Introduction: Airsoft Target for High FPS

How to make a target that will catch your BBs even at moderately high velocities. Please comment to tell me up to what FPS it will stop, I dont have enough guns to completely figure that out. I felt the urge to label everything in this instructable :). Most tape in this in this instructable can be replaced with nails if you want it to be. WARNING- I am not responsible if you are injured when using this. WARNING-THIS IS NOT A LIFESAVING DEVICE"

Step 1: Materials

You will need-
1. Safety Glasses
2. A USPS tray or another corrugated plastic box
3. A cardboard box that is a little bit smaller or bigger than your corrugated plastic box
4. Tape or some nails and a hammer
5. Targets
6. Optional- more cardboard

Step 2: Insert the Box Into the Tray

Take the box and insert it top down into the tray as shown, leaving one flap outside the box.

Step 3: Securing the Box and Tray

Tape down the flap, then tape around the rest of the box and seal it as shown.

Step 4: Add the Targets

Tape or nail on some cheap targets.

Step 5: Open Fire

Aim and shoot, or in my case, shoot while trying to use a camera and almost break a pane of glass.

Step 6: Recover BBs

After you have fired a satisfying amount of ammunition into the target, untape the flap, turn the target upside-down, then tilt it so the majority of the BBs come rolling down the flap where you can catch them and reuse them!

Comments

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comercial132 (author)2015-04-11

I would totally make this except my pellets fly about 1200 fps and it blows up pieces of wood and so
You get the idea

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Anthony Flores (author)2015-03-29

You can stuff in many more layers of cardboard for .177 or .22 pellet rifles

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Cheaperish (author)2009-04-30

You spelled duct tape wrong :P

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Cocothewarior (author)Cheaperish2011-10-22

he didn't use DUCT tape he used DUCK tape. It's for taping ducks=P

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Thelonelysandwitch (author)2009-05-05

I shot it with a bb gun (.177) at 690 fps and it went through everything, bounced off of the wall and re entered the box.

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Aisoft target for high FPS, not BB gun target.

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oops, I use it for my airsoft gun, but I figured I will test it with my bb gun.

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omg lol that's hilarious!

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xZCodmaNZx (author)2009-03-13

nice ible but its not a good idea to reuse Bbs b/c it can ruin your gun by chipping and clogging your gun. Peace out fellow airsofters

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Well.... Dont re-use them in like a High Grade AEG, GBB, or a Sniper Rifle, but u could probably use them for spring pistols, shotguns, and the like

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mines a springer, but a can't reuse bbs

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yah since i use high grads all the time that's what i thought you ment sorry ; P

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Gaisle (author)xZCodmaNZx2010-11-03

If you have any grenades you can reuse them in that.

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Cocothewarior (author)2011-10-22

But then again, if your gun has high enough FPS that you need a pellet trap,
then you probably can't reuse your BBs...

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ilpug (author)2011-09-28

nice. pretty sure this would stop my gun.

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garrett2729 (author)2010-12-27

i couldnt fid a ups box so i just a 12 dozen egg box and stacked 2 shoe boxes in front of it and it stopped my 500 fps co2 pistol from going through all the way

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imthatguy1125 (author)2009-10-05

where did u get the ups box

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chris grissle (author)2009-07-17

yeah im petting my cat

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sharlston (author)2009-05-04

if you want free printable tarhets got to shooting-targets.net

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Zippy_Pyromaniac (author)2009-01-17

can you post a picture?

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jakedixon (author)2009-01-16

I use an the big plastic tub that cat litter comes in and then I put a bag or two of shredded paper in, and it works for about 400fps

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