Quoted from parsonsaj:
From what the previous owner said, it has happened to at least one of the other 3 in that set of targets (he didn't say which one). It is peculiar to me that the plastic face bends TOWARD the playfield instead of away from it...
Often stand-up targets are tilted down, as it helps reduce airballs. However, the entire assembly is designed and built tilt forward , not just the target part.
The E, if things are not quite right, can get hit from the side (on the back) and that can bend it forward, as I said, have only seen this once, maybe twice. Never seen the other targets impacted. Possible a previous owner mis-adjusted them at some point and bent the target part. Depending on how it gets bent, it will be susceptible to future bending. If they are not on the site, we can get them added, with thousands of parts in a machine, many parts are not on the website until the first time someone needs them
This is a Oktoberfest duck target (and a hot wheels car target). You can see the angle of the target, I'm holding it on the top side of the wood, so you can better see how the tilt is done by the main bracket, not by the target part . . .