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poor man
January 16, 2012, 10:58 AM
what is the difference between 100 yard small bore target and a 100 yard large bore? ive got a bunch of 100yd small bore targets and was wanting to use them up, i shoot 22lr 223 308 243 50cal and an old 8mm mouser .. thanks

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303tom
January 16, 2012, 01:16 PM
Never heard of large bore targets, I thought that was the stuff out on the impact area.

JRH6856
January 16, 2012, 02:13 PM
It depends on which small-bore target you have and which large-bore target you are comparing it to. The NRA 100yd Small-bore Rifle target is 14"x14" with an 8" black (7-x). The 100yd Large-bore Rifle (Military type) target is 21"x21" with a 6 3/8 black (9-x). There are other sizes for different distances and different positions (prone, standing, etc.)

poor man
January 16, 2012, 02:44 PM
ok i didnt know there was a difference, i am just shooting 100yds for sighting in my guns OR maybe use them for a friendly competition :) these are 12x20 paper targets from score keeper they have about a 8" black circle in them, and say 100yd small bore. thanks

JRH6856
January 16, 2012, 02:59 PM
As long as it isn't for an official competition, you can use anything for a target. I use paper plates a lot.

russ69
January 16, 2012, 03:19 PM
The MR-31 target (slowfire 100 yard reduced) and the smallbore 100 yard target (TQ-4), are similar in black area size but the scoring rings are different. Either one is a very good test of your marksmanship skills. These are designed for prone shooting with a sling.
Feel free to use any target that works for you but if you are practicing for a match you should use the official target for your sport.

gym
January 17, 2012, 04:12 PM
I think it is more the wording than any actual difference. I am assuming that they are selling to people with 308's and up, more sales pitch than anything. I don't see the sizes of the bullseye changing, so what else might it be, darker color for longer distance? The bullet doesn't know the difference.

x_wrench
January 18, 2012, 07:06 PM
i have not used a store bought target in so long i can barely remember what they look like. i design many of my own on my computer and print them off. about 95% of them have a white center so it is easier for my old eyes to see the cross hairs in them. and very little black. anything that would normally be black, i use grey. it is much easier to see holes in grey, than it is black.

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