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Good/Bad taste in target type

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dbltap, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    Is it bad taste to practice on a more human realistic silhouette type target than a paper silhouette target. Have recently purchased used beautician practice heads, they have withstood over 1000 rnds of .22,5.56,9mm,buckshot and slugs, but have noticed some head shakes when I set up target.
     
  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Practice heads seem like they would be alright, Raider helmets would get you in some troubleo_O
     
  3. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    Raiders helmets would get you practiced on, unless a Jamarcus Russell helmet
     
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  4. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Get a cheap hat for it.

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  5. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    I guess I can understand someone's dislike how I dress these targets up, staple a T-shirt and the head with a ski mask on it and it is a true human silhouette. Wish I had some pics to show
     
  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yes o_O
     
  7. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    Yes bad taste, or yes on pics
     
  8. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Not at all - some people are WAY too sensitive. Nobody seems to have a problem when the full size, anatomically correct torsos are used on the various TV shooting documentaries so why would it be different for a layman to use the same - or a reasonable facsimile thereof?
     
  9. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    At 10 yrds shooting at paper then at a target t-shirt with no red bullseye and a head looking at you, point of impact grew up to 4 inches larger
     
  10. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I probably wouldn't shoot at people shaped targets at a public range. I don't think there is anything wrong with it but you never know who else will be there and what kind of stink could come up. Just a personal thing though. I would not think twice about it if someone set them up at the range next to me, but if someone showed up with the wife or youngsters it might suddenly seem weird and off-putting
     
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  11. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    Exactly what I'm asking but have never used at a public range due to realistic nature.
     
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  12. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I agree - out in the woods OK but not at a public range
     
  13. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    This only pic I could find

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  14. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmmm. Well its much better than shooting a TV or a tree.
     
  15. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Any local source for those heads?
     
  16. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    I honestly try to make them look a bad guy as possible have made fake arms with toy guns and knives also.
     
  17. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    Found mine on eBay that pic has a flat back skull much easier to attach to plywood, other 1 is a full size head but has a hole in neck so I just slide it down a piece of metal pipe attached to back of plywood. Purchased both separately less than 30$ for both
     
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  18. Dbltap

    Dbltap here there everywhere Active Member

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    If tuck rule game is on said TV it is going to be shot. Sorry my Raider is getting ready for upcoming season.
     
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  19. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Out at the club I have seen our police snipers practice on the face pictures of people... of all ages.
     
  20. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Arnt all raider fans prohibited persons?
     
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