Saturday, November 17, 2012

Five Bucks: Skewered

Probably, the best use for skewer sticks is holding together carefully slice and diced pieces of marinated steak or chicken sandwiched between fresh vegetables or pieces of pineapple and orange wedges for some delicious shish kabobs.  Out here in the boonies, where we are engaged in the endless pursuit of something fun and interesting to shoot that is also legal... no, I'm not talkin' bout street signs and mailboxes... cheap, bamboo skewer sticks offer a lot of possibilities.

Pick up a cheap pack of bamboo skewer sticks from the local store or raid your gal's kitchen... but don't touch the stainless steel Pampered Chef Skewers if you want to sleep indoors at night.

If you need some cheap targets to skewer... you might want to pick up a package of little plastic bathroom-sized cups.  They're a great challenge wobbling around and will even give the best varmint hunters a challenge at a decent distance.

If you're redneck enough like us, you can use all kinds of things laying around to skewer some targets to shoot at.  Pop cans, soups cans, plastic water bottles, marshmallows, and even some fruit or vegetables if your more of a carnivore than a herbivore.

Skewer sticks are also great sacrificial target holders if you're trying to save your target stand, like the one described in the Five Bucks: Shootin' Dum-Dums post a while back.

So whether it's a .22 at twenty yards or a .22-250 at two-hundred yards... you can skewer yourself some targets and make a shooting range just about anywhere it's safe to shoot.

Go ahead and try it... and if you don't like it, you're out... like... five-bucks.


  1. That looks fun as all get out!

    1. @Keads... It makes for a lot of cheap shootin' fun... I hope your class is going well this weekend...

      Dann in Ohio

    2. Please make sure all your bullets are going into the backstop. None of these pix show a good backstop area. Bullets will bounce right over the top of your berm so the best placement is to put our skewer on the backstop, not way up front in the grass. Remember you are responsible for every round you shoot. Or think of having a lawyer asking you about where that last shot when and how do you know. Thanks and be Safe!

    3. @Anonymous... An adequate backstop or berm is always a good safety measure... the photos above were taken for illustrative purposes... as I mentioned, "you can skewer yourself some targets and make a shooting range just about anywhere it's safe to shoot"... the key being "safe to shoot"...

      If you look back through our blog posts, you'll see our shootin' range with a more than adequate backstop... thanks for the safety reminder...

      Dann in Ohio