FAQs

Why AR500 Targets?

If you aren’t shooting steel than you are missing out. There are many reasons to shoot steel targets here are a couple:

Instant feedback = better training

The instant feedback gives the shooter a better idea of where they hit the target, if they hit the target and what adjustments they need to make.

Longer life span of the targets

The life span of a metal target can last a lifetime. The steel targets seem like a big investment over the paper targets but unlike boring paper targets you only need to buy them once.

Why buy from Shooting Targets USA?

Everything we produce is 110% USA made, from the water jet company, to the steel supplier and steel itself. The water jet will give you a better finished product better than a laser or a plasma. The cuts are cleaner, the holes are smoother, the product is better because of it. We buy the best possible steel from the best supplier in the country. They only produce the top of the line steel. We buy in high quantities to save you money, the happier the customer is the happier we are as a company.

Product FAQs

RIFLES over 2850fps back up so bullet speed is BELOW 2850fps at target. (50 yd minimum with slower rifle rounds)

PISTOLS 10yd minimum

DO NOT use ammo with steel in or on it .

Speed must be below 2850fps at target to avoid pitting .

Always wear shooting glasses when shooting steel targets .

YES, pitting has nothing to do with thickness. Pitting happens due to the intense heat underneath the bullet strike zone. Steel falls out due to the rapid expansion and contraction caused by the heat leaving a tiny pit. It may actually pit more as it's heavier and less likely to move out of the way when hit. To reduce this as much as is possible it's important you mount the targets correctly.

Buy the largest AND thinnest target suitable for the ammunition used. Don't expect to hear much noise shooting a 4"x5/8" gong with your 22. Gongs thicker than 3/16 or smaller than 12" do not ring as loudly as thicker or smaller gongs but the rule of buying the largest and thinnest for your purpose remains true.

Order FAQs

Answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Most orders ship same or the next business day(Monday-Friday). You can see the estimated shipping time in the cart.

No, we work in a strict zoning variance that authorizes an internet only business.

You can see an estimation in the cart. We use FedEx flat rate whenever possible, so you save on shipping. No extra charge on shipping you pay what we pay, nothing more.

Most of the time the problem is the total over $99 includes shipping, only the cost of actual goods over $99 will ship free. If you added a discount code and the total drops below $99 you will need to add another product to bring the cost of goods above $99.

We are currently shipping to the U.S.A. and Canada.