Spring-Popper 14.5″ Prairie Dog


  • The perfect reactive target for your range
  • Designed with durability and stability in mind
  • CNC Laser Cut
  • Made in USA


This AR500 Prairie Dog Steel Target was designed to work with rifles up to 7.62×39 and 300BLK at 100 yards. Target flips back and is automatically reset by a spring. They were not designed to be shot with handguns as the base can direct bullet splash back at the shooter. Minimum shooting distance is 75 yards for rifles and handguns.

The Prairie Dog Steel Target is 14.5″ tall. The auto popper target includes holes to fasten the legs onto the target system which will raise the target off the ground a full 6″. These holes also work perfectly to stake the base to the ground if you choose to not use the legs. The base is constructed of hardened steel much like the target. During our testing of the competition, we found that some used mild steel bases. The bullets splash will quickly cut through these cheaper target bases, so do not confuse these with some of the cheaper reactive targets.

Rifles over 3000 fps muzzle velocity should be used at 200 yards or greater to prevent damage to the target.  Max impact energy 1500ft.lbs.

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The auto popper target, base, and legs ship unpainted.

If you are unsure what thickness you need, please consult our comprehensive Cartridge Guide.

All targets ship unpainted. Our Shipping is priced to the lower 48 only, and will ship via best method. Contact customerservice@shootsteel.com for additional shipping inquiries.

Additional information

Weight 14.50 lbs