Introduction: How to Make an Airsoft Target

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Here's a really easy way to make an airsoft target if you don't want to bother buying one.

Please go easy on me, this is my first instructable.

Feel free to make suggestions to make it better.

Step 1: Gathering the Materials

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You will need the objects in the picture, a box, airsoft BB's, an airsoft gun, paper, and tape.

Step 2: Starting Out

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First, start out with the box.

Step 3: Paper

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Next, get out a piece of printer sized paper or whatever will fit the box.

Step 4: Tape

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Put two pieces of tape on both sides of the paper as shown below.

Step 5: Almost Done

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Then lay the paper on the box and crease the sides.

Step 6: Tape It Down

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Now stick the tape to the box on both sides.

Step 7: Finished

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Your target is complete! Just start shooting away and the box will catch your airsoft BB's for you.

Step 8: P.S.

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If the airsoft BB's shoot through the back of the box then tape on piesces of cardboard or anything else that wll make the back stronger.

Step 9: Have Fun!

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Akairsofters1 (author)2011-02-22

Dude. Good target but my gun would DESTROY it.

CalebH8 (author)Akairsofters12015-09-16

Same. For our guns it's a one use target.

Put duct tape on it

So would mine. It's got a muzzle velocity of 495 FPS.

chrizw123 (author)Akairsofters12011-08-29

ya man. Cardboard is way too weak

reillyg (author)2014-12-06

that looks cool

pcanywii (author)2013-04-12

this really helped! Now i can just go out to my back yard and shoot at it. Before, my target was a bottle until i found this. Thanks again!

yapoyo (author)2012-06-02

you could try lining the back with duct tape ( it works with my 210 fps gun, but i dont think it works with high fps guns)

1337807 (author)2009-08-13

What gun is that? I saw it somewhere and it was only for 17! =D

AZNpwnage (author)13378072009-08-14

just a crossman m70 ya it is $17 lol its not really a serious gun but it's a great "just for fun" gun

dr. richtofen (author)AZNpwnage2011-11-13

your gun looks cute

yeah I thought that

(I saw that comment today!?, didn't got any mail) anyway, lol.

cbent1 (author)AZNpwnage2011-07-27

thats pretty cool thanks for the idea

michael98 (author)2012-01-27

in a war i use my sniper and i have to say duel m 74s are an awesome side arm.
nice intractable very clear

tim127 (author)2011-09-10

you could add 2-3 inces of foam in the back of the box for more powerful guns

broper (author)2011-08-23

your lying when you say this is your first ible right ?

eLeMeNtLtd. (author)2011-07-02

why making one if u can use ure sister? :P

neodymium (author)eLeMeNtLtd.2011-07-05

i use both already

mgermanovich (author)2011-05-25


vhorvat (author)2011-03-22

You could put some foam on the bottom so the BB's won't stop instantly but slow down very fast :)

arduinoer (author)2011-03-13

I could tear a hole on both sides in a few seconds with my gun. It needs a steel box enclosure. So when the bbs shatter against it bb fragments don't go flying everywhere

lowe (author)2011-03-11

Thats a cute airsoft gun! its adorable! id use that as a target for my gn!!1

chopstx (author)2009-06-25

whats the point of catching the bbs if your not supposed to use them twice? well, on my gun your not.

DJMcAwesome (author)chopstx2011-01-08

A simple solution: If you aren't supposed to re-use BB's in your gun, chances are it is also powerful enough to penetrate the other side of the box as well.

chopstx (author)DJMcAwesome2011-01-09

That is true, I did not think of that.

wolfmanjeb (author)chopstx2010-01-15

 Most LPEGs and low to midgrade springs guns aren't affected by reused BBs.  They only become an issue in higher quality guns, where your barrel is typically smaller, BBs with dents/chips/snags/seams harm the fine workings in the barrel and hop-up, which generally aren't present on lower end guns, like the one shown in the pictures here.

Also, catching BBs is good so you don't have a litter of small plastic all about the area, and can dispose of them properly, or recycle them for use in the guns I just mentioned.

notyou13 (author)wolfmanjeb2010-10-08

Your right i have a Mauser super pro sniper and reused BBs ruined a deagel that i had

chopstx (author)wolfmanjeb2010-01-17


Air_Assassin (author)2010-11-24

@CTBruster use more paper and for the cardboard put more cardboard or buy a weeker gun

Phoghat (author)Air_Assassin2010-12-15

You could cut some cardboard to fit the bottom of the box and make it stronger

Air_Assassin (author)Phoghat2010-12-15

oh thank you

crazyboy007 (author)2009-07-24

if you go on Google images and type in "airsoft target" it'll come up with some great targets. select one of them and hit print. then there will be a really good target for your target. :D

ok thanks!

ymliman901 (author)2010-07-26

my uncle gave me a walmart electric and it fired through this target and through the dried gourd birdhouse behind it

Gold Hawk348 (author)2010-05-31

i dont get why u need a bb catcher when the gun manual says that you should never reuse bbs

Capt. Kidd (author)2010-05-05

wow mine shredded the target @ 50 ft...

teslafan100 (author)2010-04-06

what airsoft gun do you have?

gangang (author)2009-09-11

whats with the korean flag if you are korean iam too(no offence)

gangang (author)gangang2009-09-11

what the heck

AZNpwnage (author)gangang2009-09-11

o that was an old profile pic but ya, i am Korean :)

jonnyb3 (author)AZNpwnage2010-03-01

 where did you get that gun and is it cheap?

airsoft1017 (author)jonnyb32010-03-25

yeah it's dirt cheap but all plastic (obvously it's clear) & not that powerfull 100 FPS- barley 175 barley

mygamertag2010X (author)2010-03-16

i really don't think people need an instructable to be able to figure this out.... But good try!

flubs (author)2010-02-15

 and u shud draw or print a target

titanvince16 (author)2009-07-27

Very helpful. I have an L96 and it easily goes through everything. I just replaced the back with a small piece of wood. You could also glue some foam on the back so it wont damage the bb's so you can re-use them. Great instructable!

jamesfazza (author)titanvince162010-01-12

if you reuse bb's check them for little bits missing cus mine jammed doing that where a little bit broke off in the guncus i reused it so i wouldnt recommended it btw my gun is a g36c

stevenh429 (author)2009-12-12

i have the same airsoft gun as you! o.o

chardlz13 (author)2009-10-28

I had to use a few boxes, my full metal m-4 just shredded the box

Robot Lover (author)2009-10-10

Be sure  to have a sturdy box that won't get shot through at close range, because certain guns may puncture the box and BB's will fall out. Also, maybe printing things on the paper so you could have an actual target.

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