Awhile back I saw someone had posted a picture of what he used for .22 targets. They were paintballs glued to cardboard. The oldest boy and I tried it last winter with poor results. When you hit the paintball, it was just pushed through the cardboard. We tried it again today. We shot his Rossi and had a blast. If we nicked them they would ooze, and make a nice splat with a direct hit. When we were ready to quit, we put his 20 gauge barrel on and fininshed them off. We were shooting off an old picinic table at about 28 yards. Made for a great evening event with the kid.
I took a nephew and his friend to the range years ago to shoot .22s and they seemed to be really have fun shooting Necco wafers also. When they got use to hitting them with regularity, I placed four quarters super-glued to a chunk of 4x4 out there for them to shoot. Each of the quarters were pierced and we split the wood to see how far they penetrated the Spruce. Those boys were impressed to say the least and they definitely knew they were shooting weapons and not toys when the day was done.
I wish that I could say that I was smart enough to come up with the idea. Someone else posted it about a year ago.
I've thought about the pill bottle idea, or something close, but we do this in the front yard and the boss lady might get upset with plastic chunks in the grass.
I'll see if I'm smart enough to get pics from phone to site.
36" 2x4... drill 1/8" holes down the length of it about 2" apart... golf tees in the holes.... paint balls on the tees..... white poster board behind the 2x4.... shoot the paint balls, they splatter onto the poster board.. cut off the bullet holes at the bottom of the poster board, and you have range art...
...then you can shoot the tees....
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What billy said. Last summer all my maters had blossom end rot. I killed em off with my 22 at 50 yrds or better. They blow up real good. I have pics of the size maters I used in my profile pics. They blow up really cool and leave little pieces all over the place and the squirrels eat them.
Then the next target was the pears I got from a tree over at my folks house. They are those big hard pears that are hard to eat but can be made into pear preserves or pear butter. They blow up really cool and you can put about 4 to 5 rounds in them. Again the squirrels and the ground hogs do the clean up.
Then there is the hedge apples or as some of you have called them Bow Bark fruit. they ain't good for nothing and you can put about 10 rounds or so in one taking it apart piece at a time. This makes for some fun because with every shot it gets smaller and more of a challenge. The clean is on you tho. The animals don't like them and you either pic them up or just let them rot. I let them rot because I have heard that they keep mosquito's away. They smell like oranges.
Last but not least is the ever edible shoot-able egg. I know they are pricey, a buck and some change on up to 2 bucks depending on where you buy them. But they are fun to shoot. When you hit them they blow up so cool. And watching it blow up thru the scope it looks like it is blowing up in slow motion, and this is another clean up you might have to do. the shell can be stepped on and crushed, and you can kick dirt over the white and the yoke. Now an animal may come up and lap up the white and the yoke. I never cleaned up or kicked dirt on that part.
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