Targets other than paper

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  1. Gaprofitt

    Gaprofitt

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    Hi All,

    I just bought a Glock 19 recently, my inlaws have some land basically in the middle of nowhere. I want to setup a sort of poor mans shooting range for just us to practice. What is available that's reasonably low cost but has a good life span.. Spinning metal targets, etc. Most of what i'm finding is only for .22's. Any good options, prefer something fun yet challenging and prefer some variety... What would you recommend if you had say $100-150 to setup a few targets.

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    my favorite targets


    .....and beer!
     

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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    You can buy a set of .44 mag plates at places like Midway.
     
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    I trust those were empty.....if not that is clearly alcohol abuse.
     
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  7. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Empty cans are OK, if you take the time to fill them with water it is better.
    Empty 2 liter bottles are OK, if you fill them they are better.

    Tomatoes are interesting
    Zuchinni are interesting


    Generally I shoot paper targets.
     
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    Fun and they are tough.
    Can take a .41 mag. and keep on ticking.
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    And they are usually free at most bowling alley's.
     
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    animal crackers for .22's.

    balloons can be blown up to any size you like, and can be a real challenge on a windy day depending on how much string you give em to flap around on.

    old discounted fruit and veggies from the local farmers market is always fun.

    that half jug of bad milk in the fridge is good to shoot, so are those questionable eggs.

    and my personal favorite is to spread out a handful of bird seed and wait for the blackbirds to show up.
     
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    If you want cheap, my friends and I just scrounge the land for steel and have his dad lop it up in to pieces and put holes in them with the plasma cutter, then we hang them by para cord, most stuff blows holes through them so they are limited use, but they are free. Also got some bowling pins a while back and those have held up surprisingly well, and can usually be had for a $1 a pop from most lanes.
     
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    Plastic bottles. Cut the tops off to make small buckets. Fill with water and freeze. Remove block of ice. Shoot ice. Nothing to clean up. Reuse the buckets to make more targets.
     
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    You're looking to spend up to $150? How about you send me $100 for a finders fee and I'll give you the link to what I use.... ;)


    It's not metal, but they're cheap and sturdy:

    http://www.letargets.com/estylez_item.aspx?item=IPSC-CB

    About $50 with shipping will get you 100 of them. Add $3.50 for a roll of 500 stickers and you can reuse the targets.

    They have steel targets there, too, but I don't mind the price for the cardboard, and they look good when you hang them on the wall afterward.....



    ...maybe I should use them to decorate the outside of my house, tell the bad guys "Sure, c'mon in, but......" ;)
     
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    Besides cans I use clay birds.

    For a long life span when shooting handgun and 22LR I've made some steel spinning targets. They are easy to make out of scrap steel and can be made without welding.
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    For a 50 yard durable target I use a 2x2 foot 1/4 inch steel plate. It last forever when shot with handguns not faster than a 9mm.
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    Steel plates can be easily hung on a couple fence posts.
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    Doesn't the ice stick to the plastic bottle?
     
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    We used to buy those cheap long strips of lollipops, drill holes in a 2x4 and stand them up, they were colorful & challenging. Also, if you know someone at the grocer old expired fruit is good and cleanup is a non issue. You can string the fruit from trees with fishing line etc.
     
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    I hung brake rotors from branches with paracord. Works great for most of my guns. The Mosin Nagant punches nice clean holes through the rotors. My next target will be an old T-fal frying pan that has flaking teflon. That stuff causes cancer and needs to be shot.:cool:
     
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    I bought a box of clay targets and spread a dozen or so on the bank at 100yd - after shooting paper for a while its kind of neat to wrap up the range trip popping the clays