This package deal is aimed (heh) at long range shooters. Using what is normally a pistol rated steel, 1/4" AR400, this package is economical and a 1/3 lighter than an equivalent 3/8" target. However, it must be engaged at much longer ranges than a 3/8” AR500 target would be. The included 10x20” gong has three holes, so that it can be hung vertically or horizontally. Optionally, a second 10x20” plate can be included, along with brackets to bolt the two plates together in a 20x20” configuration.
Following extensive field testing, MOA Targets has established guidelines for use of 1/4" AR400 as a long range rifle target. Impact velocity must be below 2500 fps, and impact energy below 1000 ft/lbs. For most 5.56x45mm loads, this is at 300 yards. For 7.62x51mm, total energy does not drop below 1000 ft/lbs until 500 or more yards. Check your ballistics chart for your load before setting your minimum distance. Minimum distances suggested by MOA are just that, suggested. The important part is the impact velocity (to reduce pitting and prevent blow through) and impact energy (to prevent denting). Blog post on using 1/4" AR400 as a long range target http://moatargets.com/blog/14-ar400-as-a-long-range-rifle-target/
Impacts which exceed the stated maximums may result in damage to the target. Don’t do that, doing dumb stuff isn’t covered by warranty.
Includes 10x20" 1/4" AR400 three hole target ($73)
18" firehose hang kit ($21)
A-Frame 2x4 brackets ($37)
Free USPS Flat Rate Shipping ($20)
Make mine a double
Add an additional 10x20" 1/4" AR400 three hole target and hardware to bolt both plates together into a 20x20" plate for only $65 more.