Favorite steel targets

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    Post up pics of your favorite targets here.
    These are a few of my favorite targets to shoot at.
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    From left to right;
    1. 14" square with 2 1/2" reactive target for a 1/2 moa challenge at 500 yards

    2. Coyote with reactive vital I place around 700 yards

    3. Zombie rimfire gravity popper - the most fun I've had with a 22!
    All targets came from Atlas target works, you won't find better quality or customer service anywhere!
     

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    I like to shoot the rimfire KYL targets.


    Post up pics of your favorite targets here.
    These are a few of my favorite targets to shoot at. View attachment 7608765
    From left to right;
    1. 14" square with 2 1/2" reactive target for a 1/2 moa challenge at 500 yards

    2. Coyote with reactive vital I place around 700 yards

    3. Zombie rimfire gravity popper - the most fun I've had with a 22!
    All targets came from Atlas target works, you won't find better quality or customer service anywhere!

    I just ordered some of the green army men gravity poppers from Atlas. I'll post a review after I get a chance to shoot them.


    Some other steel target manufacturers that I like doing business with are:


     

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    The Atlas Target steel soldiers arrived today. I will not get a chance to shoot them until a few days from now.

    If my math is correct, a 50 yard shot would be the scale of about 600 shot on a soldier the size of an average man with helmet on. At 100 yards it would be the scale of about 1200 yards.

    After assembly, I decided to paint them with camo colors. In the real world the enemy would not be in brightly colored clothing. You can probably guess why the helmets are painted blue, even if it is done poorly.

    Maybe I'll come up some sort of a stencil to spray paint a camo pattern on the targets. On the other hand if I miss too much they make take on a brighter color.

    The only criticism that I have is that these soldiers should be carrying AKs instead of M-16s. The Bazooka should be an RPG. The M-3 grease gun should be a PP-19.

    One of my air rifles has a thermal scope on it. These ought to be fun to shoot after heating them up with a blow torch.

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    Not steel, but one of my favorite targets for a 22LR is empty 22LR cases set at 50 yards.
    NOT easy to hit, but fun as hell to try.

    I like those as well. One thing you might try to keep them from tipping over if an errant round hits the target frame is using duct seal.

    Place a blob of duct seal, about the size of chewing gum, on the target frame then the shell casing on top of it.

    I've used spent 9 mm casings as air rifle targets that way.

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    The Atlas Target steel soldiers arrived today. I will not get a chance to shoot them until a few days from now.

    If my math is correct, a 50 yard shot would be the scale of about 600 shot on a soldier the size of an average man with helmet on. At 100 yards it would be the scale of about 1200 yards.

    After assembly, I decided to paint them with camo colors. In the real world the enemy would not be in brightly colored clothing. You can probably guess why the helmets are painted blue, even if it is done poorly.

    Maybe I'll come up some sort of a stencil to spray paint a camo pattern on the targets. On the other hand if I miss too much they make take on a brighter color.

    The only criticism that I have is that these soldiers should be carrying AKs instead of M-16s. The Bazooka should be an RPG. The M-3 grease gun should be a PP-19.

    One of my air rifles has a thermal scope on it. These ought to be fun to shoot after heating them up with a blow torch.

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    What is the size of these tings , are the stakes high enough for use outside freshly mown lawn?
     

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    What is the size of these tings , are the stakes high enough for use outside freshly mown lawn?

    The dimensions are here:


    EDIT: I forgot to answer your question about how high the stakes are. Take a look at my first photo. The stake is put in the ground deep enough to permit the counter-weight to move when the bullet strikes the target.

    So by the looks of it, the grass could be about 8-10" tall and it would still work as long as you can trim away the grass to permit the counter-weight to swing.

    Atlas also sells an option to put the vertical stake in a four-legged contraption that gets the traget even higher or for use on a hardened surface or hard soil.

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    I like those as well. One thing you might try to keep them from tipping over if an errant round hits the target frame is using duct seal.

    Place a blob of duct seal, about the size of chewing gum, on the target frame then the shell casing on top of it.

    I've used spent 9 mm casings as air rifle targets that way.

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    My son and I have used spent 12 guage hulls set on the 100 yard berm for our .22 rifle targets. Lots of fun 😁
     
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    I like those as well. One thing you might try to keep them from tipping over if an errant round hits the target frame is using duct seal.

    Place a blob of duct seal, about the size of chewing gum, on the target frame then the shell casing on top of it.

    I've used spent 9 mm casings as air rifle targets that way.

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    Nice to see people are still keeping this alive:

     

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    Haven't done this in a long time, but I used to love shooting at CDs with an airgun or rimfire and try to get the bullet to go through the hole in the middle without breaking the disc. It's actually not as hard as it may seem, but certainly not a cakewalk.
     

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    Haven't done this in a long time, but I used to love shooting at CDs with an airgun or rimfire and try to get the bullet to go through the hole in the middle without breaking the disc. It's actually not as hard as it may seem, but certainly not a cakewalk.

     

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    What is that air rifle?

    It's a Diana K98. It's basically the 460 in a different stock. It's not made anymore but a PCP version is made.

     
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    The Atlas Target steel soldiers arrived today. I will not get a chance to shoot them until a few days from now.

    If my math is correct, a 50 yard shot would be the scale of about 600 shot on a soldier the size of an average man with helmet on. At 100 yards it would be the scale of about 1200 yards.

    After assembly, I decided to paint them with camo colors. In the real world the enemy would not be in brightly colored clothing. You can probably guess why the helmets are painted blue, even if it is done poorly.

    Maybe I'll come up some sort of a stencil to spray paint a camo pattern on the targets. On the other hand if I miss too much they make take on a brighter color.

    The only criticism that I have is that these soldiers should be carrying AKs instead of M-16s. The Bazooka should be an RPG. The M-3 grease gun should be a PP-19.

    One of my air rifles has a thermal scope on it. These ought to be fun to shoot after heating them up with a blow torch.

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    Need to have them next to women and children they are trying to abduct make it a combo hostage target
     

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    Need to have them next to women and children they are trying to abduct make it a combo hostage target
    These aren't steel targets but if you like shooting at hostage targets you might enjoy these.
     

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    Who makes this rifle ? Piston,co2 ?

    It's an RWS/Diana K98. It's a springer that is not made anymore. I had no other reason to purchase it except for the cool factor.

    They make another K98 in PCP.

     
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