4" AR500 GONG 1/2"
AR500 Steel Targets made in America by Combat Veterans!
Let Freedom Ring with every ding from that target!
Laser Cut AR500 Armor Steel Shooting Targets
Laser Cut - Our state of the art laser cuts very fast for for minimal heat transferred into targets and reduced edge chipping.
USA STEEL - AR500 steel comes only from select steel mills within the United States who must meet our strict hardness requirements.
OUTSTANDING VALUE - Targets will last forever with proper use, AR500 steel is a special high carbon steel hardened to withstand repeated shots, bullets simply bounce off or vaporize upon impact.
BETTER TRAINING - Our AR500 steel targets sound off loudly and move when hit so you know right away of you have hit or missed the target. Excellent Target Effect!
Our gongs feature larger / stronger mounting ears for long life and have 1/2" mounting holes.
TARGETS MOUNTED ON AN ANGLE WILL LAST LONGER
Targets mounted with a downward angle eliminate the possibility of a direct straight on hit. As a result rounds are deflected downward into the ground and less heat is generated. Since heat is the real cause of pitting in AR500 targets, proper mounting will extend their lives and is safer for everyone. This effectively directs splatter into the ground as well as eliminating a direct impact from the round.
Impact velocities approaching 2850fps can cause slight pitting and edge chipping of the target surface even with high quality AR500 steels. When using a rifle the added distances are for the protection of the target and also the safety of the shooter.
SHOOTING DISTANCE FOR AR500 STEEL TARGETS:
.22 Rim Fire, 9mm, .38 Spl, .44 Spl, .45acp - 8 yards
.357, .40 SW, .44 mag - 12 yards
Shotgun w/ lead bird shot - 12 yards
Shotgun w/ std velocity 00 buck - 20 yards
Shotgun w/ std velocity slug - 50 yards
.30-30 - 100 yards
.308, .30-06 - 150 yards
.223 - 200 yards
.270 Win – 200 yards
.22-250 - 300 yards
300 Win Mag – 400 yards
45-70 – 100 yards
Always observe proper shooting distance recommendations and wear appropriate eye protection.
It's recommended to always mount your targets with a downward angle 5deg to as much as 30deg if desired.
Observing the correct mounting procedures and observing the shooting distances
posted above are two ways to reduce or eliminate any damage to your targets.
Copper jacketed or plain lead targets are the only ammo types recommended.
Avoid the use of any steel shotgun slugs, pellets, steel core, green tip, xm-855,
steel jacket or other armor piercing rounds.
Smart use will ensure you get the maximum life from your targets.
With proper use AR500 targets can last almost indefinitely.
It is interesting to note that the damage from these higher velocity impacts is primarily a result of the intense heat created during the bullet strike and not the impact itself. This intense heat creates a mini HAZ (Heat Affected Zone) that destroys the temper of the steel and allows the damage to occur in this localized area.
FLIP YOUR TARGETS FOR LONGER LIFE
All of our targets are built allowing for ease of reversal. Reversing or "flipping" your targets
will result in safer targets and longer life. As targets are shot at the surface expands ever
so slightly, this can cause your targets to bow slightly.
For safety we want your targets to remain as flat as possible.
Any strange angles or projections on your targets can also cause unpredictable splatter
or ricochet behavior we want to avoid.
Reversing your targets when you notice and bowing will reduce
this effect by bowing in the opposite direction. This effect is not
significant with typical handgun rounds, but can be a factor with
higher velocity rifle rounds or if using our thinner targets.
Use White Rust-Oleum Spray Paint:
Many shooters paint the faces of their AR500 targets after each round of shooting.
This lets you easily see where you have hit the target and ads to the experience significantly.
We recommend the Rust-Oleum White Spray Paint found at Home Depot. It dries quickly and coats nicely with just a quick application.
No Hassle 100% Lifetime Guarantee on Parts & Accessories:
Our AR500 Shooting Steel Targets are protected by the M*CARBO No Hassle 100% Lifetime Guarantee. This means that at any time you can send it back and we will exchange it, issue a refund or assist you in any way possible.
Tested and Approved:
Our AR500 Shooting Steel Targets have been tested repeatedly with numerous brands of ammunition to ensure reliable operation and safety.
Veteran Owned and Operated Business:
American made AR500 Shooting Steel Targets designed and manufactured by Combat Veterans. We will donate a portion of your purchase to the Military Foundations we humbly support.
You must be 18 yrs of age to purchase. We advise that all parts purchased from our inventory be installed and inspected by a qualified gunsmith. Do not shoot too close to the AR500 Shooting Steel Targets, seriouse injury or even death could occur. Before installing please be sure to check all local state and federal laws. By installing this part you agree to take full responsibility for any and all legal, health and warranty consequences that may be incurred.