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Am I cheap?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sead0nkey, Oct 9, 2004.

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  1. Sead0nkey

    Sead0nkey Member

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    I just started shooting at a local sportsmen club. I was printing out standard pistol targets from my home printer. Well I was getting some looks :what: from the rest of the shooters. Everyone else looked to be shooting store bought targets. Is it looked on bad by the whole community.
     
  2. HSMITH

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    No, I do it too and find that most non-uptight snobs don't care one way or the other. I find it especially handy that I can size the targets just the way I want them for open sight guns. With store bought targets I often find them too small or too large for a perfect hold with open sights.
     
  3. Ian

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    If that's being cheap, you're not the only one. My targets are sihouettes I cut out of thrown-away cardboard boxes...
     
  4. Daniel964

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    Who cares what they think.

    I do the same thing. Only I print a master on my printer and the rest at work. I see it like my guns. When they pay for it they can have some say in what I use or what I do with it.
     
  5. buy guns

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    i do it too. screw them if they dont like it.
     
  6. repsychler

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    Based on the number of visitors to my targets page, there's a lot of cheap people around. :)
     
  7. ExtremeDooty

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    I keep a folder of targets I printed out in my truck all the time. I get them for free on the internet. I like the one's I print out better than the standard targets you can buy.

    Maybe the snobs were just jealous of how good your targets looked.
     
  8. Sead0nkey

    Sead0nkey Member

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    Glad to hear I'm not in the wrong. I'm new to the sport so I don't want to get off on the wrong foot. Sounds like it's common enough I should be fine.


    FYI: I did read the membership rules and it said nothing about it. I guess they can get over it!
     
  9. Ukraine Train

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    I print mine at work or school. It's not like store bought paper leaves a shinier hole from the bullets heh.
     
  10. 41mag

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    Alot of times I use thin,glossy,white cardboard.No biggie there.

    It's the big smiley faces that I add that gets a funny look. :D
     
  11. beemerb

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    I cut a lot of mine out of cardboard boxs.The rest I use where bought at swap meets and gun shows.I bought a full cardboard box of M 16 zero in targets at a swap for 3.00.Still shooting on them,must have been 1500 in the box.
    Get your targets where you can get the best deal and save the money for reloading
     
  12. ExtremeDooty

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    Actually, there are some store bought targets that do exactly that. I forgot the brand name, but it's a black target that produces a bright yellow ring around the bullet hole. It makes the holes easier to see. Kind of neat, but not worth the extra money, IMO.
     
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    Shoot n' See
     
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    I have not yet tried printing my own targets off of my computer. I see nothing wrong with doing that though. I do try to get old fruit from grocery stores for range sessions. If you are going to put holes in it and chuck it in the trash why spend a fortune on it.
     
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    I usually use white paper plates for targets. Works for me.
     
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    Second vote for white paper plates.
     
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    I got a pile of paper targets, which were made by putting a cross on a piece of paper, and running it through the copy machine.
     
  18. cracked butt

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    White paper plates and a Sharpie marker for me too.

    Try shooting at paper plates with a 100 year old mauser rifle or an SKS around people with Uber-tactical bolt action rifles and then note as to how many nostrils you can see up into and how many dirty looks you get. Or show up a trapshoot even carrying a Benelli Nova or Mossberg 500 if you realy want people around you to try to make you feel uncomfortable.:barf:

    Just ignore them, you have no obligation to impress them.:cool:
     
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    I'll third the paper plates vote
     
  20. crewchief

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    I print my own targets as well. I found out something that might be useful to those that also print their targets. I find that when I am looking for a new job a tend to print up about a hundred copies of my resume and I usually only go through about 20-30 of them before I land a job. Well once you have that new job all of your old resumes are out of date and no good. So I recycle them and print my targets on the back. The extra weight in the paper makes so their is no tearing or cracking around the bullet hole. This is important to me because I often shoot USBR rimfire and use quite small targets as practice and need good clean hole to track progress and performance in my firearms. Of course I guess that just goes with the territory when you measure your groups by the thousandth.:p
     
  21. GLOCKME

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    Paper plates are dandy and so are pizza boxes..:cool:
     
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    I use legal sized printer paper with those little bright colored circle dots you buy in the plastic blister packs. If i am feeling cheap i will just use a red sharpie. I have seen cheaper targets than this at my indoor range.
     
  23. Sisco

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    I print my own or use paper plates. If you really want to make 'em look use tortillas. If anyone says anything, just tell 'em they're bio-degradable targets. :D
     
  24. bnormal2

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    The only thing that matters is where the bullet holes are in the target!! I use paper plates myself. I get 250 for $1.50 at the local walmart.
     
  25. Kobun

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    Cheap?
    If you want to see cheap, start shooting at other peoples targets. :D
     
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