If you are looking for a suitable shooting target then it can often be a tricky job to find it. You need to consider a number of things e.g. your objective for the practice, type of gun to be used, shooting distance and kind of ammunition to use.
You may also need to consult shooting targets for professionals and get to know many more details about various shooting targets.
Here in this short write up we are providing you few different shooting targets that you may like to choose from.
- Steel shooting targets
For any long-range practice many shooters often prefer steel target that can provide a very satisfying “ping” sound, so that the shooter will know they have really hit the mark.
Steel shooting target can be tough, long-lasting and both of its sides are used so that the life of target can also increase. Their mounting will allow the target to get a swing when get hit, and then will return to the original position.
Such targets can also be used for pistol, rifle and shotgun practice, based on the distance, and types of ammos used or target thickness.
Try to always follow the recommendation of manufacturers as steel targets can cause sparks or debris of flying metals.
- Paper and cardboard shooting targets
Paper targets cannot be reused like steel targets however they can offer few other benefits.
- You can very easily tape these cardboard or paper targets to target board.
- They are quite cheaper as compared to metal.
- They can provide permanent record.
- Available in many different styles to make your practice more interesting.
Those who are interested to do handgun practice to simulate self-defense scenarios, then paper or cardboard targets are available with official scoring rings, so that shooters can improve their skills.
- Other reactive targets
Another kind of target which is popular with hunting crowds that are essentially made from hard foam cubes, which are about small cooler size. They can fall over when they are struck, and can always be used as firearm or even archery target.
Bowling pin targets are also popular which suspends bowling pin in certain fashion like tapping hole through center and threading metal rod through the target and bowling pin will react to being shot.
Few more advanced targets are also available, e.g. those employed for sports of defensive pistol shootings and combat ranges.
- Silhouette targets
Such kind of targets is of both metal and paper, which can also be reactive and nonreactive.