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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...


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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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    You have your targets all there, now you need to snag the right scope!

    I have been checking out a few AR-15 scopes but I can't decide on which one. Any ideas?

    Thank you!

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    How To Make Targets Explode With A Sonic Boom

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rDRFFSUrPI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conditor22 View Post
    How To Make Targets Explode With A Sonic Boom

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rDRFFSUrPI
    Looks like a project for me & the Grandboys next time they visit. I think I have everything around here but the castles, but we can improvise on that.


    Thanks! for sharing the link & idea!
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    for sighting in long distance with .40 and .45 bpcr guns, i take 28" x 22" poster board in a neon color and lay down cheap 2" wide clear tape to cover one side completely. then spray krylon flat black over the clear tape. a real boon for aiding the spotting scope at 400 yards and longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfd View Post
    for sighting in long distance with .40 and .45 bpcr guns, i take 28" x 22" poster board in a neon color and lay down cheap 2" wide clear tape to cover one side completely. then spray krylon flat black over the clear tape. a real boon for aiding the spotting scope at 400 yards and longer.

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    LOL Apparently you did not read post #2 of the topic,

    Quote Originally Posted by Grmps View Post
    DIY shot and see targets,
    1) Cover paper with shelf liner or clear tape;
    2) Spray paint either use up old cans or <$ Paint @ HD, Wally world or ?.
    3) Allow paint to completely dry, cut to the desired size, embellish.


    [NOTE] I don't recommend LOWES 99 cent paint it doesn't dry as well as the others.
    Lowes

    I prefer paint colors other than black, (I lose my sites in a black target)
    Matte finish is easier to see.

    I believe you can tape the holes and pint over the tape to use the target again.

    9” x 11” targets
    I like to use a black felt marker, draw a cross the use a compass to draw circles 1 inch apart

    7”x7” targets you can make a template and spray a cross on it or use a marker

    7” plates I use a compass to draw circles 1 inch apart and put a smiley face sticker in the middle

    Tool Bench Clear Packaging Tape, 45-yd. Rolls dollar tree $1
    22x28 poster board 69 cents dollar tree
    Con-Tact Quick Cover Clear Self-Adhesive Shelf Liners, 18x54" dollar tree $1
    20pcs. 7” plates (1 package of 20) Dollar Tree =$1
    ” 108pcs. gold/red foil smiley face stickers Dollar Tree $1
    1 can spray paint Lowes, HD, Wally-world $1


    7” plates
    $2.00 40 plates (two packages of 20) 2x$1 =$2 Dollar Tree
    $1.00 1 can spray paint $1 Lowes, HD, Wally world
    $ .80 1/5 roll packing tape Lowes $4/5 = $.8
    $3.80
    $ .20 marker
    $4.00 /40 =$ .10 per plate


    4 x $ .69 Poster Boards, 22x28" = $2.76
    3 x $1.00 Shelf Liners, 18x54" = $3.00
    2 x $1.00 Spray paint (8 sq ft per can) = $2
    = $7.76 for 4 22x28 sheets

    7”x7” targets
    $7.76 / 48 = $ .16 ea

    9” x 11” targets
    $7.76 / 24 = $ .32 ea

    Step 1, cover the paper with clear adhesive plastic or tape

    Step 2 Paint and allow to dry

    Step 3 cut to desired size/shape
    ^^Pics removed from above post for brevity.^^

    or the next 2 posts that followed it.(#3 & #4)...


    That is OK though, all of us do it on occasion.


    It IS a great idea!
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    Great printable resources. I like the "shoot and see" recipes as well. Going to save a lot of money. Thanks to all.

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    Sharpie makes markers in silver, gold, and bronze colors, plus you can get white paint pens, might help someone on this

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    Anything from the freezer: fruit, icefilled jugs or what not will make a good pop if sized to your caliber.
    22LR and grapes are good and birds/insects will clean up nice.
    Oranges and .223, Melons and 45-70.

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    How would I size a grape to .22?

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