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    Having a really bad day ....

    So, I am going to go do one of the only things that cheers me up ... plink some shaving cream cans from the dollar store.
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    Yee-haw! Reactive targets.

    Shoot straight. Enjoy your self. Try not to get covered in foam. BTW - it is not a good bore cleaner - ask me how I know.

    Thanks for reminding us of another of the good things to do with guns.

    stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotty View Post
    So, I am going to go do one of the only things that cheers me up ... plink some shaving cream cans from the dollar store.
    Now that does sound like fun. If I ever have access to an outdoor range I'll have to try that.
    So how do they react? Go off like rockets, fall over & spin,...?

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    I think I might have to stop and pick some up to try this. I bet my kids would get a real kick out of doing this.

    Thanks for the fun idea!

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    With hollowpoints they explode quite dramatically. FMJ rounds .. still explode quite nicely with 9mm, .40, and .45.

    Silly string from the dollar store is also good. For a REAL blast get yourself an exploding target and tape it to a can of dollar store air freshener

    I spend about $1 per target for good targets at the sporting goods store or even wal mart. At the dollar store ... EVERYTHING is a buck ... and its ALL fun to shoot at.

    We have grabbed everything you can imagine from there and never had a bad time shooting at any of it.

    Oh .. the 16oz soda cans are 4 for a buck and if you shake them up real good before putting them downrange they can be fun too!

    **added**
    I forgot a couple things ..
    For the shotgunners out there .. if you can get a good toss on a can of shaving cream ... priceless .. we use a water balloon launcher to throw things up but small modifications to a throwing machine will work with cardboard and duct tape.


    I consider myself lucky to have a place in northern MN that is on State owned land where we are able to have this much fun. Never had a complaint but then again the last 3 times we have been there we left with as many 55 gallon bags of trash (mostly from other shooters) as we could carry.
    Last edited by rotty; 10-11-2010 at 06:54 PM.
    - Knowledge is power and there IS strength in numbers -

    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
    - Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotty View Post
    I consider myself lucky to have a place in northern MN that is on State owned land where we are able to have this much fun. Never had a complaint but then again the last 3 times we have been there we left with as many 55 gallon bags of trash (mostly from other shooters) as we could carry.
    I concur. Have fun, to be sure! But please clean up after yourselves. Half the reason Rampart Range here in Colorado Springs was closed is because too many shooters were pigs when it came to cleaning up after themselves.
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