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What are your best targets that you use for fun?

I enjoy shooting cans and bottles but what can be more creative and fun?
 

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get a 3' 2x4.....
drill 1/8" holes in the 3.5" side every 2"
put golf tees in the holes
put paintballs on the tees
shoot the paint balls
then shoot the tees

when you get tired of that..... take a small container of sugar water, and spread it on the paper targets...... after a few minutes, you can shoot the flies.

 

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Get a sheet of pegboard or cheap plywood from the scrap section of Lowe's or Home Depot. Buy a box of clays from walmart, place nails or screws a few inches apart on the boards and hang the clays on them. Make a stand out of 2bys and shoot away!

The boards should last for a while before the .22s tear it apart. Then buy another board and repeat.
 

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Become friends with the fruit and produce guy at your grocery store.
Then get old fruits and veggies to shoot at for cheap to free.
 

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fun .22 targets

We like to play challengeing shooting games. Try cutting stem of a walnut,scyamore ball,hickory nut or other with a bullet,then busting the target before it hits the ground. another is sliding a empty 12 gauge hull over muzzle end of barrel,pull trigger to launch hull(it'll really go up!) and hit hull while still in air-NOTE-ONLY IF YOU HAVE PLENTY OF SAFE LAND(at least 1 mile in direction of shooting). Another is to line up empty .22 shells on a board at 50 yards and see who has longest run before missing. Another thing we do is put out the small clay piegons out about 150-200 yards. And of course running rabbits make challengeing targets in season. PLEASE DO NOT shoot glass bottles as they leave dangerous shards from now on.
 

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We like to play challengeing shooting games. Try cutting stem of a walnut,scyamore ball,hickory nut or other with a bullet,then busting the target before it hits the ground. another is sliding a empty 12 gauge hull over muzzle end of barrel,pull trigger to launch hull(it'll really go up!) and hit hull while still in air-NOTE-ONLY IF YOU HAVE PLENTY OF SAFE LAND(at least 1 mile in direction of shooting). Another is to line up empty .22 shells on a board at 50 yards and see who has longest run before missing. Another thing we do is put out the small clay piegons out about 150-200 yards. And of course running rabbits make challengeing targets in season. PLEASE DO NOT shoot glass bottles as they leave dangerous shards from now on.

Ummm, wow, I hope you are kidding. Not good advice to stick anything on the muzzle and shoot. It may work for you but it shouldn't be something you advise others to do. It's quite ironic you condone that and give advice not to shoot glass bottles.
 

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What I'm talking about is 12 gauge empty hulls will fall freely on OUTSIDE of barrel and fall off easily-thus-NO barrel obstruction as there is no pressure built up. The .22 barrel is WAY smaller than the empty 12 gauge hull and will fall off of it's own weight easily when muzzle is pointed down.
 

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Fresh eggs on golf tees at least 50 yards away. A bit expensive.

Old golf balls on tees are fun and re-usable, if found.

Others include: metal swingers, silhouettes, chalk targets (Walmart), small frozen apples on trees, ice cubes made with food-coloring added to wate, empty rifle, pistol, shotgun shells, tennis balls.

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Balloons make a very satisfying target, especially when introducing new shooters to the sport. It takes some work blowing them up, but the visual feedback is immediate.

After they're inflated, you can tack the mouth to a support, or hang them from string. This has them moving if there's a breeze.
 

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What I'm talking about is 12 gauge empty hulls will fall freely on OUTSIDE of barrel and fall off easily-thus-NO barrel obstruction as there is no pressure built up. The .22 barrel is WAY smaller than the empty 12 gauge hull and will fall off of it's own weight easily when muzzle is pointed down.
I understood exactly what you were saying the first time. It may not be in the barrel but it is covering the muzzle, not a good idea even if it does fall off freely.
 

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I have to go with Dcomf on this one. Just not a smart thing to do. Once more you are obstructing the barrel. I know that some 22 rifle barrels are smaller than a 12 ga shell but there are many different rifles out there with many different barrel dimensions. Plus you take a chance of causing damage to the crown of your rifle. Once that is done it is going to cost you $100+ to have your barrel recrowned.
 

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I shoot whatever trash I can find... Soda bottles and cans, beer cans... I've shot at gallon water jugs or detergent bottles, pumpkins, cantalopes, etc...

My favorite is taking 4-5 gallon jugs and putting them into a line, shoot into the first and usually the bullet will stop before the last one. Catching a nice hollowpoint bullet is pretty sweet to look at.

I think the best tripwas shooting at the cow, chicken, dog, and pig that was leftover from my nephews birthday party (October)... see the attached pics below:

(edit - The land we shoot on is posted as private property. We shoot on a downhill slope, so any bullet that passes our target is aimed towards the ground... And, we always do a check for people prior to shooting too... And, we're at a cabin that has no neighbors for at least a mile in each direction)... Just incase anyone flames for not having a backstop.
 

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This was our Tide setup... 5 bottles filled with water. The last pic is the hollowpoints recovered from one of the back bottles.
 

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That is an awesome picture of the Tide shot. Good (or lucky;) ) photographer!
Beautiful land too.
 

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hillbilly - That was taken with my Nikon D50, which takes something like 2.5 pictures a second. I've since upgraded to a D80, which is even a little quicker.

I've got a lot of other shots in "mid-blowup" too... I just like that one.

And thanks. The land actually belongs to my girlfriends grandfather. It's like 2 acres of mountain area, and there's a cabin that sits on the property that we use... It's all hunting land over that way, but it's really a great place to get away... There's a large pavillion with 4 tables that we use for family cookouts and what not.

Besides that, my family also owns 2 cabins up in Northern PA (Sullivan County area), but that's a little further drive. We're actually going up this weekend, which should be fun. :)
 

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If you need a cool target for kids or first time shooters go and buy some cheap red pop in cans. Just shake them up and they explode with a red mist when they are hit When my kids were young I always bought a 12 pack for them to shoot.
 
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