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Posted: 11/4/2002 4:06:53 PM EDT
I was just wondering if you guys had any unique things you like to shoot at. AOL CDs are always fun, 12 ga shells, .410 if you want a real challenge ;). Standing up clay pigeons and blasting them with any high powered rifle is always great. I've heard a lot about jugs of water, I've only shot a 2L full of water before, I'm sure a gallon jug would explode with similar results. So what do you shoot at?
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:09:42 PM EDT
Zombies and Mutants mostly...with all of them running around here, I haven't been able to get much range time in.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:10:01 PM EDT
People, err..uhh I mean Coke cans, yeah Coke cans. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:12:19 PM EDT
Full soda cans, various objects of the vegetable persuasion. It would be fun to try to shoot a marble at 50 yards [:D]
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:26:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:30:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless: Deer, rabbits, pheasants, woodcock, squirrels...
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Ditto. Except the woodcock. I try to shoot at the center of mass of the wood, because I here the wood gets very mad if you hit them in the cock.[:D]
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:33:29 PM EDT
Lately? A van, 3-4 cars, a house trailer, several large appliances, paper targets, 3/4" steel plate, the likeness of a man called Manuel LaBor holding a pistol, defective Tannerite, and dirt.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:36:33 PM EDT
Anything funny.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:41:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MadProfessor: Anything funny.
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Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:47:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er:
Originally Posted By MadProfessor: Anything funny.
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Noo! Not the clowns!!
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:49:10 PM EDT
Mostly bowling pins!
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:52:08 PM EDT
Hey Pangea, sounds remarkably like what I was shooting at too. I was about 20 yards to your left on sunday. My normal fare is steelplate and propane tanks with API, bluetips, or spotter-tracers with the .50 or just paper with the little stuff.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 4:54:58 PM EDT
Camo jacket and boonie hat behind a .50, Jeep29?
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:06:22 PM EDT
Lots of steel plates,bar ends,aresol cans,assorted garden goodies that didnt mature IE tomatos,watermeloms etc. Oh yea, sometimes even paper targets !
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:09:48 PM EDT
Big Feets, yeah...that's the ticket....Big Feets
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:35:07 PM EDT
Since my son has finally decided that picking up the trash afterwards is not so bad, everything has become a potential target. His plastic soldiers are now one of his fsvorite targets. They fly well and , if you can find them, they are good for several hits.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:39:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er:
Originally Posted By MadProfessor: Anything funny.
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No, clowns arent funny
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:41:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:42:48 PM EDT
i have an old tv just waiting for a shippment or 5.56 to come in.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:45:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 5:59:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 6:00:33 PM EDT
paper, cans, pumpkins
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 6:02:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 6:14:26 PM EDT
When I want something convenient and fun before hunting season, I shoot lots of [url=www.rangebomb.com]Range Bombs![/url]
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 6:18:39 PM EDT
That was me. Had a great time with you guys. Looking forward to the next one.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 6:32:09 PM EDT
I dont shoot at anything as I am in a dorm and have no guns :<
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 6:57:42 PM EDT
old magnavox 27 inch color POS. except it didn't last very long. shoulda stood further away... other appliances i'd LIKE to shoot but CAN'T: this PC (whenever it crashes during CS) refrigerator (whenever it wakes us up at night) neighbor's air conditioner (sounds like a chainsaw) our current big screen TV, just so i can buy A NEW ONE!!!
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 7:08:01 PM EDT
Tannerite! Tannerite! And more Tannerite! [:D] I once went so far as taping 10 bottles, or five pounds, together. The blast left a nice crater and left what grass was left flat. Last time I had that much fun was when I was firing the MK19... well, almost. No coyote hopping out on the range this time. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 7:16:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/4/2002 7:16:50 PM EDT by Skullboy]
I usually shoot at standard V-Bull targets for everyday practice.When I'm getting ready for our sniper matches, I will shoot our military silhouette,head, and hostage targets.When I'm feeling good and in match form,and want to challenge myself, I will shoot .38 Special cases at 100 and 200 yards. [img]http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL61/465622/579557/15400168.jpg[/img] Skullboy.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 7:23:55 PM EDT
I shoot everything moving. as far as women and childern you just don't lead them as much.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 7:42:29 PM EDT
It's been so long since I've shot anything except paper targets, I can't remember shooting at anything else.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 7:45:59 PM EDT
Usually shoot at paper. Occasionally I'll blast some clay pigeons, milk jugs, plastic bottles, steel spinners (handguns), etc... I just replaced the front brake rotors on one of our cars. I plan to make targets out of the old ones (long range targets). Anybody else try this?
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 7:49:41 PM EDT
Soda cans filled with frozen water. Night before the range trip, raid the recycle bin, fill two-thirds with water, place in freezer. In the morning you load them in the cooler. It keeps your lunch cool and provide excellent "reactive" targets.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 8:17:13 PM EDT
Recipe for fun.....Take 1 full soda can, shake well, run twine through tab, hang it up, shoot, EXPLODE!!! If you think you are a really good shot, try to hit an apsrin at 100yards. Not as easy as it sounds.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 8:35:11 PM EDT
If you are stuck going to a range that only allows paper, try taping or glueing animal crackers to a paper target. Sounds ghey, but at 50 yards with scoped 10/22s my son and I had a great time "on safari" one afternoon at a range near our house.
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 8:46:29 PM EDT
Low flying bats and birds!
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 8:48:00 PM EDT
Very few targets are as much fun as ping pong balls filled with Pyrodex, and assassinated at a safe distance. (like at least 50 yards!) Excess fruits and vegetables can be a hoot, particularly if they're nailed with something BIG and FAST. Subsonic ammo isn't much fun on a watermelon, but a .308 hollowpoint sure is! Bottles filled with water are a classic. It helps to fill them COMPLETELY with water and cap them off with NO air in them at all. If they're completely full of water and sealed, then the hydrostatic shock effects are maximized, making for a more dramatic result. If I had a concrete pillbox to shoot from, I'd shoot propane tanks that were ALMOST empty, with just a squirt of gas left in them. With tracers, of course! If you can deal with the mess, shooting glass bottles is always a lot of fun, too. CJ
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 10:54:48 PM EDT
How do you get the pyrodex into the ping pong ball? not that i want to try this ... Just curious...
Link Posted: 11/4/2002 11:52:18 PM EDT
i like to shoot CANS- Ira' CANS Afri' CANS Mexi' CANS Puerto Ri'CANS Those who are against: Ameri' CANS Enjoy the Joke- Have a Sense of Humor- And most of ALL- Don't mind me - Just trying to get my post count up!
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 5:01:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M-60: How do you get the pyrodex into the ping pong ball? not that i want to try this ... Just curious...
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A drill and a funnel, maybe? These exploding pingpong balls become still MORE fun if they're hanging. This is accomplished by getting some small screw eyelets and screwing them into the balls and hanging them from a tree with a length of thread. (Sounds painful, doesn't it? [:D]) CJ
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 3:20:42 PM EDT
Skullboy: I've just got one word, and that word is [shock] My favorites are cans and big thick textbooks and phone books (get them cheap at used bookstores, yard sales, etc.)
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 4:25:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/5/2002 4:29:05 PM EDT by magnum_99]
Originally Posted By Skullboy: I usually shoot at standard V-Bull targets for everyday practice.When I'm getting ready for our sniper matches, I will shoot our military silhouette,head, and hostage targets.When I'm feeling good and in match form,and want to challenge myself, I will shoot .38 Special cases at 100 and 200 yards. [url]http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL61/465622/579557/15400168.jpg[/url] Skullboy.
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VERY NICE! I was impressed I could hit 4 of 5 spent shotgun casings with my PSS this weekend (had to hold off right a little after the first one). But .38 brass? That's impressive. I'm mostly shooting paper right now because... I'm new to the precision shooting realm but shooting and testing quite a bit. I put another 100 rounds through the PSS this weekend. FINALLY got a reliable zero and figured bullet drop at 200 and 300 yards with what is becoming my pet load--Neck sized Win brass, 44 grs. of Varget, Federal 210M primer, Hornady or Sierra (they perform the same for me but Hornady is $3.00 cheaper) 168 HPBT Match bul, and seated to 2.815 AOL. Got 3.5" of drop at 200 with a 100' zero (a little less than most of the charts call for but I don't have a chronograph to check velocity so I just test). Also, 5 shot groups are averaging .7" at 100'--4 shot groups average an impressive .4"@100"--I'm convinced I have a mental block in that always call one flyer in the group but I feel that the gun will do consistent .5" groups with the right shooter. I've been getting .75 MOA groups at 200, 300, and 375 yards (the limit at my range) so I know the gun will do it--but can I? Anyway, happy shooting.
Link Posted: 11/5/2002 4:25:41 PM EDT
2 liter soda bottles filled with ice. They are reactive, can take multiple hits and have a nice shrapnel effect. Plus, you always have ice for your cooler. Cinder blocks are fun with a .22 pistol...anything bigger kills them too quickly.
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 1:25:42 AM EDT
I don't shoot anything that can't be cleaned up easily. I honestly can't blame property owners up in the mountains around here for putting up gates. The mess some people leave is unreal. I will confess the only thing I do shoot that I don't get picked up is clay pigeons.
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 3:36:05 AM EDT
Anything small enough to be covered by the crosshairs. I.E. Shoot-n-see dots at 100 yds. When I was a kid, we used to shoot grapes at 50 ft. with a scoped .22. That was a challenge! -White Horse
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 3:43:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/6/2002 3:43:37 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
Off the back porch at the farm there's paper targets at 100 for checkin zero and at 200, 300, 400, 550, 625, 700 & 800 yards it's steel. That way a spray can of white w/ yellow for the bulls-eyes (which are normally the diameter of the spray-can top) gets ya clean targets. Plus it's nice to hear that distant Whang! as confirmation that ya hit the target. [:)] Mike
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 4:31:42 AM EDT
I'm lucky enough to own land, so I can shoot alot of different things. Favorites are appliances such as washers, dryers, etc. I have a dead refrigerator which will see some action soon. Halloween leftover pumpkins are fun. Havn't tried the semi-filled propane bottles yet....need to give that a try. The ground is plenty wet here now, so no chance of fire.
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 5:13:52 AM EDT
Paper Targets and Steel Silhouettes usually, but once in a while clay birds. During the proper seasons Rabits and Deer.
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 3:26:23 PM EDT
Hello magnum_99 & Ikari, Thanks for the compliment on my target!!That was shot with the custom built M1A I used to own(still regret selling it).It was built up to be a M-21 replica. Good Shooting! Skullboy.
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 3:45:40 PM EDT
A nice, big, fat buck on December 2nd, the first day of rifle season in PA.
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 3:51:43 PM EDT
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