Golf Ball at 300 yards ?

Overkill338

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Anyone actually tried this? I'm curious what the ball looks like after.

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I use to go to a golf ball shoot and it was fun. They were set on golf tees that were placed into drilled holes on a 2x4 so they were steady. You were given 5 golf balls to shoot at 300 yards with one being orange which was a point multiplier if you hit it. If you hit a tee and the other golf balls came off you lose the shots at them so you had to actually hit the ball square. And yes they did sometimes "explode" rubber bands everywhere! Heck this was probably 25 years ago! A lot cleaner than egg shoots! Hard to beat the 22-250 or 220 Swift guys back then.
 

Overkill338

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I use to go to a golf ball shoot and it was fun. They were set on golf tees that were placed into drilled holes on a 2x4 so they were steady. You were given 5 golf balls to shoot at 300 yards with one being orange which was a point multiplier if you hit it. If you hit a tee and the other golf balls came off you lose the shots at them so you had to actually hit the ball square. Heck this was probably 25 years ago! A lot cleaner than egg shoots!
That sounds fun man
 

sierracharlie338

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I use to go to a golf ball shoot and it was fun. They were set on golf tees that were placed into drilled holes on a 2x4 so they were steady. You were given 5 golf balls to shoot at 300 yards with one being orange which was a point multiplier if you hit it. If you hit a tee and the other golf balls came off you lose the shots at them so you had to actually hit the ball square. And yes they did sometimes "explode" rubber bands everywhere! Heck this was probably 25 years ago! A lot cleaner than egg shoots! Hard to beat the 22-250 or 220 Swift guys back then.
Fun game!
 

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Golf ball or egg shoots are fairly common across the BR and varmint shooting sports, and they have been for decades. I began 300yd/m egg shoots with my BR and varmint rifles the late 80's, and about 2 decades ago, we changed to golf balls. I have a 5 gallon bucket of used golf balls from golf courses, and these are cheaper, more durable and easily attached to a string or cable for swinging when hit. Often, we place the golf balls inside soda bottle caps that are nailed or glued down to a board or steel rail iron.

Usually, we shoot with 22 or 6mm BR/Varmint calibers like 222, 223, 223AI, 22-250, 6BR etc. After impacts, many of the balls are still serviceable with only a resealed hole with a small piece of the outside plastic broken off. However, impacts on the sides often break a sizable piece off the ball. Usually for the loose balls on the caps, we can get an average of 3 shots per ball before they are not serviceable for the shoots. Swingers vary based on the impact near or on the string through the center.

I believe I have a couple of impacted balls in my range bag in the shop, so maybe tomorrow I will locate these and post pics.

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