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Target Tip #1 - Saving money while patching

Here's a nifty way to save some targets, and money when patching. Whenever you're applying patches to a target where the bullet hole is very close to the scoring line, try keeping the patch off the scoring line itself. A little care in this area can get a lot more patches on a target, as well as save some time and costs in replacing targets. Often, the scoring lines get covered up fairly quickly, and the target becomes more difficult to score.

Target Tip #2 - When cutting targets

Whenever you find the need to cut a target, please always use black masking tape, or paint to replace the non-scoring border of the cut target. This way you'll eliminate any potential scoring problems.

Target Tip #3 - More about cutting targets

If you have to cut a target, it's always easier to find a specific area or corner on the target to cut from. The "shoulder" or a corner on a target usually make a good reference point as shown from points "A" to "B"

This method shown in this particular drawing also leaves a fair portion of the "A" Zone for scoring.

Target Tip #4 - No Shoots

A handy way to make sure that a match doesn't get delayed while patchers hunt for white patches, is to staple a sheet of white patches onto the back of the target stand that's holding a No-Shoot target. Just be careful to make certain the sheet of white patches isn't visible from the front of the target stand.

Target Tip# 5 - Target Stands

In many cases, targets are fixed to wooden uprights or cross-members. It is recommended that whenever possible, the uprights that the targets are attached to should be cut back so that they do not extend past the top of the target. This results in a much improved visual presentation.

Target Tips