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Old February 18th, 2020, 10:39 PM #1
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Range games

We came up with a new to us fun shoot to do at my property up WV .
Think you have a nail driver rifle?
We put put roofing nails in piece of plywood. Hammer them in just far enough they stay in place.
Place board with nails at 60 yards. Shoot with 22 until first one drives nail into board wins.
We also do it at 100 yards with ar’s.
Fun way to to add friendly competition between friends or just for the fun of it.

We also started shooting bowling pins,not a new idea but fun.
5 pins at 10 yards on 3’ deepboard. 8 shots. Must knock pin “off “board.
Any rounds left over from original 8 rounds,shoot at bullseye target.highest total score wins.

We don’nt Time event but limit it to 1 minute per shooter.
Just some fun stuff to do at range if your able.

Also set up our left over clays,and there are lots of them lol
At assorted range and plunk away with22’s.. with a jar of tan,,rite hidden behind one for a wow factor as no one knows which clay it’s behind since your not allowed to shoot at surprisetarget you set out.

What do others do for fun shoots?
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Old February 18th, 2020, 10:56 PM #2
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Man, I could hang with y’all, fer sure!

And, to answer your question, we’ll set up opposing pairs of resetting poppers and 12” squares - one of each for each shooter. Each shooter loads same # of rounds. Audible starts timer upon which engage resettter with one shot and on each hit shoot at square (giving resettle chance to return to full upright) Timer stops upon first bolt to lock open. After the smoke clears and second shooter makes safe we go downrange and count hits on steel. Most often, the shooter who finished their mag first has the most misses (fewest hits on steel). My son shoots his AR faster than the wife does her Winchester .30 cal carbine but, she rarely (very rarely) ever misses!

Also, golf balls at 200 and 300 yards, talk about launching something!

Lastly, steel dueling tree with different color paint on front vs back. Shooters load w same # of rounds and object is to finish with most plates with your opponents color facing up range.

Good fun!

If you have a big group, break em into two groups and secure a 2x4 vertically for each group at base of berm. 1st Group to cut their 2x4 in half wins. Talk about a rattle battle. (Tip: have LOTS of ammo on hand and everyone has got to maintain muzzle discipline / the 180 (holsters or slings almost a must in order for team members to reload mags safely)

Great fun (ammo mfrs love the last one!)
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Does an AR round drive a nail into a board?

I would think it would shatter the nail with such a high velocity impact

(Neither sounds boring, to be clear)
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We have done a a bunch of 22 games:
Hang a rock from a string- shoot the string, not the rock. One of my favorites and the most frustrating
Paintballs
Gumballs
Coins glued to or set up against a board at 75 yards. (see my avatar) I was shooting a 17 HMR and 22.
Chalk..
and other stuff that I cant think of now.
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We have done a a bunch of 22 games:
Hang a rock from a string- shoot the string, not the rock. One of my favorites and the most frustrating
Paintballs
Gumballs
Coins glued to or set up against a board at 75 yards. (see my avatar) I was shooting a 17 HMR and 22.
Chalk..
and other stuff that I cant think of now.


I’ve got a variation on the coins. I cut a saw blade width groove down a board about 1/2” deep then put Necco wafers in the groove. Put 5 on each side of a 2’ long board, whoever clears their side first wins. 75 yards is a good challenge, 100 even better.


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One of the most interesting games I have read about recently is an event a local club puts on a few times a year (I’ll have to try and find the link later). It’s a rimfire safari, you setup animal crackers and try “hunting” them from different distances. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but I’m taking my Model 60 next time I go to the rifle range to give it a try
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My daughter and I do sidewalk chalk at 100 yds with 22's first to hit it! We also do 20 clays out of the electric flinger. Most hits win. 22 and 12 gauge on that one.
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Went to the range with a couple “shooters”. Both retired military. Both having spent much time, money and effort to be great shooters.

One of the fellas is a ret Col Airborne. He brought a dozen eggs in a foam container. Each egg had a 16” string hot glued to it.

He hung one egg on each of our 100 yd target frames. Challenge accepted. Interesting thing was there was a 5-7mph cross breeze.

Having vanquished our 100 yd eggs and finished our 100 yd business, we changed to 300 yd targets. Our resident Ranger hung the rest of the eggs on the 300 yd frames.

Long story short, with the same cross breeze, we took out those damned eggs.

The eggs are clearly organic. Didn’t harm the range. We recovered the strings. We had a great time.

There’s something extra fun about actually seeing your intended target “explode.” There’s some degree of pride whacking a gently moving target that size at that distance.

I used my 308 Remmy.
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I’ve got a variation on the coins. I cut a saw blade width groove down a board about 1/2” deep then put Necco wafers in the groove. Put 5 on each side of a 2’ long board, whoever clears their side first wins. 75 yards is a good challenge, 100 even better.
And bio degradable targets.

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