I like the 'Shoot-N-C' targets that you can see hits in the black with most 6x+ power scopes or higher power binocs, depending on caliber in use. They are self-sticky too. Other than that, 8x11 or 8x17 piece of paper and a black Sharpie felt marker traced around a drink cup and filled-in, stapled to the target stand.
I haven't bought a zombie target, and probably won't.
I use one-inch hollow circles for 100-yard centerfire groups from a bench, 5 circles per page on standard copy paper. For the big-bore "cowboy" guns like the single shot 45-70 etc I use 3/8-inch steel gongs, 18 X 18, 12 X 12 etc hanging from plant hangers duct-taped to steel posts that I drive into the ground with a post driver. They ring forever! They work well for the 1911 too, with lead bullets. Set 'em up at various distances. Make small ones for .22 LR etc. For off the wall fun targets, I use fruit, vegetables, potatoes, gourds, charcoal, 4 X 4 wood cubes, nerf balls, old pots and pans from the thrift store, rubber toys from the dollar store, clay pigeons, about anything except aluminum cans (they're no fun). For paper targets I used to always use small crosses that I would print out, but I like the small circles better - - easier to center the crosshairs on them. But now I'm talking very accurate target and varmint rifles with high-power scopes from the bench again. I've never had much use for the big bullseye targets they sell in the stores.
My most favorite target was coffee can lids. I'd put a black or red sticker in the center and nail the can lid to a stump or section of 2 by 4 out at a 100 or 200 yards.
I had some incrediable 5 shot groups out of my 243.
My other favorite is the red plastic yogurt lids. They make great targets for pistol and rifle.
I decorate a pistol siluette target with the red lids for heart and brain shots out out at 500 yards.
I've been using the Redfield by Outers for 20+ yrs. they're pictured above with the 4 small Diamonds and 1 large diamond.
In my opinion they're the best for sighting in, unlike round targets, you've got a refererence for your crosshairs with
the points of the diamonds.
I buy blaze orange copy paper ($5 for 500 sheets) and cut into 3 inch circles for 100 yds or 6 inch circles for 200 yards. I put these on white paper (old house plans, Tyvek, or freezer paper). The orange bull is very visable and the target has no black areas to hide a bullet hole.
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