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I shoot quite often indoors (also because of the dark outside), so I ended up with a catchbox from cardboard and some little targets hanging in the catbox. Sometimes I try to hit the key (on the bottom at the picture), but this is about 'hit or miss'.<br>I'd like also to see, how precisely I shoot, that's why last time I used the cover of a package from my dinner (white at the picture). It lasts some shoots, but after some shots, some parts break off and there are only holes in it. The 'bulls eye' is the screw at the bottom <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Any recommendations what material would you use so that it's durable and cheap? Paper teared off very quickly<br><br>(I use nuts M4, because they are very cheap and precise enough for such a short distance).<br><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=28&u=17729622" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/72/96/22/2012-110.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=29&u=17729622" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/72/96/22/plus1010.gif" border="0" alt=""></a>
 

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i use cardboard, in the end you will completely rip out the bullseye but that takes like 150-200 shots
 

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<div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">If you use multiple layers of cardboard, tight them to each other with a string at the corners?... Don' t you think it will last longer? Hope you understand what i mean.</div>
 

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Guys, how do you that that your cardboard lasts so long? I shoot mostly with nuts (M4, M6, M8), probably that's why it makes such a irregular holes in the cardboard, so after a while it's unusable.. I'll think about it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
 

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i just take 2 layers of thick box cardboard, put it in front of my catchbox and shoot, i use everything, marbles, steel, pieces of rod, nuts, fish lead sinkers. it survives quite long you only get a big hole around the bullseye
 

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I'll preface this by saying this idea is just a rush of shit to the brain as I was reading this. OK. <br>How about taking a piece of plywood(multiplex) and covering it with an inch or two of stiff clay/plasticine ? The thinking being it could stop the ammo, not wreck the ammo, would be completely repairable( remove ammo and smear around to fix), and, if the ammo stuck, you could see the position of the ammo at the moment of impact( thinking in the case of shooting alternative ammo like nuts or dart ammo, etc.). Might be cool to see the splat pattern of various ammo too. <br>Like I said, just a pop-up though not powered by enough coffee.....yet
 

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<tr><td class="quote">I'll preface this by saying this idea is just a rush of shit to the brain as I was reading this. OK. <br>How about taking a piece of plywood(multiplex) and covering it with an inch or two of stiff clay/plasticine ? The thinking being it could stop the ammo, not wreck the ammo, would be completely repairable( remove ammo and smear around to fix), and, if the ammo stuck, you could see the position of the ammo at the moment of impact( thinking in the case of shooting alternative ammo like nuts or dart ammo, etc.). Might be cool to see the splat pattern of various ammo too. <br>Like I said, just a pop-up though not powered by enough coffee.....yet</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Sounds good. I'll think about it. Just several days ago I bought a modelling clay for my daughter, so maybe I'll borrow it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> Just kidding, I would buy one for myself..</span>
 

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<tr><td class="quote">uhm, could work?</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>...... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">.......yeah, I was in coffee shop engineering mode......ha ha ha</span>
 

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Hi,<br>I m shooting on my old drumheads.<br>You can not damage the heads with a slingshot.<br>Ask a drummer or a musicstore for old heads.<br>pionstripe works well, they are double layer heads.<br>Sizes from 8" to 24" are standart.<br>Zwillie
 

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Aside from the 'durable target question' I found also this link <a href="http://slingshotforum.com/topic/18997-silent-pellet-trap/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Silent Pellet Trap</a> with something that stops the ammo effectively. The downside of this is that it eats the ammo <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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<tr><td class="quote">Hi,<br>I m shooting on my old drumheads.<br>You can not damage the heads with a slingshot.<br>Ask a drummer or a musicstore for old heads.<br>pionstripe works well, they are double layer heads.<br>Sizes from 8" to 24" are standart.<br>Zwillie</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>Never thought about that, good idea <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Now .. I need .. only .. to find a drummer...</span>
 

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<div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">You could use multiple layers of clothes and warp it with ducktape. When<br> the ducktape is a bit damaged, just put another piece tape on it( and <br>so on). I think that would absorb the shock and silence it( and no<br>bounce) . I will try for sure...</div>
 

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<span class="postbody"><br><br>Hi,<br>lol, no worries.<br><br>It issent mounted on the drumshell when i shot on it. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>So it is not tensioned and so you have no rebound.<br>Its just a plop and you see little bumps on the drumhead.<br><br>Zwillie</span>
 

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I forgot to say that you can get the drumheads for free from drummers.<br>We often change the heads, not because they are damaged just because they have loosen soundquality .
 

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Here's one of my clips on YouTube, you can see my 'ammo trap' target frame in it...<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EICVSvbr01Q" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EICVSvbr01Q</a>
 

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcVh4ITcIv8" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a> you can see my ammo catcher. Not a sophisticate then yours Ozzy but it works.<br>
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