About Steel Targets


Place the target away from buildings and other objects you wish to keep free from debris. The target will deflect lead and copper at roughly a 20 degree angle. Keep this in mind when choosing a location to place a target. The target must have a proper backstop behind it to stop misplaced shots. Always consider what is beyond the target and place it in a safe direction.

AR500 Steel Targets

For pistol use place the target no closer than 10 yards, magnum calibers should be used at 25+ yards. For rifle use place the target no closer than 100 yards. When using rifles place the target further away as the muzzle velocity increases. The velocity of the bullet will deteriorate the target more than the weight. High velocity rounds (3000+FPS MV) or magnum calibers should only be used at longer ranges of 200 yards or more. Always check for damage when setting up for rifle, move the target back if damage occurs.

Steel Targets General Considerations

To provide you with a better price our targets are shipped unfinished and unpainted. Typically one side of the target will be cleaned to facilitate a cleaner laser cut. The targets may have mill scale and light surface rust(due to transportation and storage). The mill scale is due to the heat treatment process that AR500 steel goes through to bring the hardness to 500/550Bhn.

We feel the added cost to finish or paint the target is not worth the additional cost. This allows us to provide you with the finest plasma cut targets at an outstanding value.

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.