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Vincine 10-29-2012 02:14 AM

Steel Walking Targets?
 
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Has anyone tried, or use, walking targets like these? They get further away with each hit.


http://www.rollingsteeltargets.com/

winds-of-change 10-29-2012 03:38 AM

No, I haven't tried one and I didn't even know they exist.

I WANT ONE!!! :D

Coyotenator 10-29-2012 04:39 AM

I saw one similar to the last one in your post at a Gun Show last year.
The guy selling them said that he and his friends would race them, shooting them with .22 rifles.
He would set up 3 or 4 targets and the first shooter to get his to go some arbitrary distance and across a finish line won.
They look simple enough to make and maybe this winter I will have the time to weld a couple up.

Old_Crow 10-29-2012 10:01 AM

You can get self healing plastic balls that are lot of fun. The local golf course will give me all the broken balls I care to shoot for free. Those targets will eventually get warped and quit rolling. If they are real cheap I would consider it. Sooner or later you are going to hit a metal target in the wrong place to many times and it will quit functioning. I have a yard full of them.

winds-of-change 10-29-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Old_Crow (Post 994129)
You can get self healing plastic balls that are lot of fun. The local golf course will give me all the broken balls I care to shoot for free. Those targets will eventually get warped and quit rolling. If they are real cheap I would consider it. Sooner or later you are going to hit a metal target in the wrong place to many times and it will quit functioning. I have a yard full of them.


What are "self healing plastic balls"?

Vincine 10-29-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 994208)
What are "self healing plastic balls"?


I've got a 'Cube' & a 'Top Hat' I hang from a shepard's hook with a chain or toss on the ground. The 'Top Hat' bounces more than the 'Cube' with a .22lr. The 'Cube' is easier to hit with the 9mm. I'm going to drill a hole through the center of the 'Cube' and hang it with a rope so I can use it inside over the winter.

Neither 'clang' when hit, but there is very little risk of ricochet. I've got a few hundred rounds on both and they're still good.

Old_Crow 10-29-2012 06:17 PM

Winds of Change you can pick up a self healing spinner that is my favorite. I like a spinner without a balance weight. When you hit it the target spins and where it stops no one knows. I like the challenge. Lot's of times you only have less than an inch to shoot at. The idea is to keep shooting it until you stand the target back up. Avoid shooting it with hollow points (larger than 22 LR) and shotgun slugs and they will last a couple years. I have four right now two are well over a year old. The other two I got last spring for my Bday. I shoot at least 550 rounds of 22 ammo into them every month, 100 357 mag rounds and no telling how many 9mm rounds. That is not counting how many times my wife and friends shoot them. I got my spinners at WalMart for about $20 each.

I finally found a picture of one


I also have a bunch of metal spinners I shoot with the pellet gun. I don't even know how many pelet gun targets I have. In the spring when hunting season is done and no one knows what to do with themselves we make a course through the woods kind of like sporting clays. Then a bunch of people come over and we shoot the course for $5 a person winner take all. We have as many as 30 people a round for the first month or so. We get more shooters when a CMP or Appleseed group joins in with us. Usually by June the heat takes all the fun out of it.


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