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    While preparing for the Steel Safari we were looking for a better way to deal with dope cards. We'd tried notebooks, arm bands, all the typical solutions. Some were fast to use but with small writing surfaces, some blew away in the wind, none were perfect. Zach O and I put our heads together and designed this.



    It's two layers of Acrylic, one white and one clear, and they are held together with magnets. You slip your dope card between the layers, and then you can write with a wet or dry erase marker on the clear top. You can also write on the white base if you have something you don't want erased every time you change positions. At the Steel Safari, I found I liked to have the "V" representing the target area drawn on the white board. At each stage I just had to jot down the ranges to the targets, writing them down on the clear board roughly representing where they were in the field.

    The magnets hold the two layers securely, but are easy to separate by sliding them apart. The boards are 6" X 9" and fit in the cargo pocket of most cargo pants. This is how I ran mine, and it was very fast to deploy. They weigh 12 oz, so they don't blow away in a double value wind, but they not too horribly heavy that they're uncomfortable to carry.

    I'm own a cabinet shop in real life, and we have a CNC router in the shop. It's the perfect tool to cut these out. Fit and finish are pretty nice.

    Here's a view of the top off the base with all the writing still on the parts.




    And here's a view of the board with the writing erased. Note these photos are of an early prototype I ran at Steel Safari. The just completed production versions have a lanyard hole drilled through both layers at the top.



    We're making these available for $45 shipped CONUS. We accept PayPal or checks.

    The address for PP is timkulinstudios@aol.com. If you want to send paper money, send an email to that same address and I'll send you back the physical address.

    BTW, I'm half of the team that's been producing the zero stops for SWFA Super Sniper scopes. We've sold lots of those and have a good reputation for a quality product and good service.

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    Tim,

    Fantastic! That is an excellent solution that solves many problems with a standard white board.
    see you all at my intervention

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    • #3
      tag
      fugit impius nemine persequente iustus autem quasi leo confidens absque terrore erit

      "The life of the former was almost a perpetual journey; and as he possessed the various talents of the soldier, the statesman, and the scholar, he gratified his curiosity in the discharge of his duty."
      - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. I

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      • #4
        Very slick....(Pun Intended)
        "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

        - Robert Heinlein

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipYkuCZ2IYI

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        • #5
          Saw this at Steel Safari and liked it so much that I just ordered one!
          "When the going gets weird , the weird turn pro."
          HST-RIP
          Now get off my damned lawn!

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          • #6
            TAG
            "people sleep Peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" George Orwell

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            • #7
              nice, tag

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              • #8
                looks neat

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                • #9
                  Tag

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                  • #10
                    tag for later order

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                    • #11
                      Nice idea.
                      I am The German's spirit animal

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                      • #12
                        tag

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                        • #13
                          Tag

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                          • #14
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                            Impact Precision Shooting
                            Streater Built Rifles
                            Impact Precison Brakes
                            Schmidt & Bender optics
                            Bartlein Barrels
                            Berger Bullets

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                            • #15
                              tag

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                              • #16
                                Pretty nifty idea. Nice job
                                If you can't shoot it, or it cant be shot at, it is not worth owning

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                                • #17
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                                  Made in Texas, in the good old U.S. of A.

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                                    Adhesive backed Revlar white with a clear Revlar over-layer for scratch proofing. Marine grade adhesive sticks to just about anything and is tear proof, water proof, blood proof, and scratch/gouge/abrasion/stain/cut resistant. I have drop, wind drift, movers, spin and coriolis handled. I stick these to whatever is going to be close at hand, normally the stock of the rifle.

                                    I'm working on a wind-fan for it.

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                                    • #19
                                      Attached a pair of 3x cheaters to it and some eye drops after the fan
                                      If you can't shoot it, or it cant be shot at, it is not worth owning

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                                      • #20
                                        tag

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                                        • #21
                                          Great idea. Tag for later. Thanks

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                                          • #22
                                            Very interesting alternative and well done! Thanks

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                                            • #23
                                              PM sent TimK.....

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                                              • #24
                                                tag
                                                sweat the details

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                                                • #25
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                                                  Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Tapatalk

                                                  Gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit!!!!

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