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Posted: 9/19/2001 3:30:33 PM EDT
Man, I'm getting tired of old lifeless paper targets at the range. What sort of interesting things do you guys take to liven things up. Cans? Juggs? Bottles? What?
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 3:32:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 3:32:54 PM EDT
cans. Buy some "Sams choice" at Wal mart. Let it sit in a hot car. Shake it up. Shoot it. Very entertaining. 2 liters filled with water is good to.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 3:34:28 PM EDT
Hey, I never thought of full soda cans!
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 3:52:23 PM EDT
I give them a gun and tell them to shoot back.........[sniper]
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 3:56:23 PM EDT
paper? PAPER??? we don't shoot no stinkin' paper! you show up for bulletfest, and i'll give you steel by the TON to blast at! [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/032/mi/Xs/U1/fC71100.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:02:59 PM EDT
I understand that paper is the best way to determine how well I am shooting. But I haven't found anything more gratifying than the "clank" of a bullet impacting steel downrange. If you're looking for a disposable steel target, a 1/8" walled four inch diameter pipe hung off a chain provides cheap service. First wall gets penetrated completely by 55 gr BT, but second wall stands up to BT. Pistols, you can buy those whacky spinners. Please wear eye protection under 30 yards. There are fab companies on the net that offer "armor steel" plates of different configurations, but I was always too much of a cheap bastard to buy them even when I had a good job.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:05:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:06:42 PM EDT
I still shoot some paper targets but mostly I shoot 6" round (head shot) and 10"x15" (torso shot) steel plates. I like the "ding" sound it makes when I hit it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:07:14 PM EDT
HEY.........I was wonderin` where my toyota went................[pissed]
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:08:43 PM EDT
How about an 8 inch sqaure of 1/8 thick aluminum suspended by safety wire? would this cause ricochets or would it just go straight through with little reaction.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:09:04 PM EDT
Campy, Ohhhhhh. Can I come play next time??? [heavy] James
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:23:55 PM EDT
Silhouette shooting is a very nice change of pace. We shot an 8 week smallbore silhouette league this summer at my home club and I am hooked. We shoot informally now on Mondays with the plurality deciding what we shoot. I always vote for silhouette.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:36:43 PM EDT
I like citrus fruit. Spectacular explosions
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:39:26 PM EDT
I like to shoot at coffee cans.... cus I cant see beer cans at 100 yards
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:45:44 PM EDT
Please wear eye protection under 30 yards.
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You should ALWAYS wear eye protection when firing any weapon at any range.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 4:50:54 PM EDT
The items range from small to large: Soda cans, water bottles, laundry detergent bottles. Wood boards, phone books. One time I dug a small hole and stood a railroad tie up and shot at it starting from the top and chipped away until nothing was left
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 6:06:53 PM EDT
Animal crackers and plastic Army men. A good challenge at fifty yards with my 10/22. I use a scope for these targets!
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 6:36:04 PM EDT
Molotov Coctails are great. Use gas in a soda can or whatever. Ice blocks are easy to make out of soda cans. fill with water, freeze, peel off the aluminum. Leave it on if you want, but it will melt faster. Sam's Red Creme Soda. Old computer hardware old lightbulbs If you are lucky enough to live near suitable water, use floating logs... "Yes Commander, Osama Bin Laden's aircraft carrier is in range..."
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 6:42:32 PM EDT
Cans of penetrating oil placed by flares. Can you say boom.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:16:38 PM EDT
Dillon Precision, the maker of reloading equip, is selling these self-sealing no-splatter targets. You have to shoot at them with round nose bullets 45 & 9mm leave just pin hole. SWC and hollow point bullets will DRAMATICALLY reduce target life. Check them out at [url]http://dillonprecision.com/template/p.cfm?maj=50&min=0&dyn=1&[/url]
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:18:35 PM EDT
an old, non-functioning, 19" computer monitor...
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:28:23 PM EDT
AOL CDs, Shook Up Cans of Soda, Empty Beer Bottles, 2 Liter Bottles, Big Boxes (For Shotguns), Halloween Skulls with Klinton Masks over Them (I like Headshots on shit like Klinton.) Anybody know where I can get some Bin Laden Masks to shoot at.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:28:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:31:47 PM EDT
How about a pyramid of Soda Cans (Full of course) shook up and hot. Now take any gun with a 100 Round Drum and open fire. Continue shooting until you are out of ammo. If your close enough you may even get soaked with soda. Its kinda fun.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:33:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:37:46 PM EDT
Cars. Bonus points if you load them with dynamite or binary explosives. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/033/Lb/EY/su/Rs27629.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:38:45 PM EDT
Take a gallon milk jug. Fill with water. Place in freezer. Give it plenty of time to become frozen solid. Cut the plastic off of the ice. Shoot ice with a high-powered rifle. Excellent for demonstrations of hydrostatic pressure. Spare change. This is more for the sniper rifle guys. Fun to brag about the time you shot a dime at 100yds. Remember to keep the coin. Oh yeah, cats.....lots of cats!!!!
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 7:39:09 PM EDT
I started my boys out on clay skeet targets.You can shoot them to powder and don't have much to clean up. They are 4" round and bright orange. They will break even whenhit with a .22 short, and the boys get instant feedback.
Link Posted: 9/19/2001 10:13:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Be careful with the one mentioned above involving objects floating on water. The surface of water will cause ricochets. This is fun if it is a pond with a large hill behind though.
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Allow me to elaborate: [b]Suitable[/b] water must have a steep slope behind it or a large hill. Creeks are good because they usually have steep banks. If you are unsure where the bullet will bounce to, look at the reflection in the water. If the reflection is sky, don't shoot. But if it is ground/trees, go for it. The bullet will bounce off the surface of the water at slightly less of an angle than it was struck at. Shots that are 45 degrees or more down into water won't richochet. If you try the gas thing, make sure you bring a shovel and bucket of H2O. In other words, don't assume you won't start a fire!
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:59:45 AM EDT
I love the auto-poppers... http://www.mgmtargets.com/autopopr.htm
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