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Old 08-25-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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Like others have posted you want your target to lean a bit. I have several spinning targets made of various materials I picked up at the scrapyard. I have never experienced a bounce back with a spinning target. I did perforate a 1/2" spinner with a 7.62 x 54r 203 gr SP. The 91/30 pushed the bullet through the spinner so fast it barely wobbled.
Those spinning targets that's a good idea!! I've seen a couple guys using 4x4 wood posts with 12x12 steel plates attached to them , they use them in the pistol bays where I shoot. The rifle ranges have target holders but you have to bring your own for the pistol bays. I use a piece of plywood with eyelet hooks and rebar for paper, a pvc square frame with cans hanging in the middle & sometimes I just throw clay pigeons on the berm. The kid and I are fine with those targets but I'm trying to keep the wife interested and having fun. She only shoot .22lr so those spinning targets might do the trick.




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If all she'll be shooting is rimfires, you can get a swinger from Walmart for fairly cheap. It's one of the Champion swingers with a reset plate. I've only had mine on two putting with me, but it hasn't broken at all, after you shoot it, just hit it with some orange spray paint.

It does come with some bright stickers on the plates at first, but they get shot off in a hurry. I think I put about 100 rounds on mine so far with no issues.....that includes hits on the portions that aren't meant to be hit.



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She used to use my 10/22 when we went shooting but she started asking about a pistol, so I got her the ruger p95 she put a abought 5 rounds thru it and said never again. so back to the store i went and got the ruger sr22 she loves it but after awhile she wanted me to bring I will check Walmart and see what they have

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oops. Sorry about that QUOTE="wieseman71"]She used to use my 10/22 when we went shooting but she started asking about a pistol, so I got her the ruger p95 she put a abought 5 rounds thru it and said never again. so back to the store i went and got the ruger sr22 she loves it but after awhile she wanted me to bring the 10/22 and has more fun with it. So back to the store to get her her own 10/22 so she has the rifle and pistol and she's the only one who shoots those , I wish I could get her to clean them and take full ownership them. I will check Walmart for those targets mentioned

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