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    I have used some of these links in the past, but thank you for posting a much larger list than I have found on my own. I reload and cast to save money to enjoy shooting and paying for targets just goes against that!
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    Thanks for the list! I also have used some of the links above but there are quite a few different ones here I'd like to try! I'm definitely subbing to this thread!

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    Yeah...Thanks a heap....these are great links. I only had 3 of them before
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    Great List -- Thanks!

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    These targets are hosted here at Cast Boolits on the server.

    Notes:

    1. All are setup to print on 11" x 17" USA Ledger Paper. The file is a zip file that contains over 20 targets. Click the link to download the zip file.
    2. All are gridded to 1" or less squares
    3. Some are pistol, some are rifle. Rifle targets size at MOA out to 600 yards (6")
    4. There are targets for open sights, scopes, or designs that favor V notch or peep sights.

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    11 x 17 Pdf targets

    (broken link fixed 04/25/2018)

    A really good cheap way to store a large batch of these is to use a medium FedEx box and put a piece of velcro on the end flap to keep it closed. Cheap, cheap, cheap. More money for ammo.
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    this list is way more bigger than the ones i have used ,tanks

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    Pretty neat!! But I'm too cheap with my printer ink. Outdoors I shoot at Ritz crackers, you can eat em too, and there's nothing to pick up, the birds get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallenba View Post
    Pretty neat!! But I'm too cheap with my printer ink. Outdoors I shoot at Ritz crackers, you can eat em too, and there's nothing to pick up, the birds get it.

    Can you think of anything cheap that I can use with a shotgun? I thought about rice cakes, but they cost too much. Stale beer is fun, butt costs too much also. I thought about baggies of flour.

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    Use your empty cans... If you drink Pop or Beer in cans, fill them with water, then hang them from the pull tab on a string from a nail on on your target back stop...

    Don't forget to return them after your done for your $.05 deposit...

    Word of advice? DON'T SHOOT GLASS CONTAINERS! Unless you intend to clean the broken glass... I can think of no better way to tick off a land owner than to leave a shot up mess behind.


    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin Hunter View Post
    Can you think of anything cheap that I can use with a shotgun? I thought about rice cakes, but they cost too much. Stale beer is fun, butt costs too much also. I thought about baggies of flour.
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    List of targets on the LH column !
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    Boolit Master Marlin Hunter's Avatar
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    I found another site with some good targets

    http://www.6mmbr.com/targets.html

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    Let's see. I take my $500.00 -$2,000 revolver to the range with my $40.00 a box ammo (scratch that, we are bullet casters here) and often pay more to print targets in ink costs than buying them from the range at a nickle to a dime a piece? I just wanted to get the economics straight in my mind. Oh, and the print paper we use makes a TERRIBLE target, not nearly so good as real Tagboard that they make targets from to make nice holes.

    I DO like some of the novelty targets but for my normal shooting I prefer tagboard targets. My local club keeps a large supply of targets for the various shooting disciplines on hand for members and their guests.

    However, there is a way to economize that I have used in the past. Our small bore target frames for registered matches require target backers (to eliminate crossfires and make sure the correct number of shots are fired). These are blank paper but made of the same tagboard that targets are made from. I have taken them, and using a rubber stamp put a large number of bench rest targets on that one sheet. It allows LOTS of shots from a bench gun and it's great to practice with. Not only is it inexpensive, you can have a lot of targets on one sheet and don't have to change targets near as much. Now, THAT, I'll go along with.

    These comments are NOT meant to "Poo-Poo" the idea of printing your own but you do need to factor actual costs (printer ink is not free and targets typcially use a LOT) and the paper is not very good for the purpose.

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    +1 on what Dale53 said! Ink cost more than the printer!

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    when everyone was talking about the high price of gasoline I saw something that compared the cost of other liquids to gasoline. Printers ink was out of sight on cost.

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    ...and everyone makes fun of my paper and marker pen targets.

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    Starmetal---One advantage of the paper and marker method is you can add the marks after you shoot the target. Keeps your group centered better.

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    i dont see what the big deal is about target everone i seen posted had a bullseye and a nice group off to the side nothing in the center. I go to the range and shoot the targets outhers have left behind most dont have holes in the center or they us a smaller cal. Heck yea iam a cheap skate thats why I reload. But a warning to all turning a condom inside out to use it again dont work now I got two boys that were not planned lol.
    Reloading to save money I am sure the saving is going to start soon

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    Interesting... I print my targets on my black and white laser printer...

    When I print targets... I'll print no more than five.

    However when I know I'm going to want a lot of them, for example the good old bull's eye targets, I print one, then take it to work and run off 50 of them. for free, (to me anyway!)

    If I had to go to Kinko's...? I'd run off 100 at a time...

    Just my $.02 worth, fwiw...
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