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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    I guess I am a little dense, but I am having problems following those instructions, seem to be several different ones ran together. Tell me if I am getting this straight:

    You choose a backing paper the color you like, then coat it with some sort of sticky paper or tape, then spray paint a color other than the backing?

    Do you have to use sticky paper/tape over the backing or could you just glue a different color sheet on top and omit the paint?

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    Yes! to the bolded question. That is how it is done.


    The OP, Grmps, is currently, "unavailable" to comment, so I will give it a try as I have been using these for some time now.

    You have to use the "sticky" layer( I use tape currently)& not another piece of poster board because it is the impact of the projectile that "tears" the painted tape when it makes a hole & the paint flakes off around the hole to show the background colored poster board to see the impact point.

    Using just another layer of poster board would likely only show you the hole in the front poster board, and perhaps just a bit of the back one, since there is no paint to flake & you would be basically just punching holes in a thicker" target. That paint layer is held on to the "sticky" tape/sheet, but does not adhere to it like it would if you painted the porous paper, so it readily "flakes" around the point of impact showing the backing poster board color thru the now "cleared of paint" tape in a generally circular shape unless you have a tumbling projectile.

    Examples from a couple posts back on the results:
    https://i.imgur.com/iUnQ9ii.jpg

    Left side in this one is a very good example of what is happening as well:
    https://i.imgur.com/ueRtKkd.jpg

    I hope that answers your question(s).


    Of course, you can certainly try out using two different colored sheets, but I am pretty sure you will want to use the colored sheet, sticky tape/sheet & paint layer method. It really does work well, IMO.

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    That definitely clears it up. You explained the theory. I can work with that. Thanks!!

    I did notice the OP is currently "unavailable", but was hoping someone else would chime in.
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    I bought some red glitzy wrapping paper at Dollar Tree. I plan on spray gluing it to cardboard then covering it with spray glue. The last layer will be plastic wrap over the spray glue then paint it black. Scribe the target on the black paint. Am I on track, not using the same materials as recommended?
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    Grmps,

    Great posts and explanations.

    I have followed pretty much the same process that you have explained, but I use craft paper on a roll that I bought at a craft store and adhesive carpet protector from home store. Both are 24 inches wide and 50 foot roll. You can do as big a length as you have a table to lay out and then cut to size. Much cheaper and faster than tape or shelf paper, but same process.

    What I am not smart enough to grasp is how you are putting the circles and cross lines on the black targets. Is this a white marker on the compass or ?? Can you please post exactly what the pen is.

    Thanks for a great post.

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    I believe it is a silver sharpie (not white).
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    I asked Grmps about this back in Oct of last year. He sent me this pic & a link to the compass. You can see the sharpies he uses in the top of the pic...


    amazon has a stand-alone compass I use

    Staedtler Geometry Compass (550 65 A6) $5.49 PRIME

    https://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Geo...%3A+56635-1001
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    I download and color print the target I want from one of the brazillion free target sites, then use the color copier at the office to print targets on cheap soft construction paper. The kind school children use in art projects. the stock is cheap and soft so the bollit can cut clean holes. I get large packs at the school supply store, white, light grey , pale yellow or off white all make good targets.
    They are fast and easy to make....if you have an office copier .
    Midway USA also has targets you can print for free.
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    I don't think anyone has mentioned it here, but it just occurred to me today when I was shooting at one of these, that I can reuse these DIY poster board ones simply by taping over any stray holes & putting a piece of a cutout from an tattered un-repairable one & taped it to the backside of the target to cover the main hole & then tape the front of it as well, then painting the repaired target all over again.

    Doing this makes the target looks new, and start over shooting at it until it is in tatters to be basically un-repairable.

    Then cut out any un-hit portions from that un-repairable one & use them to repair other targets.

    I even took the un-hit portions of targets & taped them together to make a completely new target & once I painted it again over the taped pieces seams it became another target to use.

    Some might call me "cheap", but I call it "frugal". If ya can't afford to buy new all the time, then make do with what ya have...


    G'Luck!
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    "If ya don't like my gate, ya don't have to swing on the hinges..." - L. Ackerman ( RIP)

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    I thought I was being frugal using empty beverage boxes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grmps View Post
    I thought I was being frugal using empty beverage boxes
    LOL


    I would do it with them as well...

    Haha.
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    "A man ought ta do what he thinks is best" - "Hondo" Lane.(John Wayne)

    "If ya don't like my gate, ya don't have to swing on the hinges..." - L. Ackerman ( RIP)

    Enforce the Immigration laws & deport the illegal immigrants. Quit fooling around.

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