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    Hey guys,

    you've got a great country with awesome gun laws. I'm a german gun guy who is interested in the american gun culture. During my research I noticed that I found only little information about targets. Although amazon.com is the largest online retailer in the US, there are only a few sales (low bestseller ranks). And also on youtube are barely reviews for targets. So here are my questions:

    1) Where did you buy your targets for the range or shooting on private ground?
    2) How important is the selection of targets? Do you prefer brands or noname? How important is quality (for example paper thickness)?
    3) How much did you spend on targets? How many targets do you use per month?
    4) Which type of targets (bullseye, silhouette ...) is used the most an what material (paper, steel)?

    Thank you for your answers and excuse my bad english

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    For the backyard range, I use mostly trash, empty soda cans, empty soup cans, plastic bottles, paper plates, etc., that goes back into the trash when I'm finished. For the rare times I go to an indoor range, I use silhouette targets.
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    Hello and welcome aboard. Stop by the New Members section, introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself as well.

    1) That depends on what I’m doing that day
    2) Same as above (1)
    3) I only buy targets if I’m practicing something specific. I mostly use targets that I print for free.
    4) Paper for most of what I do. In my way of thinking metal is used for long rang shooting, you can see it or hear it.

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    For use at my gun cub, I buy NRA paper bulls eye 25 yard targets (club sells these). For my air pistols, GAMO 10 yard bulls eye targets (via Amazon). My goal is to improve over a previous score.

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    Walmart. I like the "shoot-in-see" ones. I spend as little as possible.

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    I made in investment i steel targets. And i use cardboard from boxes i get goods shipped in. And peoples junk they dump in the shooting spots we have. My fave junk is bricks and cement blocks.
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    I buy my targets from an online supplier in bulk. Each has 5 ovals on a 24x36 inch piece of paper.
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    I use old blueprints that my company tosses.
    Handmade cardboard silhouette stencil and can of spray paint are my best friends, then.

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