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Thread: Being a cheap bastard...........

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    Being a cheap bastard...........

    ........I decided to make my own reactive targets for sighting rifles in.........

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    In the shops each target would cost approx $6.00

    My costs........
    Corflute.....................Free. Used some old election signs that Labour put up on my fence without permission a couple of years ago and never collected.
    Self adhesive film........$5 for 5m ( Makes 10 signs @ 500x420, works out at 50c per sign)
    Self adhesive dots Pack of 1050 for $11 ( 5 per sign works out at 5c)
    Paint..........................Free ( Used up some old rattle cans I had for another job)
    30 mins labour............Free ( cos I am retired)
    Total cost per sign = 55cents.

    Do they work?
    Results speak for themselves...

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    Group of 3 on the left are 7mm08 the ones below are .22 ( 100yds)

    For those of you that have kids it could be a project for a winters day. They can customise them with stickers like these https://www.spotlightstores.com/nz/c...ker/BP80402824

    BTW, the corflute can be reused, just stick film over the top of the used target, respray with paint and stick more dots on.....

    They work well with air rifles if you use thin corflute ( The 5mm+ stuff may bounce back the pellets so field test it first.)


    For old eyes, the 'hits' are very easy to see at up to 400+yds in the scope.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allgood View Post
    ........I decided to make my own reactive targets for sighting rifles in.........

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    In the shops each target would cost approx $6.00

    My costs........
    Corflute.....................Free. Used some old election signs that Labour put up on my fence without permission a couple of years ago and never collected.
    Self adhesive film........$5 for 5m ( Makes 10 signs @ 500x420, works out at 50c per sign)
    Self adhesive dots Pack of 1050 for $11 ( 5 per sign works out at 5c)
    Paint..........................Free ( Used up some old rattle cans I had for another job)
    30 mins labour............Free ( cos I am retired)
    Total cost per sign = 55cents.

    Do they work?
    Results speak for themselves...

    Attachment 164576
    Group of 3 on the left are 7mm08 the ones below are .22 ( 100yds)

    For those of you that have kids it could be a project for a winters day. They can customise them with stickers like these https://www.spotlightstores.com/nz/c...ker/BP80402824

    BTW, the corflute can be reused, just stick film over the top of the used target, respray with paint and stick more dots on.....

    They work well with air rifles if you use thin corflute ( The 5mm+ stuff may bounce back the pellets so field test it first.)


    For old eyes, the 'hits' are very easy to see at up to 400+yds in the scope.....
    Excellent,
    Just shows what we of a certain age can achieve with minimal materials. The time taken likely had a net benefit as well as the reduction of old paint tins cluttering up the garage. Sadly this seems to be a lost art for later generations. Well done Allgood.
    Regards Grandpamac.

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    No cheap bastard about it - you're just going to put holes in them anyway; going to give this a hoon myself: with real estate agent signs.....
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    works quite well
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    What happens if you actually hit a dot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    No cheap bastard about it - you're just going to put holes in them anyway; going to give this a hoon myself: with real estate agent signs.....
    And its easy to find those...there are usually plenty scattered all over the neighbourhood.......
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    Intelligence has its limits, but it appears that Stupidity knows no bounds......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGunn View Post
    What happens if you actually hit a dot?
    Dont know.........................I havent hit one yet

    Just kidding. If you dont see a white splash then its either in the dot or you missed the target completely..........Which means I get exercise walking up to check out the dot.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allgood View Post
    Dont know.........................I havent hit one yet

    Just kidding. If you dont see a white splash then its either in the dot or you missed the target completely..........Which means I get exercise walking up to check out the dot.......
    Technology that keeps on giving.
    Grandpamac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    No cheap bastard about it - you're just going to put holes in them anyway; going to give this a hoon myself: with real estate agent signs.....
    ...just make sure you have removed said real estate sign from its location in front of someone's home before opening up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allgood View Post
    Dont know.........................I havent hit one yet

    Just kidding. If you dont see a white splash then its either in the dot or you missed the target completely..........Which means I get exercise walking up to check out the dot.......
    Instead of Orange dots, put a piece of sellotape over it and spray them yellow, or better yet, do the whole target without the dots, then use a piece of something with a hole in it to spray a different colour dot on the black, that way it is white under the dot as well....
    Intelligence has its limits, but it appears that Stupidity knows no bounds......

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    Another option

    NZ$ 3.48 36% Off | 160pcs Targets Reactive Splatter Paper Target For Archery Targeting For Short / Long Distance Targeting Shooting Accessory
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    Don’t reallly know why you bothered painting as the effect would have been the same as shooting at the teeth

    Nice one though will give that a crack. Cheers
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