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Old 07-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Soda cans. Buy them bulk in costco. Cheap and exploding .
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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.
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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
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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.
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Clay pigeons. Balloons with flour inside.
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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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These are actually fairly cool. And cheap. And not that easy to hit @ 50 yards.

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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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