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Old 06-10-2019, 07:07 AM
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After reading a post about shooting "Orbeez" or water beads on another forum I had to try this idea out for myself! For the princely sum of $10 I purchased 50,000 water beads and 100 golf tees off Amazon. I drilled a series of holes into a scrap piece of 2x4 to hold the golf tees.
After a soak over night in water, a teaspoon full of the beads gave me a couple hundred "targets" that measured just under 3/8". As a size comparison each bead is about the size of the 8 ring on a 10m air rifle target or about half the size of a dime.
I put the beads into an old spice shaker jar my wife had. Bonus was that the "shaker" acted like a built in water strainer.
I'm a bonified backyard plinker at heart, I just use more expensive toys nowadays then I did when I was 10!
Today's choice of pellet slinger was a HW30 with a Hawke 2-7 scope shooting JSB Exact 7.33 pellets. At 13 yards the challenge was 1st seeing the beads, 2nd hitting the beads, and 3rd not hitting the golf tee! A solid hit delivers a nice thwack and explosion. I managed to hit more than I missed, so all on all not too bad. What a ton of cheap fun on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
If you are looking for a cheap, non toxic, biodegradable target for backyard plinking give the water beads a try
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:41 PM
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This may just be the shooting fun tip for the day....week...month....

It sure sounds like fun. Airgun, 22 rimfire or place them 8x your distance and exploded them with a centerfire.

See ya, off to Amazon.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:35 PM
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Which waterbeads come with golf tees? Website, if you please.
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I purchased my supplies off Amazon

Not sold as a "Kit", I purchased a bag of golf tees and a container of water beads. I will include the links for what I purchased.

https://www.amazon.com/ProActive-Spo...%2C197&sr=8-31

https://www.amazon.com/UMIKU-Rainbow...s%2C187&sr=8-5

I would post pictures, but rimfirecentral is horrible for pictures. I dont know if the link below will work, but it's from my Facebook page that I posted my pictures to.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...&id=1787152831

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