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Target Ideas?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Retro, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Retro

    Retro Seattle Area New Member

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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

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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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

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Frozen gallon milk jugs filled with water died with jello/food coloring.
     
  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Squirells
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Naa. It's a "fiddy".... Sasquatch!
     
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    sobe911 Portland Member

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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

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Just add twenty pounds Tannerite! :dynamite:
     
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  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Bowling pins or balls.
     
  9. Retro

    Retro Seattle Area New Member

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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

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Movie posters. They make great hostage type situations, as well as sniper type stuff too.
     
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    hawksfan503 federal way Member

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  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Native rocks or brought cinderblocks.
     
  15. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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