What I have tried to do here is offer my fellow precision shooters a set of targets that can be printed directly from the browser. These targets are formatted in such a way that the shooter can use these pages to form a logbook in a common loose-leaf notebook. These are the pages that I use personally, and they carry all of the data that I deem to be helpful to working up loads (buy a chronograph AND USE IT).
It is also a hell of a lot cheaper than buying targets!
Included are the following:
The 100-yard standard target. This is a good target for logging load data at 100 and 200 yards. There are data forms for each target, and conditions can be recorded for general info. This also makes a damn good rimfire target for 50 and 100 yards. I copy the crap out of these things!
The 200-yard standard target. I call this the 200-yard target but I find that is really more useful at 300 yards. It is just large enough that even in a blow you can get groups and small enough that it will still fit in the notebook.
The 200-yard g-hog target. I use these for long range practice (as far away as I can get). It is useful to have the animal image. It is very important to learn to “Kentucky Windage” in terms of “hogs” or “dogs”. The images give a size reference. The g-hog would actually be considered to be spring hog sized. A fall hog will not fit on the paper (twice that size).
The 200-yard p-dog target. Also used for long range practice (as far away as I can get). The image is about spring dog sized. This helps to reset my eyes before going to S. Dakota.
Instructions for use:
Click the thumbnail and let the browser open the image full size (these are big images).
Use page set up in your browser.
Set all margins to .25″, the bottom will go to .5″.
Set your printer to the same margins, most all printers will handle this.
Hit print… Print the image. The image is sized so that it should only require (1) page, and the squares should resemble ½” and 1″ and increments.
Go to Kinko’s and copy the shit out of them… Use the cheapest and best deal you can find for copying. Use black and white. Color is too obnoxious.
Use their (3) hole punch and, “Presto”! Logbook targets!
Buy a loose-leaf notebook and some separator sheets. Get a big one! Keep everything you shoot. Study what you shot when you get home. You’ll be surprised how much your confidence in the field improves when you can double-check yourself while sitting in front of the TV.
How do you think I got all these targets to scan!
EXCEL TARGET DOWNLOAD:
FOR THOSE WHO PREFER MICROSOFT OFFICE, YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE ZIP FILE AND DECOMPRESS “LOG BOOK TARGETS.XLS”. THE TARGETS ARE PRESENTED IN BOOK FORM AND ARE SEPERATED BY SHEET. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE COMPRESSED ZIP FILE BY USING THE LINK…