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New Targets ????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by goosedowner, Apr 6, 2012.

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  1. goosedowner

    goosedowner Member

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    I keep hearing that targets in the near future will be different than the ones we are shooting today. Well how are they going to be different? Harder, softer, easier to break or harder to break??
     
  2. Ed Y

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    Bigger???
     
  3. goosedowner

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    Don't we wish. LOL
     
  4. Ahab

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    The new targets will have special magnets built in to attract lead shot in them to satisfy all the whiners on here!
     
  5. goosedowner

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    No they would just find something else to whine about LOL
     
  6. bill1949

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    The heck with easier targets, I want radar guided shotshells!...Bill
     
  7. eperry

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    The new targets here in upstate NY are more EXPENSIVE
     
  8. dead on 4

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    There are Ttwo types of target materials one is pitch based and the other is sulphur based. The old standard is pitch based which is by product of petroleum. As petroleum prices rise so does the cost of pitch which in turn drives target costs higher.


    Prices on sulphur based targets have also seen price increases but at a slower and lower rate of increase keeping prices more stable. Sulphur based targets are being marketed as biodegradable as this material breaks down at much higher rate than pitch based targets.

    Sulphur based targets known as Bio targets have been around for a long while but have not gained acceptance from the shooting community as they don't smoke ball when hit hard like pitch targets.

    Sulphur targets are becoming more common as higher pitch prices and its availability are driving more shooters to sulphur as lower cost alternative.

    Surfer
     
  9. Jon Reitz

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    Lawry..
     
  10. eperry

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    Why are Lawry targets cheaper
     
  11. Jon Reitz

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    They've always been cheaper, but that doesn't answer your question. WF has always pretty much set the standard for things in the industry. Rick Lawry has done a good job resolving the pitch issue and he has targets ready to ship at a good price, everything being relevant that is.

    Did you shoot at CLSC today?

    Jon Reitz
     
  12. eperry

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    Unfortunately no, my recovery from shoulder surgery is slow. I am still not able to shoot more than 50 targets without problems. Thanks for the above answer.
     
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