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AR-MOR Targets | Safety

ALWAYS inspect your targets before use. Targets that show signs of pitting or dishing must be replaced. Pitted targets may deflect the bullet remains back at you and dished targets will deflect the bullet unpredictably.

    ALWAYS wear eye protection when shooting.


    ALWAYS put sufficient distance between you and your target. Maintain at least 10 yards between you and the target when using a pistol or 22 LR chambered firearm. For centerfire rifle and shotgun slugs, maintain at least 100 yards between you and the target.


    NEVER shoot any steel target with a metal jacket, steel core or anything other than pure lead ammunition. Upon impact, a lead bullet liquefies whereas a steel core bullet will not disintegrate and may ricochet. Bullet jackets fragment on impact.


    NEVER shoot any steel target with a round that will impact with a velocity greater than 2,900 FPS. This will cause pitting of the target surface due to the intense heat at the moment of impact. You can always back away from the target to give the bullet a chance to slow down. Check the ballistics information on the round you’re shooting to determine a minimum distance if you’re in doubt.


    ALWAYS angle your target towards the ground to help deflect the remains of the bullet downwards. Angling your target will also improve its life. Our hardware kits make this easy to do. (Photo at right.) We provide 3” bolts for targets 10” and smaller and 4” bolts for targets 12” and larger.



    ALWAYS choose the right target thickness for the firearm you intend to shoot it with. The energy of the bullet impact can bend your new target. As a rule of thumb, 1/4" AR-500 targets are capable of muzzle energies up to 400 ft. lbs. 3/8” AR-500 targets will take up to 2,500 ft. lbs. and 1/2” AR-500 targets will take up to 7,500 ft. lbs. The selection table on the back of this sheet is a starting point. Your firearm and ammunition may be more powerful and require a thicker target.