch and hang in on a nail on your target board?

Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 17:09
by andy66
Spanner wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 21:04
Heat a washer up with a blow torch and hang in on a nail on your target board?
Not practical, too much time wasted walking back and fourth re heating up the washer as it cools quick and the glow can be too big of an aim point to aim at. My method gives a crisp aimpoint that glows for at least 40 mins at night using the small gas burner to heat up the gong or by spraying the gong black it glows all day in the sun. I have now built a very small version of this target just for poi check measuring 8x8 inch for easy transport.

Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 20:02
by CustomRifleScopesUK
I made a box, a candle was put inside the box behind a metal plate, the plate warned up so you could see the heat as it touched the front target of the box from behind just in one place. everytime you shoot, you would see a big heat signature of your bullet hole, i have a video and pictures somewhere....if i get time i will dig it out as it was very effective !

CRS

Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 22:10
by Sussexsteve
Tin foil tape on a wooden board easy.

Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 13:22
by camo304
Sussexsteve wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 22:10
Tin foil tape on a wooden board easy.
Use the same or cake-board the big plus you eat the cake first. :D

Re: Thermal Scope Target

Posted: 15 Jun 2018, 20:53
by CustomRifleScopesUK
camo304 wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 13:22
Sussexsteve wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 22:10
Tin foil tape on a wooden board easy.
Use the same or cake-board the big plus you eat the cake first. :D
what a great idea ......you can also use the cake tray after as a COLANDER :thumbup: