Summer practice shooting surfaces.

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  1. flamer82

    flamer82 Registered User

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    I'm from Australia and i used to use a sheet of pvc plastic its 3mm the company i used to work for had sheets about 2x1 metres i found it was great for putting out in the back yard and shooting on but over time its slowly cracked and i'm now at the point where i don't really have any pieces to shoot on so i was wondering whether or not anyone knows where to get anymore or maybe even other surfaces people use in summer time to do some shooting practice on. I really dont want to get anything off the internet from a specific website im more looking for something that is crap and cheap that i can get. Thanks for any info.
     
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    Thrifty Whiteboard...$11.87 USD at Lowe's last time I bought one, it's 8 x 4 feet (2.439 x 1.219 meters), but I had them cut it at the hardware store in half (two 4x4), and then one of the halves in half (two 2x4) so that I could get them into my car.

    Spray on WD-40, wipe it down with paper towels or a rag and let it dry off a minute, and then you are good to go.

    This summer I took the board out to an outdoor squash court and shot pucks at the walls there. 15 foot tall cinderblock walls on 3 sides and a fence behind me kept everything relatively contained.

    By the end of the summer, the thing was pretty much ruined from dirt and rain scratching it up pretty badly, but hey, it was $3 worth of board. Just don't store them where they could get wet, they will warp.
     
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    I use a roll-up shooting pad, which is a thin piece of HDPE. In my opinion it is the best stuff I have used, but it costs over $100 for a 8x4 sheet.
     
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    Thanks guys i appreciate it.
     
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    If you're looking to spend even less you can use a piece of cardboard. Its not the best but it gets the job done.
     
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    Yea i thought about it i grabbed an old fridge box from work and that was ok but i found a broken sign yesterday thats the PVC plastic so i now have that used it for a while last night and pissed off all the neighbours:laugh:

    I noticed since I've been shooting off the boards a couple months ago my shot has got a lot better but is there any specific things i should be working on to get my shot a lot harder??
     
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    get a sheet of acrylic and spray it with pledge
     
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    Bravid Nonahan carlylol = القسوة

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    my little bro uses an old piece of smooth sheet metal (galvanized steel i think)
     

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