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Old April 18, 2013, 11:47 AM   #26
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If you microwave them first they're easier to hit
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Old April 18, 2013, 02:27 PM   #27
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Lets see,

Skeet thrower


I'm beginning to see possibilities here.

Yikes! Maybe not!!!!
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Old April 18, 2013, 03:26 PM   #28
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Old May 12, 2013, 10:06 PM   #29
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Old computer monitors.

Old appliances.

Old cars.

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Old May 13, 2013, 07:45 AM   #30
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Hedge apples, though they don't explode like I had hoped.

While visiting a friend in CO, we made and shot snowballs, individually or in mini-snowman format.

Another friend had a poster printer. He would print posters of a full 54 card poker deck, and we would shoot competing poker hands. Other times he would print out dartboards, and we would shoot Cricket or 301.
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Old May 13, 2013, 09:29 AM   #31
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Several of my Fraternity Brothers and I have taken to engaging the little plastic army men, tan ones only of course, at 100 yards with .22 rifles.

Quite the challenge.

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Old May 13, 2013, 10:21 AM   #32
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Shotgun shells, as already mentioned, are a lot of fun. I tossed one into a indoor range and soon everyone had their .22s out chasing those things all the way to the back!
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:02 PM   #33
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You can really make pinecone's dance, that are thrown up against a dirt backstop. Trick is: shoot just below the pinecone, so as to propell it in mid-air, and have you or your partner shoot it while it is still aerial.

Dremill drill the NECCO wafers, and hang buy a small wire.

Don't drill thru the old rubber band core golfballs or you'll jam the drill bit. Use a long-enough string to keep the golf ball in motion after a hit.

Pierce a tennis ball with a fishing hook with a leader attached to it, and hang with a long string.

Super glue paint balls to a string or target, or pierce one with a stand-up toothpick; stuck in cardboard.

Use stand-up 1.5 foot long thin steel flagwires you can buy at Home Depot. Loop one end of the wire to snugly fit a shotgun shell, and stand-up the wire on the backstop.
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Old May 13, 2013, 09:47 PM   #34
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I save my dry non dairy coffee creamer cans. They are about the same size as a standing groundhog. Damn... I havent seen one of those in quite a while...
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Old May 17, 2013, 08:27 PM   #35
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Toilets. Seriously.
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Old May 18, 2013, 05:13 PM   #36
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You did wait until your mother-in-law was through using it, didn't you?
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Old May 19, 2013, 01:17 AM   #37
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Taters, for you city boys wasting good candy like Necco wafers that would bee Potatoes.
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Old May 28, 2013, 04:38 PM   #38
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I used to go out to the Lytle Creek area outside of Los Angeles to shoot.
All kinds of junk was always out there, TVs, a billion shotgun shells, glass everywhere then it hit me. some shooters are slobs and just dumping crapola here in the National Forest...
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Old September 23, 2013, 03:59 PM   #39
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fun targets

I have not tried this yet but, we use to cut a slit in a tennis ball and jam pack it full of strike anywhere match heads. You could throw it at a wall and they explode,im guessing shooting them would have the same effect!
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Old September 24, 2013, 06:50 AM   #40
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I like to dump a full 20-round drum of 12 gauge from my Saiga-12 into a clump of cactus. It's awesome to watch the cactus explode and literally get cut down by the volume of fire. It's best right after it rains when they're full of water.
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Old September 24, 2013, 07:32 AM   #41
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Is the OP talking bout crab apples?
Unless where ever he lives he has a
different native apple tree.
Nope, Hedge Apples. ...... aka "Bois d'Arc" (that'd be French for "wood for bow"), "Osage Orange", "Bodark" ...... not an apple at all ..... related to the mulberry ..... fruits are neon green, and about the size of a softball.

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Old September 24, 2013, 08:03 PM   #42
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Some of the targets we use for outdoor shooting are:

- Large wine and liquor bottles filled with water
- empty propane tanks
- Beer bottles
- Expired canned food
- Old laptops and hard drives
- empty spray cans

More recently we found some old unused railroad ties that are made of hardened steel. They are great for plinking and can handle up to 7.62x39 steel core ammo with no damage.
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Old September 24, 2013, 10:46 PM   #43
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Large wine and liquor bottles filled with water
- Beer bottles
- Old laptops and hard drives

..... Um ....... I would think ...... wouldn't there be a lot of broken glass to pick up? ....... assuming of course ...... that you, you know .......pick up after yerself? You do..... do that, right??????
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Old September 28, 2013, 07:08 PM   #44
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I like using clays for my pistols and 22s. Need to try them at long range with my rifle...
A box of 90 is about $7, i tape them on a paper plate and they are a great training exercise for rapid target acquisition and switching between targets (hang multiple plates 12 inches apart).
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Old September 28, 2013, 07:15 PM   #45
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Charcoal briquettes. Cheap, biodegradable, and they make a nice puff of black "smoke" when hit.
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Old September 29, 2013, 03:40 PM   #46
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Blocks of ice. Just freeze gallon plastic jugs, or 1/2 gallon cardboard milk containers. Cut the container off, and shoot away making little ice chunks out of bigger ones. No clean up necessary when you remove the ice from the container first. The target material just melts away.
When my son was 10 or 12 he liked to shoot at old stuffed animals I found cheap at garage sales. His favorite was a purple dinosaur of PBS fame! Shooting It to bits with my Hakim he said he "Hakimed" him.
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Old September 30, 2013, 05:29 PM   #47
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Old September 30, 2013, 05:53 PM   #48
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Old September 30, 2013, 07:25 PM   #49
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Once a year a friend who sold and tuned pianos for a living would have an old piano that was junk due usually to a cracked frame.

Lot's of fun to destroy a piano, lot's of work to clean up the mess it left which of course we did, leaving the area cleaner than when we started.

Peeps are fun too. I walked in to my grandsons bedroom a while back to find him yelling at his Easter basket.

What in the world are you doing kiddo?

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Old September 30, 2013, 09:29 PM   #50
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I go on African safaris in my back yard using a BB gun and a box of animal crackers.

The range I shoot at prohibits anything other than paper targets (and clays on the rifle backstop). I make do by hunting smileys.

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