Targets

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by brasskicker, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. brasskicker

    brasskicker New Member

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    What kind of targets do you like to shoot? Paper, explosives, milk jugs, dueling trees, spinning, etc.?
     
  2. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    I only use paper targets when I am sighting in a rifle or testing a load for grouping. I prefer to shoot at objects for regular fun shooting. I like plastic bottles filled with water. I think I will try a gallon bottle filled with Jello next.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I usually punch paper. Spinning targets are fun. Never tried the exploding. My favorite is moving edible fuzzy targets.
     
  4. brasskicker

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    Word of advice: for the exploding targets stand back at a distance you think is safe... and back up another 50 yards lol.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If I ever spring for them I'll keep that in mind. Lol
     
  6. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Used these last week...homemade, @ 25-35 ft, 9mm, .40, .45... (didn't feel comfortable shooting steel any closer than that) Before and after...nevermind the duct tape...might have had a couple of flyers...:eek:

    We have a clay tree set up @100yds for the .22's

    We're also set up for paper targets too, but it can get a little plain after a while...
     

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  7. elfmdl

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    Does anybody know any good long range steel rifle targets?
     
  8. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Find a steel farication shop, they usually have scraps lying around and will probably just give them to you...that's what we did...:cool:
     
  9. elfmdl

    elfmdl New Member

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    Well I made some from scrap steel laying around our farm but I don't have anything that will withstand a .308
     
  10. c3shooter

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  11. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    I like steel and IDPA silhouettes.
     
  12. 7.62 Man

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    Gongs at even intervals like 100, 200, 300, 400, & 500yds.
    Shooting them with steel core ammo in the evening or at night w/lights is a lot of fun.
    The steel core makes a lot of sparks when it hits the gongs so you know if you have hit or not even before you hear the steel gong ring.;)
     
  13. 97cobra

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    The operator I work with built an AR-15 a few months back and, although I hate to admit it, it was the first one I had shot and it is scary accurate at 300.

    First mag I put through it was at an 8 inch gong and I hit it 28 out of 30 shots at 300 yards. (I like shooting gongs for fun shooting).

    We also shot at several travel size shaving cream bottles with his m&p 15-22 at 200 yards and it was surprisingly accurate. Never stretched a .22 that far before.

    But as I said I like the gongs, miscellaneous exploding targets such as tannerite or shaving cream and water bottles, paper, and a buddy of mine works for a place where he can get manicans and hard styrofoam heads.
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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  15. Gonzilla

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    Don't you need special tools to remove those things ? I heard the Secret Service welds those puppies in place before a Presidental visit.

    Wonder who the poor SOB is who has to pry them lose again. :eek:

    Then again, any job is a good job in this economy !

    JPat - good to see your alive, well and still pissing in somebody's Cheerios :D
     
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  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    To me, heavy steel gongs that will handle .308 and .30-06 ball are ideal. You can both see and hear hits. These need to be made rom hard, heavy guage steel.

    I have them from 6 inch for 100 yard shooting, to 12 inch for long range.

    The downside is they;re HEAVY!