How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

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How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Another Dang 9 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:23 am

This is for everyone who wants to make practice targets.
Step.1 Bring a large piece of cardboard to the next match and trace out a target on the cardboard or ply wood which ever you have on hand. Do this for each animal.
Step.2 Turn that into a template out of plywood or masonite or whatever you may have. I had a bunch of masonite. Cut it out using a jig saw.
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Step.3 This is the only thing you should have to buy. Craft paper. Place your template on the craft paper and cut out the target.
Step.4 Staple to something and Shoot.
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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by hermit5 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:57 pm

I traced mine on cardboard,cut them out,then spray painted the Hollow cut out on white freezer paper.

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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Another Dang 9 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Hi Randy, that's a great way to do it as well but...you have to buy two things. Paper and paint. Paper is much cheaper than paint and works in the rain too.
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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Jerry G » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:48 pm

I just bought some AR 500 at $1.85 per pound. Paper targets are looking better all the time.

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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Hotrodrockets » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:58 pm

Paper Never Lies

It shows your hits. It shows your misses.
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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Another Dang 9 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:21 pm

I don't know what I'm paying per pound but that sounds cheap. 1/2" AR costs about $100 per sq. foot.
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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Jerry G » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:27 am

That is "not cut" AR 500. A sq foor of 1/2 inch steel weighs about 21 pounds. Getting it plasma cut is NOT cheep.

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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Another Dang 9 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:54 pm

Plasma cutting is actually very cheap as it only takes seconds to do. The shop I deal with charges only for his time to load, unload and deburr. Which I end up doing to save some money.
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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Jerry G » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:09 am

You found a cheep one. Hang on to it. The shops hedre charge an arm and a leg to cut into a full piece. Theu will cut their drops but you have to buy the entire drop, not just the animal.

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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Another Dang 9 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:12 am

Jerry buy the precut drops. They will negotiate on the price.
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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Hotrodrockets » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:08 am

Why ar500?
Just pondering. Ar400 or less would be cheaper. Not buiilding armoured cars.
I know 500 is all the rage with tacticool guys.

Well if a practice target where to be left out on the range maybe Ar500. Make it Yahoo proof.
Just wondering. As it may be on my project list.
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Re: How To Make "Almost" Free Targets

Post by Jerry G » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:01 pm

According to my supplier, AR-400, AR-500, and T-1 are within a few pennies of each other.

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