No cardboard at range? WT$

Discussion in 'Range Trips & Reviews' started by Capthobo, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Visited my local indoor range this past week that I’ve been going to for past 4 to 5 years and was surprised when told that cardboard targets were not allowed.
    I said that I was never informed of that rule in the past and inquired to why the ban.
    They told me that the cardboard particulate clogs up the air conditioning filtration system.
    Really? Anyone heard of this?
    I thought maybe they just want the customer to buy their overprice targets.
    Do paper and splatter targets as well as gun powder & lead not harm air conditioning filter systems?
     
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  2. ReaperCustom45

    ReaperCustom45 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 7, 2019
    I've never been to an indoor range that had that rule before, in fact, most have a cardboard backing for targets to keep them from flopping around. Sounds kinda like BS to me. I could be wrong though.
     

  3. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    I go to a range with filters, never heard that one.
     
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  4. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Every range I been to had different rules...
     
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  5. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    It does make sense....
     
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  6. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Just buy your own paper targets. I buy them by the 200 or 300 at a time for peanuts. I don't know why I see people using 1 or 2 targets for a session and pay a buck or two for range targets.
     
  7. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    That's a first for me as well .

    Are they trying to save money by not providing cardboard backers ?
     
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  8. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    I do bring my own targets and in the past I’ve stapled multiples of them to larger cardboard so I can move around at different sightings.
    Seems odd to me that one type paper is ok and another is not.
     
  9. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    I know two civilian indoor ranges in town that dont use cardboard on their targets and one indoor police range that is sans cardboard. Where's the beef?
     
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  10. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    So, what are you supposed to put your paper or stick on target to, just float in mid air?
     
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  11. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    Paper plates is all I use
     
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  12. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Yeah, but what backer are you using or just hanging from a clamp?
     
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  13. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Hanging from clamps. No problem. No backer needed.
     
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  14. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    hang from clamp, we also have dual clamps for 2 targets or to hang one large one
     
  15. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    I thought with your brain power you'd figure it out. God, I love the Interweb.
     
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  16. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    It’s not rocket science folks!
    Go to a range and look down range. Many of the indoor joints I’ve been to have a crap ton of paper debris beyond the shooting line.

    cant see why this idea of a range not wanting the debris in their filters is an issue. Think about it, the filters are there for us. Clogged filters, less airborne debris exits the area
     
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  17. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Cardboard backers are nice to have. Especially, if you're using something like a B8 repair center target.
     
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  18. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Their range , their rules .
     
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  19. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Guess I'm just used to a range with a cardboard backer.
     
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  20. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Thanks, doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out, just doesn't make sense. There rules I guess, like bender said.
     
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