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Old August 4, 2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Paint chips as targets

Just got given a box of paint chips, like they have at paint counters. Was going to toss them when it struck me, what great targets. I set up mutiple colors and can have my spotter call then.

Thought I would pass the idea along, these were from a store closing, no cleaning out home depots guys....
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Old August 4, 2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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You know, that is a really good idea!

You can buy targets with different colors, numbers and shapes, but hey, why pay for it when you can make it for free (or just about)? (I am being serious and not sarcastic, believe it or not). You can even get creative and make different shapes out of them.

Again, great find!
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Old August 5, 2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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Old August 5, 2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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The wife has a stack of them on the nightstand......no paint chips, no painting...right?
Ill just cross that one off the honey-do list and go to the range instead.
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Old August 5, 2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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That is a good idea! Time to go to Lowes! Thanks!
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Old August 6, 2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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Excellent suggestion

Bravo for the most excellent suggestion to use the sample paint chips. In the past 50 years of shooting, i have also done this with worn-out playing cards. Thanks again !!!!!


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Old August 6, 2011, 02:59 PM   #7
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Brilliant!!
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Old August 6, 2011, 03:31 PM   #8
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AHA!!!! Now I know who's been chipping the paint off my house!
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Old August 6, 2011, 09:09 PM   #9
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A friend of mine worked for a paint company, and he got 200-300 1 gal. paint can lids. We used them for skeet and target practice. They were reusable, just beat all the dents from the bird shot and throw it again! It was fun.
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Old August 7, 2011, 12:37 AM   #10
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Thanks guys, I have seen well practiced shooters doing awesome drills on playing cards, number and shape targets, I hope with time to be half as good with that kind of dynamic shooting
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Old August 7, 2011, 07:58 AM   #11
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and he got 200-300 1 gal. paint can lids.
Brilliant again!!!
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Old August 7, 2011, 11:20 AM   #12
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Another good one is using an old calendar. 1 month at a time and call your days...
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Old August 7, 2011, 05:38 PM   #13
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This is the best thread on TFL in a long time!
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Old August 7, 2011, 07:49 PM   #14
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I wonder who is going to pick up all them small pieces of paper??

Dont leave em lay like range slobs do at a nearby range.
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Old September 6, 2011, 01:43 PM   #15
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Great find! I have used cardboard and spraypaint for years to do the same thing(like yellow triangle or red circle). Less work this way. Thanks a lot!
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Old October 2, 2011, 10:13 PM   #16
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I live next to a golf course.....so I get plenty "stray" golf balls on the lawn....so guess what I use for target practice.

They make a nice white cloud with a .308
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Old December 5, 2011, 07:11 PM   #17
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Awesome Idea!!! Does anyone have pictures!!

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