Target Ideas?

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  1. Retro

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    I just purchased a .50 BMG rifle. Now the question is, What do I shoot at?

    I was thinking something like a watermelon (behind a concrete wall), or an old engeone block. Thats about as far as my thought process went. Does anyone have any good (or just fun) ideas for .50 BMG targets?
     
  2. simon99

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    I always enjoyed plastic 55 gal. drums filled with water. The blue ones are especially nice at long range.
     
  3. jluck

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    Frozen gallon milk jugs filled with water died with jello/food coloring.
     
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    Squirells
     
  5. jluck

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    Naa. It's a "fiddy".... Sasquatch!
     
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    I have a scrap Volvo sitting in my yard. No title or registration, and it has a blown motor. If you want to tow it and make it your fun car, feel free. I want it gone -_-
     
  7. jluck

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    Just add twenty pounds Tannerite! :dynamite:
     
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    Bowling pins or balls.
     
  9. Retro

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    Great ideas, this is going to be fun. I don't think i'll use it on squirrels though, there wouldn't be enough meat left for stew.
     
  10. Reno911

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    Some budget targets I enjoy are ginger snap cookies. Bio friendly paintballs. Paper plates make cheap grouping targets, pack those out of coarse. Golf balls can be fun.

    For 50???

    There is not much that would not be destroyed outside of 1/2" or thicker AR500 plates.

    If you can afford the 50 you can afford some good plates.

    I recommend the Wideners 1/2 inchers. Swung on the last stand with rebar.

    http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8800

    http://www.laststands.com/

    Ive had these plates shot at with everything but 50. They say not too. They took 338 lupua. I'm sure at a correct range of 300 yards or greater they should be fine for 50.
     
  11. Reno911

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    Eeks. 200 yards with a 50 at a 1/2" ar500 plate.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vJdz8iVUtiw

    I may retract my earlier post. It destroys pretty much anything.

    I'd stick to one shot use targets like melons and such.

    Or make sure to shoot longer ranges only.
     
  12. wichaka

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    Movie posters. They make great hostage type situations, as well as sniper type stuff too.
     
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  14. Certaindeaf

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    Native rocks or brought cinderblocks.
     
  15. biggie24420

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    An APC?....or a money truck? Hahaha just kidding.
     

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