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Target practise

Discussion in 'Brights, Gizmo's & toys' started by dewi, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. mick91

    mick91 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    As mark said the recoil from a Springer is really weird. Its kind of a back and forth lurch that doesn't combine well with bipods. You could do worse than a sand sock. Literally take an old football sock and fill it with builders sand. You need to come up onto a target just give it a squeeze :) as you well know Dewi I've had plenty of experience and success shooting, and ill still happily use a sand sock over a bipod :)
     
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    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    #22 HillBill, Jul 19, 2016
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    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Out of curiosity would plaster of paris work.....2p coin and wet mud to make your mold, cocktail stick to form the hole to hang them up and I would think you have some cheap targets that I am guessing would give close to the same effect as hitting chalk.

    D.B.
     
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    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Yeah. No reason why not mate..... bit more time consuming, but would work

     
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    I have an urge to make one of those bags now... which considering I have about 6 other projects on the go is going to make tomorrow exciting :D

    With regards to the plaster of paris, my wife has an extruder for clay which means I can make hundreds of small discs in no time at all, then shove them in the kiln... perfect exploding discs. Not sure my wife would be too happy with me stealing her raw materials though.

    Plenty of food for thought though... how about a plaster of paris disc with a banger buried in the middle? Hit it right, a satisfying explosion maybe?
     
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    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    String? nah, Thin nails...pins whatever into a backboard and just hang em. Safe, and fun ;)


     
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    Plenty of recipes on YouTube etc if you google chalk airgun targets. I live on chalkland, my cheap targets are free. Hence me having a box of the pressed ones sat in the cupboard.:rolleyes:
     
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    Blackboard. Way better for chalk splash :cool:
     
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    That'll work :D



     
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    Old phone books used to be fun to see how far a round would penetrate. I suppose a stack of magazines might be a good substitute but I'm not sure if that would be any easier to find now-a-days.
     
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    The firebird bangers might because they're filled with a similar compision to tanterite. The snap things mentioned don't have enough force. Could always paint them with nitrogen triiodide... Just saying... Its an option
     
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    the firebirds are fun! but expensive.. there are ones that use snap rings and are ok but... look at megaboom targets on youtube ect... good fun! then.. well watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rDRFFSUrPI

    and make your own saving yourself several for the cost of one of the *official* ones :D chalk and tins all hung up are always fun as well :) shake a cheap can of something fizzy up and well BOOM when you hit it :D
     
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    I should not write this, but when I was young and crazy, we used to place a tealight behind cans of hairspray and shoot them with our .38's. Spectacular, specially night time!
     
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    I had a metal target thing that spun when you shot it, someone bought it as a gift when i was young.

    Not great unless you want to simulate incoming fire.
    Glass bottles on water also produce the same effect. (And the other obvious problems such as broken glass lying about, i was young :( )
     
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    I've over 150 airguns and used to shoot in the back garden, I used to stand breeze blocks up and tape an A4 sheet with black dots on but evey time the police chopper made a beeline and hovvered over our house, Not wanting my guns taking for testing I came in as soon as I heard the chopper :mad:

    None are overpowered but i've heard horror stories of police throwing people's property in to vans when taken for testing and these cost me heaps of money :depressed:

    John..
     
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    I've been a junk fruit kind of a guy. Score all the skins to aid disintigration. Biodegradable targets.
    Over ripe cantaloupes make the most mess. Big and overripe prune plums with a .22cal pellet.
     
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    My nextdoor neighbour asked me that ? yesterday, when he heard me pinging off afew shots, He's a newbe so I suggested the Big Cooking Match box's and a red Marker pen, with or without the matches, or filled with a hand sanding Pad/scrubber.
     

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