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Old 02-20-2016, 11:00 AM #1
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Building Mobile shooting gallery. Need help!!

I'm in the planning stages of building a mobile zombie shooting range. I have already purchased animated targets that will be turned into zombies.
I have a bunch of questions
My first question is I want to run 6-8 guns. I prefer to run them off a compressor and tank. What suggestions do you have for this?
I plan to do very large state fairs so it must be a e dependable
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:10 PM #2
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For only 6-8 guns, I would buy the best compressor in your budget and 2-3 bottles. Even SMALLED, any decent compressor will be able to keep up with that no problem at all. You can find some compressor deals on here in the Store BST section, or even ebay/CL. You shouldn't need much air supply for 6-8 guns. You may even get away with using bottles and have Airgas or someone fill them/swap them without the need for a compressor

If you dont me asking, what type of animated targets did you purchase?

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Old 02-24-2016, 08:43 PM #3
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The best part about shooting galleries is that you can get away with some short cuts.

So lets say you're setting up some Tippmann Alpha Blacks for the guns, since they're all military looking, just the thing for shooting zombies. Since you're not worried about bounces you can turn down the velocity, say 250 or even 200 fps. You'll get more shots out of your air source that way. And since Tippmanns handle CO2 just fine you can stash a couple 20lb bulk tanks under the table and route 2-4 remote hoses direct from the tank to the gun. We did this back in the day at a mobile target range I helped run, we'd get something like 20,000 shots off of a 20lb non-syphon bulk tank. No noisy compressor needed.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:14 AM #4
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The best part about shooting galleries is that you can get away with some short cuts.

So lets say you're setting up some Tippmann Alpha Blacks for the guns, since they're all military looking, just the thing for shooting zombies. Since you're not worried about bounces you can turn down the velocity, say 250 or even 200 fps. You'll get more shots out of your air source that way. And since Tippmanns handle CO2 just fine you can stash a couple 20lb bulk tanks under the table and route 2-4 remote hoses direct from the tank to the gun. We did this back in the day at a mobile target range I helped run, we'd get something like 20,000 shots off of a 20lb non-syphon bulk tank. No noisy compressor needed.
That trick actually won't work on a Alpha Black. You would have to adjust the spring somehow to reduce air. The CO2 adjuster on a blowback tippmann just disrupts the airflow.
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That trick actually won't work on a Alpha Black. You would have to adjust the spring somehow to reduce air. The CO2 adjuster on a blowback tippmann just disrupts the airflow.
More restricts air flow. Less air flowing out the front, same'ish air going out the back (maybe a touch more due to pressure in the valve falling off slower, but that's still a pretty small hole on the back end of those valves). So a net reduction in air usage. True it's a marginal increase in efficiency compared to a proper respringing, but every little bit helps. Plus too light of spring can also overly reduce recock force, leading to less reliability.

On a target shoot you want a gun like that to recock with full force but have just enough velocity for the ball to reach and break on the target without a too noticeable arc.

Velocity consistency is almost irrelevant in this situation. And if you're handing out prizes it may even be a bad thing. We had a cowbell about 30 feet away as our primary target. If the shooter hit it 10 for 10 they'd win a free rental package (entry and gear for free, paint not included). One sharp shooter kept coming back, won enough passes for his entire 10 person birthday party.
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