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Grizzly Guide to Paper VS Steel Targets

Should I shoot steel or paper targets? | Grizzly Targets

“Should I shoot paper or steel targets?” is asked by all shooters at some point. This topic is widely debated on due to the differences and tradeoffs that accompany your target choice. Steel Steel targets own a massive portion of the shooting target market. Quality steel targets provide a clean and safe shooting experience for everyone. Once your targets are set up, they won't need moving or adjusting afterward, which is a huge advantage. Steel Target Feedback Most commonly, people select steel targets for the...

Guide to safely shooting targets with kids

Shooting Targets with Kids | Grizzly Targets

Taking your kids shooting for the first time can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are visiting ranges designed for safe firearms practice or shooting with your own targets, we will cover what you need to know before taking your kids out for target practice experience and which products we recommend for young shooters of all abilities. Gun Safety for Kids It is vitally important that anyone, especially minors, going shooting understand the basics of firearm safety long...

Grizzly Guide to Reactive Targets + 4 Reactive Steel Targets To Improve Your Shot

Grizzly Guide to Reactive Targets

Grizzly Guide to Reactive Targets + 4 Reactive Targets To Improve Your Shot If you've been involved in shooting sports for a long time, you'll eventually reach a tipping point in your recreational or training career, especially with smaller arms like pistols and most rimfire rifles. What is that critical juncture? ...With paper targets, you'll find yourself quickly growing bored (and that is where steel comes strolling in). While paper targets are wonderful for validating group sizes and are an old...

Guide to Choosing the Right Target Stand

The biggest component of your stand choice will obviously be your target of choice but what else does the perfect stand decision entail? Let's dive in! Size The target stand's size is vital since you want to make sure it can be transported conveniently. When traveling to other areas, you'll also need to make sure that your target stand fits in your vehicle. It will also benefit you if the stand has a tiny footprint so that it can be stored or...

SR500 Steel Targets: Everything You Need to Know

SR500 Steel is new to the market and industry this year. In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about SR500 steel and shooting SR500 Steel Targets. Let's get to it! What is SR500 Steel? SR500 is a new type of ballistic protection steel specifically designed for use in targets, ranges and other armor applications. It a superior alternative to AR500 plate because of its minimum hardness guarantee of 500 HBW. Grizzly Target’s SR500 is produced on the same production...

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Are Steel Targets Safe? | Grizzly Targets

Are Steel Targets Safe? Quality steel targets are safe. The target systems need to be made of AR550 steel and designed to deflect bullet splatter in a safe direction. When steel targets are built the correct way and are used with common sense they are very safe and effective. Reasons for Shooting Steel Targets Immediate validation of target hit or missGratifying ring sound with a visible target reactionSteel targets last as long as you want them to! If you take care of them, they...

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How to Hang Steel Targets Properly | Grizzly Targets

How to Hang Steel Shooting Targets There are many ways to hang steel targets. With all the ways to hang targets  Methods vary due to the type of target, type of firearm/ammo, the functionality desired, portability,type of range and most of all safety.  Target Angle The angle depends on many variables. Ensuring safety is the number 1 priority and the first step to hanging a steel target. Ultimately, you want the target to absorb as much of the shock as possible. Fixed or...

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Is It Safe to Shoot Steel Targets With FMJ? | Grizzly Targets

Is It Safe to Shoot Steel Targets With FMJ Ammo? FMJ ammo is safe to shoot at steel targets. The ballistics of FMJ (lead-core copper jacketed) allow the bullet to break apart into tiny pieces and evaporate from danger. A proper quality steel target that is well maintained and is reactive or set at a pitch will safely handle FMJ. Frangible ammo is the best round for shooting steel, it completely disintegrates when impacting the target. What Ammunition Should I Be Using...

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How Close Can You Shoot Steel Targets? | Grizzly Targets

How Close Can You Shoot Steel Targets? Like caliber, thickness and condition of the steel, and type of bullet, distance is key to shooting steel targets. The larger the caliber the further away one needs to be. The thicker the target, the closer one can be. The softer the bullet the closer one can be. Minimum Safe Distance Shooting Steel Targets Assuming the correct caliber and softer ammo is being used, ¼ inch thick targets over 25 yards is recommended. For ⅜ -...