POLL .... Your Favorite Target

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Birth Controller2, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Groundhog / Woodchuck (Fall)

    4.8%
  2. Prairie Dog (Town or Coterie)

    4.4%
  3. Gopher [all types]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Crow (Murder)

    0.4%
  5. Coyote (Band)

    8.5%
  6. Bobcat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Ground and Tree Squirrel (Dray - Scurry)

    2.2%
  8. Beaver (Colony)

    0.4%
  9. Fox [all kinds] (Skulk)

    0.7%
  10. Nutria / Swamp Beaver

    0.4%
  11. Monkey [Down Under] (Tribe - Troop)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Mule Deer (Herd)

    2.6%
  13. Whitetail Deer (Herd)

    7.7%
  14. Rabbit / Hare (Colony - Down)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Jack Rabbit (Husk)

    0.4%
  16. Quail (Covey)

    0.4%
  17. Pheasant (Ground = Nide ... Flushed = Bouquet)

    0.7%
  18. Dove [all types] (Bevy)

    0.4%
  19. Pigeon (Flight)

    0.4%
  20. Bear [all kinds] (Sleuth)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Wild Turkey (Gang - Posse)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Grouse (Covey)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. African Big Game

    2.2%
  24. Badger (Cete - Colony)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. "Mr. No Shoulders" (Den - Nest - Pit)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Mallard [and other Duck] (Sord - Raft)

    0.4%
  27. Raccoon (Gaze)

    0.4%
  28. Elk (Gang)

    5.2%
  29. Feral / Wild dogs (Pack)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. Antelope (Herd)

    1.1%
  31. Wild Boar / Hogs / Pigs (Drift)

    1.8%
  32. Sheep [Big - Prong Horn and others] (Flock)

    0.7%
  33. Kangaroos (Mob)

    0.4%
  34. Mule Deer (Herd)

    1.1%
  35. Moose (Herd)

    1.1%
  36. Paper at 50 feet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. Paper at 50 yards/meters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  38. Paper at 100 yards/meters

    4.1%
  39. Paper at 200 yards/meters

    1.5%
  40. Paper at 300 yards/meters

    2.2%
  41. Paper at 600 yards/meters

    1.8%
  42. Paper at 1000 yards/meters

    4.4%
  43. Beyond a 1000 yards [anything]

    3.0%
  44. Cardboard [all IPSC - IDPA etc.]

    0.4%
  45. Rifle or Handgun Silhouette

    1.1%
  46. Steel Gong [all distances]

    25.5%
  47. Bowling Pins - Clay Birds

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  48. Eggs [all kinds] (Clutch)

    0.4%
  49. Clay bird [formal]

    0.7%
  50. Other (write in)

    6.3%
  1. Birth Controller2

    Birth Controller2 Active Member

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    Polls are fun.

    I included group names for grins. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Check up to three.

    Feel free to post what isn't listed and check Other

    MikeTBC
     
  2. 4ked Horn

    4ked Horn Writers Guild

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    I checked "ground hog / woodchuck" because you didn't list Marmots (rockchucks)
     

  3. Birth Controller2

    Birth Controller2 Active Member

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    Hee hee ... well, ok then. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    [ QUOTE ]
    I checked "ground hog / woodchuck" because you didn't list Marmots (rockchucks)

    [/ QUOTE ]
     
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Same as 4Ked, clicked ghogwoodchuck as no rockchuck listed

    Also water filled milk jug is a favorite /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif but that must be a regional thing /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. marc357

    marc357 Active Member

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    Groundhog, Woodchuck, Rockchuck, Marmot... heck, they're all the same critter. Just a dang Gopher... (Marmota monax or flaviventris)

    They're brown here in the East, to blend in w/ dirt, and darker in the West to blend in w/ rocks and stuff.
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Isn't a rockchuck ara hoary marmot?

    Is winter getting boring or what? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  7. marc357

    marc357 Active Member

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  8. p dog shooter

    p dog shooter Well-Known Member

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    So many targets so little time. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

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    woodchucks and water bottles
    robster
     
  10. Auto-X Fil

    Auto-X Fil Active Member

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    Balloons. I buy the normal bright-colored kid's party balloons.

    1) Dirt-cheap, available anywhere.

    2) Flexible - I can make them any size I want.

    3) Easy to see if you hit at distance.

    The downside is cleanup - you don't want rubber bits all over the range. They bounce around in the breeze depending how you mount them, but that can be a bonus - my shooting has improved from waiting for the wind to hold it steady, then squeezing the shot quickly.


    Blow up ten balloons, five each of two different colors (one color for you, another for a buddy). Put pairs of them at various ranges. On "go!", you and a buddy have to range, dope, and dial each balloon, then pop it. We allow unlimited shots, but you only have 5 rounds with you - the extras are 20 yards back and you have to get one at a time if you need them.

    Try that and tell me it's not the most fun you've had shooting a rifle in a long, long time. It's a total riot, and awesome practice too.
     
  11. ilscungilli

    ilscungilli Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see "Boulder Liberals" listed, so I guess I'll have to go with varmints!
     
  12. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    not exactly sure where to find him, but I'd like a crack at Osama Bin Laden
     
  13. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    I made a target stand to where i staple a cardboard backing about 4 ft sq. and in front of it i hang a steel gong. Cut to various sizes representing different kill zones. If i miss the steel the cardboard lets me know by how much. Works nice for wind calls.
     
  14. mikey_weaver

    mikey_weaver Member

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    its called pit run there rocks that they use to build new logging roads with there not crushed as small as say your driveway gravel and i just pick up some 6-8 inch ones and pack them out into my favorite shooting range(old logging clearcut) and place them on the stumps at random distances then it gives me great real world practice at not only smaller targets but i can practice ranging and dialing for wind