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New Targets, They Go Bang!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by pjgtech, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    After seeing Tin Can Tony's vids recently, bought myself some Thunder Snaps, Wow, they are loud!
    I'd previously had some of the smaller snaps, little paper bags that have a pathetic "bang", more of a wheezy sneeze really?
    So got some of these, which are bigger and certainly louder.
    But.....how to "mount" them?
    Simples.... cut small hole into any old thick carboard strip, place (carefully) the Thunder Snap into the hole, repeat until you have a whole strip to shoot, staple up strip at the range, jobs a good 'n.... :thumb:
    They are a really good size to make it challenging too.... :) Thunder snaps feb2020 targets (1).jpg Thunder snaps feb2020 targets (2).jpg
     
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    hamza breaking strain of a kit kat

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    I quite fancy some of those to shoot with the nephews. Where do you get them from?

    I presume they’re cheaper than just buying the Firebird exploding targets?
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    ^^^ THIS^^^ I bought 5 x boxes of 15, so thats 75 targets for £9.99, so thats only 13p each approx, a bargain!
    They are a nice size too, could tie them with string and hang them up, as I did put them on a strip of cardboard, could use a slim piece of timber, drill some holes and stand them in the holes, lots of options...
    :)
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    So finally (thanx to the weather) got to go down the range today. Tried out the thunder snaps as targets...
    Thunder snaps feb2020 targets (1).jpg
    Stapled the cards to our target boards, so the thunder snaps are "end on", eg: the circular end of each tube is facing us. :)
    They worked fine, shooting end on, but due to the wind, and the fact these were placed at approx 20m and although you could hear them "crack" when shot, they were not very loud from 20m away, :facepalm: so....
    The next batch were two and three thunders snaps placed together in the card, again, shot end on and these made a louder crack, very satisfying... and cos they are so small a challenge to shoot too, especially as they were swaying about a bit in the wind... :thumb:

    I may also try tying a few together (in groups of three) on a length of string, say maybe three of four bundles per length of string, and hanging them from a target board, that would be a good tricky target to shoot too....:thumb:
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    Ok, so I took these down the range at the weekend, and they were not as loud from 20m away as they were when I dropped one in the kitchen (eg: very loud!), but they were small enough to make a challenging target, so plan B.....
    Shooting one at a time only gave a little bang, so I tied two together, and it was slightly louder, but we can do better...
    Next weekend, I'm gonna try....... three at a time... :thumb:
    explod targets mar2020 (1).jpg
    And I've put a couple of bigger ones together too, groups of five!!!
    explod targets mar2020 (4).jpg
    This time they should be even bangier.....!!! :thumb: :whoo:
     
  7. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Life, it’s so much better than the alternative!

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    Been using them for a while, they make a great bang and although nowhere as loud as Firebird, they’re cheap as chips...

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    Desmond.22 Keyboard Hero

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    Looks good fun to me
     
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    Brooksy Posting Addict

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    I've got some 20 ounce railway fog detonators if you dare to shoot at them! Incidentally, they make a 120 tonne loco resonate at 110 mph.
     
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    I think it would be a lot easier to shoot them with a gun. :D
     
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    Should be even bangier?

    You weren't certain?

    So it was the Big Bang Theory? :D
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    Ok, but now i'm sticking 5 together.... mucho bangier.... ! :thumb:
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    Bazinga!!! :D
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    Tried these at the range yesterday, Well, three thunder snaps are definitely louder than one, and five thundersnaps are even "bangier", they went down very well at the range yesterday. Inserting them into a piece of card works well, next week, I think I'll try tying a few together with string and hanging them from a target board.... :thumb:
     
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    machine a newun Engaging Member

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    Just ordered some but they are £11.99 for 5 boxes now
     
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    psychosomatic gardener Busy Member

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    Where did you get them from got a link thanks
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    This weeks home made targets to try out at the weekend, thunder snaps on string, they will be hung on a cocktail stick at the range, probably at 25m. The old party poppers do not make good targets, as when hit they don't always go "bang", and if they do you can't hear them cos they are not loud enough, but..... they are a good size to shoot and are light enough to get blown about if theres a breeze, so again, they are a nice challenging target to aim for, these will got at 25 to 30m, again hanging off a cocktail stick which we can insert into our wooden target boards.
    I just like summit different to plain targets.... :thumb:

    Thunder snaps and poppers 13th mar2020 (1).jpg Thunder snaps and poppers 13th mar2020 (2).jpg
     
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    Accuspell Pro Poster

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    And now, at 13p each, 65p a pop.

    .22 starting blanks are £6 per 100 (6p each).... do you remember races started by starting pistol, they make you jump! The neighbours will need to be warned if you are doing it in the garden.

    Brooksy - bring one of those fog thunderflashes with you, just to keep the pigeons moving!
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    Link? I can only see them on the Bay at £14 a tin plus postage?
     

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