Target paper for rainy days

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  1. dgeesaman

    dgeesaman Gold $$ Contributor

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    It's a perfect day for load testing but theres a light rain. Any tips to help me bring home my targets not in a sopping mess?
     
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    I've considered fabricating a simple portable roof that I can attach to the top of the target frame. I've just never got to messing with it. Good luck to you because a soggy target with holes in it is better than a nice dry one with no holes! :)
     
  3. jpx2rk

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    Off the wall thought but if you can get some of the yard sized political signs and mount that above your paper target, or mount the paper target to the political sign and fold one end over to form a "roof" or cover to keep the rain off. Probably won't work with wind, but a light drizzle it might.
     
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    Tyvek.
     
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    I spray mine with,Rustoleum matte clearcoat for the rainy days. I also glue them to a cardboard backer,seems to help .
     
  6. dgeesaman

    dgeesaman Gold $$ Contributor

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    I considered that. My club uses the plastic corrugated sheets for holding targets. I could easily staple a cover over it.

    Our club replaced all backers last month so for this weekend, I might skip paper altogether and just stick hi-vis directly on the backer where it hasn't been shot up.

    Do you print on it or just write with permanent marker?

    This did get me researching "synthetic paper" options. Not cheap but interesting possibilities.

    Hm. I think I have some old clearcoat for car wheels I could use up for this.
     
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  7. SS427

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    Put them in a plastic sleeve. Get them cheap at Staples or other office supply stores.
     
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    Why not just laminate them? Laminating machines start at under $20.
     
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    Steal your wife's Saran Wrap. I use a left over roll of shrink wrap that the movers left. It's clear/blue and sticky on one side. A coat of Butcher's wax works, too.
     
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    anschuter2013 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Mylar 8.5" x 11" sheets for printers. Completely water proof, bullets punch a nice clean hole that is easy to measure...AND...wait for it...you can print any target you want on them! You can get them at any stationery store...staples etc...
     
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    My wife has a big vinyl cutter. She cuts out anything I want. The backer is wax paper. This target has been in the rain.
     

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  14. Milo 2.0

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    Cloroplast(plastic cardboard) works good, skews group size some though if shots touching. The stuff pepsi, or pop ads made of, or election posters.
     
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    The lawyers on here can correct me if im wrong, but dont just take those election signs, tampering, stealing, or removing them us a felony. But the stuff they are printed on make great targets. A friend of mine works for car dealership and he gets me premonition signs when they are done with them
     
  17. JohnKruzan

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    Tripdad, I asked a lawyer about this years ago, and his answer was it is unlawful for political candidates to place the signs on public road rightaways
    but it is also illegal for you to remove them. Sort of a catch 22. I get one when I want it, and pick up a lot of them and pile then at the candidates
    office door after the election. Enough said. John Kruzan
     
  18. dickn52

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    Until the election is over. Then it's a misdeameaner to leave them up.
     
  19. daleboy

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    Holy thread drift batman,The subject is target paper.
     
  20. dgeesaman

    dgeesaman Gold $$ Contributor

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    Did the clearcoat thing for today. It worked but the targets have that paint odor and the sheets get slightly wavy.

    Ordered some Rite in the Rain printable paper sheets to try next time out.
     
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