Plinking

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Plinking refers to shooting done at non-traditional targets such as tin cans, glass bottles, and balloons filled with water.

Plinking is often done with .22 Long Rifle calibre cartridges since these are inexpensive and relatively quiet to shoot. Some shooters are disdainful of plinking, arguing that it can result in sloppy shooting habits, or they feel that the garbage that is sometimes created during plinking can give shooting sports a bad reputation. Nevertheless, many shooters find plinking an enjoyable pastime.

Responsible shooters clean up after themselves and follow general safety guidelines when shooting at any target; when plinking, a major concern is to ensure an adequate backstop exists so bullets will not strike or ricochet towards unintended targets.

In nations such as the U.K. that have stronger gun control than in the U.S., casual shooting is more likely done with an air rifle (air gun).


External links

  • "Plinking With Handguns (http://www.myoan.net/shootingart/sm_pist_plink.html)". National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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