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Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? #8341640 08/05/21 02:08 AM
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Work has dealt me a busy hand. I need to sight in my thermal and I have a great indoor range that doesn’t allow hand warmers. So what can I use ?

Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8341687 08/05/21 02:46 AM
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Frozen pancakes or waffles would probably work like a charm.


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They won’t allow handwarmer dust I doubt they are gonna allow aunt jemimah

Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8341720 08/05/21 03:27 AM
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Take a piece of tinfoil or metal HVAC tape and cut it about 1.5"x1.5". Take a cigarette lighter and heat it up and thumbtack it on the target as your bullseye. If you use tinfoil make it about 3-5 layers thick and it will hold the heat for a very long time. If they won't let you do that, take a surgical glove, cut a finger out and put a large ice cube in it and thumbtack that to the target. It just needs to be hot or cold, either of those ideas are simple and should work great.

Some people ask "ya but what happens when I hit the thumbtack or the ice cube/tin foil and blow it off the target?" Drop the mag, empty the chamber and call it a day. You're well within 1 MOH, "minute of hog". cool


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Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8341774 08/05/21 05:23 AM
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I use a quarter and hit with a doper pocket torch for a minute or so. It glows for 20 minutes.


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I'd suggest the foil method. Fold up to a small square and staple to your target. I think it will show up even at ambient temps.


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Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8342318 08/05/21 08:30 PM
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Last time I shot at Bass Pro they allowed the person before me to use hand warmers or something similar.


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Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8342411 08/05/21 10:00 PM
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Aluminum Foil worked

Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8356086 08/19/21 03:25 AM
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I use a 25mm Polyimide Heating disk wired to a 9v battery. Its a little wonky as you cant shoot the disk or wire so your aim point is not the bullseye. I use like the 3rd hash on the heater which is about 3.5'" to the side of bullseye


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Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8358994 08/22/21 03:00 AM
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I used tinfoil

Depending on the distance, you’ll need a bigger piece

For example I was outside and it was prob in mid 80’s and I couldn’t pick up a 2”x2” at 50 yards

6”x6” worked

Re: Thermal Targets for Indoor Range? [Re: Brother in-law] #8361483 08/24/21 04:18 AM
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I was going to add I have this .pdf target that has a 1" solid dot center. I print with a HP Laserjet printer. When set up in full sun the center gets hot and is very visible. [Linked Image]

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