NRA Silhouette Targets

MOA Target’s NRA Critter series of varmint animal silhouette steel targets are designed to dimensionally match NRA High Power Rifle (HPR), Long Range Pistol (LRP), Hunter’s Pistol (HP), and Smallbore Rifle (SBR) size Chicken (Gallina), Pig (Javelina), Ram (Borrego), and Turkey (Guajalote) silhouette targets. HPR and LRP targets are full NRA scale, while the HP targets are 50%, and SBR are 20%. These targets are also designed with International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) use in mind.

Each target is available individually as well as in full racks (cheaper!).Targets are available with a welded base, as a weld kit with base to be attached, or for hanging with a mounting hole and no base.

MOA’s ¼” AR400 NRA critters are intended for use with smallbore rifle (rimfire) and pistols which do not exceed 1200 fps and/or 350 ft/lbs of energy at the muzzle only. For all other uses, MOA’s ⅜” AR500 NRA critters are recommended. While the target surfaces are rated for rifle use, it is important to note that the welding process does weaken the target at the weld. Repeated impact to the welds will eventually require target replacement.

An article [http://www.riflesilhouette.com/SilhouetteInformation/SilhouetteHistory.html] by Roy Dunlap gives a detailed history of shooting metallic sihouettes. The NRA became involved in the sport in 1973 with the Metallic Silhouette Championship, but the sports roots go back much further. Legend has it that the Mexican bandit army of Pancho Villa started the whole thing with an argument between two soldiers, that culminated in a contest to see who could hit a steer first. Decades of cultural change resulted in the eventual switch from live animal targets to the steel targets used now.

Further technological changes have led from use of mild steel to AR400 and AR500 targets for greatly increased target life and increased acceptance of high powered rifle into the field. MOA’s laser cut NRA silhouette targets are proportioned as required by NRA range rules, including appropriately sized bases. Bases are notched for easy and accurate placement and welding of target to the base. Suspended, baseless targets, are intended for sighting in, as tournament rules typically require the target to fall.

NRA Links
http://issuu.com/compshoot/docs/silhouette_brochure_may_2011
http://compete.nra.org/news-and-events/silhouette-programs.aspx

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NRA 20% Size Critter Target Pack - 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
NRA spec 20% scale Small Bore Silhouette targets, as specified by the NRA Silhouette Programs, ..
$55.00
NRA 20% Size Critter Target Pack 3/8" AR500 (Small Bore)
NRA Small Bore sized Ram, Pig, Turkey, and Chicken silhouette targets, made of 3/8" AR500 steel, wit..
$100.00
NRA 50% Size Critter Target Pack - 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
Official dimension NRA Hunter Pistol sized Ram, Pig, Turkey, and Chicken silhouette targets, made of..
$150.00
NRA 50% Size Turkey Target, 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
Official dimension NRA Hunter's Pistol sized Turkey silhouette target, made of 1/4" AR400 steel, wit..
$35.00
NRA Hunter Pistol Targets 3/8" AR500
Official Hunter Pistol (50%) dimension NRA Hunter's Pistol sized Ram, Pig, Turkey, and Chicken silho..
$180.00
NRA 20% Size Chicken Target, 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
NRA Small Bore sized Chicken silhouette target, made of 1/4" AR400 steel, with welded 1x2" base plat..
$10.00
NRA 20% Size Pig Target, 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
NRA Small Bore sized Pig silhouette target, made of 1/4" AR400 steel, with welded 1x4" base plate, a..
$20.00
NRA 20% Size Ram Target, 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
NRA Small Bore sized Ram silhouette target, made of 1/4" AR400 steel, with welded 1x2" base plates, ..
$25.00
NRA 20% Size Turkey Target, 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
NRA Small Bore sized Turkey silhouette target, made of 1/4" AR400 steel, with welded 1x2" base plate..
$15.00
NRA 20% Size Turkey Target, 3/8" AR500 Steel (Small Bore)
NRA Small Bore sized Turkey silhouette target, made of 3/8" AR500 steel, with welded 1x2" base plate..
$35.00
NRA 50% Size Pig Target 3/8" AR500 Steel (Hunter Pistol)
NRA Hunter Pistol sized Pig silhouette target, made of 3/8" AR500 steel, with welded 2x8" base plate..
$60.00
NRA 50% Size Pig Target, 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
NRA Hunter pistol sized Pig silhouette target, made of 1/4" AR400 steel, with welded 2x8" base ..
$50.00
NRA 50% Size Turkey Target, 3/8" AR500 (Hunter Pistol)
Official dimension NRA Hunter's Pistol sized Turkey silhouette targets, made of 3/8" AR500 steel, wi..
$40.00
NRA 50% Size Chicken Target, 1/4" AR400 Steel (Rimfire)
NRA Hunter Pistol sized Chicken silhouette target, made of 1/4" AR400 steel, with welded 2x4" base p..
$25.00
NRA 20% Size Pig Target, 3/8" AR500 Steel (Small Bore)
NRA Small Bore sized Pig silhouette target, made of 3/8" AR500 steel, with welded 1x4" base plate, a..
$30.00