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Posted: 3/28/2012 2:21:28 PM EDT
Anyone ever built one before it gonna be my summer project and I could use some pics or blueprints thanks
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 7:46:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2012 7:47:30 PM EDT by Still_learning]
Be sure to design it so the plates are easily replaced. Dimpled plates at typical plate machine distances are a serious safety hazard. You may not believe this but you will when people are getting hit with schrapnel every time the machine is used. I have seen people bleeding and picking bullet jacket material out of their foreheads.

Be sure to design a sloped deflector plate to protect the mechanism.

If you leave it out, it will get abused - rifle rounds at 25 yards will destroy even armour plate in short order.

Having said all that, plate machines are one of my favorite target systems.
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