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Posted: 6/29/2001 5:33:49 AM EDT
What object(s) have you had the most fun shooting at? 1. For me, so far it would have to be an old lawnmower (tracers + gas= FIRE) 2. Propane tank 3. Styrofoam deer 4. Had a target stapled to plywood set on a tree. After about 20 minutes with 2 SAR-1's the 8" tree came crashing down. 5. Any target - with the .50BMG 6. I have a couple tv set's and a dryer waiting for disposal.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 5:36:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2001 5:35:18 AM EDT by seamusmcoi]
I've also shot a few trees down, what a blast. Also enjoy shooting beat up old radios, especially the big boom boxes. Pumpkins are alway's fun. And of course the old standby, beercans. I'd like to try shooting a can of Aqua Net, I've heard that's pretty neat. Anybody here tried that?
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Link Posted: 6/29/2001 6:01:58 AM EDT
I like to take those big laundry detergent jugs and fill them with water and stick them in the deep freezer for a couple of days. Propane tanks. 12 gauge shotgun shells with them mounted in a 2X12. Hole just big enough for the shell to slide in and the rim to catch. Then try to shoot the primer. Usually out about 200yds. Of course the 2 bottom ones on our private land.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 7:26:50 AM EDT
Milk jugs filled with water: 1. You can shoot them any time of year. 2. Clean up is easy. 3. No fires to put out.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 7:33:07 AM EDT
A can of tomato soup is pretty spectacular.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 7:48:31 AM EDT
Cans of Bud left out in the sun, then shaken. Spray paint. Old fire extinguishers. VW bus, would not want to rely on that for ballistic protection - .222's go through the whole dang vehicle!
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 4:52:26 PM EDT
We shot up a rosie o'doughnut doll about a year ago,and now we have the WebShooters Club ,here in Cali of all places!Other fav's are: pumpkins,watermelons,cantaloupes,and we can't forget- shootin' cars.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 5:09:02 PM EDT
You need some of these: [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1513476&a=11434535&p=47283070[/img] Or maybe a few of these: [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1513476&a=11434535&p=43322034[/img] These can be fun, but they do shoot back: [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1513476&a=11434535&p=44412008[/img]
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 5:10:31 PM EDT
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But seriously, balloons are great interactive targets for new shooters. Blow up a couple dozen and staple them to a piece of plywood, and let your new shooter have at em! They love it!
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 5:15:36 PM EDT
Oranges work real nice for me. Just get a ten pound bag. If you get a little hungry, just eat a few. Blast the rest. [heavy]
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 5:32:59 PM EDT
Bowling Pins. Set them up on a sawhorse, knock 'em off. Fun at any distance - close and fast or far and deliberate.
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I have been shooting old golf balls . They are a great reactive target . I can shoot them up hill . I shot one the otherday with my .357 and it went completly over the berm at my rangs about 10 ft up hill . Actually rolled up hill . It was cool. I tried to find it but it was gone . I load up my high cap 9 and have a moving target to blast . I shot one with my 12 guage once and the thing exploded . Cool . Of course tin cans are cool . I want to try balloons for my son . He is just starting out with a .22 . Six years old .
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 6:08:00 PM EDT
I have a great one for .22s. I take paper and bind it tightly into a 5.5x 4 in block with plenty of duct tape. I make it about 3 in deep. Then I tape an old metal coat hanger to the back of it to use to hook it to the chains at my range that hold up the target backers. You can shoot these all day with a .22 and it will swing when you hit it. It should last at least 150ish rounds of .22 before it starts to come apart. The key is to use enough duct tape to keep it tight. When your done just toss it in the trash. Im a teacher so scrap paper is plentiful but the suday paper can go a long way. Any time anyone else is at the range with me they love to shoot them. I have to bring extras with me now. Lots of fun.
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When I don't want to bother cleaning up the side of the hill (on the private property where I have permission to shoot, of course), I like to buy a box of saltines and have at 'em with my 10/22. Usually take a jar of crunchy peanut butter too so if I get hungry, I've got a snack readily available. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 6:32:39 AM EDT
I have a couple of old washing machines that are fun. Also the usual things such as jugs of water. Pumpkins and watermelons are alot of fun.
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Old fax machine old phone books old college text books old printes aol cds found an old still once..... tires bird houses any old fruit or vegie
Link Posted: 7/8/2001 1:25:25 PM EDT
I like shooting BBQ briquettes, very reactive and nothing to pick up. A cheap bag of oranges is fun too. I am going to have to try that 12 GA thing.
Link Posted: 7/8/2001 1:44:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2001 1:42:19 PM EDT by shaggy]
Pontiac's work well. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/033/Lb/EY/su/Rs27629.jpg[/img] Clean-up is a bitch though...
Link Posted: 7/8/2001 1:45:09 PM EDT
Rainy day, tree stump, 2 pounds of black powder.
Link Posted: 7/8/2001 2:32:15 PM EDT
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the old gasline mushroom cloud!!! You take a milk jug full of gasoline and pour about half of it in a circular ring a few feet in diameter. Second, you set the jug with the remaining gas in the center of the ring. Then you step back and CAREFULLY light the ring. Finally you get a good distance back and shoot the jug. It makes a really cool mushroom cloud when it goes off. Or so I'm told...never actually done it, yet!!! I think it would be best done right after a good rainshower has ended!
Link Posted: 7/8/2001 2:47:10 PM EDT
Balloons! One of our members mentioned this a while ago and they were right on target. Take balloons, put a little flour or talc in them, inflate them. When hit you get a nice easy to see cloud.
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My absolute favorite is turtles. They live in a stocked pond on my father's farm. There is a thick stand of pine trees right up to the water on the far bank to provide a backstop. When the turtles surface for air, they stick just their head out for a second or two which I shoot at with a .22 rifle. The pond is about an acre, so the turtles provide perfect pop-up targets about the size of your thumb at various ranges.
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