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Unread 01-03-2008, 07:44 AM
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Pepper poppers/reactive targets

Dear all

I am after some help or suggestions regarding longrange reactive targets.

What I am looking for is a target to shoot at 500, 600 and 700 yards which will let me know I have made a positive hit.

Does anyone have any plans of how to make a pepper popper type target?

I have a friend who is convinced he can make one but would like a rough idea of how such targets re-set themselves. I have also heard that people use gongs. Are these easier to construct at all?

Any help/ infomation greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
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Unread 01-03-2008, 08:13 AM
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Just for fun I have used ballons.I think it costed me about 4$ for around 100 bollons.I had my 9 yr old son blow them up with his b-ball pump and i tied them. If you look you can get them in floresent colors that staind out at long range's.I took around 20 ( 5$) metal coat hangers cut them into 9inch sticks pushed them into the ground and taped up the blunt end and taped a bollon to it.
“If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.”
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Unread 01-03-2008, 11:15 AM
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check this cat out. mgmtargets.com i bought his praire-dog popper years ago and have had a Great deal of fun with it.regards
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Unread 01-04-2008, 07:13 AM
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Yes balloons are good fun bd but I would like something that is always out there that I don't have to worry about and I can just turn up and shoot.

jwp that site looks great - I should have mentioned perhaps that I am in the UK and would expect by the time they got here with postage and tax they would be quite expensive. There is a company doing them in the Uk but they range from $200 to $600 depending on the set up and bases and it just seems a bit too expensive to me.

A would lve to understand how they re-set themselves as in to see a picture of the mech.

Anyway thsanks for your suggestion
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Unread 01-09-2008, 10:07 AM
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I use the R & R reactive targets for my classes you can find them at Target Stands** Custom Firearms** Reloading Supplies
Shawn Carlock

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