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Offline Bentong

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Printing paper targets
« on: March 14, 2009, 12:25:36 AM »
What brand/make of paper you use to print targets that does not rip when shot at. I have used card stacks, stationary and even tried photo paper and when I shoot with .22 WC the paper rips. :0

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RE: Printing paper targets
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 04:20:24 PM »
I've just been using regular 8x11 printer paper, seems to work ok for me.  Before I retired I used to take all the old printed forms that my employer would throw out periodically.  There was only printing on 1 side and the other side was clean and white.  I stocked up on enough paper to last me a looong time  :)

I think the key to not having it rip and tear when shot is to have it tightly placed against whatever you use for a backstop...

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Re: Printing paper targets
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 05:02:09 PM »
If I put the target on cardboard it seems to cut down on tearing. I work in  a hospital and we are always throwing away boxes. John
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Re: Printing paper targets
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 12:46:38 AM »
Put duct tape on the back of your target.  Cheap and won't tear anymore.     Paul
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Re: Printing paper targets
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 01:56:25 AM »
Try Cream or beige colered cover stock. It is also called 67# paper I Buy it at the office supply chain store Last time it was $6 dollard for 250 sheets. It is 8 1/2 by 11

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Re: Printing paper targets
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009, 02:42:49 AM »
Paper plates work great also.
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Re: Printing paper targets
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2009, 06:09:06 AM »


 :emoticon: Hey Gene, I tried the paper plates, but they just keep jamming up in my printer....



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Re: Printing paper targets
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2009, 07:40:00 AM »
LOL Dave.. Hey I did not say anything about puttin dim in ur printer.. hehe..:) :)  Well when I was up at Tommy's place in the NC moutains and we were shooting he had them paper plates stuck to the trees with black dots on em.. I did manage to shoot one of the black dots off the plate..:)
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Re: Printing paper targets
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009, 03:02:36 PM »
Gene, If you use them for dinner, then nail them to a tree, the little black dots will appear on their own. Don't shoot the big dots...the big dots areBees not Flies.
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