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    Whats some fun stuff to shoot at?

    My friend and I are doing an after hours session at the shooting range tonight and he said to bring some fun stuff to shoot. I already have phone books and milk jugs. What other fun things can we shoot? Nothing to messy...its an indoor range and we have to clean up the mess.

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    Bowling pins are fun. Most bowling alleys have old ones for $1 each.

    I always wanted to get a big box of molding clay so that you can see the cavity different rounds produce.

    When I go to my folks place to shoot (middle of no where) I will lay 20ga shotgun shells on their side and shoot (from 100 yards plus) the primers with my 10/22. You know when you hit them, same goes for those little Coleman propane bottles. I would not reccomend even attempting that at a public range though.

    My favorite is pop/beer cans. Well, that and ground hogs.

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    I like to shoot diet pepsi cans (full and shaken), little plastic army soldiers, and jugs/bottles of water. Last week I took all my old laundry detergent and bleach containers out full of water and blasted them away. Milk jugs and such blow up a little more though.

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    When I can find them, I pick up those little Necco candy wafers in bulk. They're about the size of a quarter, and shatter pleasantly when hit. May be a bit messy for an indoor range though.

    Many times you can get used bowling pins for free just for the asking. Not very satisfying to shoot with a .22 though. Barely moves them unless they're hung.

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    Instead of just plain water bottles filled with water. Try, freezing them and then shooting.

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    During a long match, while people were waiting their turns to shoot, we put on side matches of all kinds.
    One popular side match was shooting at a raw egg at 25 yards. Each shot cost a quarter, and the person who hit the egg got whatever had been paid into the pot.
    Another popular side match was merely shooting at a quarter, usually at 15, 20, or 25 yards. If you hit it, you got the dented quarter and a day's-worth of bragging rights.
    Clay shotgun targets are pretty easy to hit, at pistol ranges. Try putting one out at 50 or 75 yards, and see how you do.
    Our range featured a large, distinctive rock at 200 yards, and another at about 250. You'd be surprised at how easy those rocks were to hit, after first having put in 50 rounds of futile practice, trying to get the range.

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    CDs are pretty cool targets with the object being NOT to hit them. Shoot thru the hole in the center. CRT monitors make a pretty good pop when the screen is hit. Putting a sheet of plastic on the floor would help with the cleanup. Just bundle it up and throw away afterwards.

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    How about liberals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    How about liberals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelonerang3r View Post
    ...CRT monitors make a pretty good pop when the screen is hit...
    If you set a CRT on its face, and shoot at the base of its neck, a hit will not only cause the tube to implode spectacularly, but also it'll send the neck rocketing straight upwards and almost into orbit.

    (Please reassure me that you'll only do this trick at the town landfill, because widely-scattered broken glass larded with lead is not something to leave laying around.)

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    I use hard old drives, CD ROM, pretty often. I used to use golf balls but you have to be careful where you do that. They can really get moving if you hit them dead on. Balloons are fun sometimes. A Box of saltines are great if you can keep them up where you can shoot them. Now that's thinking green!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    If you set a CRT on its face, and shoot at the base of its neck, a hit will not only cause the tube to implode spectacularly, but also it'll send the neck rocketing straight upwards and almost into orbit.
    (Please reassure me that you'll only do this trick at the town landfill, because widely-scattered broken glass larded with lead is not something to leave laying around.)
    That sounds wicked. I doubt they would let me do it at the landfill, I'll look for someplace better than the woods though.

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    My buddy and i stand spent 12 gauge shells on end and shoot at them from 25 yards, it's pretty challenging depending on what you are using to shoot with.

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    Oh! Oh! I know.

    How about politicians ..... especially those in Congress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    Oh! Oh! I know.

    How about politicians ..... especially those in Congress.
    I like the way you think James.


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    +1 James

    I like to shoot at plain ol' empty can's a well as anything there is to shoot ... paper is my last choice and 95% of what I shoot at .... paper.



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    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    How about liberals?
    Some of the most successful hunters I know are liberals. I would probably be considered a liberal by most of you because of my environmental views, but I enjoy shooting, and lean more to the conservative end as far as fiscal issues are concerned.

    I recently joined these forums to gain some insight into shooting techniques, ammunition selection, etc. for a new XD-9 pistol I recently purchased. I hunted upland birds, waterfowl, and deer a lot in my youth, but only recently got back into shooting. I have other interests as well so I frequent several other types of outdoor related forums which has shaped my perspective of this forum.

    What I have seen in this forum so far are several things:
    1) very useful information from experienced people like Steve M1911A1 - thanks!

    2) an iron fisted hand from the moderator that quickly shuts down threads if the debate gets a little heated - not an easy job, and it's his perogative to do so, but it sometimes seems permature (just my opinion)

    3) idiotic posts like the above that only support the anti-gun crowds view of gun owners as a bunch of ignorant hicks (worse than the post itself is the applauding support of the moderator)

    Even the idle threat, granted through poorly attempted humor, of shooting other humans because of their political views is a little childish, don't you think? I think it's time that forums like this put some effort into not perpetuating the stereotypical view of gun enthusiasts as a bunch of "shoot at anything that moves" rednecks. It only adds support to the arguments of the anti-gun crowd.

    I hope to not be banned from the forums after this post, and I don't necessarily like that it is my first post. But I just felt I had to speak out to the fact that we are only making the battle against gun control harder if we don't try to stop perpetuating the stereotypical view that the gun control advocates currently have of us. My 2 cents.

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    Good response Highline

    Welcome aboard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Highline View Post
    Some of the most successful hunters I know are liberals. I would probably be considered a liberal by most of you because of my environmental views, but I enjoy shooting, and lean more to the conservative end as far as fiscal issues are concerned.

    Please do keep in mind that a great many people here don't believe that the 2nd Amendment has anything at all to do with hunting. I welcome any and all viewpoints in discussions. What I have a difficult time with is people (not saying you) that don't take the time to educate themselves in a subject, yet feel compelled to write laws that limit or outright remove my rights. I wouldn't advocate shooting anyone but with one exception, and that's the defense of ones self.


    As far as fun stuff to shoot? Well, I personally like shooting the biodegradable clay pigeons. They make for a good challenge with a rifle at 200 yards or so and great fun for pistols up close. Immediate reaction to your shooting prowess. BANG--SPLATTER!

    And for the love of God, everyone, please clean up after yourselves if you shoot stuff that turns into a junky mess. Hell, I often leave with more than I brought simply because I don't want someone telling me I can't shoot there anymore because of the mess that always seems to get left behind by others.

    Shoot safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highline View Post
    ... 3) idiotic posts like the above that only support the anti-gun crowds view of gun owners as a bunch of ignorant hicks (worse than the post itself is the applauding support of the moderator)

    Even the idle threat, granted through poorly attempted humor, of shooting other humans because of their political views is a little childish, don't you think? I think it's time that forums like this put some effort into not perpetuating the stereotypical view of gun enthusiasts as a bunch of "shoot at anything that moves" rednecks. It only adds support to the arguments of the anti-gun crowd.

    I hope to not be banned from the forums after this post, and I don't necessarily like that it is my first post. But I just felt I had to speak out to the fact that we are only making the battle against gun control harder if we don't try to stop perpetuating the stereotypical view that the gun control advocates currently have of us. My 2 cents.



    Highline:

    Don't be such a pinhead.

    Idiotic posts such as yours only confirm that most liberals hold themselves and their opinions in higher regard than anyone else does. Only a pinhead liberal would call my post an "idle threat", or suggest that I advocate "shooting other humans because of their political views". Talk about "childish".

    In true liberal fashion, I see you whole heartedly support free speech - as long as it is speech you agree with.

    On a side note, I surmised that you are not a member of Congress. You took offense at my liberal comment (a group you are obviously a member of) but didn't mention my comment about Congress (a group you are obviously not a member of). Why the double standard? Are YOU saying it's ok to target Congress?

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