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Everything You Need to Know About SR500 Steel Targets

SR500 Steel is new to the market and industry this year. In this article we will go over everything you need to know about SR500 steel and shooting SR500 Steel Targets. What is SR500 Steel? SR500 is a ballistic protection steel specifically designed for use in targets, ranges and other armor applications. SR500 has a minimum hardness guarantee of 500 HBW, making it a superior alternative to AR500 plate. Grizzly Target’s SR500 is produced on the same production line as SSAB’s...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Safely Shoot Steel Targets | Grizzly Targets

How to Safely Shoot Steel Targets Steel targets are hands down the best way to enjoy range time and train. With that and any type of target, safety is number one. Starting with a quality steel target made of certified AR500 steel, following the basic guidelines of distance, thickness of steel, type of ammo all tie into a safe and enjoyable experience. Just like any live fire range situation, following the procedures, keeping your eyes and ears open, and wearing...