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Unread 06-09-2006, 10:26 AM
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TARGET DESIGN

What is your favorite design for scoped rifle targets - intended use would be 100 and 200 yards. I like a diamond with a circle in the middle. How about some optimum dimensions - height, width, distance across or whatever. I find big but not too big is good - 2-2.5 inches for the diamond, 1" for the center circle or dot.
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    Unread 06-09-2006, 10:45 AM
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    Re: TARGET DESIGN

    to be honest I really cant stand shooting paper. I would much rather shoot rocks or something else.

    If i have to shoot paper I like the smallest dot I can possibly see to shoot at, 100yds would be like at 1/4" shoot and see dot.


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    I like a target that's graduated so I can immediately calculate the correction required to zero the rifle/scope system. I generally just print out a 1" grid using MS Word with a 5 Spot aiming area (the center and 4 diagonal adjoining squares blackened). I buff it up sometimes and add a few lines for ammo and weather data and in extreme cases I apply tape to the back before I shoot so I get a durable/re-enforced target to strip from the backer and keep in a log book.
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    Ian,
    Check your email. I sent you a target I designed for myself several years back. It seams to fit the bill nicely for out to 300 yards.

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    Re: TARGET DESIGN

    Dog caller
    How did your Branson go ?

    Can you send me Pic's of your targets.
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    Re: TARGET DESIGN

    I have to draw mine by hand so I use rings. 1moa for the outside circle and around .75moa for the inner and color them red, and leave white on the inside. so even if a shot lands on the line i can still see it. I don't usally use anything bigger than 1moa because i think it's harder to notice if you move the rifle just before the shot's fired. "Aim small, miss small" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] .
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    Can you send me Pic's of your targets.
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    e-mail sent to you, Redbone. Let me know if you don't get it. My e-mail provider is having problems (again!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img])
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