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Posted: 11/4/2009 6:52:20 AM EST
I hope this is in the right place.

I'm heading out to an outdoor shooting range that is 100 yards. I will be shooting iron sights. I am building a target stand, but I need to know if I need paper or cardboard targets. I have seen some that are on 14"x14" paper for 100 yards that are pretty affordable. The cardboard ones are nice too, but a bit pricey.

What does everyone shoot at when at the range?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:57:05 AM EST
what about cardboard plates
the red ones are nice
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:00:14 AM EST
Depends on what I do - for drills I just use what ever square targets 12" X 12" - paper, cardboard, etc. From the bench, I use "Shoot 'n See" circle targets - anywhere from 2" circles to 8" X 8" squares. For longer ranges out to 200+ yards, I use silhouettes and 13" "Shoot 'n See" circle targets.

What are you going to do? Drills? Shooting for tight groups? Give us more info.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:00:44 AM EST
B-27 and zombie targets
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:07:45 AM EST
I go to a site like this one, and print out three or four targets I like. Because printer ink is pretty expensive, I then take those targets to a local Kinko's, and use one of their machines to copy the hell out of them. I can't remember the exact cost, but I think I only spent about $10 or $15 to run off two or three hundred targets.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:14:48 AM EST
I built a nice frame out of 2x4s with 2 leg bolts to swivel back/down. So total cost is well under $10 (only needed 2 boards ). I just staple paper targets on there; I have some larger pistol targets, but I have been known to run cotton string and clamp up smaller 8.5x11" targets in plae.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:18:57 AM EST
This is what my employer provides & I like this target.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:24:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
This is what my employer provides & I like this target.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/force8654/b27.jpg


That's what I use, too! For 200+ yards. I do like that one.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:35:41 AM EST
Guys with towels on there heads, carrying rifles, with affections towards female camels, or riding male ones.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:43:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Depends on what I do - for drills I just use what ever square targets 12" X 12" - paper, cardboard, etc. From the bench, I use "Shoot 'n See" circle targets - anywhere from 2" circles to 8" X 8" squares. For longer ranges out to 200+ yards, I use silhouettes and 13" "Shoot 'n See" circle targets.

What are you going to do? Drills? Shooting for tight groups? Give us more info.


Shooting tight groups at 100 yards, iron sights, standing and prone postions.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:56:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 7:58:30 AM EST by Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut]
Originally Posted By JasonK94Z:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Depends on what I do - for drills I just use what ever square targets 12" X 12" - paper, cardboard, etc. From the bench, I use "Shoot 'n See" circle targets - anywhere from 2" circles to 8" X 8" squares. For longer ranges out to 200+ yards, I use silhouettes and 13" "Shoot 'n See" circle targets.

What are you going to do? Drills? Shooting for tight groups? Give us more info.


Shooting tight groups at 100 yards, iron sights, standing and prone postions.


I like those "Shoot 'n See" targets for shooting tight groups. For 100 yards, my favorites are the 2" and 6" circles and the 4" wide by 7" tall oval targets - from 100 yards, those oval targets mimic silhouettes at 200 yards or so. I put those 2" orange dots for the 6" circles for a bit of contrast.

A also use those "girbles" / ground hog shaped targets from "Shoot 'n See" and impress (some) people (who doesn't really know how to shoot) hitting them little critters with irons.

And no, I do not work for "Shoot 'n See" (Birchwood corp, I believe) - I just like using their targets

ETA - I forgot: I can't shoot those 6" circles standing up from 100 yards - I use 8 X 8 square "shoot 'n see" (I know, I know) at the very minimum for shooting standing up at 100 yards.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:57:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By JasonK94Z:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Depends on what I do - for drills I just use what ever square targets 12" X 12" - paper, cardboard, etc. From the bench, I use "Shoot 'n See" circle targets - anywhere from 2" circles to 8" X 8" squares. For longer ranges out to 200+ yards, I use silhouettes and 13" "Shoot 'n See" circle targets.

What are you going to do? Drills? Shooting for tight groups? Give us more info.


Shooting tight groups at 100 yards, iron sights, standing and prone postions.


I use the SR-1 highpower target for standing and sitting. It has a bull that is designed for iron sight use. For prone, I go to the MR-31C. This is the repair center (and has all the scoring rings) for the target that simulates the 600 yd highpower target at 100 yds. I just tape them up to the cardboard backer of the club's target stand.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:00:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By ArimoDave:
Originally Posted By JasonK94Z:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Depends on what I do - for drills I just use what ever square targets 12" X 12" - paper, cardboard, etc. From the bench, I use "Shoot 'n See" circle targets - anywhere from 2" circles to 8" X 8" squares. For longer ranges out to 200+ yards, I use silhouettes and 13" "Shoot 'n See" circle targets.

What are you going to do? Drills? Shooting for tight groups? Give us more info.


Shooting tight groups at 100 yards, iron sights, standing and prone postions.


I use the SR-1 highpower target for standing and sitting. It has a bull that is designed for iron sight use. For prone, I go to the MR-31C. This is the repair center (and has all the scoring rings) for the target that simulates the 600 yd highpower target at 100 yds. I just tape them up to the cardboard backer of the club's target stand.


I need to check that one out - MR-31C. Thanks!

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:59:28 AM EST
Where to find Zombie and Terrorist targets?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:03:42 AM EST
Once I've sighted a rifle in I can't stand to shoot at paper unless it's my precision rifle. My ARs like steel.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:37:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lawdog-1:
Where to find Zombie and Terrorist targets?

http://www.letargets.com/zombies.aspx
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:44:59 AM EST
Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:55:10 AM EST
i drive around town till i find someone outside of a grossery store with a box of free kittens. for being so small they can move fast.

just kidding. b-27s most of the time but this time of the year we do a pumpkin shoot.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:55:50 AM EST
Uspsa / IDPA targets. Get some pasters, and you can put lots of rounds thru them before they are trashed.
Get 2' dots for sighting in purposes.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:59:42 AM EST
Some more free ones... The yellow ones suck, I have a hard time seeing them sometimes (outdoor range)

http://www.remington.com/library/downloads/paper_targets.asp

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:17:59 PM EST
Here is another website for targets

http://www.reloadbench.com/pdf.html
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:59:00 PM EST
What targets do you guys use to zero your rifle in? And YES, I read the http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=599 link and I am going to zero mine to 50y/200m. Cant I just use the ones I have for 25yards and put it at 50?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:59:43 PM EST
Beer cans .the tall ones
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:43:50 PM EST
I go to a appliance store then ask for there cardboard and I place paper plates on it to shoot at. Cheap but useful.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:28:28 AM EST
I use cardboard IDPA targets. I get them for free, though. I wouldn't use them if I had to pay for them.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:47:16 AM EST
8.5x11 sheet of paper with a orange postage stamp size dot for sighting in, testing loads and accuracy.
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Steel for practice from 100 yrds to the moon
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Link Posted: 11/5/2009 2:15:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Redtazdog:
8.5x11 sheet of paper with a orange postage stamp size dot for sighting in, testing loads and accuracy.
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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa166/redtazdog/MPLSPRgroups12w.jpg
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Steel for practice from 100 yrds to the moon
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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa166/redtazdog/Mysteeltargets27w.jpg
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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa166/redtazdog/Mysteeltargets28w.jpg


Did you build your steel targets? Those are AWESOME.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:27:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 4:28:35 AM EST by JasonK94Z]
Thanks everyone! I think I am going to build a target holder and buy that blue backer board from MTM that holds up to more than a thousand rounds. Then I can tape printed out targets to it.

How high should a 8.5"x11" paper target be at 100 yards?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:30:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By JasonK94Z:

How high should a 8.5"x11" paper target be at 100 yards?


does it matter?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:41:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 4:49:13 AM EST by Catman2]
On the pistol range the little steel hogs and poodles. The Jane Fonda silhouette at 300m is always a real crowd pleaser.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:46:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Catman2:
The Jane Fonda steel silhouette at 300m is a always real crowd pleaser.


Probably only to those that can remember.

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