What paper targets are you using?

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  1. e rex

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    Don't use paper targets. 8x8 steel swing plate at 25 or 50 yards, hold for the center and if the groups are centered and small enough I'm happy. Repaint the plate and go again. 4" 686 revolver.
     
  2. CapnMac

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    Also, there's at least one on-line "recipe" for DIY "shoot-n-see" targets, if a person were of a mind to such a task.
     
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  3. irishlad

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    My grandson is 21 now and still likes shooting them for fun:):)
     
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  4. lightman

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    Mostly I print targets off of the Accurateshooter site. But I also use the orange dots that come on a roll. 1/2" or 1" for 100 yards, 3" for 600 yards, ect.

    I'm gearing up to take a bunch of stuff to a gun show in a couple of weeks and just bought a 1000ct roll of 1" round price labels for about $7 on Amazon. The leftovers will go to the range with me!
     
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    If you look hard enough... There's always a "new n great" idea in these forums... this is the one for me... Prolly old news to others...lol... New to me anyway... Although for some reason most panhandlers do see a bullseye on me
     
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  6. epags

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    My, how many posters never read your question.
    Poster #43 &44 is the most economical relative to your question.
    Of course I love poster #18 as one of the best. LOL
    Remember to use a timer to induce stress. Shooting at a bullseye at your leisure is not fast pistol or self defense training. However, it does help with marksmanship....sight picture and trigger pull....breath control goes out the window re. self defense reponse.
     
  7. J-Bar

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    I shoot mostly revolvers indoors at 10 yards these days, .22 and .38 Specials. This 6-bullseye target is $1.08 at the range. I add the quarter-sized orange stickers. I would show you the "after" view, but it was not very impressive today.

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  8. Crosshair

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    I use old pizza boxes marked with either a Sharpie or orange duct tape.
     
  9. Dan Forrester

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    Thank you everyone for all the great ideas posted here!

    I started this thread wondering what targets to purchase but after reading all the responses I think I’m just going to make my own.

    Between the cardboard I already throw away, different color post it notes, paper plates and a few stencils I should be able come up with something pretty decent. Saving money on targets will allow more money for ammo too!

    I appreciate everyone’s response.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
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  10. BobABQ

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    I have downloaded some free targets and printed those. I have a couple from Midway USA, a set of 1 inch diamonds, there are 8 to a standard sheet of paper, A set of SB Silhouette targets that I use for sighting my silhouette rifle, I got those from a silhouette group on Facebook. There are plenty of free targets on the internet to be used.
     
  11. Elkins45

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    I have made a bunch of different targets in MS Word over the years. For rimfire I have a sheet with 12 half-inch diamonds. For hand guns and iron sighted rifles I have a big concentric rings target with a cross in the center. For 100 yard scoped rifle I have two one-inch diamonds on a sheet.

    The big concentric circle target makes for a good pistol target for quick sight pictures.
     
  12. irving

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    I shoot at an indoor range, and I like plain white paper so I can easily see my bullet holes, even at 25 yards. I use 11x17 copy paper and stick little round labels on it. The cost of the paper is about 3 cents per sheet and the labels are less than 1 cent each. The labels are 3/4 inch (the size of a penny). I like to think small target = small group.
     
  13. Elkins45

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    I attached PDF files of my Word targets in case someone wants to use them. You can never have too many options.
     

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  14. Chuck R.

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    I also print my own and only use paper for load development and zeroing. The majority of my shooting is on steel plates. I primarily use two depending on the magnification.

    8X and up:
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    Below 8X:

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  15. rdnktrkr

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    I use the paper plates, I made a template with a top from a Mason jar for the ring and tape for the X, if you paint the circle with one color paint (requires 2 rings) and let it dry then paint it with a contrasting color it is almost like the shoot-n-see, I can put 6 on a political sign easily and my grandson likes helping me make them. I also print some out that I've downloaded on thicker paper that I acquired from my work and the thicker paper is nice.
    If you know anyone in a warehouse ask them about slipsheets, cardboard or plastic sheets on pallets, they make great backer boards and are plentiful.
     
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