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    Wanted, ideas for reactive target(s)

    It just so happens that over the years I have accumulated a fair few pulled primers(unfired that is) due to various cock ups and mistakes, and looking to put them to 'interesting' use I must have in excess of 500, so there is scope for something "BIG", or several/many "small" events. They are pretty sensitive little suckers(as I've found out the hard way a couple of times ) so I figure something cute could be done with them.
    All ideas will be treated/evaluated with safety in mind, and if anything goes wrong I'll deny everything !

    Thanks in advance for any or all ideas, no matter how crazy

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    You need some black powder to go with those little rascals
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Redbang

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    Diy Exploding Target - YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idu3Df1yTJE

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    Press them into the bottom of fireworks like the ones you put on the ground, they will have a loud and unexpected finale!

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    What I do with my kids for their air rifle at 30 metres is glue primers to the back of large printed paper targets. Then just put dots over all where the primers are.

    Could always make up something the size of a dartboard with the primers sandwiched between 2 sheets of paper and hope it all goes kaboom.For an unsuspecting shooter would be even better.
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    definitely NOT an idea to pursue at anything other than longer range, but I liked Norway's idea of shooting a shotgun shell.

    A variant I have heard of involves an auger, and a (loaded) shottie shell in a tree stump ...

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    Diesel in a can on a fire. Let it boil before shooting. Impressive fireball.

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    [QUOTE=kiwi39;193574]definitely NOT an idea to pursue at anything other than longer range, but I liked Norway's idea of shooting a shotgun shell.

    A variant I have heard of involves an auger, and a (loaded) shottie shell in a tree stump ...[/QUOTE

    We used to do that all the time. Good .17 targets at 100 mtrs. Good shooting as small target at that range. Yep I know naughty naughty !!!
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    A local importer has been trying to get "proper" reactive targets in for a wee while, I think they might be struggling a bit, but are apparently making progress.....time will tell I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi39 View Post
    definitely NOT an idea to pursue at anything other than longer range, but I liked Norway's idea of shooting a shotgun shell.

    A variant I have heard of involves an auger, and a (loaded) shottie shell in a tree stump ...
    how did he get on? every time i have shot them it just punches a hole. For anyone about to try this please remove the shot from the end or else it will be a grenade

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    the shotgun shell went off and sent up a plume of smoke ... and became a permanent feature of the stump - unable to be removed ...

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    They don't grenade. Its a bit of a non event really.. Quiet bang plume of smoke no big deal ...
    That's from 50 to 100 mtrs I wouldn't stand any closer but they become part of the tree stump.

    Its way more fun to shoot cans of baked beans stacked up with the 300 win mag
    Put a coin on the post under them the energy is so great it stamps the coin details into the bottom of the can..
    Can goes 20 to 30 ft in the air just waaaooooph.
    Same deal at least 100 mtrs away from that.

    Cheapest is the old plastic milk bottles or coke bottle filled with water, just a PIA to clean up..
    Can mix some red wtr based paint in if you want colour ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post

    Cheapest is the old plastic milk bottles or coke bottle filled with water, just a PIA to clean up..
    Can mix some red wtr based paint in if you want colour ..
    I've heard that ... Apparently the bottles need to be chock full ... .???




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    So long as the lids on level doesn't seem to matter they thump when you shoot them
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    Star Exploding Targets : Cabela's

    You would have to be brave or dumb to try and import this stuff of course
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