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  • Target Selection and Use

    1/4" Thick AR500 - Rimfire and pistol calibers up to .45 ACP.

    3/8” Thick AR500 all pistol cartridges and rifle up to .308  < 3,000 fps at impact. Up to 16 Ga Shotgun. This is the go to thickness that most people use. Unless you HAVE to use a magnum rifle

    1/2” Thick AR500 all pistol cartridges and rifle up to .338 Lapua  <3,000 fps at impact. Up to 12 Ga Shotgun.

     It is up to the shooter to test fire their particular cartridge on the target to ensure that it does not unduly damage it.

     Failure to follow these guidelines will result in reduced target performance and longevity and is not recommended.

     We recommend that our targets be used at 100 yards or greater with rifle and no closer than 10 yards with pistol. 

     Always wear safety glasses and ear protection while shooting.

     Never shoot steel core ammunition or steel shot at the targets. Doing so will cause significant damage to the target and can cause ricochets. Lead core ammunition is recommended as it fragments on impact causing minimal damage.

     Always keep the bullet velocity below 3,000 fps by choosing the appropriate

    cartridge or distance from the target. Failure to do so will result in reduced target performance and longevity. 

     When shooting steel it is always possible for bullet fragments to land near/strike shooters or spectators. Everyone in the area, whether shooting or spectating, should always wear safety glasses and hearing protection.

    If there are stake holes in the stand always stake them to the ground when in use.


    Check out the video for more info on what thickness you should get as well as more info on AR500 and how it performs.