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3 x 5 card practice
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Stopped by Staples today to buy my shooting targets.  I spent $7.00 for 1000 targets. 

My target saving secret?  3 x 5 cards.  Sometimes I buy Blue, or Pink ones, but mostly white.
I use these at indoor ranges or places I can control the target backer.
Here is my warm up.  Using a target backer, I place 1-3 x 5 card at 9 feet.  Shoot 5 rounds.  All hits? Move target to 12 feet.
5 shots at 12 feet all on the card, change cards and roll to 15 feet.  Continue adding 1 yard until you miss.  IF you miss, you must roll back 1 yard and start again from there. 

Easy enough, try it and tell me how you do.
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(01-21-2017, 07:18 PM)Dannytheman Wrote: Stopped by Staples today to buy my shooting targets.  I spent $7.00 for 1000 targets. 

My target saving secret?  3 x 5 cards.  Sometimes I buy Blue, or Pink ones, but mostly white.
I use these at indoor ranges or places I can control the target backer.
Here is my warm up.  Using a target backer, I place 1-3 x 5 card at 9 feet.  Shoot 5 rounds.  All hits? Move target to 12 feet.
5 shots at 12 feet all on the card, change cards and roll to 15 feet.  Continue adding 1 yard until you miss.  IF you miss, you must roll back 1 yard and start again from there. 

Easy enough, try it and tell me how you do.

Pretty good idea!!  I've used paper or foam plates before. The foam ones make a cool sound when a .22 round hits them, LOL!
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(01-23-2017, 05:47 PM)RocketFoot Wrote:
(01-21-2017, 07:18 PM)Dannytheman Wrote: Stopped by Staples today to buy my shooting targets.  I spent $7.00 for 1000 targets. 

My target saving secret?  3 x 5 cards.  Sometimes I buy Blue, or Pink ones, but mostly white.
I use these at indoor ranges or places I can control the target backer.
Here is my warm up.  Using a target backer, I place 1-3 x 5 card at 9 feet.  Shoot 5 rounds.  All hits? Move target to 12 feet.
5 shots at 12 feet all on the card, change cards and roll to 15 feet.  Continue adding 1 yard until you miss.  IF you miss, you must roll back 1 yard and start again from there. 

Easy enough, try it and tell me how you do.

Pretty good idea!!  I've used paper or foam plates before. The foam ones make a cool sound when a .22 round hits them, LOL!

I forgot all about that noise!  Thanks for the reminder. Next trip to Costco.
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#4
Smart and inexpensive. I enjoy dot drills, too. But will employ your 3x5 card idea for transition training. Usually the color, shape and number targets are a lot more expensive than those cards and a sharpie marker.
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when I go to the range, I just put 2 pieces of tape on a backer as an X as my target.
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