Introduction: Easy Airsoft Target With Bullet Catch!

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Are you tired of always losing your precious Airsoft ammunition to shoddy targets? If so then you need this!
It's so easy to make that, apparently, I could do it!

Apologies for poor quality pic-churs...

Step 1: Gather Supplies

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You only need seven items for this build, and they are....

One: A cereal box (If you are using a powerful gun you made need something stronger e.g a wooden wine box...

Two: several plates and bowls of different sizes

Three: A big black marker

Four: A scissors

Five: A sheet of A4 (printer size) paper

Six: Sticky tape, duct tape, scotch tape, ANY TAPE!!

Seven: An Airsoft gun

Step 2: Draw a Target!

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This step is self explanatory, but for all of you "Silly Billys"...

Take the largest plate and trace it onto the paper using the big black marker,
Then take the medium sized bowl and trace it onto the paper using the big black marker,
Then take the ickle bowl and trace it onto the paper using the big black marker.
Number it or colour it, go wild people!

Step 3: Creating the Bullet Catching Thig-a-mo-bob

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Place the target paper up against the box and see where the bull's eye is in relation to the box, then cut out the portion of the box where the target will be...

Step 4: Sticking It All Together!

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Use the target paper to cover up the hole on the box, and stick it on using the tape.

Step 5: You Are Now Finished!

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Behold you have created a target thingy for catching all you precious BBs.
Shoot it to bits, then when you are done, repeat steps two and four!

Step 6: Lazy?

If you can't be bothered to make a target yourself, get some free targets from these site...


onlyonebowman (author)2007-09-13

nice cheap mp5 na im just kidding but you should get a good one at

FreedomR (author)onlyonebowman2016-04-21

airsplat? they have a bad reputation

skidoo (author)2008-10-05

"Are you tired of always losing your precious Airsoft ammunition...?" Umm, NEVER re-use airsoft ammo. Not only can the target distort the BB, but so can the simple processes of firing; e.g. feeding, hitting the hop-up, spinning down the barrel, etc. Re-using misshapen ammo regularly will screw up your gun. At the very least, a repeatedly used BB will eventually crack and explode into fun little pieces of plastic inside of your gun.

FreedomR (author)skidoo2016-04-21

I only re use the ammo for my cannon and pistols. the pistol has a larger than spec barrel, so it wont jam, and the cannon, that wont matter either.

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-09-02

wow. this will stand NO CHANCE to this target!!! because it is 500fps or so and goes threw the bottom and out the top of an empty coke can!! so for me i have to use like netting, wood, blanket, and a target. :-D. i dont know how many fps your gun is, but all mine easly go threw thick cardbord (well not my pistols).

dude most people that have airsoft guns have like 200-250 fps on average so i think this would be useful for people who arent very hardcore and who just want an easy simple target

mine goes 400 fps :-)

aperson45 (author)ZachPosey2008-08-09

i got a well r7 it was supposed to go 330 fps with .2 gram bbs the box said 290 with .2 and 380 with .12 i tried .12 it went about 30 feet i tested it and it was 126 fps i think airsplat gave me a broken one

ZachPosey (author)aperson452008-11-08

i dont trust airsplat, they have innaccurate fps readings and sell broken guns

FreedomR (author)ZachPosey2016-04-21

I buy from airsoft megastore, they personally test all their guns and have great customer service. I dont like airsplat either. Besides, airsoft megastore is the guaranteed lowest brand new price.

see =P theres a lot of ppl w high fps guns =D

cry_wolf (author)!Andrew_Modder!2008-06-25

500?!? That definitely draws blood..but does it get stuck in you? O.o

AZNpwnage (author)cry_wolf2008-08-01

Andrew try adding like 20 pieces of cardboard and see if that will work

FreedomR (author)AZNpwnage2016-04-21

the bb will be imbedded in the first four layers of cardboard

Justice10 (author)cry_wolf2009-02-06

it only draws blood from a certian distance ...about 20 or less can draw blood with 500fps (provided yur not playin with no shirt) but it won't get stuck on u

GavinM38 (author)ZachPosey2016-04-08

Mines 630 fps it can and will break glass

FreedomR (author)oinkoinkzoopals2016-04-21

Dude. I have a 500 fps gun.

sgillis1 (author)2011-08-21

thats pretty cool! the one I made was with paper placed over a maxwell house coffe container where i cut out the top lid.

Landon Sullivan (author)2008-06-10

"losing your precious Airsoft ammunition to shoddy targets?" ??? The guns' packaging and ammo packaging says to not reuse BBs.

you still can. at least i do.

brustin72 (author)kerneykid12011-06-23

you CAN reuse bbs but you shouldnt because bbs get grime and dirt on them after they hit stuff and they gunk up the barrell of your gun, if you have a high grade gun then u shouldnt reuse

they only say that because if you hit some thing hard it will flatten and become dissorted and will break your gun same with any other guns

guitar-is-awesome (author)2010-10-30

what brand is that mp5? ive been lookin for a good airsoft mp5, so...

it looks sweet and i want one lol

knexdestroyer (author)2010-02-06

nice mp5

buster27 (author)2008-12-15

its a good idea but if u have a airsoft that weak you should cry my guns pellet,bb,and airsoft will all leave a inch or bigger wide hole in an aluminum can so that wont work for me

X_D_3_M_1 (author)2007-10-12

what guns dat? r74? or sumtin cheap? i wanna get an mp5 too lol

airoftbeast96 (author)X_D_3_M_12008-11-29

u r NOT gangster

paulm (author)2008-05-23

my S&W; m3000 has trobule going through more than one peice of cardboard, and it shoots at 375 fps

Landon Sullivan (author)paulm2008-06-10

Yea go S&W;!!! I just got a S&W; 4506 to replace my crappy Crosman P36. It's epic.

steve5006 (author)2008-02-05

yep I'm going to have to go with the wine box trick too I just bought my gun and couldn't find any target that would catch them so I figured I'd us the corrugated cardboard box my latest mail order came in to do this...well lo and behold my crosman P36 spring pistol gets %60 of it's shots through not only the paper target but also through the box

steve5006 (author)steve50062008-05-24

but how far are you guys shooting from 30 ft? I'm talking about indoor shooting from fairly close...if I was outside I wouldn't need to catch the pellets

halomaster007 (author)2008-04-19

dude just print out an airsoft target on the internet !!!!!

johnnythewonderfly (author)2007-09-14

Yeah,but the don't ship to Ireland, and no-one sells them here cos' the sport hasn't caught on yet.

thebluemartyr (author)2007-09-03

i already posted this, its in the last instruction of my blowgun instructable\, well done though,

i make shooting things (author)2007-09-02

it works for my cheep EAG pistole but not my crosman stinger p9 SPRING pistole

johnnythewonderfly (author)2007-09-02

One of these

johnnythewonderfly (author)2007-09-02

Thanks Brennn10, I actually made this for me and my brother to shoot at! And Andrew, as I said, you can use wine boxes which come with certain bottles of wine, or you could go into any off license and just ask for one, they're made from good quality wood so they should hold up against your arsenal.

Brennn10 (author)2007-09-02

Nice project! My bro and I are always battling with our guns, and having target contests, and we always lose our pellets. I don't want to drop 20 bucks on a net backdrop, so this is a good alternative!

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