Where can I buy exploding targets?


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porscheboy
November 29, 2008, 09:16 PM
I've searched the web over and over and cant find a site where I can buy exploding targets for my .22. What are some good sites I can order from?

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Birdhunter1
November 29, 2008, 09:17 PM
Empty plastic bottles work for me, coke, water, etc.

They really explode when hit with a big fast bullet!

56FordGuy
November 29, 2008, 09:21 PM
I'm not sure if a .22 will set them off, but check out Tannerite.com. They make some really fun exploding targets.

Javelin
November 29, 2008, 09:23 PM
I'm not sure if a .22 will set them off, but check out Tannerite.com. They make some really fun exploding targets.

That stuff can be a hazard if there is dry grass around.

:)

WardenWolf
November 29, 2008, 09:29 PM
Tannerite can't be set off by a .22 and, in fact, they say it is tough to reliably detonate it with even .223. It's simply not going to work if all you've got is a .22.

wally
November 29, 2008, 09:40 PM
Sportman's Guide has had the Tannerite-type binary exploders in the past in various sizes for .22lr up to center fire rifle.

See if you can find outdated or dented caned goods, They explode very nicely!

--wally.

pgeleven
November 29, 2008, 10:05 PM
we tried hitting some tannerite targets with 22lr, it wouldnt budge. had to slap it with the AR to get it to go off. buy some cheap CO2 cartridges if you want some fun.

Albatross
November 29, 2008, 10:15 PM
Small propane tanks and steel shot explode nicely.

Probably not the safest or the cleanest.

Tang419
November 29, 2008, 10:49 PM
That stuff can be a hazard if there is dry grass around

Sorry, but you are wrong. It explodes so fast it puts out it's own fire. If you put gas or something near it, then you will get a fireball, check youtube. We have set off many in dry leaves and everything else you can think of, without so much as smoke from the grass/leaves.

.22LR wont do it, a 17 HMR will. An AR15 is perfect for it, never had one not go off with a .223. We use a .22-250 for the big ones at 100+ yds.

taliv
November 29, 2008, 11:01 PM
i hope you're not setting off little ones at <100 yrds.

Tang419
November 30, 2008, 01:43 AM
1/2 lb targets at 40-50 yds, 1 lb at 100yds.

atlanticfire
November 30, 2008, 03:36 AM
I've set off pounds of this stuff with anything from a 223 and up and it always goes off. You are correct in saying that it will not set grass on fire because its explosive velocity is over 5K fps about the same a dynamite. Its also good for tuning logs into split firewood and sending small objects into orbit.

Tang419
November 30, 2008, 04:01 AM
Great way to dispose of old appliances too.

DRYHUMOR
November 30, 2008, 07:03 AM
Small balloons filled with baby powder comes to mind...

woof
November 30, 2008, 08:49 AM
If you can live with a target only .68 inches in diameter, what's great and cheap is paintballs. They explode in living color!

Walkalong
November 30, 2008, 11:17 AM
If you can live with a target only .68 inches in diameter, what's great and cheap is paintballs. They explode in living color!Now that is a great idea for .22's. I must try that.

dispatch55126
November 30, 2008, 11:55 AM
Cabelas also sells chalk targets that look like shooting clays.

Chalk Targets (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod2.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602007-cat601043&rid=&indexId=cat601043&navAction=push&masterpathid=&navCount=1&parentType=index&parentId=cat601043&id=0054101)

rugerman
November 30, 2008, 12:21 PM
Fruit! In the summer when the pears on my tree need thinning I pick a 5 gal. bucket fill and take them out in the woods and shoot them with a 22. If you hit them good they are gone if not the target is smaller and more of a challange. Aluminum cans filled with water splat nicely when hit with a 22.

hadmanysons
November 30, 2008, 01:21 PM
Clay pidgeons. They're cheap, you can buy them in boxes of 100 and you can crush them in your hand.

Or.... cheap soda. Buy a thirty-two pack of something cheap and carbonated and shake em up real good then put them out. Not only do they explode but it fun to watch:)

Bendutro
November 30, 2008, 06:27 PM
.17 HMR only works on Tannerite at ranges closer than 100 yards. I've never had a failure with a .223

GREAT STUFF!

Watermelons are the only way to go with big bore revolvers though...

jcwit
November 30, 2008, 06:44 PM
Shooting small propane tanks and used appliances? Are these the same people who bash in mail boxes? Try this at our range and you will be escorted off the grounds 1 card lighter in your billfold, called a membership card. Shooting this kind of stuff is a sure way to impress and convert the anti
gunners. And don't tell me you pick up ALL the debris, I worked to many range clean-ups.

ilike223s
November 30, 2008, 09:15 PM
I bought them exploding targets at a gun show a few years back,They all went off when I hit them with a 22,
I bought a kit the last time I bought them, it was in 2 parts, mix the two part in a small.plastic bottle and fill up little targets,add the fronts, and the backs had sticky tape,they worked great,all went bang too.when hit with a 22

db_tanker
November 30, 2008, 09:19 PM
heh...Tannerite is great if you want to eliminate stumps and such. :)


Also great for making a car into a rag-top. :D


Dunno if there is anyone here from the AK boards, but there might be some who have been to a little town called Calvert here in Texas...We had some fun out there.


Also have set off Tannerite with 17 HMR and a 22 Hornet...all at 100 yards or thereabouts.

tannerite.com is the place to go.

bro in law and friend are going to go in and get a sales package of 6 cases.

Big B
November 30, 2008, 11:27 PM
Shooting clays. Yeah I know, kinda boring compared to some of the posts. The White Flyer brand clays I was shooting today, @ 50 yds actually blew up a little instead of just breaking like others I've shot at. They actually sent broken pieces a couple of feet when hit right.:)

greyling22
November 30, 2008, 11:42 PM
produce section of the grocery store.

maybe those little coleman propane bottles?

youtube for inspiration.

alaskanativeson
November 30, 2008, 11:52 PM
Firequest (http://www.firequest.com/catalog/EX285moreinfo.html) has exploding targets.

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