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Old 01-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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So I'm interested in making some cheap but good targets and would like advice and info. I have a 1942 mosin nagant 91 30 that id like to do some long range shots with. Just got it so maybe starting with 100 to 200 yards. Then I also have a smith and wesson 40cal sigma id like to make a target for also. Something I can have fun with. Anything fun and cheap this is my 1st time making 1 so hopefully it turns out right.

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Old 01-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Paper plates. Cheaper than actual targets. If you want something reactive, find a frat house and collect their empty beer cans.

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http://www.mytargets.com/
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I also use 6" paper plates and plastic lids on coffee cans, and the like. I drill a hole center of the can to put a string through it and hang the can down range.

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You can hang any chunk of wood from a string or rope and shoot it several times.

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If you are just target shooting, then the paper plate is about the perfect target, and when you really want to plink something fun, stop by the 7-11 and grab a bag of charcoal. those little black briquettes make a really nice puff of smoke when a round hits them

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A box of clay pigeons from Wal Mart is cheap, visible, and reactive. Paper plates, blown-up balloons hanging from a string, tennis balls as well.

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I do the paper plates as well. At Wallyworld you can buy a them for less than a penny a plate. If you want to get fancy, you can cut a hole in the center of one of them and, using that as a template, and buck a can spray paint, make a bunch of them in a hurry.

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aspirin taped to a piece of cardboard works for me (also cigarette butts).

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I use a mechanical pencil and shoot the lead off the end of it

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