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What to shoot?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ltetmhs, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. ltetmhs

    ltetmhs Member

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    Going to the range tommorow with a box full of .223 and .308's and a hand full of slugs and I was trying to think of some fun stuff to shoot at. Anybody got any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. AnthonyC.

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    Clay birds, golf balls, water balloons, or Ice balloons:D, flour, pop cans(filled), old electronics:evil:,


    thats all I got so far, if I think of others, I will tell you
     
  3. woad_yurt

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    An old cast iron bath tub?
     
  4. AnthonyC.

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    Yeah that would give you a nice PING:D
     
  5. dscottw88

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    Stop by walmart and pick up some of those cheapo 2-litre diet cokes. I think they go for 67 cents a piece. Those are fun to shake up and watch explode.
     
  6. Bartkowski

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    I usually just shoot unopened pop cans and bottles filled with water when I am looking for fun, it's cheap and there isn't much to clean up afterwards.
     
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    I have a van that needs a good stretch of personal property so it can be unloaded upon...
     
  8. hobgob

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    anything you can find, last time i went shooting it was a cinnamon aresol spray can, a lamp, lotsa cans(empty and full), a hard hat(morbid i know) among other things. before that it was a bucket full of pickles and lamp, and a squirrel that happend to present itself at the wrong time! play jazz with it, improvise, im sure youll find somethin fun to destroy! happy shooting(and safe!).ofcourse
     
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    i would love to shoot your van mcr! haha, too bad i live in the middle of the country instead of the east.
     
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    We save our 2 litre bottles and then fill them with water when we go to the range. They're a little bulky to carry, but not so bad if you put them in a box. My daughter likes to shoot them cause their ain't no doubt when you hit one. :D
     
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    Balloons filled with hydrogen. :)
     
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    empty soda cans filled with water explode pretty good
     
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    charcoal briquettes
     
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    Oranges or apples if you've got a bag going bad.

    One trick I picked up here a few years ago...If you've got a hard surface, put a silver dollar on it, and sit a full soda can on top. When you shoot it with the .308, the force will imprint the silver dollar on the bottom of the can. I kept one in my office for a couple ofyears.
    RT
     
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    Marshmallows, and someone had recently mentioned in another thread doing some soda cracker research. Fresh v. stale, etc.
     
  17. Franco2shoot

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    My son and I are still looking for a way to capture a spent .308 in pristine condition. ie not all smashed up. We fired into the bottom of a log, then split it open, but the lead/copper was all twisted. The 308 blew through a phone book and didn't even slow down. The boy thinks that a bag of Hechinger's playsand might work, but I think its gonna squish or flatten the bullet. I'm thinking a 5 gallon water jug sitting horizontal, where we shoot into the bottom might work.

    KKKKFL
     
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    What about a can of paint?
    KKKKFL
     
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    I'm surprised no one has said this one: :eek:

    "Bowling Pins" :D

    Just drop by your local bowing alley and ask for their "bad" pins. I've paid $0.50 each to nothing.
     
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    i allways test new bullets with milk jugs filled with water its also fun to put 3 or 4 of the jugs in a line to see what it takes to stop a high powered rifle
    you will be suprised what it will take to stop a 308 being that flesh is 90%water milk jugs filled with water are a good test subject in my book
     
  23. forgottenson

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    A few years back, A buddy and me took all of our old 8-tracks tapes and shot them up. Loads of fun shooting up but a mess of tape to pick up
     
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    Wow, if I'd have known they were that cheap, I'd have done this sooner! I guess I'll be dropping by this weekend.
     
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    I got a fax printer thing in my office that keeps jamming up - give me your addy and I'll send it :evil:
     
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