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Home made silhouette targets

Post by Bullseye » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:44 pm

Here is a little innovative way to recycle those pesky brown paper grocery bags.

Step 1 - Lay a gorcery bag out, smooth it flat, and then cut the bag into equal halves along the red line.

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Step 2 - Take one half of the bag and cut along the edges (along the red lines.) Repeat for the other half a bag.

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Step 3 - Open the new silhouette target and smooth it out. Each bag makes two silhouette targets.

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Note - To make the targets more challenging cut out lunch sized brown paper bags in the same manner and you have reduced sized silhouette targets.

Have fun recycling!

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Neat

Post by DancesWithSquirrels » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:26 am

As acting president of the Frugal Shooters of America (aka cheapskates) I salute you. :lol:

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Re: Neat

Post by Bullseye » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:03 am

DancesWithSquirrels wrote:As acting president of the Frugal Shooters of America (aka cheapskates) I salute you. :lol:

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I hear you brother! I don't spend good money if I don't have to. ;)

And I'll also add that a standard sized grocery bag makes two almost exact sized copies of a standard silhouette 'A' zone target. IDPA guys - plenty of shoot, no-shoot practice targets; keep your paper plates at home!

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Post by Morrisey » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:54 pm

Now all I have to do is keep a straight face as I tell my wife, "Yes, Honey. I took all those old grocery bags to the recycling center."

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Post by Bullseye » Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:21 pm

I would use semantics to my advantage. Instead of the recycling center, I'd just say, "I recycled them."

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Post by Ripsaw » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:01 am

I would use semantics to my advantage. Instead of the recycling center, I'd just say, "I recycled them."

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Excellent Idea!!

I especially like the 'Recycled' idea

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Post by Blindpig » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:21 am

Well, now I sure know what my answer is going to be to that age-old question, "Paper or Plastic?"
Kudos, Bullseye!

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Post by bigfatdave » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:19 pm

Bullseye is a genius!

I grab an extra handful of paper bags from the grocery store every time I think of it, now, that and the CMP's nice targets are all I need unless I feel like shoot & see style ones, so this is saving me some money I can sink into ammunition and tools.

A note, the direction Bullseye shows is about one quarter the effort the other direction needs, makes a better target, and can be done with a good pocketknife on a range table or random piece of lumber in ~5 seconds. Going the other way is a losing plan, unless you're trying to open the bag up for maximum size (sighting in a newly-installed scope or a new shooter's first range trip, for example).

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