Rifle Targets

Our 3/8" thick Rifle targets are designed for durability, portability and flexibility.


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Our 3/8" thick Rifle targets use AR500 3/8" steel. We also offer Heavy Duty (HD) 8", 10", 12" 18" and 2/3 IPSC targets in 1/2" AR500 Steel. The material is cut under water on a high definition plasma cutter to prevent soft target edges. All of our target plates are reversible. All rifle targets use two square holes for mounting with 1/2" grade 8 carriage bolts. We've placed the holes as far from the center of the target as practical. Hardware stores usually stock this size/type of bolt. Bolts hit and destroyed are easily replaced.  We can provide other types of mounting holes, when requested and if we concur on the requested location and hole size. The individual drawings provide our target dimensions and hole layouts.
  There are three steps to enhance the life of rifle targets.

  Distance - the further away the target the better (Kinetic energy drops with range)
  Tilt - more tilt, bottom further away then the top, the less erosion. (Part of the stored bullet energy is vectored toward the ground)
  Freedom of movement - (Projectile energy transfers to move the target mass) 
 
Omitting any one of the steps will reduce a targets life.

We offer two mounting methods for our Steel Rifle Targets whose holes are at the top of the plate. Plates with holes at the bottom use one of two bases which is determined by target size. The small base is for the reduced size Pepper Poppers and large base is for the full sized ones.

A brief description of our target hardware follows. Return to the 'Home' page then select  "Target Hardware"  for more details.

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We have a pendulum arm for use with our A-Frame. Targets hung using 'S' hooks and chain seem to draw the rounds to the chain rather than the target.

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Another other method of mounting is an adapter which permits the metal target plate to be placed on 1 1/2"x 1 1/2" x 1/4" angle iron stem. Low rounds will generally go through the stem and eventually eat up enough metal to weaken it. The stem material is a common angle iron found at metal suppliers.

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 We have an 20 degree adapter that is placed on an 1 1/2"x 1 1/2" x 1/4" angle iron stem. A target, with our socket adapter, is mounted onto the 20 degree adapter. Our short adapter was designed for using a 2/3 sized IPSC target and the long adapter for a full size IPSC target. Splatter from a bullet breaking up, with either setup, occurs behind the base plate - away from the shooter.

Our 2/3 size AR500 poppers, either Mini or Classic,  mount on a frame which has a built in bumper pad. Our design uses the target to protect the softer metals used for the frame and hinge assembly. They will stack flat when stored. 

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Our large frame is designed for the full size, Pepper popper or Classic popper. It also has a built in bumper pad. They too are designed to stack level when stored