Paul Harrell on Different Kinds of Paper Targets


Paul Harrell on Different Kinds of Paper Targets

Paul Harrell is an experienced shooter and instructor who loves to shoot reactive targets like soda jugs and watermelons for his videos… but as with any pro, he knows about more than a few things. He said some viewers have recently asked him about different paper targets, so he takes on the topic, about which he says he could “go on all day.”

Paper targets… seems like a rather simple topic. And the first topic is indeed simple. He simply points out the obvious: That regardless of whether a target says “rifle” or “handgun,” you can shoot it with any sort of gun at any distance.


But then he gets into practical considerations such as scopes vs. open sights, colors and contrast issues, and reactive targets such as Shoot-N-C. And there are more considerations than you might think.

Oddly enough, and although I’m not saying Harrell is the be-all, end-all authority on all things shooting (some folks seem to think so just because I find some of his videos informative), this video does contain useful information and I found it entertaining.

Hopefully, you will too.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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