You engage a KYL target by starting with the largest target and shooting each subsequently smaller target gaining points for each target struck. You can stop at any target to keep the points you've earned. The catch is that if you miss, you lose all your points. To get as many points as possible you need to... wait for it... know your limits.
Additional Note: Every other KYL design I've seen uses 1/4" material and in my pursuit to design the perfect KYL target I've found that it's impossible to make one with 1/4" thick material that won't bend with very little use. Previously, I solved this problem by using a design that I had to tig weld the round target onto the hanger, and although it worked great for quite some time, after heavy use the welds start to fail. This design using 3/8" AR500 is the ultimate in functionality and more importantly reliability, so you can enjoy this target for many years to come!
From a customer that just emailed me... "I also just received a Kyl set from [redacted]. After just a few shots the 1/2" and 1/4" targets were already bending! Very disappointing. That's why I ordered your set of 3/8" thick swingers. The others were 1/4" thick"
This is one of those purchases you will never regret, given the build quality. The lower portion appears completely replaceable. I have four sets of other KYL targets, and they can't hold a candle to these units. The other units arrived with slightly bent smaller targets. The slightly bent target arms can be a problem at longer distances when attempting to line up the crosshairs for the shot. The Atlas Target units arrived heavily wrapped in groups and solid as a rock. I only added a clamping collar with set screws rather than using the enclosed gear clamps on a piece of galvanized pipe.
I shoot both .22 and air guns from .22 to 30 cal. I think my .17 hmr will be fine at distance
Very well thought out target.
I rarely write reviews but this product is incredible. Very easy to set up, great price, very durable.
Super fast shipping, amazing quality. Compared to other KYL targets I've shot these are easyly the highest quality most satisfying targets to shoot. These are last a lifetime.