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Besides Paper Targets what do you shoot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BlindJustice, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Member

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    I'm asking about inanimate objects shooters blast away at
    for fun, or given the coin,Ballistic Gel. I've been thinking
    <yeah yeah. collective goroan from the THR masses>
    about shooting Pumpkins since they're In Season this month.

    since there's some organic material upon entry then the transit
    through the seedy middle and the meaty part would be again
    penetrated for the exit I wonder what JHPs will do in
    terms of expansionn.

    I'll put this on the schedule for the last weekend of the month
    since I'll be out of town for 10 days prior

    Hmmm, being Financially Responsible ( better than saying Cheap
    Bastard right? ) maybe one condemned to the firing squad Pumpkins
    oughta be filled with orange Jello... yeah that's the ticket see the
    victim spill it's life blood in the throes of Death!!!

    what?
     
  2. bthest86

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    Old computers, TV sets, an old microwave once.

    I remember one time we found cases of really old unopened coke cans in an abandoned shack. Popping those were pretty fun.
     
  3. KMBRTAC45

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    Fruits and cans of cheap soda are great reactive targets(and they are bio-degradable). I like Tannerite:what:(BIG BOOM) for rifles. And the usual steel targets, empty bottles and cans(Yes we clean up our mess), clay pigeons ect.....
     
  4. possum

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    paper plates they are cheap and readily avaliable every where.
    homemade metal swinger targets.
    real estate signs
     
  5. Dirtypacman

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    Clays
    Bowling Pins
    Playing Cards
     
  6. security6

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    I always have a good time shooting golf balls. Used shotgun shells (are these called hulls?) standing upright work good too.
     
  7. jamz

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    My favorites are cans of shaving cream- quite a satisfying bang and mess.

    Pumpkins are best if you fill them with water.

    Other than that, I like eggs, clays, apples, etc.
     
  8. yesit'sloaded

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    paper plates
    cans(sometimes I spring for a case of new ones, the new mountain Dew turns to orange foam when the can is hit)
    I do bullet tests on a cardboard box filled with wet newspaper packed tightly
    bowling pins
    shotgun shell casings (yellow 20 gauge are hi viz and are fun to shoot at 50 yards with a .22 pistol)
     
  9. Linda

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    Blindjustice, we are SO on the same wave length!!:eek: My desire is to drill a hole in a pumpkin, fill it with water and then replug it. And then blast it with a .44 magnum!!!!:D I've lined up the .44, just haven't gotten the pumpkins yet.

    Next year, I'm growing my own targets......,pumpkins, zuchinis, goards, watermelons. Oh my....,I get giddy just thinking about it!
     
  10. Muzzy_B

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    Anything I can get my hands on

    cinder blocks
    rotten watermelons
    clays
    bottle caps
    water balloons
    helium balloons
    yellow jackets with the .410
    tweety birds off my grape vines
    sunflowers

    I'm pretty easy to please
     
  11. Polishrifleman

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    Add Potatoes to the mix, really cheap for a 10# bag, spray paint them orange so you can see them.
     
  12. SaMx

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    can's of soda and shaving cream cans are both great. Get to know someone who works at a grocery store and you might be able to rescue some cases of expired soda from the dumpster :D
     
  13. JohnMcD348

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    I'm a Paper plate shooter myself. The range I use doesn't allow (organic) or reactive targets on their range. I sometimes use the preprinted "bad guy" targets, but for the most part I use 4" paper plates. I figure, if I can put the rounds inside a 4" group consistently, then I feel pretty confident that anywhere I aim for on a potential threat, I can get enough rounds into the vital area to make a difference.

    When I was in the Navy, we used to covertly obtain the paper disposable trays from the galley on base and take them to the range. THey had 4 different spots in them and we would call it the Carrot, Potatoes, Meat, and dessert drill. While walking down range, our Gunny would call out what zone we were to shoot. Worked really well for practice of point shooting and eye hand coordination.
     
  14. CountGlockula

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    At the indoor range I always bring extra cardboard paper and write "X" marks on them. Also I shoot out the leftover Winchester White ammo box.
     
  15. Nautilus

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    I'm & Plumbing & HVAC contractor... so anything I take home from jobs... Lots of double wall steel pressure tanks, water heaters...etc.
     
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    Chucks of ice when in season
     
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    Fun-fun-fun

    Try hollowpoints and any kind of melons that are on sale @ Wallyworld...
    Been there, done that, and bought that t-shirt :neener:
     
  18. Headless

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    Tennis balls.
     
  19. glockman19

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    Fruit, Golf Balls, Tennis Balls, Balloons.
     
  20. romma

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    Personally, I am a canoe man! I have an old canoe in the yard that was there before me. Sometimes I will set a paper target on it with tape, other times I will shoot it, eyeing a particular spot that looks lonely and needs a hole put in it (although it's running out of real estate).

    My canoe will not float these days I am sure. But if one were strong enough to lift it and shake it around, it might make a decent spaghetti strainer I suppose...

    That's the pistol area, up top I shoot paper and cans at the rifle arena. Pumkins after Haloween! :)
     
  21. DavidLee

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    Umm... whiskey, heroin, cocaine, crack, meth, #2 pencil lead... OH OH WHAT -TARGETS- do I shoot? Ah, nevermind that...

    About the usual... logs... snakes.. TV's... clumps of grass?.. an old power wheels 4x4 once.. an old barbie doll play house (Really what can be more deserving than that?) Put simply if something is around that I can shoot at, legally.. it's probably gonna get shot at ;)
     
  22. sm

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    Clay targets zipping along at 55 mph ...:p

    Banana Moon Pies from a clay thrower is great!
    NOT for shooting, instead for watching the dang dawgs get all excited and going after that "edible frisbee" .

    DO NOT USE Chocolate! Dogs are Allergic To Chocolate.

    Ping Pong balls with BB Guns with NO sights to teach Shotgunning

    Golf Balls, Paper Plates (9" and 6"), Playing Cards, Match Books/Boxes, Drink Coasters, Tin Cans, Ritz Crackers, Necco Wafers, Animal Crackers, Jelly Beans, Grapes, ..
    and they 'said' there was seeds from Apples, Peaches, and Grapes downrange ...I did not see them, still I take their word on it.:p
     
  23. Chrome

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    Golf balls and plastic army men. Both are great for accuracy and racing.

    Later,
    Chrome...
     
  24. Knotthead

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    Buckeyes. The ones growing on trees, not Ohio natives. Be sure of your background though.
     
  25. BamBam-31

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    Tannerite. :evil:

    Not cheap, though....
     
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