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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14060606 08/18/19
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I've used all the above except the floor mats. I've also used chicken wire with clothes pins to hold the targets. One is only held back by their imagination. My favorite is the political signs as they are light to carry plus cheap and easy to get.

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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14062344 08/19/19
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The last two years I`ve used 1/12x2 ( space opening) plastic green shrubbery netting. Light, cheap, can see through it, lasts a long time. I use plastic clothes pins to hang my targets. My berm is wide enough to move the targets around, helping backing life. So far, beats anything else I`ve tried...tho all mentioned above work.

Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14062812 08/19/19
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The state range uses the pink sheet foam board. 1" thick I think. Then they supply toothpicks for target holding. Some guys bring staplers or tape.

Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14064221 08/20/19
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After using all sorts of materials, my favourite is the corrugated plastic used in election signs. The signs are free after elections, last a long time and a lot of shots (minorly self-healing), and take staples very well. If you can find the ones mounted on survey stakes rather than the wire frames, all the better!

Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14090966 08/31/19
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Update: Just finished putting up the “horse stall” mats. Boy....those things are heavy! grin Target in foreground is the 100 yard target frame, and though difficult to see....to the left, just in front of the berm, is the 300 yard target frame. memtb

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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14092262 09/01/19
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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: Jordan Smith] #14092489 09/01/19
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Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
After using all sorts of materials, my favourite is the corrugated plastic used in election signs. The signs are free after elections, last a long time and a lot of shots (minorly self-healing), and take staples very well. If you can find the ones mounted on survey stakes rather than the wire frames, all the better!


I like these too and you can pick up about as many as you want when the elections or events are over.

Spray paint them fluorescent green or pink to more easily see any shots that don't make it onto the target sheet.

Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14107683 09/07/19
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Some outdoor advertisements at places like convenience stores and markets are made of the same material as campaign signs, sometimes of thicker material. I got a couple of signs years ago that lasted much longer than the thinner ones.


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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14115820 09/10/19
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The local range used plywood backers that varied from new to ugly large holes.
Everyone that wanted to measure their shots would staple cardboard under their targets.
The cardboard supports the paper for clean round holes with no tearing.
Easy to throw in the trunk till it's used up.


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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14118874 09/11/19
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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: memtb] #14119023 09/11/19
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Finally got to do some shooting on the “new” target frames yesterday. I used “push pins” to secure the target. That horse stall mat is tough, pins didn’t go in easy....but held “very” good. The place that the bullet (6.5) went through was approximately the size of a ball point pin point....entrance and exit point. Judging from the damage done to the mat.....it should last a couple of lifetimes! memtb


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Re: Material for Target Board [Re: colodog] #14141559 09/20/19
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Originally Posted by colodog
The local range used plywood backers that varied from new to ugly large holes.
Everyone that wanted to measure their shots would staple cardboard under their targets.
The cardboard supports the paper for clean round holes with no tearing.
Easy to throw in the trunk till it's used up.

Yep, I use a 4'x4' sheet of OSB covered with a sheet of corrugated cardboard. I can hang six standard rifle targets on it. The OSB will last thousands and thousands of rounds. The corrugated facing is easily replaced, but will usually last about six months in our weather.


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