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Old 12-19-2007, 09:28 PM
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Just wondering what you folks use for hunting targets. After sighting in with regular targets, I like using life size targets or just pieces of cardboard that approximate in size the broadside of my game. After all, animals don't have rings or solid black circles on their sides. Often in real hunting situations, hunters shoot at the whole animal rather than picking a spot. If you practice shooting at a blank piece cardboard at the spot where the heart or lungs would be if your animal were broadside to you, you force yourself to think about the (inside) anatomy of your animal when all you can see is the outside. Does this make sense?
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:37 PM
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Yeah onehorse that makes perfect sense to me. You actually made a good point to me in thinking of the shot area. I use the 1 inch increment paper targets at 100 yards and zero my rifle in to the tee. But I've only seen the vital area targets for bows, do you know of any around for rifles or maybe I should draw one up on cardboard. But you do make a good point.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:49 PM
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for bow i use a block type target.i only shoot a doz or less at a time so that i try to make every shot count.for rifles i use the i" grid for sighting in a new scope then its circles.for turkey i dowloaded some turkey anatommy targets to pattern my shotgun.for everything else i use live critters
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:00 AM
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For muzzleloader I get cardboard from work, for rifle I use the new color impact sheets, you can see where the bullet hit from a long way. For bow I use 3-D it looks like a deer and is the right size. Handgun I use body shape outline cutout targets.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:45 AM
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I think it is a good idea to practice shot placement on a look alike target. It's one thing to shoot at a target and another to shoot at a game animal. I forget where I bought them but several years ago I bought these cardboard deer targets for my grandson to pratice on. I really think it helped him prepare for the real thing by seeing something that looked like a deer when he looked down the sights and haveing to pick a spot on the deer in the kill zone rather than aim at a bullseye.

It must have worked because he is two bucks for two shots.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:54 AM
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well if you have you have oh id say bout 1o targets and and a bord you can post them on you could make it in a deer shape here lemme show u .=1 target

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does that make sence?
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