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    Skip-in-WV
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    Here are a couple I made from old saw blades. I discovered the 7 inch blades won't ring.

     

      

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    Rodeo
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    I like it.  Add a bit of framing, a metal band or even an old lawn tractor tire around the saw blade and it should collect the lead in the bottom.  Neat idea.

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    tscktran
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    Great idea. 

    Simple. 

    Thanks for sharing  

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    kthomas
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    Take some kind of metal (even sheet metal) and hang it on a "target hanger" – steel targets that can move will have a much louder report than those that are solidly mounted. Thinner steel will also be louder than thicker steel.

    Although not home made, this is a steel target I have setup at 273 yards. Even with 18 grain .22 pellets, I can still hear the impacts (though sometimes barely). You also get the advantage of seeing the target move when hit. 

     

    This steel prairie dog target I had setup originally at 273 yards. It does not move, and is much thicker steel. I didn't have it up long, but did get two impacts on it, I had no clue that I hit the target. No audible report and no movement of the target.

     

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    Cranky1
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    I’m using a 7 1/4 saw blade loosely tied to a post with tie wire. You can hear and see impacts, it’s set at 100 yards. I also have 2 golf balls set at 100 on short post and they are anchored to them. You can definitely here a hit on them, especially with my 25cal. I might change them to a swinging setup since it is starting to tear my thin pipes that the golf ball are on. The next house is 1700 yards away just an FYI Incase someone worried about ricochet off of the golf ball. 

     

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    Bigragu
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    Save your corks off of wine bottles, or better yet, the large patrone tequila bottles. Those corks are almost equal to the size of a squirrels head. Hang them off of fishing line off of tree limbs, and after the first hit, you have swinging targets to aim at.

     

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    AG72
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    Cool idéa with the sawblades! But with my handyman skills i probably will end up with a drill trough my hand and a sawblade in my foot… But i will try!

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