M193 at 50 yards is a fairly brutal test of hardened steel surfaces. If a target survives that without serious dimpling, you know it’s good steel. The Shootsteel.com 12” spring popper held up to 2 standard capacity magazines of Israeli M193 (which runs pretty hot in my experience) without any problems.
Overall target strength and durability was established with about 20 rounds of .30-06 at 100yds. They advise against long-action calibers on this particular model, if you plan on shooting magnums, shootsteel.com does make a magnum version of this target, that said, after 20 rounds there was no deformation or bending of the plate and the base held together just fine, despite being bounced into the air with every hit.
I’m really impressed by the way this target remained upright and straight during testing. Having targets flop over in the middle of a class or match is embarrassing. One of the ranges I teach at has very hard, rocky ground that resists target stakes. Consequently, it is pretty common for small steel targets to get knocked over there. I don’t foresee that being an issue with this model.
I can’t wait to run this target in a precision rifle class, the 6” disc gives a 2MOA target at 300 yards, which is a challenging but very achievable target for new scoped rifle shooters, and reactive targets like this are a fun confidence builder.
This target is built to last.
Cost 5/5 For a high quality product that should last through several years of service, this is priced very reasonably.
Overall Rating 100% EXCELLENT
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