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Old 10-24-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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What is the best thing to use when sighting weapons to fire at that will not bounce the bullet back at me? Thanks

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Plane paper targets with a good backdrop (Hill Side, Dirt Berm ECT...)

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

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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.
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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.
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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.





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

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

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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.

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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. Know what you are shooting at.

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