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Old 02-06-2013, 15:42   #1
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Targets. What do ya shoot at?

I use cardboard targets and bottles filled with coloured water as the two primary things I shoot. Sometimes some fruit or something, but not often.

What I'm looking for is to see what makes for good targets. I've found a couple of things for a "homemade" ballistics gel (basically just REALLY high-density gelatin). I was also thinking of using something like the spray-foam insulator. That stuff seems to set up pretty solidly.

Any thoughts? Is the insulator TOO solid to make a good target? What would you guys recommend for things like this to shoot at that might even be able to demonstrate JHP expansion?
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:38   #2
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I like Q targets and B27's for handgun shooting and offhand shooting. I like the Shoot 'n' See targets for rifle shooting from a bench. A cardboard backing is a must.

Then there's .22LR plinking...Anything I have laying around is fair game when it comes to plinking. Old tennis balls can be alot of fun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:39   #3
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Steel is all I shoot unless I'm sighting in.
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:40   #4
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Printer paper. If I forget to bring paper with me, I use paper towels from the head.
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:47   #5
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Standard NRA slow fire and rapid fire targets.
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:50   #6
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I like Q targets and B27's for handgun shooting and offhand shooting. I like the Shoot 'n' See targets for rifle shooting from a bench. A cardboard backing is a must.

Then there's .22LR plinking...Anything I have laying around is fair game when it comes to plinking. Old tennis balls can be alot of fun.
Sounds like me. I tape colored 3x5 notecards on the B-27s
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:54   #7
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Pigeons...............clay pigeons, otherwise known as them purty flying orange discs as in trap
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printer paper with a 1" circle printed in the middle for pistols.
shoot-n-see targets for rifles.

i got a chance to shoot some 8" steel plate recently. makes a satisfying "ptinggg!!" sound.
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Old 02-06-2013, 18:02   #9
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Old 02-06-2013, 18:15   #10
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Night and day I shoot steel a good bit. Also paper head and silhouette targets that I print by the thousands.

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Old 02-06-2013, 18:32   #11
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90% of the time steel, cardboard with paper plates or shoot-n-c for sighting in and SD drills. I live where you can shoot safely in a pond or walking a ditch bank, a chunk of wood, acorns, hickory nuts, etc., make good floating targets.
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Old 02-06-2013, 18:49   #12
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The cheapest paper targets I can find for sighting in, a lot of the time I just make my own. Twenty oz and two liter bottles filled with water for fun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:41   #13
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Cans make good targets since they often have the satisfying effect of going flying. I also shoot splatter targets, phone books, and just recently steel.
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:43   #14
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Mostly steel, unless I am sighting a rifle in; every once in a while some bowling pins....
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:49   #15
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I've carried these guys to the range with me on every trip out to the range ever since I got them. They are Action Target Evil Roy targets, and they've been great!

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I spray paint the heads in fluorescent orange paint (like the call-before-you-dig guys use to mark underground cables...) and have swapped out the wing nuts with the locking nuts they shipped with instead. The wing nuts came loose too easily, and I was always having to tighten them up after shooting a couple magazines at them.

When using paper targets, I like the Shoot 'n C and splatter targets a lot, especially for the long-range stuff.
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:54   #16
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steel is all i shoot unless i'm sighting in.
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:22   #17
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I use your run-of-the-mill paper targets. I usually get them at Wally World.
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:29   #18
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Targets. What do ya shoot at?

We go thru several 1qt turbine oil cans a week and as they are steel they go into the 'magnum therapy' can. We go shooting every friday during lunch at a great spot out in the desert a few miles from work and it's a literal blast to dance the oil cans across the desert.
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:34   #19
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What would you guys recommend for things like this to shoot at that might even be able to demonstrate JHP expansion?
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:37   #20
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I print cheap targets like M2.
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Old 02-06-2013, 21:48   #21
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I have a backer board set at 25 yds that I pin paper targets that I print at home that I downloaded of a website.

Then I have steel plates at 25,50 and 100 yards that see the majority of the abuse.

Putting holes in paper is super boring to me unless I'm testing a reload,even then it's a chore

Sometimes I Run n Gun assault my plates in a most tactical fashion but I gots to be careful that I don't step on a rattler with my earplugs in
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The club I belong to only allows paper targets. I usually either use the standard NRA target or paper targets I print off the computer.
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