Air Rifle silhouette- which targets?

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Air Rifle silhouette- which targets?

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I’d like to order some airgun silhouette targets. I was looking at the Quality Targets web site. They have them in 1/8” thick and 1/4” thick. What’s best? Other sources that would be better?
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Calvin makes nice targets so you need not look elsewhere. His targets are steel so they hold up pretty well. If you think there will be higher powered guns used get the thicker silhouettes. For most rifles and all pistol the lighter ones are more than adequate.
When we started way way back I bought a bunch of pot metal targets because that's all I could afford at the time and even those targets last a couple of years.
I would order a few extra of at least the chickens because you will lose one once in awhile.
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My suggestion is to get 3/8” thick chickens and everything else 1/4” thick.

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I agree with dustin. I would not suggest 1/8 inch targets. With a modern pcp air rifle, the chickens really fly even if they are 1/4 inch. I suggest a tether made from steel leader fishing line around the chickens leg.
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All I have are a few 10meter match rifles. Will these knock over the 1/4” and thicker targets?
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pdeal wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:15 am All I have are a few 10meter match rifles. Will these knock over the 1/4” and thicker targets?
Yep. It will work perfectly.

Remember 3/8” for chickens, 1/4” for everything else.

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