Originally Posted by CCHolderinMaine
Shooting ice cubes is a fun reactive target. I hear all the warnings and agree, be careful and wear glasses. But, I've shot ice cubes from [I]much[I] closer than 25 feet, with no issues. That being said, I'm talking cubes or very small frozen cups full. I wouldn't shoot a large chunk of ice close up. Apples are a favorite for my family. A big bag is pretty cheap, and hot .22 loads blow them up nicely.
I will be honest, until recently I was not a safe shooter. I would shoot without muffs,plugs,or glasses. Didn't matter what caliber. I always grew up shooting with my grandpa, who didnt wear them either. i have since realized that is the reason you can hear the t.v. from two blocks away to this day. Since i have been teaching my nephews i have ear muffs and glasses for all of us.
I was also forced to paint a red line in the grass calling it the safe zone. They were so excited for all the targets I had trouble corraling them. I do have to say it really worked! I originally made my tailgate the safe zone but that was rapidly thrown out!!