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    What targets do you use?

    On a tangent to Smokewagon's post on target practice (if you haven't already, see it here: https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/f...-practice.html), what types of targets do you use? Most ranges have an enormous assortment. I have taken to using a 6" paper plate. If you hold it center of your chest, you should see that if you can reliably put holes in it at about any distance you will endanger just about anything. They are considerably cheaper than any of the regular targets, and if you are looking for exact accuracy you can use a marker to create an aim point.
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    I Used 9" paperplates but I used a marksalot and made 4 equal pie shape sections . I stapled them to target stands at the range .

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    Cheap paper plates and a black marker are my stand by. I also have a bunch of misc. targets that I occasionally will use.
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    I print targets from here and tape them on cardboard.
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    4 inch Dirty Bird type stickies. I save money by missing most of the time.

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    I use whatever is cheap in bulk. Prefer 12X18 for hanging between my ropes on my paper target range. Usually get human profile with scoring rings. Last bunch I bought - got 4 tablets of them for 17.99, total of 200 paper targets. I use 3/8 and 1/2 ar500 for my centerfire steel range and 1/4 ar500 for my rimfire steel range.
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    The cheapest I can find.

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    I use paper plates, bulls eye, bad guy pointing gun, bad guy holding knife, ugly bad woman pointing gun, etc. LOL. It depends on what I'm practicing. One thing I learned over the years is that many people tend to focus on the gun. (ugly man or woman pointing gun at shooter). If you do enough range work you will see some shooters unintentionally mass their shots around the target's gun hand. The paper plate does represent the CENTER MASS of a typical adult. But practice shooting at a target of a women pointing a gun at you. It bothers some people at first. Don't let it get in your way. I use the bulls eye and lines when sighting in.
    The point being, vary your targets. Make them realistic for the situations you may encounter.

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    Thought I was the only Cheap shooter. I use the 6" paper plates taped to a box flap. And I take the box flaps from work.

    I shoot at 3m, 7m, 10m and 25m.

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    I go through a lot of copier paper and black ink making black circles of various sizes for target shooting. 8'' steel gongs for 100-200 yards. Old frying pans are used for 200-300 yard.

    Most fun begins when kids are on the range, then out come the animal crackers, Necco wafers and Elmer's glue.

    Other fun targets are shooting at a battlefield of brightly colored plastic Roman soldiers and forts made from spent shotgun shells. I taught a nine year old girl how to shoot an old Remington single shot I had. Sandy liked the animal cracker targets, but the girl truly excelled at destroying Roman forts at 50 yds. I'd take them kids 15 minutes to set up the battlefield and Sandy could tear it all apart with a half box of .22s.
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