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Old 09-30-2017, 12:18 PM   #1
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Thinking about a new target

I've been thinking that maybe a better target would put more enjoyment into my range trips. Something I can set out and not have to ever reposition it. Jumping Targets makes these out of that supposedly armor AR500 steel, 3/8 inch thick. Either is a little over a foot high. They're rated from .22 up through .357 and .308. It would be nice to have one target work for my 22s and .38s.

https://www.jumpingtargets.com/

This one weighs 8 pounds and rocks when hit. $ 55. :



This one has a square base and a center spinner. 17 pounds, $ 85.



They advertise that you never have to walk downrange again to adjust a target. I still don't know if I'd trust even these to stay put. My local Sportsman's Warehouse carries them, so Ive handled a few.

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Old 09-30-2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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I'd probably go with the spinner. My guess is it would be less likely to need re-positioning. I shoot paper so my only real experience is with pop ups in the military.
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I'd probably go with the spinner. My guess is it would be less likely to need re-positioning. I shoot paper so my only real experience is with pop ups in the military.
Never anything but paper? Reactive targets can be a lot of fun. Even just a lineup of old golf balls, or spent shotshells stood up.
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I'd go with the spinner because it's heavier. However, I like the dude in the sunglasses.
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I'd go with the spinner because it's heavier. However, I like the dude in the sunglasses.
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I'd go with the spinner because it's heavier. However, I like the dude in the sunglasses.
The dude is a sticker. Once he got obliterated, I'd replace him with a 1 inch Birchwood Casey Target Spot. The dude has a short life.....

One inch would do on the spinner, too. Just a definite point to aim at.
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