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courage1
08-16-2012, 3:25 AM
Didn't see this yet so thought I'd start it. Random things you have shot no paper targets please:rolleyes:.

courage1
08-16-2012, 4:39 PM
come onn anyone?

paul0660
08-16-2012, 4:45 PM
I am sworn to secrecy, but I can say it was way more luck than skill.

courage1
08-16-2012, 5:24 PM
I am sworn to secrecy, but I can say it was way more luck than skill.

a fellow norcal gunner! any pictures?:D

paul0660
08-16-2012, 5:25 PM
a fellow norcal gunner! any pictures?:D

It was about 1965, and an arrow.

mikajo39
08-16-2012, 6:28 PM
I like to shoot at cans of shaving cream from the dollar store. Big boom of "snow". Cheap and easy cleanup.

EvolutionGSR
08-16-2012, 6:30 PM
Cinderblocks are kind of cool. Don't hide behind a cinderblock wall if you're being shot at....it won't help.

Bowling balls, the outer shell flies off exposing a core, it was kind of cool too.

courage1
08-16-2012, 6:53 PM
no one has pictures?:(:(

Turo
08-16-2012, 7:26 PM
Cinderblocks are kind of cool. Don't hide behind a cinderblock wall if you're being shot at....it won't help.

Bowling balls, the outer shell flies off exposing a core, it was kind of cool too.

Bowling balls are fun! Heavy pistol bullets will take huge chunks out of one!

Playing cards are my new favorite "skill" targets, along with shooting the stalks of weeds in half.

An old standby is a few 12 packs of the cheapest crap soda I can find, usually thrown into the air and obliterated by shot.

Empty shell casings (of calibers I don't reload) are always fun plinking with a .22lr.

I might have to add some in a little while.

Turo
08-16-2012, 7:28 PM
no one has pictures?:(:(

I'll do you one better, here's a couple videos:
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There's more on my YouTube channel if you're interested. :D

Carsgunsandchics
08-16-2012, 7:42 PM
This is how we roll, just skip to the 1:30 mark to bypass the boring wait.
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hey8you
08-16-2012, 8:26 PM
Does shooting your own target stand count?

I have a "self healing" gong and a resetting steel target stand. I haven't used the resetting steel target yet but the gong is fun to shoot at.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
08-23-2012, 8:53 PM
Old tail gate worked pretty good. Shot it up on a Saturday and went out to shoot it the next day and someone took it, go figure :confused:

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/tailgate.jpg

justjeff
08-23-2012, 8:57 PM
Cheap 3 liter sodas from dollar store for longer range reactive targets.

BrianRodela
08-23-2012, 8:59 PM
Ok, couldn't resist....or golf tees, playing cards or paintballs from 50 to 100 yards.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff25/coastermek/Photo0090.jpg
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff25/coastermek/Photo0059.jpg

Jeepers
08-23-2012, 9:11 PM
http://glittermommy.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/necco.jpg?w=450 ...cheap bio degradable reative targets for .22's ;)

BrianRodela
08-23-2012, 9:14 PM
I like it Jeepers but I would be too inclined, or should I say tempted to eat them! My favorite!

smog7
08-25-2012, 8:48 PM
Old tail gate worked pretty good. Shot it up on a Saturday and went out to shoot it the next day and someone took it, go figure :confused:

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/tailgate.jpg


They probably threw it away.

I sure hope you guys clean up after yourselves.

courage1
08-25-2012, 9:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpvvcUOV86g&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Mr. Gillious
08-25-2012, 9:17 PM
empty gallon antifreeze containers....the best

mrboma
08-27-2012, 10:47 AM
Find your local prosthetics maker and hit the dumpster in back. You will find all the plaster torso's they used to make braces, etc.

Free, Fun and Long Lasting (unless 12g slugs are used).
Regards,
Mike

ouch1
08-27-2012, 12:02 PM
Barbie had a bad day out by Fernley, NV.

BTW we also shot a 5 gallon thermos cooler.

-ouch1

desert_dick
08-27-2012, 12:52 PM
Used to live in the NV desert...near a big sand pit.
People would often dump their large items out there....
Washers & dryers, furniture, cars & trucks, lots of beer bottles & cans, propane tanks, spray paint cans, etc.
(Spray paint cans & propane tanks are fun with tracer ammo).

Heard that area has been cleaned up and has had houses built there now.

-Rich

ArmedArtist
08-27-2012, 1:22 PM
Its nothing fancy, but I like to shoot one of my old compressed CO2 tanks. It was used for many years in a Keg fridge and was out of date. Airgas said I couldn't fill it anymore so I decided to shoot it. The thing I like about it is its small enough to carry in the truck, its "about" the size of a torso target and it makes a nice ring when you hit it. So you either missed and didn't hear anything or you get a nice little ring. My .303 destroys it so I mainly shoot it with my AR, AK and pistols.

InGrAM
08-27-2012, 1:53 PM
Bowling pins are awesome. Varmints, snakes, turtles, etc..., Pine cones, Old cars/trucks.

trew10
08-27-2012, 2:05 PM
Fire extinguisher is the best too bad they are so expensive. Shot one with a slug and a yellow cloud of powder exploded into the air it was preaty cool.

a1c
08-27-2012, 2:09 PM
The post-Halloween shoots are always fun - everybody's getting rid of their decorative pumpkins. Great for shotgun practice.

Carsgunsandchics
08-27-2012, 2:11 PM
Fire extinguisher is the best too bad they are so expensive. Shot one with a slug and a yellow cloud of powder exploded into the air it was preaty cool.

I get mine for free. Sometimes even paid to take them.

And Co2 cylinder could of been hydro tested to regain re-fillable status. We do that to.

CK_32
08-27-2012, 4:07 PM
Steel paper and tannerite for me.. Occasional clays and bowling pins..

And a few random parts or what Evers left out there if I get bored or run out of targets.

More videos of shooting steel paper and tannerite on my channel

34 jars of it

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ir0nclash86
08-27-2012, 5:02 PM
Manikins and an oven i got for free on craigslist. We actually blew the oven up with some tannerite. It was friggin unbelievable.my buddy has the video of it. Ill see if i can get it.

Czsp-01-9mm
08-27-2012, 5:28 PM
Melons tons of melons our neighbors keep bringing Cantilop so I took them shooting Saturday good gun

Sakiri
08-27-2012, 5:41 PM
Broken pieces of window or aquarium glass, metal cans of various types, and once half of a toilet bowl that someone else had already shot at a few times and broke.

My first handgun target about 7 or 8 years ago was a softball tossed on a hill across a creek - the hill was to be the backstop. Think I was the only one of us three to actually hit it from 25 ft.

hermosabeach
08-27-2012, 6:37 PM
Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF4ZjTMegFg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

We also had fun With a version of "Office Space" and we shot up a printer
The toner gives a good smoke puff

We also acquired to ers from a guy whose office retired an old copier and printer but still had toner for both

It makes a mess to clean up but is fun to shoot with a toner cloud from impact

Soda cans- diet and the clean up is not sticky
Seasonal fruit
Pumpkins in another month
Steel ispc style targets

Golf balls are great
The plastic ball and square targets that bounce and roll when hit

Cans of shaving cream

Clay pigeons

On and on

timdps
08-27-2012, 7:14 PM
We have an WWII Eastern front battlefield with trenches and log bunkers for the Germans and Russians. One weekend we had a Russian only training event and brought quite a bit of live ammo. We shot shot up one of the German bunkers pretty good to give it that "lived (and died) in" feel.

We then inspected the results and it was interesting to see what the various rounds would penetrate (both 7.62x39 and 7.62.54r).

No pics of the shooting results, but here are some build pics of the Russian trenches:
http://www.redarmylivinghistory.com/red-army-fortified-position-is-begun-t1846.html

Tim

XVIga_Rob
08-27-2012, 8:42 PM
For the .22, eggs sitting on a golf tee are pretty cool! Been thinking about putting some out at 100 or 200 yds for the .270. The dollar store has some great reactive and environment friendly 'targets'!

CookieMonster
08-27-2012, 9:43 PM
Yard sale stuffed animals. Very satisfying to go pick it up and see tufts of fluff hanging out the back. Best one was a 3' black teddy bear. Lots of pistol fun (two 9s, two .40s and a .45 all at once), then shredded it with the shotguns.

george223
08-27-2012, 10:07 PM
A friend of mine who just broke up with his GF wanted to shoot up the teddy bear that she had given him. So to sweeten the deal, we stuck a Blammo Ammo exploding target on its chest. We hit it with the AR and its head went flying 10' into the air. That was hilarious. We had a lot of fun with those exploding targets.

stix213
08-28-2012, 3:37 AM
Have a buddy who likes to throw a 12ga casing in the air, and see how long he can keep it in the air by shooting it.

Shooting 1 gallon water bottles can be a lot of fun. Blowing up fruit too of course.

kermit315
08-28-2012, 5:49 PM
I like baby food jars for .22's. Last winter we had one of those cans of colored hair spray that kids use at halloween. It screwed up my sons hair, so my wife wouldnt let him use it anymore. It was red. Smaller than a can of soda (slimmer I should say, about the same height). Anyway, I took it home to Illinois last winter and put it on a dry dam at 100 yards. Nailed it dead center with the .308. That was fun.

cdtx2001
08-28-2012, 6:05 PM
Old windshields. Go to a glass shop and they'll give them away. A lot of fun for ballistic testing.

Yes I clean up my mess afterwards.

Tank 57
08-28-2012, 6:38 PM
Have some customers at the produce market in Oakland.Great biodegradable targets in their dumpster.

Have taken them up to the hills and shot them.No sign of them the next day.

kermit315
08-28-2012, 6:40 PM
You take produce market customers into the hills and shoot them?

J/K.