How to Make Your Own Field Targets for an Airgun

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How to Make Your Own Field Targets for an Airgun
Field targets can be mounted on plywood or imitation small game figures. (David De Lossy/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Airguns have been an alternative to cartridge shell and gunpowder guns since the 1700s, but have been in use since the 1500s. Airguns work by pushing a small metal or plastic pellet out of the barrel using compressed air. Since the aim of shooting -- air or gunpowder -- is to hit the bull's-eye of a target, you can make a simple field target by hand or with the help of a DIY target website.

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Things you need

  • Compass
  • Pen
  • Construction paper
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Printer paper

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    Make Targets By Hand

  1. 1

    Draw a point at the centre of your construction paper to begin one large target. Draw four points equidistant from each other and from the edges of the paper to create four small targets.

  2. 2

    Draw consecutively larger circles with your compass and attached pen over the centre point(s).

  3. 3

    Draw a vertical and horizontal line through the centre point(s).

    Printable Targets

  1. 1

    Open an Internet browser and navigate to your search engine. Search the term "DIY shooting targets." Click the link that says printable PDF targets.

  2. 2

    Choose the size, layout, calibration and bull's-eye size along with colour and line size adjustments. Once you've chosen your desired settings, click the "build PDF Target" button. Download the PDF file to your computer by click the download button.

  3. 3

    Print the PDF file from your computer.

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