Robby

]]>I have tried to make some plates out of an PVC box but they shatter when it is cold (and I hit them ).

Therefore I will buy some big rubberplates and I can see, that every thickness is available for a surprising low price

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~T.

]]>On the topic of commas, I always wondered why my air rifle pellet cans said **4,5 mm **instead of **4.5 mm**.

Robby - Thank you for the formulae!

~T.

]]>Well. It was just a try to help with the individual measurings. No one has to use it. But that 57% thingy looks really cool. And more simple

In my case it would say then: 191 : 100 x 57 = 109 cm. Pretty cool!

Thanks for the help, Devin!

Robby

]]>Stateside we use periods indicate the decimal places rather than commas, it makes it really confusing to look at international measurements.

A simpler formula would be to assume that the ratio between your height and the ideal height of the target stand arms is similar across different builds and heights, in which case the ratio is quite simple.

The ratio works out to 57% of your height from the measurements your provided, in which case for me, I'm about 6' 6" or 1.98 meters, it would be 6.5 x .57 = 3.70' or 1.14 M

]]>I'm experimenting for some time now how to calculate the best and most efficient height of a target stand. I tried a wide variety of different heights for the last two years. Now I think I have a result I can hand out to you. The problem is, that the wrong height of a target stand - or the arms which hold the respective target - makes everything much more complicated and uncomfortable.

I'm 1,91 mtr. in height, which is 75,2 in inches. The optimal height for the target holders I found for me is 1,10 mtr. - 43,307 inches (that's what the translator told me…).

Math is really not my favorite, but well... Now there's a simple formula, which helps you to find a practical height for your individual target stand. This is not the world formula, but - like I said - it'll help you. All you have to do is this:

110 x *Your height in Centimeter* : 191 = The height of the arms of **your** target stand.

But - always measured from the ground! If you ram it into the ground with a metal spike like "*The Spartan*"

or if you built a socket with a huge, high solid base. Like these…

Important is, that the height you get here, is always **measured from the ground to the center of the target holder!** So please don't make the mistake, to start measuring from the top of the base.

Here's an example: The person is 1,72 mtr. in height, which is **172** centimeters.

And this is what the formula looks like:

**191 = 110172 = X**

The "x" at the end stands for your personal, individual level of the target holders. Well, in Centimeters… And now how to type it into your calculator:

110 x 172 : 191 = 0,99 mtr.

0,99 mtr. measured from the ground is a good and handy height for that person, which is 172 meters in height.

One more. Here the person is **1,83** mtr. in height.

**191 = 110183 = X**

110 x **183** : 191 = 1,05 mtr. from the ground is a working height for **this** person.

You want to build a target stand for a child…? No problem. Pretty much the same and simple thing. Let's say the child has a height of 1,36 mgr. / 136 Centimeters. Than it is:

One more. Here the person is **1,83** mtr. in height.

**191 = 110136 = X**

110 x **136** : 191 = 0,78 mtr. from the ground is a working height for **this** child.

I made all this in centimeter, because I'm from merry old Germany, but perhaps some folks here can "*translate*" it into inches, feet and what's more out there In the beginning I added some inch info, but I took that from the translator. But having no experience nor feel for inches, I'd respectfully step back and leave that to better folks than me.

I hope you can work with that and it would make me happy if I could help you with this.

But - remember - always measure from the ground line!

Robby

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