I’m having a lot of fun with the Sig Sauer Precision Super Target air pistol which has allowed me to do some plinking (and possibly some competitive shooting) in the garage.
Here’s a pretty crazy group of shots. 10 pellets at 5 yards, and if I’d kept this up with a couple of more pellets, I could have very well completed that circle!
This is a less impressive group of shots at 7 yards:
The Liberal Gun Club has a “play by email” Bullseye Match which is being adapted for airgun use. As a lot of us probably aren’t able to set up a target at 20 yards at home per the regular rules, we’d be using a set of scaled down targets at shorter distances.
I printed out a set of the scaled down targets, taped it to a “backstop” (i.e., cardboard box) and tried the 30 shot stage:
An immediate problem is that due to the combination of small targets and the paper that it’s printed on, it’s really difficult to make out individual shots if they happen to be close together.
So, I tried 5 shots per target:
Not that much better in terms of differentiating the holes in paper. Incidentally, I’d found that the pellets went right through both layers of the cardboard box and through another layer of cardboard behind the box. Fortunately that’s about as far as the pellets went, but man I sure would not like to get hit with one.
Anyhow, I’ll try again with 3 shots per target and see if that’s any easier to score.
Meanwhile, the pellet trap that I’m using came with a limited number of paper targets. To make them last longer, I ordered a bunch of 3" adhesive targets with which to cover up the tattered holes of the pellet trap paper:
Waste not, want not, as the saying goes. Tape it up and start again! 10 shots at 21 feet.
The extra holes on the non-sticker part of this target came from futzing around with a P365 BB CO2 pistol that I’d sent back to the Sig Sauer factory for repairs, as it failed to ever shoot a BB anywhere near the advertised ~300 fps. But that’s a story for another day.
And let’s recall that paper has two sides, so use the other side!
At some point I may not be able to keep patching these up, but eh, we’ll burn that bridge when we’re on it. And yes, I am having way too much fun with this.