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Steel Targets by Caliber

If you are in the market for steel targets, please read this page first.

Choosing a Thickness and Material:

1/4” AR400 Designed to handle centerfire handguns up to 45ACP.  The 1/4” AR400 works with 38sp, 9mm, 40S&W and similar calibers.  Great for shooters looking for a deal on handgun targets and rimfire targets.  For club and training use please see our 3/8” AR500.

3/8” AR550 Designed to handle magnum handguns and rifles up to 308, also great for 223/5.56, 5.45x39, 7.62x39 and similar. These targets will handle rugged everyday handgun use associated with clubs and training.

1/2” AR550 Designed for rugged daily rifle use, including 300 and 338 magnum rifles

3/4” AR500 Designed for 50BMG, also works with 416 and 408 calibers.

Gong vs Static:

The static targets are perfect for handguns and short action rifle calibers. They offer easy setup when compared to a gong target. They work great when hung from a shepherds hook (we don't recommend this for targets larger than 12"). Shepherds hooks are $5-6 at your local hardware store. The statics also allow for faster follow up shots as the target stops swinging much faster than a gong target. When mounted using a 1/2” carriage bolt the target may be shot repeatedly without waiting. This is particularly beneficial when practicing double taps. The static targets also work well for 223/5.56 when hung from a shepherds hook. For a more robust setup, take a look at our static stands for the ultimate portable yet stable and robust package. The static targets are not designed to handle more than a .308 Win rifle.  If using larger rifles gongs are a better option.

The gong style targets work well for long action and magnum caliber rifles. The targets also work well for magnum handguns. The stand on which the target is hung can be designed to withstand heavy use.  Take a look at our gong stands for a very rugged yet portable stand.

Caution: Bullet fragments may come towards the shooter and spectators.  All persons in the area must have ear and eye protection.  Bullet fragments may cause harm to shooters, spectators and objects near the target.

Use steel targets at your own risk.  Shooting at steel targets can be dangerous and caution must be taken to ensure safety.

 

CALIBER GUIDE---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Glossary of Terms

 

PCC – Pistol Caliber Carbine

Rimfire – Small rimmed cartridges such as .22 LR and .17 HMR

Short Action – Small Frame rifle cartridges – Calibers up to .308 Win

Long Action – Large Frame non-magnum calibers

Magnum Calibers – Large bore or high energy calibers including pistol and rifle variants

Pistol – Handgun with a barrel under 16”

Rifle – Shoulder Fired, Barrel 16” or longer

 

RIMFIRE/PISTOL CALIBERS

 

Caliber Recommended Thickness/Grade Minimum Distance
.22 LR (Pistol) 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.22 LR (Rifle) 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.22 Magnum (Pistol) 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.22 Magnum (Rifle) 1/4” AR400 25 Yards
.17 HMR (Pistol) 1/4” AR400 50 Yards
.17 HMR (Rifle) 1/4” AR400 100 Yards
.380 ACP 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
9mm (Pistol) 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
9mm (PCC) 1/4” AR400 25 Yards
.40 S&W (Pistol) 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.40 S&W (PCC) 1/4” AR400 25 Yards
.45 ACP (Pistol) 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.45 ACP (PCC) 1/4” AR400 25 Yards
10mm (Pistol) 3/8” AR550 25 Yards
10mm (PCC) 3/8” AR550 25 Yards
.45 GAP 1/4” AR400 25 Yards
.357 Sig 3/8” AR550 25 Yards
.38 Special 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.357 Magnum (Pistol) 3/8” AR550 25 Yards
.357 Magnum (Rifle) 3/8” AR550 50 Yards
.44 Special 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.44 Magnum (Pistol) 3/8” AR550 25 Yards
.44 Magnum (Rifle) 3/8” AR550 50 Yards
,45 Long Colt 1/4” AR400 10 Yards
.454 Casull 1/2” AR550 25 Yards
.460 S&W (Pistol) 1/2” AR550 50 Yards
.460 S&W (Rifle) 1/2” AR550 100 Yards
500 S&W (Pistol) 1/2” AR550 50 Yards
500 S&W (Rifle) 1/2” AR550 100 Yards
50 AE 1/2” AR550 25 Yards

 

SHORT ACTION RIFLE CALIBERS

 

 

Caliber Recommended Thickness/Grade Minimum Distance
17 Remington 3/8” AR550 200 Yards
204 Ruger 3/8” AR550 300 Yards
20 PPC 3/8” AR550 200 Yards
22 Hornet 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
218 Bee 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
221 Remington Fireball 3/8” AR550 150-200 Yards
222 Remington 3/8” AR550 200 Yards
223 Remington 3/8” AR550 100 Yards (16” Barrel)
222 Remington Magnum 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
22 PPC 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
219 Zipper 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
22 Bench Rest (BR) 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
224 Valkyrie 3/8” AR550 200 Yards
224 Weatherby Magnum 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
22-250 Remington 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
220 Swift 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
6mm PPC 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
6mm BR 3/8” AR550 200 Yards
243 Winchester 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
6mm Creedmoor 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
6mm Remington 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
6mm-284 Winchester 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
250 Savage 3/8” AR550 200 Yards
6.5mm Creedmoor 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
260 Remington 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
6.8 Remington SPC 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
270 Winchester Short Magnum(WSM) 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
7mm-08 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum (SAUM) 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
30 M1 Carbine 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
30 BR 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
30-30 Winchester 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
300 Remington SAUM 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
300 WSM 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
308 Winchester 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
32 Winchester Special 3/8” AR550 100 Yards
325 WSM 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
338 Federal 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
35 Remington 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
44-40 Winchester 3/8” AR550 100 Yards

 

LONG ACTION/MAGNUM RIFLE CALIBERS

 

 

Caliber Recommended Thickness/Grade Minimum Distance
240 Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200+ Yards
6mm-284 Winchester 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
257 Roberts 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
25-06 Remington 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser 3/8” AR550 200 + Yards
6.5-06 A-Square 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
264 Winchester Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
270 Winchester 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
280 Remington 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
30-40 Krag 1/2” AR550 100 + Yards
30-06 Springfield 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
303 British 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
8x57 Mauser 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
35 Whelen 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
350 Remington Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
45-70 Government 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
257 Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
270 Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
300 Winchester Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
300 Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
30-378 Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
.338 Lapua Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
338-378 Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
7mm Shooting Times Western (STW) 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
7mm Remington Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
7mm Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
340 Weatherby Magnum 1/2” AR550 200 + Yards
223 WSSM 3/8” AR550 200+ Yards
243 WSSM 1/2” AR550 300 + Yards
25 WSSM 3/8” AR550 200+ Yards

 

HEAVY RIFLE CALIBERS

 

 

Caliber Recommended Thickness/Grade Minimum Distance
375 CheyTac (Lead Core) 3/4” AR500 300 Yards
375 CheyTac (Brass Solids) 3/4” AR500 400 Yards
408 CheyTac (Lead Core) 3/4” AR500 300 Yards
408 CheyTac (Brass Solids) 3/4” AR500 400 Yards
416 Barrett (Lead Core) 3/4” AR500 300 Yards
416 Barrett (Brass Solids) 3/4” AR500 400 Yards
50 BMG (Ball and Brass Solids) 3/4” AR500 300 Yards
50 BMG Improved 3/4” AR500 400 Yards
50 BMG Armor Piercing/API NOT RATED NOT RATED