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Submitted for comment, ridicule, and amusement, and yes, it can take more than a few hits from minies before expiring when a wire hit resulted in decapitation.

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Ok. Got the geometry figured out and a seat hit will slam the lid
 

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I got the geometry figured out. I had to move the pivot point between the two and there is a lever acting on the lid. I used a couple screws as "set screws" to preload and balance the lid just at the point of slamming. A hit on the seat now will absolutely slam the lid. Good thing about how this is set up, so long as nobody shoots the pivot, the lid and seat are replaceable.

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And the inmates on Death Row.......
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I got the geometry figured out. I had to move the pivot point between the two and there is a lever acting on the lid. I used a couple screws as "set screws" to preload and balance the lid just at the point of slamming. A hit on the seat now will absolutely slam the lid. Good thing about how this is set up, so long as nobody shoots the pivot, the lid and seat are replaceable.

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And the inmates on Death Row.......
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That will be some fun shooting! And I bet those little colorful critters would be easier for old eyes to see!
 

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There is method to my madness. A fun, oddball, reactive target will stick in a kid's memory for a long time. He won't forget the food time he had on the range with it and he'll tell his friends. With that in mind, this isn't so much a novelty target as a publicity piece designed to promote muzzleloading with kids
 
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