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DIY shoot 'n see targets

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kimber Custom, May 29, 2013.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    oknow, scottnbarbi, Focer and 7 others like this.
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    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna try that! Thanks.
     
  4. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I just got done making some targets. Don't use Duck EZstart tape because it is like spraying something that has grease on it. You just have to dust the paint on. On another target I used Scotch tape and it worked a lot better. I haven't tried them out yet.
     
  5. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I used yellow paper and the generic brand clear packaging tape that you put in the tape gun. I just made simple 8 1/2 x 11 targets. I've used white-out to make divisions on the targets and have also used pin striping tape. Either one works but they're not exactly great works of art. Make sure you don't stack these until they're fully dried and put some weight on the corners to keep them from rolling. I stapled mine to a large, unfolded cardboard box for painting and left them there for a few days while the paint cured.

    The targets are fun for both rifle and pistol. You can re-use them by taping small scraps of yellow paper behind the hole and then fixing the front with a piece of tape and more spray paint.

    have fun!
     
  6. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the paper. A 22 by 28 was only $1.99. I was able to get 6, 8 1/2 by 11 out of one sheet.
     
  7. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    just wondering why not just use white paper on the backside?
     
  8. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I don't see why you couldn't. I suspect a neon of some sort is easier to see from a distance.

    I wonder if a laminating pouch would be less expensive than tape. Faster at any rate.
     
  9. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    Or foils for overhead projectors. Probably pushing the cost at that point to just buying targets though.
     
  10. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    What about using the tape gun rolls that are a shiny brown packaging tape? Not as much high contrast but skip the paint job.
     
  11. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    The paint is what pops off the plastic tape on impact. That's what makes the colored paper visible. That's why you paint the clear tape .
     
  12. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    It is the paint flaking off of the tape around the hole that lets the neon underneath show through thereby marking your hit, Im thinkin brown tape would just result in a hole and no contrast at all?
     
  13. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense.
     
  14. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    ARRRRRGH The Pirate was faster with the reply :dynamite:
     
  15. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    Just got done trying out the targets that I made, they work great.
     
  16. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    I detailed how I did it and videotaped the shooting in progress in the link below.

    We used these today at the range, and it sure was easier to see the .260 bullet holes at 300 yards!! Huge win if shooting .17! Saves a lot of walking and guessing!
    Do it yourself Shoot and See Targets - YouTube
     
  17. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Making targets with this method worked great!