Slingshot targets

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by tayloriand, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. tayloriand

    tayloriand New Member

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    I have an alley between my house and garage around 1.0m wide<br><br>My idea is to make a box using 18mm plywood 1m wide and say 1.5m heigh (I'm a newbie and not a great shot .... at the moment)<br><br>I will fit some insulation at the back of the box to reduce the sound<br><br>Then I'll fit a shelf and use the Silhouette targets and my rat knowndown target (with adjustable kill zones)<br><br>I've also got lots of pellet tins to use.<br><br><strong>What targets are you using, show me pictures for ideas</strong>
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    You know what is great to shoot? Memory Foam.
     

  3. R3dsnail

    R3dsnail New Member

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    You know what is great to shoot Memory Foam|???<br> sorry had to do it
     
  4. DukaThe

    DukaThe New Member

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    Hey guys. <br>Tayloriand, you could just but a string (maybe better with some strong cord) between your house and garage, but an old blanket or old T-Shirts or some other fabric material over that cord, but your targets in front of it and shoot. Your ammo will hit the fabric and slowly fall on ground so you can simply collect them after. And there will be no sound at all <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>For targets, I use piece of leather cut in circle, and I put a piese of string trough it so it can rotate, but not fall <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>I will put some pictures so it will be much easier for you to understand that <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. charlesgmorgan

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    Shooting at an old spoon hanging up or some other piece of metal suspended is nice because it makes a distinctive sound when you hit it.<br><br><br><br>Cheers ...... Charles
     
  6. Antraxx

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    a few layers of cloth or towels, only attached at the top of the box are also working wonders in terms of slowing the bullet down AND beeing silent.<br><br>i think the rubber will cause the loudest sound.
     
  7. Јузер Нејм

    Јузер Нејм New Member

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    Have one made of styrofoam 5 cm thick. But now i use something like DukaThe - big old blanket in back and some sort of target in front of it (empty plastic bottle, aluminum sheet, thick cardboard target...). You can fold blanket or fabric you use to make a funnel, and put some bucket to collect your ammo in it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Cheerz
     
  8. gamekeeper john

    gamekeeper john New Member

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    if you want to keep sharp for hunting a paper target of the outline of a rabbit or bird is perfect for getting use to aiming for the head, its good fun to -- gamekeeper john
     
  9. Јузер Нејм

    Јузер Нејм New Member

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    Nice tip gamekeeper john! Thanks!
     
  10. Oldschool

    Oldschool New Member

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    I have been using old window blinds and a welcome mat behind those hung from the joists in my basement. Works great and collects most of the ammo right underneath.
     
  11. Tobias

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    here u can find some great paper target:<br><a href="http://www.targetz.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.targetz.com/</a>
     
  12. DanielBenford

    DanielBenford New Member

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    Justin Bieber posters? XD
     
  13. epichawk

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    You can print out just about any kind of paper target. Justin Bieber, Osama, Obama, Hitler, Whatever you dislike. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  14. Nebuchadnezzar

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    Have any of you guys tried the shoot-n-see targets? They are great for seeing your hits when shooting small caliber rifles and handguns at longer distances. They also come in prairie dog shapes.<br><br>Not allowed to post links yet, but a quick Google search will show you what I mean.
     
  15. epichawk

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Nebuchadnezzar wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Have any of you guys tried the shoot-n-see targets? They are great for seeing your hits when shooting small caliber rifles and handguns at longer distances. They also come in prairie dog shapes.<br><br>Not allowed to post links yet, but a quick Google search will show you what I mean.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Lol. Yeah. Thats kinda anoying.</span>
     
  16. Antraxx

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>gamekeeper john wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">if you want to keep sharp for hunting a paper target of the outline of a rabbit or bird is perfect for getting use to aiming for the head, its good fun to -- gamekeeper john</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yeah, i saw your video about that...always makes me sad when you say "bunny"...so cute :albino:<br><br>Your paperrabbbit had no change tho...completely lost it´s head lol</span>
     
  17. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>DanielBenford wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Justin Bieber posters? XD</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>classic!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>though I tend to use whatever I can, for indoor plinking it's just cans in a box as an ammo trap, if I'm out and about it's whatever I find which can be a burl on a tree to even fence posts in a field... if it's a spot of ratting... well the target is rats lol</span>
     
  18. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Using cans are nice, string them up on chains and you can shoot for hours... till they disintegrate <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  19. petersonOD

    petersonOD New Member

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    Shoot-n-c might be a little pricey but would probably work well.
     
  20. John S

    John S New Member

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    Old pillows work well