Shoot 'n c targets by Birchwood Casey


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Warren
October 2, 2006, 11:57 PM
Genius I say.

I had only fired one round into one until a day ago and now I am hooked.

I always passed on buying them myself as they were "too expensive" but they are sure worth it.

In the big world of guns and shooting they are a little enough thing, a small pleasure, but now I don't think I want to shoot without them.

Do they only have orange and green as the under colors? I would so buy electric blue, crimson, neon yellow, off-puce etc.

Anyone else really dig these targets?

Would it be possible to have an emoticon made that looks like that?

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Gord
October 3, 2006, 12:00 AM
Would it be possible to have an emoticon made that looks like that?

Okay, now you're startin' to creep me out. :p

Seriously though - Shoot-n-Cs are great, especially for rifles. Do you have any idea how hard it is to shoot a Mosin at a black target 100 yards away? Can't even tell if you're hitting the thing.

XavierBreath
October 3, 2006, 12:02 AM
I like them too Warren.
I often cheap out though. I pick up the extra throwaway black dots littering the range. Then I stick those on index cards or paper plates.

Warren
October 3, 2006, 12:19 AM
Just spent 91 USD on a bunch from the Birchwood casey website.


I got the target kit with a bunch of extra "torsos" and "heads".

First guns, then ammo, now I'm buying extry-special targets. Is there any antidote for this "gun culture"?

Squawker
October 3, 2006, 12:21 AM
I love them as well. Since my local range just uses hangers, I'll put up a silhouette target and stick a "Shoot-N-See". As far as different colors, another company makes the "Orange Peel" targets, orange color, similar effect.

Warren
October 3, 2006, 12:21 AM
TacNinj,

I have a hard time seeing hits at 50', so 300' would be right out of the question.

Firehand
October 3, 2006, 12:25 AM
Keep an eye on Midway. Occasionally they have some factory seconds that sell for a lot less. I got the three pack limit last time I saw this, and for the life of me I can't figure out why they were considered seconds.

Warren
October 3, 2006, 12:27 AM
Damn.

Didn't think of that.

Oh, well I'll enjoy the ones I just ordered.

Finch
October 3, 2006, 08:07 AM
Shoot 'n c's are great tagets and very inventive, but in my opinion, nothing beats the sound of a bullet striking steel.

Technosavant
October 3, 2006, 10:38 AM
I like them, but I also use Birchwood Casey's "Dirty Bird" targets. They're a bit cheaper, even if they aren't as easy to see.

They are great for figuring out a new gun or for sighting in; since you can see exactly where that shot went, it's easier to adjust. It seems that occasionally when using them at the range, I have somebody in a stall next to me very interested in obtaining some for themselves.

fiVe
October 3, 2006, 11:00 AM
Shoot N C is my favorite brand of target, too.

Smokey Joe
October 3, 2006, 11:16 AM
While it's nice to have the target react in some way, (and I do NOT favor breakable targets that leave litter all over the range) I have a problem with paying extra for something specifically to shoot holes in it.

Strictly a one-use deal.

Hardly as exciting, but I suggest that a quality spotting 'scope would enable you to see bullet holes @ 300 yd w/no problem, produce no litter, and when it's all paid for and you've used it hundreds of times, you can go right on using it! :)

As far as paying for targets is concerned, I download targets from www.Targetz.com, have 'em printed, 100 or 200 at a time @ Kinko's or whoever is having a special, and that, my friends, is cheap targets! (Having 'em done like that is cheaper than buying inkjet cartridges and paper to do it yrself, BTW.)

JoeHatley
October 3, 2006, 12:15 PM
Anyone else really dig these targets?

Yup. I buy a few everytime I go to the range. My old eyes appreciate the visual feedback they give.

Joe

Run&Shoot
October 3, 2006, 12:40 PM
Hardly as exciting, but I suggest that a quality spotting 'scope would enable you to see bullet holes

I was just thinking this over the last weekend. I was heading to the range to sight in a new scope/rifle combination. I wasn't able to pick up a quality spotting scope that day, but I did see some of the Shoot-N-See tasrgets at the local store.

These really work great for sighting in without a spotting scope. I was able to easily pick out the holes at 100 yds at about 4x. They were so clear I could pretty much estimate the actual inches for adjustment. I would imagine with 9x setting I could have gone out to 200 - 300 yds easily.

I was using the 5 inch circles. I think the cost was about $5 for a packet of five. Pretty cheap for a sight in session. However, I agree that getting a quality spotting scope would be the best long term solution since you could use pretty much any stile of target any time.

doggscube
October 3, 2006, 01:03 PM
I took my daughter shooting for her first time last Saturday, she used the orange ones that aren't peel-and-stick, and kept her targets. They're great positive reinforcement for new shooters.

-Jeff

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