home made targets?

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by GeneJr, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. GeneJr

    GeneJr New Member

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    So I'm interested in making some cheap but good targets and would like advice and info. I have a 1942 mosin nagant 91 30 that id like to do some long range shots with. Just got it so maybe starting with 100 to 200 yards. Then I also have a smith and wesson 40cal sigma id like to make a target for also. Something I can have fun with. Anything fun and cheap this is my 1st time making 1 so hopefully it turns out right.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Paper plates. Cheaper than actual targets. If you want something reactive, find a frat house and collect their empty beer cans.

    Simple and cheap
     

  3. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I also use 6" paper plates and plastic lids on coffee cans, and the like. I drill a hole center of the can to put a string through it and hang the can down range.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    You can hang any chunk of wood from a string or rope and shoot it several times.
     
  5. Entelzha

    Entelzha New Member

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    If you are just target shooting, then the paper plate is about the perfect target, and when you really want to plink something fun, stop by the 7-11 and grab a bag of charcoal. those little black briquettes make a really nice puff of smoke when a round hits them
     
  6. rbmorris

    rbmorris New Member

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    A box of clay pigeons from Wal Mart is cheap, visible, and reactive. Paper plates, blown-up balloons hanging from a string, tennis balls as well.
     
  7. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I do the paper plates as well. At Wallyworld you can buy a them for less than a penny a plate. If you want to get fancy, you can cut a hole in the center of one of them and, using that as a template, and buck a can spray paint, make a bunch of them in a hurry.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    aspirin taped to a piece of cardboard works for me (also cigarette butts).
     
  9. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    I use a mechanical pencil and shoot the lead off the end of it
     
  10. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Strike anywhere matches r fun too. If ya hit the top just rite they light.
     
  11. russ1982

    russ1982 New Member

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    I built 4 of these they work great cost per was about 25 bucks. I used 1 1/2 PVC for the base the stand is faring strips and I used chicken wire. I use clothes pins to hold paper targets to the chicken wire. It works great
     
  12. bkitts

    bkitts New Member

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    Good idea. I will have to make me a couple of these to teach CCDW class.
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Both good ideas and sounds like fun. I'm going to do this next time I go down to Stalkingbear's. I wonder if I can light his grill with the charcoal briquettes, a strike anywhere match and my .22 pistol. LOL

    I put out a piece of fruit and then shoot the fruit flies that land on it, one by one at 50 yds. :D
     
  14. primer

    primer New Member

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    Plastic jugs filled with water. Election yard signs with targets taped to them. Anything elmo or barney from a second hand store. ;D
     
  15. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Potatoes put on a nice show...
     
  16. kenhesr

    kenhesr New Member

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    Yep! We do the same thing, only the bugs are gnats and we shoot the nits.

    Nits are tiny parasites that live on a gnats azz, verrrry hard to hit. :D
     
  17. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    Are you related to Rube Goldberg? :p
     
  18. iloveguns21

    iloveguns21 New Member

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    Bowling pins and rebar work good for me
     

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