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sctimber97 07-14-2012 06:24 PM

Exploding targets
I am getting bored of just shooting conventioal paper targets and steel targets, so i started looking for exploding rimfire targets. I have found a wide variety online but, they are all about $50 plus in price. So does anyone know of any targets that are a good bang for your buck? Any suggestions would help. Thanks!:)

okdonk 07-14-2012 06:33 PM

Soda cans. Buy them bulk in costco. Cheap and exploding ;).

clr8ter 07-15-2012 05:09 PM

I don't think you're going to find any cheap exploding targets. Even the old school foam block & flash powder ones I bought 10 years ago cost almost $13 for 8.

slimpickins 07-15-2012 11:19 PM

Exploding Targets
You might try pool que chaulk. Not a real explosion but they do make a nice blue puff when hit. I like to drill a 1/8 hole in them and use a hot glue gun to glue wooden matches in them. I have a stand with holes in it to hold all sorts of fun targets. We have a rinfire match we call a medicine match. We shoot aspirins and vitamins and tic tacs at 25yds and tums,giant smarties and pool que chaulk at 50yds. Even an aspirin makes a nice little puff when hit. Give it a try. Slim

kaido 07-16-2012 12:18 AM

Kind of pricey, but me and my girl did it once. You can use small cherry tomatoes or those individual sized things of butter. They tend to go flying off in random directions though......can also try the large rectangular blocks of butter. It's pretty cool to see the "wound" cavity that gets left behind.

primer1 07-16-2012 02:14 AM

Clay pigeons. Balloons with flour inside.

bwraven 08-05-2012 04:26 PM

Two of my favorites are apples and potatoes.

SportsmansGuide also carries some binary exploding targets. The SureShot Juniors are designed for rimflires.

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Steel_Talon 08-05-2012 06:13 PM

Charcoal Briquettes
Neco Wafers

roscoguy 08-06-2012 01:36 AM

These are actually fairly cool. And cheap. And not that easy to hit @ 50 yards.

big shrek 08-09-2012 10:23 AM

I'd list the chemical compounds found in old Chemistry sets that mix quite well into fun things...
but these days they get kinda cranky about that stuff ;)

Funny how in the 50's to 70's we were given Chemistry sets...which now contain practicaly NONE of the fun things we used to play with...
Guess they were afraid we might learn to be Chemists or something?? Hehehe

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