For many of us who were fortunate enough to start shooting at a young age, we have fond memories of Plinking. For most it was with a BB, pellet gun, or a small caliber rifle like the .22 rimfire.
Remember when you lined up cans, bottles, or what ever you could find in a row, then opened fire on the targets trying to knock everything down?
For many of us this holds great memories of a simpler time when the only thing that mattered was shooting with dad or close friends. We weren’t trying to out do each other by shooting groups on paper. The only thing that mattered was breaking that bottle or rolling that can.
If you are still reading this, you know what I’m talking about
Plinking was all about fun and I’ll prove it…
Ok, sit back for a minute and take your hands of that mouse. Great, now take a few deep breaths and relax.
Now think back and let yourself drift back and remember a time you were out target plinking. Who were you with? What were you shooting?
Remember that feeling of joy, when you hit that can, or broke that bottle?
One of my earliest memories was shooting a .22 rifle at cans with my father. I remember he was holding the rifle, and I was aiming through a scope. To be honest I missed the can more than I hit it, but I didn’t care, because it was so much fun to just watch the dirt fly!
The world may of changed a lot since then, We shouldn’t shoot glass bottles any more, cans are still fair game. So what to shoot
I recently got back into air gun shooting for fun, and started designing my own fun plinking targets.