Target Selection Guide

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 Email.




1/4" AR500

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

 

3/8" AR500/AR550

All 3/8" AR500/AR550 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

 

1/2" AR500/AR550

All 1/2" AR500/AR550 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, 30-06, 7mm, 300wm and 338 lapua

Shotgun ga.-410, 20, 16 and 12

 

 

 

 

**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.