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Does anyone have experience with exploding clays? (Tannerite or something else)

Seems like it might be a good spectator draw on the 4th of July as well as more shooters signing up.

If you do, would you share what you used and if it affected the trap machines (if at all) and what safety concerns you dealt with and how you did that. The cost of the prepared clays and what you charged shooters to cover the additional costs, etc.
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Shotgun won’t set off tannerite and anything sensitive enough to be exploded reliably with a shotgun hit of 3 pellets is too sensitive and dangerous for use.
 

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What kind of targets are used in Trapshooting videos? They’re definitely not standard targets. They break with an explosive action and many times you can see a small white piece or packet fly off after the target is broken.
 

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What kind of targets are used in Trapshooting videos? They’re definitely not standard targets. They break with an explosive action and many times you can see a small white piece or packet fly off after the target is broken.
“Flash” targets. Chalk in the center of the dome and held in place by a paper disc.
 

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What kind of targets are used in Trapshooting videos? They’re definitely not standard targets. They break with an explosive action and many times you can see a small white piece or packet fly off after the target is broken.
 
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What kind of targets are used in Trapshooting videos? They’re definitely not standard targets. They break with an explosive action and many times you can see a small white piece or packet fly off after the target is broken.
Flash targets with a small amount of dry, colored powder. They are used in International Trap and Skeet in the finals. It's a lot like the powder you use for a chalk line. Or dry tempera paint powder.
 

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“Flash” targets. Chalk in the center of the dome and held in place by a paper disc.
If you want to work at it a bit then you can make a slurry of colored line chalk and alcohol then put a tablespoon or so of the slurry in the recessed outside portion of the target dome,let it dry, and then load them in the trap machine like a regular target.
 

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If you want to work at it a bit then you can make a slurry of colored line chalk and alcohol then put a tablespoon or so of the slurry in the recessed outside portion of the target dome,let it dry, and then load them in the trap machine like a regular target.
There are videos on YouTube for how to do this.
 

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Tannerite from their website.
"To reliably initiate, Tannerite® brand targets need to be hit solidly with a transonic (ital) round. A transonic round is one going 2,000 feet per second or faster. All other things being equal, larger diameter bullets work better than smaller ones.. "
Not going to happen with shotgun rounds. They have some other products, but not what you are looking for with a shotgun.
 

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For "flash" or "smoke" targets just pick up some string line chalk at any home improvement or hardware store along with some 2" duct tape and X-acto knife. Put one teaspoon of chalk in the top depression of the clay and use two strips of tape to seal. Use X-acto to trim. Alternately, you can use 3" self stick targets from your local gun store to seal the top but that gets expensive. Time consuming, but cheaper than buying the pre-made. No need to mix chalk with alcohol or go through other hoops to make. Just keep it simple. I usually load 1 flash clay every 5 birds in the stack or randomly place them and if shot, shooter gets a free round, doughnut, pat on the back, sumthin'. Tannerite don't work. Glitter for night shoots don't work. Get orange chalk unless you shoot in the desert looking at clear blue sky...then black chalk works great. The orange works everywhere else and at night also. Don't waste time with other colors of chalk...you can't see them (red, white, blue, purple).
 

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What kind of targets are used in Trapshooting videos? They’re definitely not standard targets. They break with an explosive action and many times you can see a small white piece or packet fly off after the target is broken.
 
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Does anyone have experience with exploding clays? (Tannerite or something else)

Seems like it might be a good spectator draw on the 4th of July as well as more shooters signing up.

If you do, would you share what you used and if it affected the trap machines (if at all) and what safety concerns you dealt with and how you did that. The cost of the prepared clays and what you charged shooters to cover the additional costs, etc.
We bought 10 cases of WF Orange Crush targets a few years ago for AIM shoot offs, the kids loved them but it was fairly controlled to one or two machines. Just be extra careful loading them into the machine, break one and it makes a mess, the powder inside the dome is like orange ground chalk about a heaping tablespoon full.
 
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