Gong targets work great for most shooting applications. They especially stand out when shooting rifles at 100 yards or more. Being round, they can be used similarly to a paper target. Since all our gong targets come powder coated in white, a shooter can see where he has hit by the missing paint. This gives powder coated gong targets a big advantage over a traditional paper target. We have all been there where you must almost walk all the way to a paper target to see where you hit. Not so with gong targets. With a good pair of binoculars, you know right away where you hit. Just bring a long a cheap can of enamel paint to touch up the target occasionally.
Our gong targets come in 3/8 inch thick AR500 and ½ inch thick AR550. Sizes vary from 4 inch to 12 inch in diameter. AR500 works best with handguns, pistols and rifle calibers under 308. If you shoot magnum round rifles like a .338 up to 50 BMG, check out our ½ inch thick AR550 line up. With a harder surface, they also work well with 556 in close combat quarter type of shooting.
Mounting our steel gong targets is easy. With three ½ inch carriage bolt holes, you can center mount on one of our mounts or hang by two chains. Carriage bolts have a smooth head that faces the shooter and helps prevent ricochets. If you need ideas, check out our blog on how to hang steel targets.