Airsoft Target for High FPS

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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"

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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!

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    21 Discussions

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    comercial132

    4 years ago

    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

    4 years ago

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

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    xZCodmaNZx

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    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

    7 years ago on Introduction

    nice. pretty sure this would stop my gun.

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    garrett2729

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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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    sharlston

    10 years ago on Introduction

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