What to shoot?


February 13, 2008, 09:56 PM
Going to the range tommorow with a box full of .223 and .308's and a hand full of slugs and I was trying to think of some fun stuff to shoot at. Anybody got any ideas?

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February 13, 2008, 10:04 PM
Clay birds, golf balls, water balloons, or Ice balloons:D, flour, pop cans(filled), old electronics:evil:,

thats all I got so far, if I think of others, I will tell you

February 13, 2008, 10:07 PM
An old cast iron bath tub?

February 13, 2008, 10:10 PM
Yeah that would give you a nice PING:D

February 13, 2008, 10:12 PM
Stop by walmart and pick up some of those cheapo 2-litre diet cokes. I think they go for 67 cents a piece. Those are fun to shake up and watch explode.

February 13, 2008, 10:19 PM
I usually just shoot unopened pop cans and bottles filled with water when I am looking for fun, it's cheap and there isn't much to clean up afterwards.

February 13, 2008, 10:19 PM
I have a van that needs a good stretch of personal property so it can be unloaded upon...

February 13, 2008, 10:22 PM
anything you can find, last time i went shooting it was a cinnamon aresol spray can, a lamp, lotsa cans(empty and full), a hard hat(morbid i know) among other things. before that it was a bucket full of pickles and lamp, and a squirrel that happend to present itself at the wrong time! play jazz with it, improvise, im sure youll find somethin fun to destroy! happy shooting(and safe!).ofcourse

February 13, 2008, 10:23 PM
i would love to shoot your van mcr! haha, too bad i live in the middle of the country instead of the east.

February 13, 2008, 10:30 PM
We save our 2 litre bottles and then fill them with water when we go to the range. They're a little bulky to carry, but not so bad if you put them in a box. My daughter likes to shoot them cause their ain't no doubt when you hit one. :D

General Geoff
February 13, 2008, 11:13 PM
Balloons filled with hydrogen. :)

fernie kazam
February 13, 2008, 11:24 PM
empty soda cans filled with water explode pretty good

Bazooka Joe71
February 13, 2008, 11:34 PM
charcoal briquettes

February 13, 2008, 11:53 PM

Red Tornado
February 14, 2008, 11:09 AM
Oranges or apples if you've got a bag going bad.

One trick I picked up here a few years ago...If you've got a hard surface, put a silver dollar on it, and sit a full soda can on top. When you shoot it with the .308, the force will imprint the silver dollar on the bottom of the can. I kept one in my office for a couple ofyears.

February 14, 2008, 11:19 AM
Marshmallows, and someone had recently mentioned in another thread doing some soda cracker research. Fresh v. stale, etc.

February 14, 2008, 12:03 PM
My son and I are still looking for a way to capture a spent .308 in pristine condition. ie not all smashed up. We fired into the bottom of a log, then split it open, but the lead/copper was all twisted. The 308 blew through a phone book and didn't even slow down. The boy thinks that a bag of Hechinger's playsand might work, but I think its gonna squish or flatten the bullet. I'm thinking a 5 gallon water jug sitting horizontal, where we shoot into the bottom might work.


February 14, 2008, 03:45 PM

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February 15, 2008, 08:58 AM
What about a can of paint?

February 15, 2008, 09:15 AM
I'm surprised no one has said this one: :eek:

"Bowling Pins" :D

Just drop by your local bowing alley and ask for their "bad" pins. I've paid $0.50 each to nothing.

February 15, 2008, 05:37 PM
i allways test new bullets with milk jugs filled with water its also fun to put 3 or 4 of the jugs in a line to see what it takes to stop a high powered rifle
you will be suprised what it will take to stop a 308 being that flesh is 90%water milk jugs filled with water are a good test subject in my book

February 15, 2008, 06:53 PM
A few years back, A buddy and me took all of our old 8-tracks tapes and shot them up. Loads of fun shooting up but a mess of tape to pick up

Bazooka Joe71
February 15, 2008, 07:03 PM
Just drop by your local bowing alley and ask for their "bad" pins. I've paid $0.50 each to nothing.

Wow, if I'd have known they were that cheap, I'd have done this sooner! I guess I'll be dropping by this weekend.

February 15, 2008, 07:16 PM
I got a fax printer thing in my office that keeps jamming up - give me your addy and I'll send it :evil:

February 15, 2008, 07:34 PM
Golfballs, Tennis balls, and base balls are my favorite.
Another thing I like doing is buying a cheap bag of toilet paper, dunk them in a puddle of water and lining up 3 or 4 of them and doing a little balistics research. There is a big difference between 158 gr LSWC .357, 230 gr JHP 45 auto, and 180 gr silver tip .308 I will tell you that right now.:evil:

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