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Old 06-11-2019, 01:29 PM
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There is a pizza place in Texas that prints targets on their boxes.
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I get a lot of mileage from my paper targets by keeping a roll of freezer tape in my range bag. I just tear off little squares to tape over the holes. If I want to track things I just use a sharpie to write shot number (or group) on the tape. I know that many targets include the circular stickers to place over holes. When I shoot those and have used up all the little dot stickers, back to my freezer tape to continue use of the same target.
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i shoot steel targets, for the most part theyre infinitely reusable
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Part of the benefit I enjoy from my private shooting facility is targets at cost. Most are 10 to 20 cents while the large NRA High Power rifle targets are 50 cents and cardboard IPSC targets are 75 cents. Even AR 500 steel targets are cheaper than I can purchase anywhere else.
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If you don't spend at least a dollar a target your not a serious shooter
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B-8 Repair Centers are 0.07 each. An IPSC cardboard target is about 0.60. The most expensive target I shoot is about 0.75, and includes a Dot Torture, the 25 1-inch dot Drill, the Fast Drill, the Casino Drill, and a qual silhouette. Targets hardly break the bank.
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I gather many signs after an election....the losers just want to get rid of them
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Here you can get political signs at the state road depot. They pull them up from the right-of-way and throw them in a big pile. A lot of the politicians go and get their own for reuse but some just leave them or don't know they are there.

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Pizza boxes are great to clip or staple to stick stands.
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I buy full-sized paper targets for silhouette work, and that's about it. Kinda hard to print your own unless you have a plotter.

I print some when I want a specific target type like dot torture, or for zeroing so it has the grids on there and I don't have to measure for quick adjustments. I normally staple or tape these to pieces of cardboard boxes the military gives me every three years.

I also made a cardboard template for the qualification target I use at work. I lay it on another piece of cardboard and trace with a Sharpie.

And metal targets sometimes. Get a can of spraypaint and you can see where your hits are located. Don't even have to wait for it to dry between sets.
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Part of the benefit I enjoy from my private shooting facility is targets at cost. Most are 10 to 20 cents while the large NRA High Power rifle targets are 50 cents and cardboard IPSC targets are 75 cents. Even AR 500 steel targets are cheaper than I can purchase anywhere else.
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You don't have a private shooting range. 'I' have a private shooting range as do many of the adults here.

Got my dozer guy putting in a ~400 yard rifle range right now, and a couple more pistol backstops.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:25 PM
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If you don't spend at least a dollar a target your not a serious shooter

LOL..........
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You don't have a private shooting range. 'I' have a private shooting range as do many of the adults here.

Got my dozer guy putting in a ~400 yard rifle range right now, and a couple more pistol backstops.
Child's play. When you have covered 50, 100, 200, 300 and 600 yard lines with concrete benches, woodstoves, heated restrooms, halogen lighting, indoor 24 hour rimfire range, covered 25/50 pistol range, covered close range pistol range, covered blackpowder range, multiple pits for shooting steel, skeet/trap, patterning range, shooting courses ran by former tier 1 spec operators, night vision shoots, free FFL transfers, etc get back to me.
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If you don't spend at least a dollar a target your not a serious shooter
Good point but that just means I can afford to plink pop cans with Speer Gold Dot with the savings.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:39 PM
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Child's play. When you have covered 50, 100, 200, 300 and 600 yard lines with concrete benches, woodstoves, heated restrooms, halogen lighting, indoor 24 hour rimfire range, covered 25/50 pistol range, covered close range pistol range, covered blackpowder range, multiple pits for shooting steel, skeet/trap, patterning range, shooting courses ran by former tier 1 spec operators, night vision shoots, free FFL transfers, etc get back to me.
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....anywhere you have people "running" a range or selling you ANYTHING you do NOT HAVE a "private shooting range"!

I'm looking forward to driving out on the shelf, dropping the tailgate, and shooting on my EXTREMELY EXCLUSIVE completely private rifle range.
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This term gets thrown around a lot by people who don't understand it.
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I buy a lot of stuff from Walmart and Amazon, being mobility handicapped. They kindly ship everything in target material. Cut it up with the same box knife I opened it with. Size to store easily in milk crates. Marker ink takes well on dry cardboard.

For very precise sighting-in, I print my own. Don't design with large areas of black and you won't use up printer ink so fast. Print outlines and fill in with markers.

At the end of each election season I collect a few political signs. Cardboard and paper attach easily to the corrugated sign material with plastic-headed push pins. Sign material attaches to the front of my bullet trap with drywall screws. One panel will last many hundreds of rounds.

Bottom line, I haven't bought targets for 20 years.
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I shoot at rocks on the dirt bank.
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....anywhere you have people "running" a range or selling you ANYTHING you do NOT HAVE a "private shooting range"!

I'm looking forward to driving out on the shelf, dropping the tailgate, and shooting on my EXTREMELY EXCLUSIVE completely private rifle range.

Id ask to come bask in your greatness but I have a little bit of a short attention span. I like to start the morning by helping dad feed the chickens, then a drive in the M151A2 into town to pick up some egg rolls at the donut store while the aviation is undergoing preflight. Itís nice to do an aerial survey of the range to see if anything interesting is going on. By the time I get back on the ground Iíve thought about what I feel like using to achieve todayís objectives. Maybe Iíll take the BAE out to the range, maybe just shoot off the hood of the MUTT out in the field. Iíll have to select my field targets: Mazda, Toyota or Ford, itís hard to choose sometimes but if there is anything fresh out there without the windshield broken destroyed yet, I know itís going to be a fun afternoon. Who knows maybe hitting the obstacle course on the way back in. Speaking of low cost targets, the nice thing about shooting at junker cars is that most people want to get rid of them for nothing, and when youíre done you can have the metal recycler pick them up and you make $100 a ton on the scrap iron. Sometimes though you just want to sit at the bench and shoot paper. It kind of depends on what my sexy wife, friends or bada$$ daughters feel like doing. After time in the sun I like to have a redneck desert pool party, with friends and neighbors. Nothing ends a day at the range like some red meat and colossal shrimp cooked up on the grill.

On second thought, give me a call when you get a private airstrip, obstacle course, light armored vehicles and a red neck blow up swimming pool. Until then Iíll rough it.

























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Heh, I'm spending $6k on dozer work to be able to drive TO my rifle range.... It would take more to be able to get junker cars to the downrange!

Those are either giant prawns or tiny steaks.
Scratch that, regardless those are tiny steaks.
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