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Posted: 11/20/2008 4:13:13 PM EDT
I'm going to make paper target's with cardboard and paper plates. My question is what can I put on the paper plates so that when shot I could see the holes? I dont have a spoting scope. I have binoculars but the are limited to 100 yards and even then my old man vision is no good. Black is hard to see and if I could buy better binoculars right now I wouldnt be asking this question. Thanks for any info.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:27:25 PM EDT
Well get rid of the .22 and go with 50 cal... Bigger hole and easier to see... Done and simple!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:28:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:51:21 PM EDT
Use foam plates, the holes will be very obvious.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:53:40 PM EDT
OK time to pay it forward again, I have a Browning 20-50 spoting scope you can have VR. IM me where to send it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:54:52 PM EDT
Ive been shooting paper plates for years, they're what? $10/100" targets I can burn when Im done assuming I didnt get them on sale. I figure if I can put towards the center of the plate I'm content on my ability to put em in the center of mass.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:08:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:18:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OdT:
Originally Posted By Dinothewap:
OK time to pay it forward again, I have a Browning 20-50 spoting scope you can have VR. IM me where to send it.




You're alright Dino




Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:22:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Originally Posted By OdT:
Originally Posted By Dinothewap:
OK time to pay it forward again, I have a Browning 20-50 spoting scope you can have VR. IM me where to send it.




You're alright Dino






+1, Good shit, Dino.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:24:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NWRed:
Ive been shooting paper plates for years, they're what? $10/100" targets I can burn when Im done assuming I didnt get them on sale. I figure if I can put towards the center of the plate I'm content on my ability to put em in the center of mass.


Same here, paper plates are a great "center mass" target, and dirt cheap.

[voice of Newt] They're meowstly what I use, meowstly.....[voice of Newt]

I know what ya mean about seein' those holes, same problem when I use 'em at the rifle range. Bright sunny day, not too bad. But we haven't had many of those lately.

I use cheap low-power binos, hopefully the spotting scope you're apperently gonna get from Dino will do the trick. (good on ya there Dino!)

There's gotta be some kinda cheap paint or something that can be sprayed onto them, that will "splatter" or crack off when hit, sorta like a shoot'n see.

Shoot'n see are the best, as ODT said, for this purpose. Just more expensive than the plates.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:44:52 PM EDT
Just go to the Tacoma mall... You'll know if you hit your targets...
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:46:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Neo1130:
Just go to the Tacoma mall... You'll know if you hit your targets...


Shaddap noob!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 6:57:31 PM EDT
For really long range I use different colored balloons,the small one's are inexpensive and I only blow them up to about four inches in diameter, cluster them around the center balloon as you make larger circles of balloons around the center on the target board, OSB-7/16" is only $8;00 a 4x8 sheet.

Steel is best ofcourse, paint it black and the bullets leave a silver splotch at point of impact and at 1000 yards you can still hear them ring, five inches by nine inches is the standard for long range steel.



Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:00:35 PM EDT
Yeah, good call, I'd forgotten about the balloons. Been years since I used any, but hell yeah, they do work great. Instant "target feedback".
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:11:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dinothewap:
OK time to pay it forward again, I have a Browning 20-50 spoting scope you can have VR. IM me where to send it.


Thanks Dino I really appreciate your hospitality. I owe you
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:42:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ViniVidivici:
Originally Posted By Neo1130:
Just go to the Tacoma mall... You'll know if you hit your targets...


Shaddap noob!


Both of you are showing your noobness...


DaBunny has been saying that for years.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:02:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Neo1130:
Just go to the Tacoma mallOlympia... You'll know if you hit your targets...




Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:07:18 PM EDT
Thank you for "paying it forward"...eases the regret of my having done so......dragunov scope I picked up for 20$.....I gave it to a friend even knowing what it was worth.....I paid it forward and try to remember why I did it....thank you for letting us know what goes around comes around and that others are willing to do the same...Thanks....Mike.
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