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.