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Posted: 11/18/2003 8:12:04 AM EDT
I was thinking of printing up some standard 8.5 x 11 targets. haven't really designed 'em at this point, but I was thinking of posting with a few designs and seeing if anyone wanted to come up with some interesting target designs also. I've noticed most of you guys are pretty handy with computers.

I'm pretty busy at work and will tinker with this later, either today or tomorrow.

Link Posted: 11/18/2003 8:21:49 AM EDT
i'll keep my eyes open
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 8:41:07 AM EDT
Let's see 'em!
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 9:17:39 AM EDT
I use Autocad 2000 in my spare time to make all the printable targets I want. I've created a few interesting ones as well as the standard run of the mill ones. I use both 8.5x11 and 11x17 for my use. If you have access to Acad I can email you some of my creations. This goes for anyone who wants them. If you have any ideas let me know and I will create one for you to make copies of.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 5:53:26 PM EDT
I have a couple I made with Microsoft Publisher printable on 8.5 x 11.0 sheets of paper. One has 4 spots with 0.5" gridlines and scope reticle alignment lines. The other has a single spot, also with scope reticle alignment lines. Email me and I'll send you the files.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 8:58:54 PM EDT
I make them in Corel Draw, "Square on Point" (diamond) 1/2" wide lines, leaves center of sighting area open, put crosshairs across each 'point' of diamond. This is for scope use. Add grid lines Horiz/Vert for every 1/2" print on 8.5x11 for 100yd, larger format for longer ranges. after bore sight, you are on at the 25M mark, adjust windage and elevation, then go to 100 and get about 1" high, then verify 200yd zero. (well, that is what I do). In addition, on the outside of the diamond (near the end of the paper) I make 4 solid black squares (1 1.04", 2 2.08", 1 3.12"), so I can tell what 1MOA looks like at 100yds on a specified power, good way to make an impromptu rangefinder out of a Duplex Scope, just by remembering a power setting). If you hold dead center on bottom of largest square (3.12"), you should shoot it and hit dead center and be very near a 200yd zero with scope on a flattop. There are adjustments for this if you have carry handle mount. "Diamond" in center is about 4" wide (corner to corner). I can make a .PDF of this target (Extremely useful, and makes it almost 'natural' to line up crosshairs, and leaves a blank spot for spotting your shots). IM Me if interested, I make them in Corel Draw, Specify 8.5x11 or 11x17 for your printer, but then I export them to Adobe PDF, so they print right on any machine/platform with only acrobat reader. I sometimes enhance them with the 1" or 1.5" 'high' circle in dotted line to remind me of where I am supposed to be for 200 with most ammo. For irons, nothing beats a square box, hold 6 o'clock on solid 4" square, but you need to use spotting scope or walk to target to verify. I also put 1/2" gridlines in black on those (until they cross into black square, then they are white lines). If anybody has an idea for "The Best" Target for Zero and ranges, let me know! This is what I have found to work the best, and would like to improve upon it!
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:27:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2003 11:08:11 AM EDT by JCraig]
Check out my company's TargetExpress software. If you have something unique, send it to me. If we like it we will add it to the program. If you like the software we can cut AR15.com users a deal on the price. Check out our AR15.com special here... [url]www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=91&t=190068[/url] JCraig [url]www.mcw-tech.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 2:55:28 PM EDT
I knew there was software. Ammoman.com has a bunch you can download and also software you can buy. So lets see some of your home design targets?
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 5:08:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2003 5:11:21 PM EDT by nfleming]
Hello, I hope you like these, I know I do. [url]http://www.remington.com/targets/papertargets.htm[/url] =
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 5:20:20 PM EDT
[url]http://www.glockfaq.com/targets.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 6:27:56 PM EDT
Here is the 8 1/2" x 11" version of what I was talking about above. It may make no sense unless you are used to it... [:)] [img]http://www.chameleonweaponry.com/smtarget-letter.gif[/img] Here is the vector format: [url=http://www.chameleonweaponry.com/target-letter.ai]Adobe Illustrator Version[/url] PDF: [url]http://www.chameleonweaponry.com/target-letter.pdf[/url]
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 6:14:20 AM EDT
You guys are great. *sniff* [usa] Just think, now when I go to Wally World I can save that extra $3.00 I normally spend on paper targets and buy another box of ammo. [hail2] [snoopy] besides, as you can tell I just figured out how to use the icons. cool.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 1:46:29 AM EDT
All you need is a photo-editing program, such as MS "PictureIt!" (which is what I use). With it, you can design just about any kind of target you want. I've saved some pics of squirrels, rabbits, etc, and used PictureIt to cut the animal out of the background and print it out. Then, glue the cutout onto a cardboard backing, cut it to shape and you have an excellent "practical" target.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 5:10:52 AM EDT
I stumbled upon a pretty neat site while working on an article last summer that has a pile of printable targets. It is a program you buy and download that has 213 targets to print and an add on where you can create some of your own to add to the collection using the paint program. Some of them are sight-in targets, some of them are game targets some of them are competition targets. Pretty neat selection. The program is called Targetmaster 2.0.1 and although I don't remember the price, it was VERY inexpensive. I think you can see it at:[url]http://www.ammoman.com[/url] or you can e-mail the owner directly at [email]berkelusa@hotmail.com[/email] I just thought you may find this helpful. Merry Christmas to all my AR15.com Brothers & Sisters in Arms! Sincerely, Jeff W. Zimba Production Manager Small Arms Review Magazine [url]http://www.smallarmsreview.com[/url]
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