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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:26 am 
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For those that target practice in their yard or otherwise, what do you typically shoot at? For me it's usually that recycled popcan hung with some fishing line, but I am looking for new ideas. I typically shoot from 20-25 meters away, if not more.

Let's see what you've got.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:18 am 
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I shoot those spinner targets you see everyone making out of spoons and pretty much everything else I see, I only have one neighbor so I just kind of blast away :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Go down to your local dollar store and go nuts. . Birthday candles, suckers, jaw breakers, green army men, figurines,
plastic checker sets, plastic chess pieces. No limit on a limited budget. Most of which will be reactive. How about just getting a cheap box of crackers and watch them explode. All kinds of shoot'n stuff there.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:50 pm 
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intrepid wrote:
Go down to your local dollar store and go nuts. .


I do the same thing but recently have also made somethings basic and fun.

I basically bought a few cheap plates and stuck round cardboard circles to the middle with some blue-tac and drew bulls eye targets on them . ( made about 4 of these ) Finally i just super glued them to a old piece of plywood and voila !

Of course there's nothing fancy about that , they don't move , spin or anything , but its easily portable with a little handle and fun . :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Even with all the "custom" targets I build, my Gamo resettable is probably the most used one in the backyard. Lebaron's carry these for about $25 (CHEAP!), and it's great for short-range (10-15m), open sight fun. For the distances you're shooting, this might be a bit small-unless you have a scope...
Looks like this one:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:41 pm 
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Really $25 - me thinks I will get one the next time I'm down in the big city. Wife is getting tired of me putting apples on top of her head. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:11 pm 
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This is going to be what i pick up for back yard & field.

D&L sells it for $ 39.00 a guy couldn't build it for that, materials / Time ... forget it, just buy it 8)



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:20 pm 
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Those Gamo rocker pellet traps are junk. Don't waste your money. I have had to re-assemble mine every time I use it. My wife purchased a field target and it's way way better.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Those Gamo rocker pellet traps are junk. Don't waste your money. I have had to re-assemble mine every time I use it. My wife purchased a field target and it's way way better.

A big x2 to that!
I had a Rocker tareget and after a couple hundred shots (from non PAL guns) is completely fell appart. And before that it was a fifty-fifty chance if the flipper would stay up when hit. After that I bought one of those Gamo field targets and never looked back, works very well. If you want another quality target, get one of Parker101's field targets. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Canadian Plinker wrote:
idontknowjack wrote:
My wife purchased a field target and it's way way better.

If you want another quality target, get one of Parker101's field targets. :wink:


:D That's where she got it...rock solid! Works flawlessly. And it's been pounded so much there is hardly any paint left. I think he should start doing house calls for touch ups, lol.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:22 pm 
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Currently hanging in my backyard
(40 yards)
1. Old frying pan
2. 1Kg coffee can (40 yards)
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3. Soup can
4. Caulking tube
5. Home-made round targets (1/4" thick aluminum, 1' and 2" diameter)
6. Rack to hold small targets (hickory nuts to golf balls), I'm leery about ricochet from golf balls, but I do shoot them occasionally.
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I do the recycling, and everything gets carefully scrutinized for target value - many items get shot up before making to the curb! :lol:

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Nice ! ....

Mind you, you would have to have REALLY short legs to sit down at that picnic bench for lunch, :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:48 pm 
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Stoeger X5 wrote:
Mind you, you would have to have REALLY short legs to sit down at that picnic bench for lunch, :lol:

:o No kidding, it "came" with the house/property and has since been used as a target stand only.
From my basement window, it's just about the right height for a level shot. (Pictures taken from main floor).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Old soup cans, plastic water bottles with water in them, a recently broken pellet trap, and an old loaf tin - into which various celebrity photos get taped inside. Currently Robert Pattinson is taking a beating! lol.

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junkies and crackheads

I live downtown...

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