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


    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

    Anthony Flores

    4 years ago

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


    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

    4 replies

    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


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


    7 years ago on Introduction

    nice. pretty sure this would stop my gun.


    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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    if you want free printable tarhets got to