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Target Selection Guide
Still not sure which targets are right for you? Follow our guide by caliber to make picking a target easy!
When picking a target for your shooting habits it is crucial to pick the right one for the weapon being used. Not so much for surface area but for steel hardness and thickness. Below is a breakdown on some common calibers and what we recommend for each caliber. Keep in mind the greatest damage to steel targets is caused by the speed of your bullet. Any rounds over 3,000 fps may cause pitting to any AR500 targets. Determine the distance necessary for the type of ammunition you are using to be under 3,000fps at bullet impact. If you have anymore questions about a specific caliber or target feel to contact us by E-mail.
All 1/4" AR500 targets
Pistol cal.- 22, 25, 32, 380, 9mm, 40, 44 and 45
Rifle cal.-22lr, 22mag
Shotgun ga.-410 with slug or buckshot
All 3/8" AR500 targets
Pistol cal.-22, 25, 32, 380, 9mm, 357, 40, 44, 45, 454 and 50
Rifle cal.-22lr, 22mag, 17hmr, 22-250, 223, 7.62x39, 243, 260 and 30-06
Shotgun ga.-410, 16 and 20
All 1/2" AR500 targetsPistol cal.-22, 25, 32, 380, 9mm, 357, 40, 44, 45, 454 and 50
Rifle cal.-22lr, 22mag, 17hmr, 22-250, 223, 7.62x39, 243, 260, 30-06, 7mm, 300wm and 338 lapua
Shotgun ga.-410, 20, 16 and 12
All of our rimfire targets work great with 22lr round nose lead ammunition. Rimfire targets ARE NOT MADE OF AR500 steel but AR200 instead. This material is twice as hard as regular mild steel and adequate for 22 lr. We sell this material because its about 50% less than AR500 steel (Which we pass the savings onto our customers). We do however offer the option to order 1/4" AR500 steel if you so desire which will have a longer life. This will also be more expensive.
**shooting out of these guidelines may cause target to deteriorate at a rapid pace and is not recommended
***While shooting at steel never get closer than 100yds with a rifle or 10yds with a pistol.
***Always wear proper PPE while shooting (Personal protective equipment). Which should include safety glasses and earplugs.
***Never shoot steel core bullets or steel shot at any targets. Lead bullets are ideal since they deteriorate on impact.