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#21 Richtee

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 05:00 AM

What do you guys use as targets about how many grams do you put in each target

Well, like was mentioned... it needs to have a “critical mass” kinda thing. I bet a gram would go put in a .25 inch tube AND hit on end :D. typically it’ll be 5-10 grams to get enough energy absorption from the shot. Nothinf scientific here, just what I have noticed.

 

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 10:12 AM

I've shot a couple hundred 5/8"id x 1 1/2" L. They hold around 3.25 to 3.75 standard depending on your AL. I just toss them out on the ground and plink away. 22 pistol or rifle works for me. 17Cal works real well.

 

I've never tried the .25 with a gram. I'll have to do that. Would be a much more satisfying challenge.

 

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:41 PM

Could any of you guys post some pics of your exploding targets whatever has worked for you in the past just trying to get as many ideas as posssible remember these need to explode with a .22 rimfire round 


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 09:34 AM

I don't have any pics... It's a typical tube firework, without a fuse. Pretty straight forward.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:26 PM

I don't have any pics... It's a typical tube firework, without a fuse. Pretty straight forward.

Are you using vitamin F with sulfur?


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:23 PM

Nope, never tried it. Spose it would help but, never needed it. I've never used S for anything F related tbh.



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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:08 AM

Nope, never tried it. Spose it would help but, never needed it. I've never used S for anything F related tbh.

In another thread here I mentioned I tried Thunder#3 and it worked fine at about 40 yards.

 

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 01:56 PM

In another thread here I mentioned I tried Thunder#3 and it worked fine at about 40 yards.

 

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I might have to try some sulfur, if I ever have any that don't pop. Always had good luck without it.

I noticed over the years on tons of different forums, #3 is recommended by many. Always with the typical precautions, but many go that rout.


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 12:59 PM

Shimizu #3 is my personal favorite--good boom and low enough in sulfur that I don't feel overly nervous when making it.



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:48 PM

Any appreciable amount of sulfur, will increase its sensitivity. It not likely to be any less sensitive, than similar comps with somewhat more sulfur.




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