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 Post subject: A serious sport
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:17 am 
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Airgunning is a serious sport, the pursuit of absolute accuracy. Unless of course, you just want to have a blast shooting stuff, which is good too.

So, I stopped off at the dollar store to pick up some cards, two packs for a dollar will keep me going for a while...

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There seem to be two problems with cutting cards, making sure they are flat so that the pellet doesn't just cut part of the card, and working out how best to hold them so they don't start moving before the pellet exits the back edge.

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But, while I was at the dollar store, I noticed this cap gun ammo and couldn't resist

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I think someone has mentioned that these make good targets, but man they are a hoot. I pushed them into the duct seal in the back-stop. The bright yellow plastic shows up well, and at 10m semi-rested they are fairly easy to hit. I think they will be a good challenge offhand, or rested at 20m and up. They make a satisfying crack when you hit them, enough to make missing very disappointing!

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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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I will have to try the yellow ones.I use the paper ones and roll up about twenty or so and tape them.They end up about a quarter inch square when done.Be careful though it can fire the pellet right back at you.


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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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Dollerama? or what store?
I like the cap idea for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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Those look like a "blast'! :D

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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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Airgunning is a "Serious" sport......Its SERIOUSLY Frickin' addictive :) :)

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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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What is the round disc holding the caps? Chalk??

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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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mike87gt wrote:
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What is the round disc holding the caps? Chalk??


Think they are pieces of kid's chalk?

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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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Yes.The chalk gives a nice cloud to go with the bang. :lol: .I also have a piece of wood with duct seal that I stick just the caps in.


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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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Hooray, I can reply again (haven't been able to get at this topic all day).

Twister, that looks awesome. I've been wondering what I could do to make the caps more interesting - some sort of Rube Goldberg device using the expanding gasses maybe (hmm, makes me think of party poppers), but the chalk is a great idea (if maybe a bit messy for indoors). I was a bit worried that the pellets might get fired back at me, but at least with the caps out in the open there hasn't been any sign of that.

Murray, it was the Dollar Store at Elgin Mills and Leslie ("Your Dollar Store with more" I think is the full franchise title).


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 Post subject: A serious sport
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The Dollar Stores are full of target ideas. All you need is a few dollars and some imagination.

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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
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I was at the dollar store today and they had jumbo size playing cards.They would be great for longer distance shooters too.I bought 5 decks. :lol:
Like sureshot says there are so many great ideas there.I also got 2 big plastic helicopter toys that I will suspend in the air to be shot down.


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 Post subject: Re: A serious sport
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:49 pm 
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....Try 'packing' those caps with a little black powder.....Whoa!! (not for the backyard,......or basement)


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