What to use when the targets run out...

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  1. zkovach

    zkovach Active Member

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    zfk55 Thats very impressive!! Love the set up!
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    Free and easy targets.

    During election time around here the politicians put their signs on the medians. That is illegal. If you so choose you have the civic responsibility to take these signs down. That's what I do. I like to take down all the signs especially the ones with dark faces. They work very well in the sunlight and everybody seems to like them. Best of all they are free and they come with their own stick. One afternoon and you have plenty.
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Now that's a good idea! And like you said, leagal!
    Free targets and already to stick in the ground, easy set up, and no packing a stapelgun...I like that!:D
  4. wpage

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    Took a couple of pics of our camp range set up...100 yard impact area...

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    Here is the other end the shooting platform...

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    Back of the impact area rack

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  7. todd51

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    Wow Page, that is a nice set up.
  8. AngelDeville

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    .22's and golf balls were just made for each other.
  9. wpage

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    Here is one other lane a little overgrown with 150, 175 & 200 yard targets...

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    I shoot most saturdays on a 200 meter Known Distance range at Ft Jackson SC. The range provide all the equipment (minus weapons of course) including spotting scopes, target frames, and silhouettes. I prefer to use my own targets and keep them in my shooting bag. Should I need to improvise a makeshift target I use a 8"x11" white copy paper, draw a cross (or an X) on it with a magic marker, and then stick a 1" or 2" orange target dot over the cross/X. If I run out of staples I use masking tape to afix the makeshift target to the silhouette. Should I not have my copy paper with me I just stick the orange dots directly onto the target silhouette.
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    my grandfather left me a 55gal trashbag full of hundreds of snuff cans.... i dont know if it is symbolic or what, but i have targets for life.
  12. wpage

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    Fireleggs,
    The snuff cans are cool targets...
    This is what we are talking about.

    When the targets run out! What to use/
  13. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I just set this one up a while back, and it sure will save the tree's.

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  14. todd51

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    Hey Zane, that looks pretty neat. That man hole cover should get the job done.
  15. wpage

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    That is neat Zane...
    Speaking of saving trees. What we agreed at for our deer camp was to have our range by a natural ridge. We hired in a equipment operator who leveld a 100 x 75 yard area lined it with apple trees and then built our impact area and shooting platform.
    After 25 years of banging away on it. It was a great effort!
  16. wpage

    wpage Active Member

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    Zane,
    Have you any problems with ricochets?
  17. mtaylor507

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    Very nice ranges guys....Very nice indeed....My names mike Im just a fellow gun lover that loves shooting comp long and short dis......and do a little pistol shooting as well.....Ive just started up a new blog the links down below and this is an invite for everyone to stop buy and check it out. I hope to have some interesting stories up soon....

    Good luck and keep shooting
  18. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Well since I got it set up, Ive found a few .22 pieces about 2 feet out to the sides.
    I also found (1) FMJ 9mm out to the side about 3' or so and thats about it.
    The .44mag lead nose is stopped instantly, also the .223 FMJ, .45acp FMJ, 30-06 ptsp, .357 Mag Hollow points and the 7mm REM Mag as well.
    The covers pretty well stops them all @ 75 yards.
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  19. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Mike.
    I like shooting short range, but have gotten more into the long rang shooting as of the last year or so, and still waiting for that "special" rifle!
    Just havent made up my mind yet what one excactly that I'm going to go for.
    Going to have to morgage my house to afford one!!!:D
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