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Posted: 5/2/2011 7:51:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 7:51:22 AM EDT by Zhukov]
I wanted to take my AR out to the range.  I have a hard time seeing objects 50 yards out so I tend to buy reactive targets.  Anyone know a website that sells them at a decent price?
As always thank you in advance.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 5:41:08 AM EDT
I like to use Lemons or what ever fruit / vegetable is on sale that day. Lemons smell nice when you hit one. And critters eat all the target shrapnel.
Link Posted: 4/20/2011 8:02:29 AM EDT
cheaper than dirt is a good place to start
Link Posted: 4/20/2011 8:55:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2011 9:01:40 AM EDT by CROWDLG]
Wideners sells AR500 steel targets for a good price.

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100000234&dir=1020|1023
Link Posted: 4/20/2011 9:12:47 AM EDT
palmetto state armory has some bouncing targets.

they look like fun.
link
Link Posted: 4/20/2011 9:22:41 AM EDT
Go to walmart and buy a few 12 packs of cheap soda.

Put them out at 400 yards and let the fun ensue.
Link Posted: 4/20/2011 9:22:42 AM EDT
Google search action targets. Their evil Roy steel reactive Target is great
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 8:59:33 PM EDT
Tannerite is really reactive to 5.56.. no doubt when you have hit the mark...
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 9:26:26 PM EDT
Crackers from the grocery store.
Go green, they're are biodegradable and can draw other biodegradable targets
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 10:06:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 458winmag:
Crackers from the grocery store.
Go green, they're are biodegradable and can draw other biodegradable targets


Good idea! Especially the last part!
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 10:20:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 10:46:49 PM EDT
this is a better AND cheaper idea than tannerite.



Sam Walton liked guns and using his Sam's Choice Cola for targets would make him proud if he was around.  







Originally Posted By RFutch:


Go to walmart and buy a few 12 packs of cheap soda.



Put them out at 400 yards and let the fun ensue.






 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 11:34:55 PM EDT
Anyone ever use water balloons? They are biodegradable, deff can tell when they are hit, and they are super cheap. I'm going to get a pack to try, and if I like them I'll stock up at walmart.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 11:41:05 PM EDT




Originally Posted By PrometheusSmith:

Anyone ever use water balloons? They are biodegradable, deff can tell when they are hit, and they are super cheap. I'm going to get a pack to try, and if I like them I'll stock up at walmart.




hard to fill, take too much time, hard to transport, hard to set up



24 pack soda on sale 2-3 dollars WM, re-sell the Al
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 11:49:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Boarderguy83:
Google search action targets. Their evil Roy steel reactive Target is great



This is what I use as well.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 11:51:58 AM EDT
Could buy a box of clay targets from Mao Mart. Most of the ones today are bio targets anyway. A good it usually breaks the center completely out so you can still see. you can also shoot at the rim that's left over for a multiple shots per target.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 11:57:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 12:00:03 PM EDT by bantis]
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=75937/pid=40393/Product/Practice_Target_w_10__Circle

Action targets are great. Super cheap and you can get different shapes and sizes. Comes with steel and stand. Can be shot with 5.56 as long as you are 100 feet away or more. Will take any pistol round. Highly recommend.

Edit: my link sucks. Copy and paste.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:20:47 PM EDT
Southern Thunder

Great people and great for the gun community. Tell them Moose sent ya. These targets are great. Search youtube for Southern Thunder, those vids don't do it justice for experiencing these targets in person.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:30:36 PM EDT
charcoal - which is bio and makes a cool poof when hit.
grapes - nice, cheap, fun targets
any fruit that I have growing on the trees that is plentiful
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:45:53 PM EDT
Bumpscribe.


Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:55:01 PM EDT
I understand some SEALs tested some available in Abbottobad over the weekend....
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:03:55 PM EDT
Warm pop cans work well.  So do the clay targets.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:04:59 PM EDT
Any reactive steel target thats rated for ARs is not going to be cheap.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:10:25 PM EDT



Originally Posted By tc556guy:


Any reactive steel target thats rated for ARs is not going to be cheap.


Define "cheap".



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:15:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 1:16:36 PM EDT by BobRoberts]
What thickness for 556? I am looking also, not sure what thickness I want. Will 3/8 be fine or better to spend the extra for 1/2.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:17:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Any reactive steel target thats rated for ARs is not going to be cheap.

Define "cheap".
 


Hundreds of dollars to me is not cheap. Of course, if its used and stored properly its an investment that lasts years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:17:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
What thickness for 556? I am looking also, not sure what thickness I want. Will 3/8 be fine or better to spend the extra for 1/2.


I'd probably drop the coin for the extra 8th inch, that way when someone shows up with .308 you don't have to worry.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:24:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:
What thickness for 556? I am looking also, not sure what thickness I want. Will 3/8 be fine or better to spend the extra for 1/2.


3/8th will work if it's AR500.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:31:02 PM EDT
Go to the dollar store and buy a thousand water balloons. Fill them up with air. Shoot at them.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:35:57 PM EDT



Originally Posted By ChuckD05:



Originally Posted By BobRoberts:

What thickness for 556? I am looking also, not sure what thickness I want. Will 3/8 be fine or better to spend the extra for 1/2.





I'd probably drop the coin for the extra 8th inch, that way when someone shows up with .308 you don't have to worry.


hmm you make sense, I'm looking at the spring loaded from lvsteeltargets.com. Shipping is going to be a killer though,



 
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 6:31:37 AM EDT
I've got some from MGM targets
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 6:39:20 AM EDT
Try your local pound or animal shelter, or if you want to get out really cheap Craigslist or there's usually a few people in front of Walmart with a box full for free.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 6:50:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FunBobby:
Try your local pound or animal shelter, or if you want to get out really cheap Craigslist or there's usually a few people in front of Walmart with a box full for free.




Had good luck with these targets. Link

Going to try some of wideners 1/2" AR500 plates next time I buy some steel.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 8:40:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FunBobby:
Try your local pound or animal shelter, or if you want to get out really cheap Craigslist or there's usually a few people in front of Walmart with a box full for free.


I think that you need to rethink that post.
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