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Hello NGF,

I am interested in all things target and target shooting. I would like to know what everyone likes and dislikes about their targets. What they consider the best targets to be. What they shoot targets with ect. I have some ideas on what I think the perfect targets are but not sure about the rest of the gun community. Thanks for having me on here and I look forward to many discussions on the topic and others as well
 

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Greetings and Welcome to the Forum

If you're new to target shooting I recommend a standard bullseye target. Start close then move out as you progress. Don't start off expecting too much or you might get discouraged and give up.

Watch out for offensive targets if you shoot with people. Offensive as in targets that might offend people like certain political figures and remember it's against the law to threaten the life of the president even if it's our current one or even some animals offend.

I shoot silhouettes for practice. It depends on how serious you want to get as far as how serious your targets get. My daughter prefers to shoot zombie targets.
 

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Thanks popeye and northtidesix. Fixitfred that is good information to know. Thanks. Do you recommend metal targets?
 

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Welcome and glad you made it.


As far as targets go. I have a simple system.

image1 (11).jpeg IMG_1631.JPG 9mm citadel target.JPG

I use card board markers and stickers. They are free or very cheap. I am shooting holes in it so cheap is good.
 

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Thanks LCPtoter and larry. Larry i agree that the cardboard is cheap but do you ever miss the sound knowing that you hit the target. LCP what kind of reactive targets ones that reset, gongs, or ones that fall over. I'm tired of the cheap ones from the box stores. $20-$30 and first shot all the powder coat flakes off. Or someone out shooting with you (my sister in law) hit the 1/4" rod leg then it was worthless.
 

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Thanks LCPtoter and larry. Larry i agree that the cardboard is cheap but do you ever miss the sound knowing that you hit the target. LCP what kind of reactive targets ones that reset, gongs, or ones that fall over. I'm tired of the cheap ones from the box stores. $20-$30 and first shot all the powder coat flakes off. Or someone out shooting with you (my sister in law) hit the 1/4" rod leg then it was worthless.
MISS THE KNOWING THAT YOU HIT THE TARGET! I never miss, hush your mouth. LOL. Just kidding. No I always figure it out.

As far as mounting targets. I bought these plastic stakes at Menards that are used for plastic snow fencing or deer fencing. They have a metal spike you push in the ground with your foot and the use those big Buttefly paper clips to hold them on.

https://www.menards.com/main/buildi...tric-fences/step-in-post/p-2354730-c-9552.htm

$1.99 each

Office Depot Brand Binder Clips Medium 1 14 Wide 58 Capacity Black Pack Of 24 by Office Depot & OfficeMax


$3,79 for like 10


Very quick to set and works perfect.

When my Grandson shot one it's no big loss.
 

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You never said where you plan on shooting. Do you have an outdoor range or access to property to shoot on?
 

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Yes. I have several places i can go shoot. My father and I are working on a shooting range on the back of his place. Need to move some dirt around for a birm.
 

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Thanks budroe. Any insight that might help? I would love to sit here and brag about how much I know or how good of a shot I am but there's no reason to lie lol. I grew up with 1 gun in the house. A sawed off shotgun for home defense and snakes thats all. I bought my first rifle in high school a weatherby .270 and went deer hunting a fee times. Years later and 3 kids later i got back into it. My 5 year old son has a marlin 60 my 8 year old daughter has a cricket .22 my wife has a howe .243 i have a windham weaponry ar15 and a stevens 12 ga. I have found that there aren't any good yet reasonable targets on the market. The cheap ones I mentioned earlier are too weak I'm still working on my target practice o paper I'm always having to stop and walk up there. So me and my dad are working on some ideas hoping we can change the issue. Any information from anyone will be very helpful.
 

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How does everyone feel about mild steel vs ar500 for .22lr. I've shot our prototype over 100 times and it's 3/16" mild steel. No divets or pitting. Safety is our #1 concern because I have my kids out there practicing as well. We haven't had any close calls and I think we have all our angles covered. We are currently working on our finished target after a few modifications.
 

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Welcome from Illinois....

The only thing I dislike about my targets (and it seems like all of them), they seemingly move when I shoot. I know I line up my targets well. I know I am right on the bullseye. I know my grip is good. I know everything is perfect......but them, just before the bullet meets the paper....the bullseye move on me.
 

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Welcome from Illinois....

The only thing I dislike about my targets (and it seems like all of them), they seemingly move when I shoot. I know I line up my targets well. I know I am right on the bullseye. I know my grip is good. I know everything is perfect......but them, just before the bullet meets the paper....the bullseye move on me.
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