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Old 06-13-2019, 01:08 AM
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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.


I believe they were lamb steaks, maybe loin or sirloin. I prefer lamb over beef, though I love beef as well. We also have good access to lamb by trading wheatgrass hay for meat. They were the biggest shrimp I’d ever seen, I had to get them.


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Old 06-13-2019, 01:32 AM
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They look damn good.

I've got plenty in my freezer, but I miss not being able to stop any old place for good food/good seafood unless I cook it myself.

FRIggan Ozarks are a good food desert!
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:13 AM
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I like to change up my target design each time I shoot, so I design them in a graphics program and print them on a laser printer. You can get one for a few bucks at a thrift store and replace the starter cartridge for about ten bucks.
I also make large silhouette targets like we shot at in the military from 600yds out of white nylon with a black silhouette painted onto it with a big magic marker. Shooting out to 1000yds makes me concentrate more to get head shots.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:54 AM
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Good point but that just means I can afford to plink pop cans with Speer Gold Dot with the savings.

To each their own, most people who have wealth didn't get that way by needlessly ****ing their money away. Unless they are trust fund babies...and it was handed to them.
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I just take a blank sheet and paper and shoot it. POOF, I now have a bulls eye. Small target = small paper. Big target = piece off a butchers roll of paper. Use 3M spray adhesive and you can stick them on anything you may want to. I call these "Zen" targets because I don't have a better name and I'm cheap. I want the name, address, phone number, date of birth and mothers maiden name of the guy who thought that a black background was a good idea while looking for a little bitty black bullet hole on a target 100 yards away.... Jus' sayin.....
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I want the name, address, phone number, date of birth and mothers maiden name of the guy who thought that a black background was a good idea while looking for a little bitty black bullet hole on a target 100 yards away.... Jus' sayin.....
Then you'll want the same for the guy who invented the spotting scope. They were in cahoots.
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Idiot.


....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.
If it's not a public range and requires membership with a year long waiting list by definition it is a private range. Just like the Billy Joe Bob can't play golf at Agusta. If I want to shoot off a tailgate like 90% of general season hunters that can't hit the broadside of a barn because they don't have a precise zero I can drive to the national forest and do that to. I get way more productive shooting done at my private range. Don't be jelly bro.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:44 AM
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I want the name, address, phone number, date of birth and mothers maiden name of the guy who thought that a black background was a good idea while looking for a little bitty black bullet hole on a target 100 yards away.... Jus' sayin.....

FWIW, they are a hold over from a time when iron sights were the norm. I use targets with a 3" black dot to zero/adjust iron sights at 100 yards before I attach optics. That way if the optics fail or become damaged, I can still use iron sights.
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If it's not a public range and requires membership with a year long waiting list by definition it is a private range. Just like the Billy Joe Bob can't play golf at Agusta. If I want to shoot off a tailgate like 90% of general season hunters that can't hit the broadside of a barn because they don't have a precise zero I can drive to the national forest and do that to. I get way more productive shooting done at my private range. Don't be jelly bro.


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I use spiral notebook paper. I buy quantities of spiral notebooks at Walmart during the pre-school sales, usually for something like 15 cents each (I've paid as much as 25 cents each), and each one has 70 sheets of paper + two covers. These are cheaper than the cheapest paper plates I can find. And the size of the paper makes it a good size for practical pistol shooting, since it's roughly the size of the heart/lung area.

Sometimes I also cut a sheet in half and staple it to the cardboard right above a full sheet, to practice head shots along with center mass shots.

The shooting range I go to now furnishes cardboard backers that slide into steel frames, so all I need is a staple gun. The range I used to go to didn't furnish those things so I used a frame made with PVC pipe and two 1 x 2 boards, and I got cardboard backers from stores like Menards that let people come in and take boxes out of their dumpsters.

I have sheets of 1" dot pasties for when I want to sight in a rifle and want something small to shoot at.

If I wanted to go even cheaper, I get plenty of junk mail and catalogs. But the notebooks are cheap enough, and I prefer to shred the junk mail to use as a fire starter in my fireplace.

While I'm at the Walmart pre-school sale I also like to pick up several of those small boxes of crayons on sale cheap, because they make really good fire starters. They are as good as bacon grease and don't need to be stored in the freezer. You just have to know how to use them, which isn't hard to figure out, once you realize that a candle consists of wax and a wick, both of which are essential parts.

My ex-wife was into extreme couponing, so with her help I could get these things on sale so cheap they were almost free. Now though I have to pay the whole sale price of roughly 15 cents for 72 targets.
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Print off what I need on plotter at work & tape to cardboard.

AR15 at 50 yards, 1st time out after having not shot for 26 years since leaving the military.
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I have sheets of 1" dot pasties for when I want to sight in a rifle and want something small to shoot at.

The stickers are good. I like the 2” fluorescent green dots. They can be had for about $22 for 1000. You can stick them on anything from a piece of cardboard to a car windshield when you want a smaller target that can still be seen at distance.



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In the past I have printed out pictures of certain politicians and used those! :-)
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They look damn good.



I've got plenty in my freezer, but I miss not being able to stop any old place for good food/good seafood unless I cook it myself.



FRIggan Ozarks are a good food desert!


Speaking of consumables, y’all have some some big bores down in the Ozarks. See many when you’re up on the shelf? That would make some nice cheap targets and also kalua pork.


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Paper plates and a picture of my ex-wife seem to work just fine.
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Paper plates and a picture of my ex-wife seem to work just fine.
Better watch, you'll get Red Flagged doing that...
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You can buy cheap nylon at Walmart for a buck a yard, and use furring strips to make a frame. When the round punches through the nylon, it burns a small hole with a brown rim around it that's easy to see. Every round makes a distinct hole. I keep about twenty yards of the material and a few hundred spring steel paper clamps on hand just to make targets. I draw on small targets using a laundry marker. For large targets I use the cheap black spray paint you can get at Walmart for a buck a can. My girlfriend is an artist, so sometimes I get her to draw pictures of people I don't like on the white nylon targets. She's drawn pictures of Castro, Putin, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, a generic raghead Arab, and best of all, my district's former congressman, who recently retired.
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Speaking of consumables, y’all have some some big bores down in the Ozarks. See many when you’re up on the shelf? That would make some nice cheap targets and also kalua pork.


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Not by me, but a buddy has them.

GREAT after I smoke them for 18 hours.


Home canned pulled pork makes GREAT nachoes...
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