Our Steel Targets

Our steel is laser cut from high quality plates of AR500 and AR400 by a 4,000 Watt CNC laser. Laser cutting limits the amount of heating, thereby not annealing as much of the target compared to other cutting methods such as plasma cutting. This is commonly referred to as Heat Affected Zone (HAZ). The HAZ created by a 4,000 watt laser doing its thing as commanded by the CNC is on the order of 1/32" on 3/8" material, hardly worth measuring. Due to limitations of the laser, the 1" BMG targets are cut with a high-definition CNC plasma.

Mill certs are available if requested with the order. Unfortunately, tracking down a mill cert after the fact is difficult, to say the least. If you really want a mill cert after the fact, we’ll see what we can do, but we can't make any guarantees.

Under no circumstances should steel jacketed, steel core, steel shot, armor piercing, or tracer ammunition be used on steel targets. Use of any such projectiles will void the warranty of your MOA target, and may result in injury, death, and recommendation for a Darwin Award. Please use your head for more than a sunglass holder.

¼” Rimfire  - Rimfire pistol 12 yards, rimfire rifle 25 yards, up to 2200 fps. Standard holes are typically square or oval and designed for 3/8" carriage bolts. AR400

¼” Rimfire and Service Pistol - Non-magnum centerfire pistols at 12 yards, up to 1,200 fps. Standard holes are typically square or oval and designed for 3/8" carriage bolts. AR400

⅜” Standard - Centerfire and magnum pistols at 12 yards, centerfire rifle less than 2800 fps at 100 yards, centerfire rifles greater than 2800 fps and magnum rifles at 250 yards. Standard holes are typically square or oval and designed for 3/8" or 1/2" carriage bolts. AR500

½” Heavy - Centerfire and magnum pistols at 12 yards, centerfire rifle less than 2800 fps at 100 yards, centerfire rifles greater than 2800 fps and magnum rifles at 150 yards. .50 BMG at 600 yards. Standard holes are typically square or oval and designed for 3/8" or 1/2" carriage bolts. AR500

1” BMG - Centerfire and magnum pistols at 12 yards, centerfire rifle less than 2800 fps at 100 yards, centerfire rifles greater than 2800 fps and magnum rifles at 150 yards, .50 BMG at 100 yards. Note: 1” AR 500 is the only target we cut with a CNC plasma. Purchasing targets at least an inch larger than what you need is recommended due to heat soak reducing hardness at the edges. Holes are round and 1.25" diameter. AR500

A note on .17 and .22 rimfire cartridges - All MOA Targets are suitable for use with .17 and .22 rimfire from a hardness standpoint, you’ll be lucky if you knock the paint off of them. However, the lower velocity and mass of the light rimfire rounds often results in the projectile ricocheting from steel targets instead of disintegrating. Always be aware of your surroundings, be sure of a good backstop, angle your targets for appropriate deflection, and always wear appropriate personal protective gear.


 

A Quick History of Reactive Steel

Most reactive steel designs out there hvae been around for a long time and only tweeked on slightly. MOA uses a lot of hardened steel on hardened steel for pivot points, and utilizes mortise and tenon joints when welding, as well as formed AR where possible to avoid welding. 


 

Texas Stars are generally attributed Terry Ashton of Texas, utilizing oil field scrap and pipe.

Polish plate racks are thought to be the creation of North Salt Lake Welding.

The first dueling tree documentation I have found involved Jeff Cooper and Seligman Shooting Products.

The pepper popper is named for instructor John Popper. 

Even the MOA Mozambique and MiniMO was inspired by the Red-I-Set system out of Florida, as presented to us by a gentleman out of Oregon who had some old photos. 


 


To get where we are now, we stand on the shoulders of giants.