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Old 11-22-2008, 11:45 PM
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Source For Targets

I will be doing load developing, 1 or 200 yard zero and drop charts out to a 1k. I would like to know what you use for 100yard zero and if you change to larger targets when going further distances.

Scopes will be NF 5.5x22x56 NPR1.

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:01 AM
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Re: Source For Targets

I use the same target, as long as the reticle doesn't cover it up so much that I can't see the aimpoint. until I get out farther than 500 yards or so. Then I use whatever is handy (sometimes I'll paint a dot on a piece of cardboard etc.

I normally just print some targets from :
Free downloadable targets for 6mm BR Norma and 6BR benchrest and Long Distance shooting. Targets for 100 to 1000 yards and varmint hunting.
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The one I like for closer shots (up to about 500yds) is http://accurateshooter.net/targets/targetaccshooter.pdf

I like hanging 5-6 of these targets (each page has 3 targets). Then I won't need to continually go down to the backstop and paste over the holes.


Hope this helps,
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:46 AM
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Re: Source For Targets

+1 on AJ.

I actually use a regular piece of 8.5x11 paper with zero's drawn on them w/ black marker. I have some trouble with my color acuity so I prefer the simple black white contrast and I make the circles big enough so I can see a little white around the crosshair to be sure that I am centered on the target. for 100 yards and a 16.5 power scope I usually make the hole about .75 inches or so and for 200 yards it ends up around 1-1.5 inches. When I go to 5 hundred to 700 I just use something like a piece of painters tape or a black painted dot around 3 - 5 inches or so. Seems to work for me.

As for the zero, I sight my 300wsm in for 1.8" high at 100, .5 high at 200 that way the bullet is well in the kill zone out past 250 and when the shots get farther, then I have to start to adjust for tradjectory.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: Source For Targets

Hey SHRTSHRT

For the longer ranges I have started making my own targets. It is really frustrating to not be able to tell where you are hitting at the longer ranges and have to wait for a ceasefire to go out and look so you can make adjustments.

I get a package of 3 pieces of foam board (30"x40") from Office Depot for about $15.00 and cover them with a clear plastic that is adhesive on one side called Carpet Mask. I don't know where you could get a roll because our warehouse has pallets of them. Apply the plastic and paint it black. When you shoot it will be clearly visible



like a Shoot-N-C. In that target I was also using the Shoot-N-C target but in the future I will be using just a 1" orange dot because the holes in the plastic are more visible than the Shoot-N-C



The foam boards just pop off and are reusable and I have been through 4 range sessions using the same targets. You can use the small round covers with the Shoot-N-C to cover the bullet holes or just carry your can of spray paint down to the target and repaint. Saves money in the long run.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:54 PM
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Re: Source For Targets

Plain white paper from anywhere with a few orange dots that can be bought inexpensively from Staples or other stationary stores.

Any black at all on a target face just makes it harder, if not impossible, to see bullet holes. White target paper and orange dots show holes easily. Obviously the Birchwood Casey targets are an exception but are much more expensive,

Most of the time I use photostat paper. If you can make photostats for free at the office then you can print a thin graph on them and just put an orange dot in the middle. Almost cost free.

For long distance just use larger paper, butchers wrap or other, and larger dots if needed.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:12 PM
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Re: Source For Targets

I like to use steel painted white it shows the hits easily at any distance and has a nice ring to it.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Varmint Hunter View Post
Any black at all on a target face just makes it harder, if not impossible, to see bullet holes.

Varmint Hunter

The black paint flakes off of the plastic covering exposing the white poster board underneath.
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