• steel target shooting safety Four Steel Target Shooting Myths

    Steel Target Shooting Myths:

    There are several common misconceptions about steel targets and the practice of shooting them for competitions, protection, training or just for fun!

    We’re here to clear the air about some of those myths. These are very important as most of them have a direct correlation to your safety while steel target shooting.

    Myth #1: Don’t spend money on knock-overs or steel targets, just go to the junkyard for cheap/free steel.

    Not a good idea! Scrap steel, rotors, brake drums and other types of steel you would find in a junkyard are very different from steel that’s manufactured specifically to shoot. You run a high risk of bullet ricochet when shooting just any old type of steel.

    Myth #2: I can ask my local welder to make steel shooting targets for me.

    This is risky. The process of manufacturing steel shooting targets takes specific knowledge about steel types, welding techniques and ballistic design. It’s better to trust an expert! Our targets are precision cut with a CNC plasma cutter and submersed in water to cool to maintain the integrity of the steel, ensure the longest lifespan and safety.

    Myth #3: Steel targets aren’t durable or meant for a lot of shooting.

    If they are designed correctly, steel targets can last you awhile and take a lot of impact. Our steel targets are great for most pistol and rifle calibers, including .223, 20-06 and 308 high-powered rifles.

    Myth #4: I can shoot steel targets from any distance with any firearm.

    No! It’s important that you read the safety info when purchasing our steel targets. They are not designed for use with center fire rifles or shotgun slugs, to name a couple. Rifle ammunition muzzle velocity should not exceed 3,200 feet per second at point of impact and you should stand at least 100 yards away.

  • Target Shooting Target Shooting – A Hobby, A Job, A Necessity

    What shooting a gun means for one person, means something entirely different for the next. Carrying, owning and shooting firearms have a rich history not only the U.S., but pre-dating our country and tracing all the way back to the 13th century were the first (very primitive) firearms were invented.

    Today, firearms still hold an important place in our society and regardless of what you use them for, target shooting and practicing the proper use of these powerful tools is of the utmost importance!

    The Hobby

    You may be a novice, just entering a fascination with guns and all that you can do with them, or you may be an experienced gun-owner and operator.

    Either way, Round Hanging Targets, Knock-Overs and Flat Top Gongs, for example, are all types of steel shooting targets that will help you refine your craft. Whether you’re into competitive shooting events or you just like to hunt, target shooting can certainly make your hobby more enjoyable.

    The Job

    In this category, we most often think of police officers. It is law enforcements’ job to protect the well-being of the public and its citizens and firearms are often necessary for them to carry out that duty.

    Law enforcement officers are obviously trained properly before they’re able to serve and target shooting is a big part of their training. For officers looking to be the best in their field, Magnum Target has a wide range of steel targets manufactured for law enforcement.

    The Necessity

    Now, you can say that firearms and target shooting are necessities for competitive shooting sports, hunting and police officers – and you would be correct. But here, we are talking specifically about the necessity for average citizens to protect themselves and their families.

    Regardless of your experience with guns, if you feel the need to protect yourself and exercise your right to a firearm, call Magnum Target at 501-804-1501, visit our website and view our products at www.magnumtarget.com and make sure you’re ready to aim and fire when the time is necessary!

  • Recreate your hunt with Magnum Target silhouettes and knock-overs Recreate Your Hunt with Magnum Target

    When you are out hunting, trapping or fishing, the goal is to locate and take down your prey. Out in the wild, there are a lot of different things that can happen to change your approach or shot. You could be dealing with high winds, long shooting distances, various obstacles or maybe you have been out in your tree stand for hours and haven’t seen a single creature.

    The best way to prepare for the hunt is to try to recreate the atmosphere and event. That’s where Magnum Target comes into play. You can train your muscles and brain to react to the conditions and make sure you hit your mark with a steel shooting target.

    The first thing to think about is what type of animal you are looking to take down. Magnum Target offers different silhouettes and knock-overs that are shaped like different animals. Match what you will be hunting with the steel target from Magnum Target.

    The next thing you want to think about is what type of firearm you will be using while you are out in the wild. Magnum has your shooting needs covered by offering targets for high power rifles, pistols, .22 LR rim-fires and air rifles.

    You can also choose between different target materials and sizes to make sure you get the perfect fit for your shooting needs.

    Before you put your hunter orange and camo on, make sure you are well trained with a steel target from Magnum Target. You have invested a lot of valuable time and money in a hunting trip and preparation will be the key. You may only have one shot to make it count.