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PostSubject: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 17th 2016, 10:44 am

Home made Shoot and See Targets MsuZhM

I found instructions on the 'net and decided to try my hand at making them.

1. Bought a lime green 3 x 4 ft posterboard for about $1.50 or so.
2. Covered the poster board with clear packing tape, 1 layer.
3. Spray painted flat black with a can of $0.99 paint from Walmart.
4. The bulls eye was a leftover price tag from a yard sale.

It works!
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 17th 2016, 1:07 pm

Looks like it works great!

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 17th 2016, 2:50 pm

Worked excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 18th 2016, 3:39 pm

Nicely done

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 18th 2016, 4:32 pm

I should add that it worked with a pellet gun, as well.

It would be nice to take all the credit, but I am not the originator of the idea. I saw it done some time ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 9:30 am

That's really Cool RonC! †i'll give those a try. :rtup
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 11:11 am

Does it help seeing the shot from a distance? Looks like it would.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 11:26 am

It is VERY helpful.
With regular paper targets, I simply can't make out where I hit at 50 yds and must use a scope.
With Shoot-N-C commercial targets, I can see clearly.
These home-made targets work every bit as good as the commercial Shoot-N-C and others of that type.
What is critical is using a posterboard with a bright color. The pinkish color worked out only OK. The lime green was much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 12:51 pm

Good idea, I will put some together and give them a try when it warms up.

What size is the target pictured?

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 1:18 pm

John,
That's a 7" square target.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 3:03 pm

@RonC wrote:
John,
That's a 7" square target.
Ron

Oh, wow.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 3:05 pm

I wonder how it would work without using the clear tape? Maybe a gloss backer board and when the bullet hits, will still leave an outline of the bullet hole. Would be cheaper and a lot easier. Dang it! now I want to experiment LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyFebruary 20th 2016, 3:38 pm

I experimented with just using the black paint on the lime board. It wasn't nearly as visible.

It seems that the dried, flat black paint ($.99 at Walmart) on the tape is brittle, so it shatters around the impact hole leaving a bare area considerably larger than the hole itself.

Another take on this idea: using a cheap foam kneeling pad rather than the poster board. Tape the pad and spray paint the tape. Supposedly, the foam self-heals to be used again.
The inexpensive package of foam, kneeling pads I bought did not heal and the holes remained.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyMay 17th 2017, 1:25 pm

Ron

How in the world you folks can shoot on those type targets is beyond me! Unless you've got your front sight painted white or are using a silver front post so as to give some contrast against the black...I can't see how a consistent 'hold' can be obtained! If you're holding the front sight into the colored bull I can see how that could work however. Myself....I don't want a bull as big as a washtub; rather something akin to this:

Home made Shoot and See Targets 34557812462_e640447b6d_n.50 caliber flinter group of five shots in black. by Sharps Man, on Flickr

My favorite 'hold' is a 6 o/clock hold but on occasion I will also use what's called a Navy Hold which means that the front sight is held at the center of the bull and in using this type of 'hold' the amount of overlap of the front sight that appears on either side of the bull can be gauged very accurately! If one is using a bull the size of a bushel basket...this can't be done! And after 65 years of hunting I've never killed any head of game running around with a bullseye on it! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyMay 18th 2017, 6:44 am

So Sharpsman, are you saying that the Louisiana wildlife don't have large bulls eyes stuck to their sides like the rest of the states do? †Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyMay 18th 2017, 6:57 am

@Sharpsman wrote:
Ron

How in the world you folks can shoot on those type targets is beyond me! Unless you've got your front sight painted white or are using a silver front post so as to give some contrast against the black...I can't see how a consistent 'hold' can be obtained! If you're holding the front sight into the colored bull I can see how that could work however. Myself....I don't want a bull as big as a washtub; rather something akin to this:

Home made Shoot and See Targets 34557812462_e640447b6d_n.50 caliber flinter group of five shots in black. by Sharps Man, on Flickr

My favorite 'hold' is a 6 o/clock hold but on occasion I will also use what's called a Navy Hold which means that the front sight is held at the center of the bull and in using this type of 'hold' the amount of overlap of the front sight that appears on either side of the bull can be gauged very accurately! If one is using a bull the size of a bushel basket...this can't be done! And after 65 years of hunting I've never killed any head of game running around with a bullseye on it! affraid

For what it's worth! 2c

I always put a spot of white paint on the front sight. A black sight in dark timber doesn't mix well.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyMay 18th 2017, 7:55 am

Like Pete, I touch up black iron sights with a dab of white or yellow paint.

After I posted the instructions, Midway or Brownells had a sale on Shoot and See packages of 100 targets (seconds) for $6.99. I haven't made any like the above since that time.

The colors don't matter much to me. I can't focus my eyes nowadays on the front sight anyhow.

An in depth study of Colorado mule deer and elk shows that these grazers are born with iridescent, yellow bulls eyes just behind their shoulders, right where the heart and lungs are. Shocked† They also have laughing emojis on their butts which is the last thing you see as they run away. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyMay 18th 2017, 8:12 am

100 targets for 7 bucks? I'm going to go order some.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyMay 18th 2017, 8:22 am

As I think about it, it might be 50 rather than 100. And it is Midway.
Home made Shoot and See Targets 20170517-caldwell-target
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PostSubject: Re: Home made Shoot and See Targets   Home made Shoot and See Targets EmptyMay 18th 2017, 11:00 am

@RonC wrote:
Like Pete, I touch up black iron sights with a dab of white or yellow paint.

After I posted the instructions, Midway or Brownells had a sale on Shoot and See packages of 100 targets (seconds) for $6.99. I haven't made any like the above since that time.

The colors don't matter much to me. I can't focus my eyes nowadays on the front sight anyhow.

An in depth study of Colorado mule deer and elk shows that these grazers are born with iridescent, yellow bulls eyes just behind their shoulders, right where the heart and lungs are. Shocked† They also have laughing emojis on their butts which is the last thing you see as they run away. Laughing
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