The 2nd Target “Shoot’em Up Warranty”
There is no such thing as “bullet-proof” steel.
We will work with the end user on any issues relating to our Steel Targets on a case by case basis. Please provide the following when contacting us for repairs:
- The distance the damaged target was shot
- Type of ammo used
- Type of gun and chamber (cartridge) used
- Pictures of the problem with your target
Any “manufactured” parts NOT INTENDED TO BE SHOT (i.e welds, brackets, swinging arms, springs, etc...) feature a LIFETIME WARRANTY.
Many factors go into how much range-time you will get from our Steel Targets. Common sense will play a large part in staying safe and having fun with any target. If you feel our targets do not meet your requirements, please contact us ASAP.
Why Shoot AR400 & AR500 steel targets?
Our AR400 & AR500 steel targets meet our internal guidelines on the Brinell Hardness Chart to insure a Steel Target that matches the hardness of “Armor Plate Steel”. This provides you a Steel Target that can withstand thousands of rounds, and provide years of reliable performance when shot from reasonable distances with proper ammo.
AR500 is encouraged for all Centerfire rounds.
All AR400 & AR500 targets can be shot with rimfire ammo unless designated “air-rifle” targets.
What is a “reasonable distance” & “proper ammo” to shoot Steel Targets?
We strongly discourage shooting any steel target at any distance less than 15 yards.
NO Steel Target is “bullet-proof”, the shooter must adjust his distance and bullet type after a few hits on target. Most pistol rounds will not leave a “pit” from 15 yards on our targets while a centerfire rifle at less than 100 yards, might.
For firearms firing a projectile under 2000 fps, we recommend starting at 100 yards..... for 2000-2800 fps starting at 150 yards .......... and bullets over 2800 fps at least 200 yards (when shooting at 3/8" thick AR500 plates) and adjust to a distance reasonable to the bullet type and firearm used.
Always check your steel target for damage or large pits and adjust shooting habits accordingly.
NO SHOTGUN SLUGS---NO XM-193 AMMO---- NO STEEL CORE BULLETS- ANY CHAMBER SHOOTING VELOCITIES OVER 3600 fps is NOT RECOMMENDED.
What determines how long the target will last?
Several factors other than just bullet type and distance can help you extend the life of your target.
A target that is able to “swing” or “move” will absorb less energy than a stationary target, therefore you can shoot it with a heavier bullet with less chance of damage.
We offer AR400 ¼” thick steel for small calibers and AR500 from ¼” to 1” thick for larger calibers (see our flow chart below).
Our targets are IN SCALE with most NATIONAL SHOOTING DISCIPLINES.
*BEFORE SHOOTING ANY TYPE OF TARGET, ALWAYS PROVIDE & UTILIZE HEARING & EYE PROTECTION FOR YOURSELF & ALL SPECTATORS
STEEL TARGETS ARE NOT TOYS AND SHOULD ONLY BE SHOT WITH COMPETENT ADULT SUPERVISION.