Target | Targets for Shooting

Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Bulls-Eye Target

Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Bulls-Eye Target

Target:

In the broadest of definitions, a target is a mark to shoot at. However, targets used for shooting come in all shapes and sizes, and are manufactured from a wide range of materials. They can be non-reactive, or reactive, giving the shooting immediate feedback when hit. Targets can also be specifically designed for use with pistols, rifles, or shotguns. The center of a target is often called the bullseye.

Birchwood Casey Mule Kick AR500 Steel Target

Birchwood Casey Mule Kick AR500 Steel Target with Windham Weaponry SRC

Materials Commonly Used for Shooting Range Targets:

  • Paper or Cardboard Targets
  • Steel Targets: A favorite among shooters due to the sound produced when the target is hit.
  • Frangible Targets (such as clay)
  • Self-healing Targets: Produced from rubber or polymer. Also known as self-sealing.
  • Electronic Targets: Targets that provide some sort of electronic feedback when hit.
  • Explosive Targets: Targets designed to explode when stuck with a bullet traveling at a suitable velocity to induce detonation.
  • Foam Targets:  Common for archery targets.