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#3281377 - 09/02/21 06:05 PM CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS
Pa. Mick Online
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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 2186
Loc: Southern shores of Lake Erie ,...
Thermal targets :

I think you guys will like these for about $8.00

Thermal targets :
These 1010 (1”x1” ) 100 pcs./  zip lock baggies filled with water & froze make awesome targets for sighting in your thermal !!! Put them in a little cooler with an ice pack when going to the range and just use a push pin or thumb tack to fasten to a cardboard target  w00t


 Here's the link ~ http://www.ebay.com/str/vbagpackaging

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#3281392 - 09/02/21 09:02 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: Pa. Mick]
1trkyhntr Online
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Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 1444
Loc: Southside Virginia
I've used a similar ice target and it does work. Until you hit it. Then it explodes and leaves a large cold splash signature. Just have a large enough background to move the next ice block far enough away or have extra backgrounds.
What I use now is a 12"x12" 1" thick piece of foam board with a 1" square cut out in the center. I put a ice cube in it and then cover it with duct tape to hold the ice in place. Then I cover it with a sheet of notebook paper so that I can see my POI's. Basically the same idea.

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#3281458 - 09/04/21 09:10 AM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: 1trkyhntr]
BAYSTATE YOTE Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 3265
Loc: Big Foots Back Yard
I use hand warmers or toe warmers, just open the package, and staple it to the target board, mainly I use them to check zero and make sure point of impact did not move.. They don't get destroyed when you hit them.. Also because they are white you can see the hits pretty good with your spotting scope..
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#3281474 - 09/04/21 07:35 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: BAYSTATE YOTE]
Pa. Mick Online
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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 2186
Loc: Southern shores of Lake Erie ,...
I found the bloom from these were to large. I cut the toe warmer in about 1” squares and scotch tape the edges to hold the powder in. Works pretty good !

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#3281475 - 09/04/21 07:58 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: Pa. Mick]
Kino M Offline
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Registered: 10/16/04
Posts: 695
Loc: Southern Indiana
I'm a fan of "aim small miss small" so I buy a roll of HVAC tape and cut it into small 1/2" straps about 8" long, make a cross with a 1/2" open center on a piece of cardboard, much more economical, smaller aiming point and can be shot unlike handwarmers or ice packs.

You can shoot a 3/5 round group, cover it with another piece of tape and adjust your scope to that POI so it saves ammo as well!
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#3281485 - 09/05/21 09:06 AM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: Kino M]
Pa. Mick Online
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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 2186
Loc: Southern shores of Lake Erie ,...
I'm a fan of "aim small miss small" also. I also use hvac tape when I have sunlight. My range is very shaded, in the woods. It’s nice seeing you guys sharing what you use & have tried thumbup1

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#3281522 - 09/05/21 08:39 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: Pa. Mick]
decanuck Offline
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Registered: 02/21/05
Posts: 580
Loc: Southeast NH
Lids from soup/tuna/vegetable cans...

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#3281529 - 09/05/21 10:35 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: Pa. Mick]
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 3618
Loc: USA
HVAC tape for me as well. Remember to tilt the target back slightly at maybe 15 degrees.
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#3281686 - 09/08/21 09:44 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: DoubleUp]
Pabowhunter77 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/20
Posts: 76
Loc: Washington Co., PA
I work in HVAC so I have lots of foil tape laying around. White foam board with a thin cross open in the center slanted slightly towards the sky works well for me. I also cut some 1/2 in squares to cover my shots to help zero to the spot of impact.
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#3283240 - 10/09/21 03:15 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: BAYSTATE YOTE]
R. Toker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 274
Loc: Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: BAYSTATE YOTE
I use hand warmers or toe warmers, just open the package, and staple it to the target board, mainly I use them to check zero and make sure point of impact did not move.. They don't get destroyed when you hit them.. Also because they are white you can see the hits pretty good with your spotting scope..


I also use the small hand warmers. They take hits even from my 6.5 creedmoor and keep going.
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#3283469 - 10/13/21 05:24 PM Re: CHEAP THERMAL TARGETS [Re: decanuck]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8512
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: decanuck
Lids from soup/tuna/vegetable cans...

I have been using that method for the last three years since I first got a thermal scope. There are Pros and Cons to it,
but is my preferred method.

Pros: Nice, clean and round glowing target

Cons: It gets cold quickly and loses the nice glow. If sighting at a short distance, you can heat it up and get back to the
rifle quickly for a couple of shots before it goes cold again.






Heat the can lid up with a small butane torch.






Two shots at 60 yards.


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