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Paper targets vs. Paper plates

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    25 yards and in...and they're getting more difficult to see at 25 yards with each trip to the range. With .22, I started taking my little binoculars to see the groups at 25 yards. I much prefer to shoot outside with reactive targets, like steel plates or old empty prescription bottles filled with flour. When I lived in VA and shot outside all the time, it took my wife 2 years to figure out what was happening to all of her flour. If it hadn't been for my daughter ratting me out (9 at the time), she would have never figured it out!!! I thought it was hilarious hearing her go on and on about what could be happening to her flour. I suggested weavels.
    Ha ha ha ha, just seeing the wife trying to figure out "where is all this flour going!?"
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    She did not find the humor in my saying, "Well it sure as heck isn't going into making biscuits and gravy, I can tell you that much!!!"

    Of course, she patted my stomach and said, "Well, this sure as heck isn't getting here by itself now is it?"
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    I like paper plates since you can hang them from a clip and they don't fold up like printer paper. A clothes pin on a string and a paper plate makes a good variable target.
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    Growing up shooting 22s, we used to use clothes pins hanging on the clothes line for targets. I don't guess people have clothes lines anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Growing up shooting 22s, we used to use clothes pins hanging on the clothes line for targets. I don't guess people have clothes lines anymore.
    Used to do the same until my Mom finally went all crazy on me when she saw why her clothes pins were disappearing. A nickle pack of Necco wafers made good targets as you would get a little puff of dust when you hit one.
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    When my Mom finally figured out what was happening to her clothes pins, I got my .22 rifle taken away for a couple weeks. Needless to say, I didn't do that anymore.
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    I use whatever I have available; cardboard, paper plates, clay pigeons, exc exc. It's the markers and staples that's really adding up, I mean, it must be costing me close to .45 cents per shooting session to draw bulls-eyes and staple the cardboard to my mounts.

    Edit: I may even have to start reloading my own markers. I can shave .30 cents off per marker if I pick up my spent casings and buy my own ink cartridges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAm_Not_Lost View Post
    I use whatever I have available; cardboard, paper plates, clay pigeons, exc exc. It's the markers and staples that's really adding up, I mean, it must be costing me close to .45 cents per shooting session to draw bulls-eyes and staple the cardboard to my mounts.

    Edit: I may even have to start reloading my own markers. I can shave .30 cents off per marker if I pick up my spent casings and buy my own ink cartridges.
    I just hang out at bingo parlors and beg old ladies for their bingo markers.
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    The prescription bottles full of flour is genius. Hopefully I don't get pulled over would be fun explaining what's inside to cops while I have a gun on my hip and rifle on the passenger seat.


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    Lighter butane makes fun targets if you wanna spend $10 per target!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    I just hang out at bingo parlors and beg old ladies for their bingo markers.
    My family used to operate a Bingo... trust me, begging is not required, just wink and smile. If you're under 60, they'll be tripping over each other to help you out.

    You might even see an old-lady fistfight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    ......
    Paper targets:
    Paper = 0.01/sheet
    toner = ?
    staples

    Paper plates
    Plate = 0.02/plate
    Marker = ?
    staples.........
    toner = expensive
    markers = cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    toner = expensive
    markers = cheaper
    Yes, but I can't print out many targets with gridwork, and 4 bullseyes as I prepare to go to the range. How much do you value your time?

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    I use both but use paper plates alot more.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    You might even see an old-lady fistfight.
    Do you know how to get an old lady to drop the f bomb?



    Have another old lady yell out BINGO before her.
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