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Why You Should Be Shooting Steel Targets?

When it comes to target practice and firearm training most people tend to go for cardboard or paper targets. The reason for this is simply habit.  What if we told you that there is a better way to test your shooting skills and get the most out of your time at the shooting range?  AR500 steel targets.

There are plenty of reasons other than that satisfying and gratifying “ring” sound that you get when you hit the target for why these types of targets are a better choice than conventional cardboard or paper targets. Let’s go through some of the advantages that AR500 targets can give you:

  • You can get instant confirmation with ar500 targets on whether you hit the mark or missed.
  • There is better visual and auditory feedback.
  • If you get a good quality steel target that is properly hardened and heat treated it will last you a good while given that you follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer. The bullets vaporize upon impact unlike paper or cardboard targets.
  • You will be able to get more done in your training or target practice sessions as you will not have to worry about going downrange again and again to repair or change the targets.
  • Steel is weather resistant. It can be used in the all types of conditions be it heavy wind or rain.
  • If you want to change your targets all you have to do is give them a quick spray with an inexpensive enamel paint and you are ready to go again.
  • They can be transported and assembled easily.
  • Last but not the least let’s face it metal targets are just more fun to shoot.

If you have a quality steel target you can set it up quicker than conventional paper or cardboard targets, get more out of your training or shooting practice because you can literally shoot till you are tired or out of ammo and you will save some money in the long run because AR500 steel targets last longer than other conventional targets.

Which type of target should you buy?

When it comes to choosing which steel target you are going to buy it is important to understand that not all shooting targets are the same. You need AR500 steel  targets anything that is softer than this classification will not withstand the test of time and repeated impact. It can even be dangerous because soft targets can produce undesirable ricochets and unpredictable results. It is essential for a good steel target to be heat-treated, made from high quality material and be hardened in order to be safe. A BHN of at least 500 is the industry standard for AR500 targets. For high powered magnum rounds and rifles consider choosing ar550 plate for added durability.

Your best bet for buying an AR500 or higher shooting target is AR500 Target Solutions.com They have a wide variety of targets to choose from and all of them are durable, well built, safe and affordable. AR500targetsolutions.com has a wide range of targets including; ar500 ar550 varied thicknesses, stands and mounts.

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