Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

The Lounge A Catch-All Area for non-gun topics that donít fit elsewhere. Keep it Family Friendly. See The Rules for Banned Topics!
Put gun topics in the gun forums.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-26-2015, 02:47 PM
SJshooter's Avatar
SJshooter SJshooter is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 624
Likes: 68
Liked 927 Times in 244 Posts
Default Plinking - Things to Shoot?

Hey guys.

Finally found a range that will let you shoot something other than paper. Last time we went, after blasting through the targets, we probably had more fun making two old cans jump around.

What kinds of things do you guys like to bring to the range to shoot? We'll be running all sorts of revolvers and some 20 gauge shotguns. Should we bring a watermelon? Clay pots? What is fun to shoot.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 01-26-2015, 02:51 PM
gunnails's Avatar
gunnails gunnails is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 970
Likes: 1,663
Liked 1,201 Times in 427 Posts
Default

Anything that is easy to clean up and or bio degradable. Cans, blocks of wood, steel targets.

I prefer reactive targets as it,s hard to see the holes in the paper while shooting.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2015, 03:02 PM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 29,560
Likes: 38,672
Liked 27,360 Times in 13,025 Posts
Default small soda bottles..

I think my favorite targets are plastic soda bottles full of water. With the rifle it's a kick too. Be sure to clean up your mess. What you take in, take out.
__________________
"He was kinda funny lookin'"
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 01-26-2015, 03:34 PM
tops's Avatar
tops tops is online now
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NC, Yadkin County
Posts: 5,208
Likes: 14,509
Liked 6,511 Times in 2,473 Posts
Default

The club range where I shoot won't allow metal plates or vegetables but pop cans, plastic bottles, golf balls, etc. are ok if you clean up afterwards. The vegetables are too messy to clean up and stink and the metal plates are dangerous because of ricochets. Keith 44 posted one time about putting a big knot on a couple of feet of rope and shoot the head off the snake. At home in the summer I get away from the house so the mess doesn't matter and shoot excess vegetables. Tomatoes are my favorite. Larry
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-26-2015, 03:51 PM
zzzippper's Avatar
zzzippper zzzippper is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: St. Louis area
Posts: 3,777
Likes: 1,585
Liked 5,176 Times in 1,933 Posts
Default

This will be frowned on here because drinking and shooting don't mix. But one weekend me and a buddy were out drinking bottled beer. The used beer (it's only rented you know) had to go somewhere so we refilled the empty bottles which then became targets. I have a Browning 1885 Hi Wall in .45-70 that is deadly accurate on PBTs (Pee Bottle Targets).
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 01-26-2015, 03:52 PM
redlevel's Avatar
redlevel redlevel is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 5,508
Likes: 7,221
Liked 10,979 Times in 2,240 Posts
Talking

If I had to shoot at a public range, I think I would take an 8" metal plate and an outdoor style pot hanger, along with some empty coke cans. Most anything else would call for more cleanup than I would want to do. On my home private range, we shoot cheap carbonated drinks, both cans and one and two liter bottles. We shoot cull produce out of the garden; squash, maters, cukes, watermelons, etc. along with the steel plates, of course. Frankly, I think the steel plates are the bomb. If I have 30 minutes of daylight left, I don't have to spend ten minutes stapling targets. Just start rangin' them plates.
__________________
Georgia On My Mind
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 01-26-2015, 03:55 PM
Arik Arik is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Outside Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 16,634
Likes: 7,353
Liked 17,195 Times in 7,305 Posts
Default

ZombiesPlinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Kernel Crittenden's Avatar
Kernel Crittenden Kernel Crittenden is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: The Badger State
Posts: 7,538
Likes: 3,413
Liked 6,434 Times in 3,052 Posts
Default

I go to garage sales and buy old stuffed animals for a quarter. They come in all sizes. It's surprising how many rounds they can take and still hold together (certainly hundreds, perhaps thousands). Stake them to the ground with a old tent stake so they don't topple over on the first hit.

Sometimes I use a funnel to pour a mixture of corn starch and general purpose flour into the body. It mixes with the stuffing an makes an interesting matrix. When they take a hit a little puff of "smoke" comes out.

It's pretty cool, nice visual reaction with every hit. It makes them kinda messy in storage, though, so I will kept the "smokey" ones in a large zip lock bag.
__________________
~ S&W aficionado in training ~
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 01-26-2015, 04:15 PM
SmokeStack Lightning's Avatar
SmokeStack Lightning SmokeStack Lightning is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Danksville, near Budsburg
Posts: 646
Likes: 140
Liked 390 Times in 196 Posts
Default

I like shooting at any kind of reactive targets, especially steels.

I've got several .22 steel reactives, 1 reactive steel body shot for an AR plus an 18" steel gong.

I've got an enclosed .22 steel trap for paper target shooting in my basement. 30 yards.
__________________
AKA: "Strange Tamer"

Last edited by SmokeStack Lightning; 01-26-2015 at 04:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-26-2015, 04:18 PM
MrG5122 MrG5122 is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 787
Likes: 1,119
Liked 929 Times in 297 Posts
Default

I buy cases of 8oz bottled water when i find it on sale. It usually costs 4-5 bucks per 48ct. Challenging targets at any range.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-26-2015, 04:42 PM
crsides crsides is online now
SWCA Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: upstate SC / Mtns SW Va
Posts: 4,715
Likes: 2,935
Liked 9,353 Times in 1,927 Posts
Default

Vanilla wafers. And if you get hungry ...


Charlie

Last edited by crsides; 01-27-2015 at 02:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #12  
Old 01-26-2015, 04:48 PM
3dots's Avatar
3dots 3dots is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,101
Likes: 1,899
Liked 1,215 Times in 514 Posts
Default

Gallon milk jugs are a hoot. We have 3-4 a week the way my grandson goes through it so there's always some to fill with water and shoot.
__________________
I'm Proud To Be An American!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 01-26-2015, 04:53 PM
Maddog 521 Maddog 521 is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,265
Likes: 2,647
Liked 2,935 Times in 1,333 Posts
Default

I bought a couple of those 3 sided reactive steel targets. My grandson loves them. When he hits them they flip over and then he hits them again. He's getting pretty good.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-26-2015, 04:56 PM
rbrbrb6's Avatar
rbrbrb6 rbrbrb6 is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 519
Likes: 266
Liked 1,728 Times in 314 Posts
Default

Orange clay birds for skeet work well and break down in the weather.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 01-26-2015, 05:10 PM
smokey04 smokey04 is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: LA[lower Alabama
Posts: 714
Likes: 292
Liked 647 Times in 251 Posts
Default

I'll second the clay birds but,the pitch in them is poisonous to pigs.If you have domestic pigs that can be bad but, if you,like many these days, are plagued by wild hogs they sort of do "double duty" and that can be good if your wildlife regulations permit poisoning. Nick
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-26-2015, 05:10 PM
Jessie's Avatar
Jessie Jessie is online now
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,959
Likes: 9,077
Liked 13,029 Times in 4,567 Posts
Default

Ice, in any form is fun. Requires a cooler of course, but no clean up and usually spectacular hits.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #17  
Old 01-26-2015, 05:30 PM
Fat Frank's Avatar
Fat Frank Fat Frank is offline
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: South Australia
Posts: 337
Likes: 518
Liked 874 Times in 238 Posts
Default

When I was a kid, I used to carry a pocket full of empty shotgun shells out and stand them up along the ground at the edge of the field (with a good dirt hill backstop, of course). With about 10 or 20 of them in a row, it was fun to pick off every other one, or every third one, etc. That was with a .22. Challenging, but fun and they flipped around good when you hit 'em. Easy cleanup, too.
__________________
Been up since before breakfast
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #18  
Old 01-26-2015, 05:33 PM
mr-mom's Avatar
mr-mom mr-mom is offline
SWCA Member
Absent Comrade
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Land of Lakes
Posts: 895
Likes: 1,302
Liked 950 Times in 407 Posts
Default

We use the rubber cubes, disks and balls made for shooting. They hop all over and no cleanup required.
Dave
SWCA #2778
__________________
mr mom
Fire Chief, Retired
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-26-2015, 05:48 PM
kraynky's Avatar
kraynky kraynky is online now
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 2,501
Likes: 9,509
Liked 4,055 Times in 1,548 Posts
Default

Used to take a bag of charcoal when I went shooting. They definitely react when you hit them and you don't have to pick anything up afterwards. Only down side is they are dirty. We used those cheap jersey gloves when we went to toss them out or line them up on a plank.

Good ideas here.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #20  
Old 01-26-2015, 06:44 PM
photobiker photobiker is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 395
Likes: 0
Liked 555 Times in 150 Posts
Default

I was going to include a picture but it seems photobucket and I aren't getting along at the moment.
I hang golf balls and tennis balls on a cross member on my target post. Just drill a hole and run a string through. I usually shoot them at 50 yds with a 22 lr.

Used to shoot clay pigeons but people started shooting all kinds of **** and didn't clean up after themselves so they put an end to that.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #21  
Old 01-26-2015, 06:54 PM
kozmic's Avatar
kozmic kozmic is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Western New York
Posts: 5,540
Likes: 14,115
Liked 9,841 Times in 3,332 Posts
Default

If I'm out back I shoot various thicknesses of laminated and tempered glass, polycarbonates and acrylics. Also, cans and plastic bottles, veggies that the varmints or bugs have gotten to, etc.....

At the range, a lot of clay birds the occasional plastic bottle or steel targets.
__________________
paws for friendship
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-26-2015, 06:58 PM
walnutred walnutred is offline
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,097
Likes: 273
Liked 2,221 Times in 775 Posts
Default

One of my favorite targets is scrap pieces of 4x4. Cut them so you get a 3.5"x 3.5" cube.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-26-2015, 07:00 PM
ColbyBruce ColbyBruce is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,778
Likes: 2,267
Liked 8,992 Times in 2,876 Posts
Default

Saltine crackers are cheap and birds and squirrels will clean up the left-overs.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #24  
Old 01-26-2015, 07:04 PM
P&R Fan P&R Fan is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NE Iowa
Posts: 5,451
Likes: 1,953
Liked 3,473 Times in 1,282 Posts
Default

I bring a bottle of aspirin tablets. Set them out and mow them down at 100 yards with my 2" M340PD.
Really.....would I lie to you?
Jim
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 01-26-2015, 07:33 PM
Bib's Avatar
Bib Bib is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: McKees Rocks Pa.
Posts: 614
Likes: 1,471
Liked 968 Times in 267 Posts
Default

Necco wafers...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #26  
Old 01-26-2015, 07:45 PM
redlevel's Avatar
redlevel redlevel is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 5,508
Likes: 7,221
Liked 10,979 Times in 2,240 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by P&R Fan View Post
I bring a bottle of aspirin tablets. Set them out and mow them down at 100 yards with my 2" M340PD.
Really.....would I lie to you?
Jim
I believe you.
I also believed the guy in the shop the other day who
Said he was loading his 7mm mag deer rifle to 8000fps
with a 205 grain bullet. Sure I did.
__________________
Georgia On My Mind
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #27  
Old 01-26-2015, 08:18 PM
H Richard's Avatar
H Richard H Richard is online now
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Central IL
Posts: 20,879
Likes: 13,958
Liked 18,046 Times in 6,931 Posts
Default

Just remember that whatever mess you make to CLEAN IT UP before leaving the range. Leave a good impression of members of the shooting sports.
__________________
H Richard
SWCA1967 SWHF244
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #28  
Old 01-26-2015, 08:25 PM
snowman snowman is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rural NW Ohio
Posts: 3,050
Likes: 3,910
Liked 1,860 Times in 867 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColbyBruce View Post
Saltine crackers are cheap and birds and squirrels will clean up the left-overs.

Sir,

That is a great idea, but how do you place them so that they stay upright?

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-26-2015, 08:33 PM
vt_shooter's Avatar
vt_shooter vt_shooter is offline
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 1,381
Likes: 3,618
Liked 3,571 Times in 1,042 Posts
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by photobiker View Post
...I hang golf balls and tennis balls on a cross member on my target post ...
I was hoping I wouldn't see mention of shooting golf balls, especially with a .22. I almost got nailed in the head by a .22LR that bounced off a golf ball and came straight back after I shot it, missing me by at most a couple of feet. Judging by the sound of the hiss, it was moving pretty darn fast. Please, no golf balls.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #30  
Old 01-26-2015, 08:42 PM
ColbyBruce ColbyBruce is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,778
Likes: 2,267
Liked 8,992 Times in 2,876 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowman View Post
Sir, That is a great idea, but how do you place them so that they stay upright? Andy
2'x6' board about 3' long with two grooves routed into it, with metal real estate sign frames attached to each end so it can be stepped on and pushed into the ground.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 01-26-2015, 08:53 PM
Usmc5811 Usmc5811 is offline
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 1,109
Likes: 5,928
Liked 1,598 Times in 537 Posts
Default

Black walnuts make inexpensive targets. And are plentiful where I shoot.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #32  
Old 01-26-2015, 10:07 PM
photobiker photobiker is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 395
Likes: 0
Liked 555 Times in 150 Posts
Default

Guess I'm best buds with photobucket again. This is what I shoot at. This one happens to have a bottle tied on in place of a golf ball. Bottles hanging don't react very well when hit. I tried painting the golf balls different colors to make them easier to see down range. Gave up and shot them in the color they came in.

Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-26-2015, 10:12 PM
Isis1200L's Avatar
Isis1200L Isis1200L is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 1,439
Likes: 24,940
Liked 5,978 Times in 1,018 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Usmc5811 View Post
Black walnuts make inexpensive targets. And are plentiful where I shoot.
That is so cool, I was just about to suggest the same.
When I turned thirteen I got a Daisy 883. I'd stick a bamboo stake in my back yard, stick a half a black walnut shell on top, pace off about 30 feet,
and knock 'em off with my BB gun.
When I graduated to a .22, I'd shoot walnuts off of rocks in the woods when I went squirrel hunting.
The surviving squirrels would then make off with the bits.
No cleanup!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #34  
Old 01-26-2015, 10:16 PM
chief38's Avatar
chief38 chief38 is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 14,065
Likes: 5,838
Liked 16,518 Times in 6,098 Posts
Default

When I stay at my friends Hunting Cabin he has two Sour Apple Trees about 200 feet from his back porch. In the fall we shoot the apples off with 22 rifles and when that becomes too easy, we then try to do it by hitting the stem with 22's. Lots of fun and the Deer love the fact that we've gotten the apples already peeled.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-26-2015, 10:46 PM
wnwitzell's Avatar
wnwitzell wnwitzell is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 302
Likes: 1,148
Liked 583 Times in 154 Posts
Default

2 tennis balls tied together. They are easy to see and they bounce around when hit. Tying them together keeps them in the shooting area. And they are easy to clean up!
__________________
Witzell
"The dude abides".
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-26-2015, 11:49 PM
billwill's Avatar
billwill billwill is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mid NC
Posts: 3,238
Likes: 4,475
Liked 4,868 Times in 1,858 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColbyBruce View Post
with metal real estate sign frames
Question...were can a "non-realtor" like me get some sign frames?
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-27-2015, 12:10 AM
Harkrader's Avatar
Harkrader Harkrader is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: S.E. Wisconsin and MSP
Posts: 1,326
Likes: 706
Liked 1,540 Times in 573 Posts
Default Plinking targets

Kids toys. Let the kids pick 'em. They'll love it. We go to yard sales in summer to buy them. Plastic dinosaurs are popular.
Bottle caps.
Balloons.
Toss a little sugary soda on the ground and shoot wasps.
Golf balls. We shoot lots and and lots of golf balls. Take a 4X4 about 1.5 meters long, drill holes just big enough for a golf tee. Put a tee in each hole and a golf ball on top, spread about 10cm apart. Put the 4X4 across saw horses.
Bowling pins. Ask at a bowling alley for them.
Aspirins.
Fired .22LR shells. Larger calibers when no longer reloadable, or that are aluminum and steel. Set them on the 4X4. The effect of hits on the 4X4 can be instructive.
Expended shotgun shells.
Clay birds. A case of them is cheap.
Pictures from magazines.
Billiard balls.
Ping Pong balls.
Tennis balls.
Buttons. For things that won't stand by themselves, such as buttons, have some putty to make small blobs on the 4X4.
Old shoes.
Non-glass Christmas ornaments.
Drink bottles filled with water. For .22's, small pill bottles is about the biggest that will still explode. Use hollow points.
For larger calibers, larger bottles.
Poker chips, checkers, chess pieces.
Coins. We have a bag full of now-worthless coins from around the world, ranging from smaller than a dime to the size of a 50-cent piece.
Small boxes such as a four-pack of AA batteries, or the cardboard slip cover on a box of cartridges. Don't shoot the plastic separators inside because they leave sharp pieces that are difficult to find and pick up.
Small, soft plastic medicine bottles, such as aspirin come in.
The cardboard tube from inside toilet paper rolls.
Non sugary soda bottles and cans. Shake them up well before shooting.
Wood book ends, small wood or plastic statues.

We also bought a small motorized gallery that operates off a battery. Very challenging.
Pendant targets that swing when hit.
Dueling trees.
For .22's, there is a delightful unit with five swinging pendants. When well hit each flies up and comes to rest on a bar. Then, it is necessary to hit a vertical pad which releases the other five and you start over. It also makes a great dueling target.
Fill small containers with colored chalk powder for an additional visual effect.

The final challenge, for who buys the drinks or the ice cream: a playing card set on edge. Stand them up with putty.

Scrupulously clean up the area after. Use work gloves to protect you hands.
Do NOT shoot glass, ceramics, batteries, or bottles and cans of sugary drinks. Music and computer compact discs are not terribly satisfying and can delaminate, complicating clean-up. Do not shoot food unless you are prepared to clean it ALL up.
Forget styrofoam items. Most unsatisfying.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-27-2015, 12:26 AM
Big Stick Big Stick is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 340
Likes: 281
Liked 426 Times in 156 Posts
Default

Bag of cheap charcoal briquettes.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-27-2015, 12:36 AM
AZretired's Avatar
AZretired AZretired is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New Mexico & Arizona
Posts: 1,621
Likes: 679
Liked 1,431 Times in 635 Posts
Default

I've always liked shootin tin cans and old laundry soap containers. Gun to see if you can hit it before it stops from the last hit.
__________________
Support your Police, & NRA
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-27-2015, 01:03 AM
singlesix singlesix is offline
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bloomingdale,Il
Posts: 80
Likes: 113
Liked 104 Times in 27 Posts
Default Hillbilly skeet

Ritz crackers thrown from a Ritz cracker thrower (buy on Ebay) and try and hit them with 22 bird shot
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-27-2015, 01:23 AM
Cyrano's Avatar
Cyrano Cyrano is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,595
Likes: 13,528
Liked 6,660 Times in 2,525 Posts
Default

I used to go pretty far out in the desert to shoot. Here in Texas there's usually a good supply of empty beer cans alongside the road. I'd plink at those with everything from 22s to 45s. What's left of the cans goes into recycle.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #42  
Old 01-27-2015, 02:29 AM
tops's Avatar
tops tops is online now
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NC, Yadkin County
Posts: 5,208
Likes: 14,509
Liked 6,511 Times in 2,473 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billwill View Post
Question...were can a "non-realtor" like me get some sign frames?
They are all over the world. All you have to do is stop and put them in your car. Larry
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #43  
Old 01-27-2015, 02:53 AM
crsides crsides is online now
SWCA Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: upstate SC / Mtns SW Va
Posts: 4,715
Likes: 2,935
Liked 9,353 Times in 1,927 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billwill View Post
Question...were can a "non-realtor" like me get some sign frames?
you just missed the 2014 elections, but 2016 is just around the corner.

See you in Gso?

Charlie
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #44  
Old 01-27-2015, 02:16 PM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 29,560
Likes: 38,672
Liked 27,360 Times in 13,025 Posts
Default Never thought of that...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tops View Post
The vegetables are too messy to clean up and stink and the metal plates are dangerous because of ricochets. Keith 44 posted one time about putting a big knot on a couple of feet of rope and shoot the head off the snake.

Hitchcok45s range must stink to high heaven. He's always shooting pumpkins that sneak up on him.
__________________
"He was kinda funny lookin'"
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-27-2015, 05:55 PM
flanker08 flanker08 is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 71
Likes: 9
Liked 19 Times in 7 Posts
Default art project

I take an old 2-3' piece 2x4 and drill a series of holes in it and place golf tees in them. Place paintballs on the tees. Place a light colored piece of paper or cloth behind it and shoot away. Makes a nice little Plinkasso for the man cave.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Qball's Avatar
Qball Qball is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,976
Likes: 6,815
Liked 4,946 Times in 1,408 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kernel Crittenden View Post
I go to garage sales and buy old stuffed animals for a quarter. They come in all sizes. It's surprising how many rounds they can take and still hold together (certainly hundreds, perhaps thousands). Stake them to the ground with a old tent stake so they don't topple over on the first hit.

Sometimes I use a funnel to pour a mixture of corn starch and general purpose flour into the body. It mixes with the stuffing an makes an interesting matrix. When they take a hit a little puff of "smoke" comes out.

It's pretty cool, nice visual reaction with every hit. It makes them kinda messy in storage, though, so I will kept the "smokey" ones in a large zip lock bag.

You related to Mike Beliveau?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fHZbSpmnA4
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #47  
Old 01-27-2015, 06:48 PM
ColbyBruce ColbyBruce is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,778
Likes: 2,267
Liked 8,992 Times in 2,876 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billwill View Post
Question...were can a "non-realtor" like me get some sign frames?
Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-27-2015, 07:00 PM
jack the toad jack the toad is offline
SWCA Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 4,521
Likes: 2,742
Liked 4,023 Times in 1,719 Posts
Default

Living in the country and having a private dump nearby makes it nice for reactive type targets. The preferred around here are glass bottles of various size. G-kids love them.
Of course, binary explosives are for special occasions and family get togethers.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 01-27-2015, 08:34 PM
REM 3200's Avatar
REM 3200 REM 3200 is offline
US Veteran
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Posts: 2,025
Likes: 9,074
Liked 3,198 Times in 1,122 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redlevel View Post
I believe you.
I also believed the guy in the shop the other day who
Said he was loading his 7mm mag deer rifle to 8000fps
with a 205 grain bullet. Sure I did.
Did he say why he is loading it so slow ?
__________________
CSM, U S Army(Ret) 1963-1990
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01-28-2015, 03:39 AM
erics's Avatar
erics erics is offline
Member
Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot? Plinking - Things to Shoot?  
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 334
Likes: 670
Liked 391 Times in 181 Posts
Default

Teddy bears???? That is just soooo wrong!
__________________
Old Guys Rule!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Budget 9MM Plinking LouisJXn Ammo 36 11-05-2014 10:30 PM
Plinking is the best! beagleye The Lounge 1 07-25-2014 07:36 PM
Most fun things to shoot at FreedomEagle50 Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 96 10-08-2012 05:24 PM
fun things to shoot with a .22 pistol steve 1 The Lounge 51 06-09-2012 09:35 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)