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Post Mil-Dot practice target ideas

May 5 2012 at 8:33 PM
Tom  (Login Tacoma_Tom)

Post your mil-dot practice target ideas for all to see.

-----1 Mil-dot = 3.6 inches at 100 yds-----

Pellet tin 3-5/8" = 3.63" (credit to Ted's Holdover)

Softball - 12" circumference = 3.82"

What else is out there to shoot that is right around 3.6"?

Thanks for the ideas!

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J. Smith in Michigan
(Login pa007gs)

Can of corn top and bottom

May 5 2012, 9:05 PM 

Hocky pucks, hairspray lids ???

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Door Gunner
(Login buzzardslunch)

the biggest Pistol Spinner is 3.6" exactly

May 5 2012, 9:32 PM 

these spinners are what i use for offhand practice @ 35 & 50 yds;
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(Login Tacoma_Tom)

a little more info

May 6 2012, 7:17 PM 

the 12" softball is 3.8197" in diameter
I went shopping at wally world today and saw that they sell 11" softballs as well.
the 11" softball is 3.5014" in diameter

I figure the softballs would be good to use because they move whenever you hit them, forcing you to calculate where they are. Tomorrow I'll buy the 11" ones and start with some mil-dot range estimation practice.

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Door Gunner
(Login buzzardslunch)

why try to reinvent the wheel?

May 7 2012, 3:23 PM 

this is 5 " Diameter ball [pic is life size] may last a little longer than a softball since it was designed as a reactive rolling target. And it absorbs pellets, doesnt ricochet them.

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This message has been edited by buzzardslunch on May 7, 2012 3:51 PM

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(Login Tacoma_Tom)

I'm looking for things that are 3.6 inches in

May 7 2012, 6:08 PM 

diameter, or very close, only. I'm new to mil-dot range estimation and would like to start out with something easy.
I've been thinking about trying those reactive targets out as well.

This message has been edited by Tacoma_Tom on May 7, 2012 6:09 PM

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(Login gubb33ps)

90mm = 3.54"

May 7 2012, 8:16 PM 

Really never got friendly with metrics...but the Medi size is about the diameter you are looking for.

HAve a friend that was into Sporting Clays, he would supply me with some of the 90mm clay targets and some of the 60mm (Mini) targets.

They shatter nicely....but will use the bio-degradable non-colored targets in order to avoid picking up the pieces (couple of rains, and they are gone)

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