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What is the best thing to use when sighting weapons to fire at that will not bounce the bullet back at me? Thanks
 

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Plane paper targets with a good backdrop (Hill Side, Dirt Berm ECT...)
 

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That is what this guy said untill this video.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABGIJwiGBc[/ame]

I am not one for shooting something that the bullet can not penatrate. Shooting steel there is always a chance that a bullet or fragment can ricoche.
 

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That is what this guy said untill this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABGIJwiGBc

I am not one for shooting something that the bullet can not penatrate. Shooting steel there is always a chance that a bullet or fragment can ricoche.
Even the largest rounds that I've shot at my plates just spall out. They look almost like the way a water balloon looks when it hits concrete. If you at a 90 degree angle to the target, and a reasonable distance from them, there is no risk of ricochet.

To the OP, you might want to make a frame out of 2x4s and some playwood to hold your targets. Make sure that you're at an approved range, with a good backstop and you'll be fine.
 

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Matt I agree with you that 99.999999999% of the time that yes soft lead vs steel = steel wins. But there is that odd chance that something odd would happen.

I make my target stands out of 3/4" PVC pipe.
20" 3/4" PVC (White)
6 90 deg elbows
4 T couplers
4 end caps
4 bolts with nuts and washers 2 to 2.5" bolts work good.
Backing weather it is Foam board you buy at Wal-mart or a chunck of political or realestate sign.

Cut 6 2 foot section of PVC pipe
cut 4 3" sections of PVC pipe
4 12" sections of PVC pipe
PVC purple primer and clear glue (Come in combo pack at Home Depot).

Below are pictures of my target stand.





 

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I saw this vid on youtube, and I think he's in a rock quarry. I think it bounced off a rock.
 

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Nothing beats a 4'x4' peice of plywood with paper targets stapled to it. I know, you can only use the wood so many times. I work construction, I bring home a lot of scrap plywood.
 

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tubs

My neighbor said he shot at an old cast iron bath tub in his yard. After it bounced back hitting his leg he decided to never do that again.:D Know what you are shooting at.
 

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Most of my rifles penetrate 1/2" steel if I use FMJ's! My WWII bolt actions will penetrate 1/2" steel with soft points! The ammo and caliber should be a factor in deciding what to use as a backstop...
 

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It's too bad that for some people it takes a stupid, moronic mistake before they'll learn. Use your head for something other than a hat rack, people.
 
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