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CaCO3 Targets???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    The chemical name for chalk is calcium carbonate, CaCO3. Yesterday I was invited out to a friends farm for a Holiday party. There were 10 trapshooting friends attending and we were told to bring our trap guns.

    The owner of the farm has a real nice trap machine and before long we were running our own small type trap shoot, as winners could pick from a list of small prizes being offered.

    My friend showed us a small box of chalk type targets that we could try that someone gave him. These targets were white in color but he said they can be made in any color, as paint is supposely added to the chalk while being made?

    The targets exploded when hit, and I mean exploding more than regular type targets. Has anyone ever shot at chalk type targets, as some of us said I bet these targets would still break using something other than a lead filled shell?

    Anyone know any thing about chalk targets, as this might possibly be the answer for using lead in the future?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    A company in england sells exploding targets. Pretty impressive!

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  3. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Those exploding targets would be a literal blast at the Grand Shootoff!

    Bob
     
  4. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Forget the grand, just throw one in the rack at the local club without telling anyone : )
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Ay Melba GC we shoot only games and have a few pranksters to say the least. We have been known to put a few chalk targets in our machine. The red chalk seems to be the most exciting. We also have been known to slip some black powder shells in now and then. It's all good! May Mike rest in peace
     
  6. senior smoke

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    Joe:
    Now those are some impressive targets. These chalk targets broke pretty much like the first video except without the fire. If they can be made cheaper than current targets being used without more breakage, that would be something to possibly consider. Thanks for the video.
    Steve
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    L39.95 = $62.00??? Plus shipping for 40 targets. Might be worth it for the surprise factor. What would happen if one broke on the machine?
     
  8. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    320090T:
    Very good question?
    Steve

    Do any of you remember years ago when someone was thinking of using frozean ice targets?
    Steve
     
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