Silly exploding target question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by clr8ter, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I have a package of older exploding targets from Explorer Supply. It's the ones that don't make anymore, all the components are in the bag; you mix the 2 powders together, fill the little foam block, and stick the target cover on. Will fire with a .22. At least I don't think they make them any more......the ones on the market now loud different.

    So, the question is; should I make them and shoot them up, or do they have some collector's value?
     
  2. billt

    billt New Member

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    It sounds like they are made from tannerite, or some similar compound.
     

  3. dan01

    dan01 New Member

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    The government is trying to pin some of the big forest fires out west on shooters.......You may want to consider this in the placement of exploding targets........I personally would not like getting blamed for a forest fire.
     
  4. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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  5. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I believe it's pre-tannerite. And we aren't out west, and we shoot in a big sandpit. No worries about fire. This stuff is way more sensitive than tannerite, too. You can use it with 22 LR.
     
  6. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    shoot it, video it and post it here for all of us to enjoy ;)
     
  7. billt

    billt New Member

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    I still have a box of those self stick bullseye targets somewhere around. They are about 3" square, and around 1" think, and have a bullseye target on the side. They go off with the sound of an M-80 when you hit them. I believe these are the ones you're talking about.
     
  8. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yes! They're a kit, though, you have to put them together yourself.
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I would like to have some of those. Do you know where I can find some?
     
  10. billt

    billt New Member

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    I've had mine for years. I haven't seen them for sale anywhere recently. I don't know if they took them off the market because of becoming illegal, or else they were put out of business by all of the Tannerite type of targets that are for sale now. Even Cabela's sells Tannerite type targets now.

    http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/sear...ts&WTz_l=Header;Search-All+Products&x=15&y=11
     
  11. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, my feeling is that they stopped making the old ones because truthfully, they just contain flash powder, which can be used for "other things". The new ones I suspect, can't. FP ingredients are VERY controlled nowadays, and can't be shipped normally W/O added hassle and expense.

    W.O.C., they're tons of fun, and they do make them that are 22LR and up sensitive, and you can buy them on the internet. I was looking at them yesterday.