Thanks for all the kind words guys I appreciate it. @ItWasntMe
- don't let this deal pass, we aren't going to run another deal like this for a long time!
Our shipping costs start at $6 and usually are no more than $12. (I can fit 4 full targets in one box for $12.00 anywhere in the country)
We tested the targets at some close range (much closer than I would ever suggest someone to shoot steel targets with high powered rifles) and they did much better than I even expected. This has to do with the higher quality AR500 we are using and the minor increase in thickness from 3/8ths.
The Video on the site is of an Arsenal AK 47 (7.62x39) at 20 yards
the target took absolutely 0 damage from that test. We shot the same target at the same distance with .223 55 gr out of a 16" AR barrel and it only created a couple small craters (pot marks as they are commonly called) where the bullet pushed the metal outward.
This is not the distance I'm recommending anyone to shoot steel targets at, but we were trying to get a sense of what ours can do and they did great! Yes we are talking a hundredth of an inch but multiply that by 140 square inches and it adds to the overall strength of the target (adds 1.4" of material to the overall plate).
.308 didn't do a thing to the target at 70 or 100 yards and after that we stopped trying to hurt the target. So I'm saying that our targets could take anything from a .22 to a .50 BMG when it's placed at the appropriate distance. For a 50 that means at about 225-250 yards, but who wants to shoot a 50 closer than that lol. So here's our official disclaimer, pistol caliber weapons are ok at 10 yards (no closer for the sake of fragmentation of the bullet), Rifle rounds moving under 2500 up to 2800 FPS are ok at 70 yards Anything moving faster than 3000 FPS we suggest setting the target at 100 yards.
Right now, I don't see a reason to stock or sell 1/2" thick targets when these can due anything that those can do. Moreover, when you start getting into thicker material you start to get inconsistencies in the material, pockets that were not heated evenly, or carbon that is not as equally distributed through the rest of the metal. I've seen a .308 do more damage to a 1/2" target than a traditional 3/8ths target. I could go on, but I don't want to ramble more than I have and I don't want to overwhelm anyone with information.
I'll put this out there that If you have a 50BMG that would be willing to do some more testing with us, I think we could hook you up with something to compensate for your time and ammo. @theultimatehic
- I have no problem with local pickup, but doing cash is hard when putting it through the site due to tracking taxes and inventory. If that is the only thing holding you back from ordering give me a call and I'll work something out with you, 480-296-6614. @Thernlund
- I would be happy to make you a stand. While we don't have anything up on the site, you can see I do make target stands and have been doing so for some time. Give me a call 480-296-6614 or email be at Sales@ShootersElement.com
. I'm going to be working on a proto-type target stand this weekend.
Everyone else, please feel free to call, text or email me. Help us spread the word by sharing with your friends and buddies, I want as many people who are interested to take advantage of this deal we are running.