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Old 03-08-2010, 03:49 AM   #1
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Okay so maybe Cabin Fever is setting in, but I had to go to Staples today with my little sister and got to roaming the aisles. So I got to looking around and found this and had an idea. Maybe not a great idea but boredom's a killer
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18X24 Newsprint Tablet, 100 sheets $13.99
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This is like a giant tablet, had a heavy cardboard cover on the rear.
Downloaded some dimensions off the net for competition targets and drew out the layout and scoring rings on the cardboard backer
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:51 AM   #2
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Took a razor knife and began cutting out the outline. Fairly easy cutting and after cutting through the cardboard, I continued to slice until I was through the paper. The newsprint sheets cut like butter.
*WARNING* Please don't cut through into your dining room table top or anything
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Cool project and probably cheaper too.
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Hey that's not a bad idea. I have gone to furniture stores to get large boxes. I cut out shapes and spray paint one side. That way I can set up two different color targets for hostage situations. You way looks a lot easier.
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Once I had the outer edges cut all the way through the paper, I trimmed the border through the cardboard only
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Then I cutout the cardboard for the center scoring area and sliced through along the outer scoring ring leaving the cardboard attached to the binder
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I didn't want the head to come off, so I sliced a broken line along the neck so I could ink the scoring line
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I was then able to use a fine tipped marker to trace along the scoring zones
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Tear the sheet off and place on backer using these giant paper clips I found---
Okay tape or thumbtacks would work too but the bling-bling gold clips were callin my name
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This paper was a little small in height, so I lost a little bit of the outer zone "gut", but close enough-- the main scoring areas are "correct"
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Well there you have it. 100 targets for $13.99. Cheaper than I could order them.
They have actual size scoring rings and a easy to transport package
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All I need at the range is a marker, tear off and use. 14 cents a pull
More importantly cabin fever relieved for an hour or so
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Hey Gatekeeper. This was a very worthwhile thread. Thanks for the info. I am going to give that a try.
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Very cool. Need to try it out. Just tear them out as you need them.
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Good idea, I'll give that a try.
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