Exploding targets

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by sctimber97, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. sctimber97

    sctimber97 New Member

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    I am getting bored of just shooting conventioal paper targets and steel targets, so i started looking for exploding rimfire targets. I have found a wide variety online but, they are all about $50 plus in price. So does anyone know of any targets that are a good bang for your buck? Any suggestions would help. Thanks!:)
     
  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Soda cans. Buy them bulk in costco. Cheap and exploding ;).
     

  3. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I don't think you're going to find any cheap exploding targets. Even the old school foam block & flash powder ones I bought 10 years ago cost almost $13 for 8.
     
  4. slimpickins

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    Exploding Targets

    You might try pool que chaulk. Not a real explosion but they do make a nice blue puff when hit. I like to drill a 1/8 hole in them and use a hot glue gun to glue wooden matches in them. I have a stand with holes in it to hold all sorts of fun targets. We have a rinfire match we call a medicine match. We shoot aspirins and vitamins and tic tacs at 25yds and tums,giant smarties and pool que chaulk at 50yds. Even an aspirin makes a nice little puff when hit. Give it a try. Slim
     
  5. kaido

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    Kind of pricey, but me and my girl did it once. You can use small cherry tomatoes or those individual sized things of butter. They tend to go flying off in random directions though......can also try the large rectangular blocks of butter. It's pretty cool to see the "wound" cavity that gets left behind.
     
  6. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Clay pigeons. Balloons with flour inside.
     
  7. bwraven

    bwraven New Member

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    Two of my favorites are apples and potatoes.

    SportsmansGuide also carries some binary exploding targets. The SureShot Juniors are designed for rimflires.

    $17 shipped with this $10 off coupon for memebers: SN482 (expires 11-30-12)
     
  8. Steel_Talon

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    Charcoal Briquettes
    Neco Wafers
     
  9. roscoguy

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    These are actually fairly cool. And cheap. And not that easy to hit @ 50 yards.

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  10. big shrek

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    I'd list the chemical compounds found in old Chemistry sets that mix quite well into fun things...
    but these days they get kinda cranky about that stuff ;)

    Funny how in the 50's to 70's we were given Chemistry sets...which now contain practicaly NONE of the fun things we used to play with...
    Guess they were afraid we might learn to be Chemists or something?? Hehehe
     
  11. KeysKelly

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    I found a bunch of neon pink cans of spray paint at The Dollar Store and shot them. They make a bit of a noise and spew paint all over the place. Place them somewhere away from other things. The paint will shoot about 5 feet in all directions.

    I have never tried it but I hear a can of shaving cream will have the same reaction and not as messy.
     
  12. jjfuller1

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    Plus 1 for small soda cans. Shake well, place and enjoy. Also I like any kind of knick knacks I generally grab these from yard sales and such. They fling all over and some go poof.
     
  13. fisherkip

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    Golf balls, they don't explode but are a challenge to shoot with constant distance adjustment. Good times
     
  14. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Pressurized cans spray paint, etc.
     
  15. 75370

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    +1, this what I use to add a little excitement for my new shooters.
     
  16. tri70

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    We will freeze small water bottles and shoot with rimfire, it takes a while to break them down at any distance and it shows the hits!
     
  17. christopherg8106

    christopherg8106 New Member

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    chunks of sidewalk chalk, make nice little colored clouds
     
  18. camogun

    camogun New Member

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    Tannerite and gas is really cool. Fire ball huge
     
  19. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I believe adding an accellerant makes it illegal. Not completely sure.