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RoyDMercer 10-24-2007 04:27 PM

sighting weapons
 
What is the best thing to use when sighting weapons to fire at that will not bounce the bullet back at me? Thanks

cpttango30 10-24-2007 07:59 PM

Plane paper targets with a good backdrop (Hill Side, Dirt Berm ECT...)

matt g 10-25-2007 01:33 AM

I shoot steels and have never had a bullet come back at me.

cpttango30 10-25-2007 12:06 PM

That is what this guy said untill this video.


I am not one for shooting something that the bullet can not penatrate. Shooting steel there is always a chance that a bullet or fragment can ricoche.

matt g 10-25-2007 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 10895)
That is what this guy said untill this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABGIJwiGBc

I am not one for shooting something that the bullet can not penatrate. Shooting steel there is always a chance that a bullet or fragment can ricoche.

Even the largest rounds that I've shot at my plates just spall out. They look almost like the way a water balloon looks when it hits concrete. If you at a 90 degree angle to the target, and a reasonable distance from them, there is no risk of ricochet.

To the OP, you might want to make a frame out of 2x4s and some playwood to hold your targets. Make sure that you're at an approved range, with a good backstop and you'll be fine.

cpttango30 10-25-2007 06:54 PM

Matt I agree with you that 99.999999999% of the time that yes soft lead vs steel = steel wins. But there is that odd chance that something odd would happen.

I make my target stands out of 3/4" PVC pipe.
20" 3/4" PVC (White)
6 90 deg elbows
4 T couplers
4 end caps
4 bolts with nuts and washers 2 to 2.5" bolts work good.
Backing weather it is Foam board you buy at Wal-mart or a chunck of political or realestate sign.

Cut 6 2 foot section of PVC pipe
cut 4 3" sections of PVC pipe
4 12" sections of PVC pipe
PVC purple primer and clear glue (Come in combo pack at Home Depot).

Below are pictures of my target stand.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/a/108_2792.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/a/108_2791.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/a/108_2790.jpg

sureshot43 12-16-2007 01:59 AM

That is one cool looking backstop! Is it weighted or braceable for those breezy days?

dragunovsks 05-14-2008 01:09 AM

I saw this vid on youtube, and I think he's in a rock quarry. I think it bounced off a rock.

dragunovsks 05-14-2008 01:12 AM

Nothing beats a 4'x4' peice of plywood with paper targets stapled to it. I know, you can only use the wood so many times. I work construction, I bring home a lot of scrap plywood.

mrwatch 05-14-2008 12:42 PM

tubs
 
My neighbor said he shot at an old cast iron bath tub in his yard. After it bounced back hitting his leg he decided to never do that again.:D Know what you are shooting at.


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