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Double Silhouette Steel Swinger Targets 1/5 and 3/8 Scale

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$250.00
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IHMSA NRA Double Silhouette Steel Targets
Swingers 4 Piece - 1/5 and 3/8 Scale

We can manufacture targets scaled to IHMSA, NRA or to your own specs.

This set includes 1 Double Ram, 1 Double Pig, 1 Double Turkey and 1 Double Chicken for a Total of 4 Steel Swinger Targets.

These swinger targets are one piece 1/4" steel plate with no welds to break .

These are large heavy targets, email us for shipping quote.

 

Sport

 

Silhouette competitions are a very strong and exciting sport, with a great history behind it. An advantage of this sport is that there is very little expense with silhouette shooting. The most common firearm used with these silhouettes is small bore rifles, allowing a person to develop and hone your skills at a lower cost than larger bore rifles.

 

The overall object of this sport is to knock as many silhouettes as possible off their pedestals, shooting only one round at each silhouette. Although the objective of the game seems to be easy enough, it’s all but easy to master such. The targets can get rather small and the distances are rather far, making this sport even that more difficult to knock the targets off their pedestals. Not only does the target itself make the sport challenging, the outside factors pose even more challenges. All of the factors make the sport of silhouette shooting an endless challenge.

 

This sport originated in Mexico in the 1940s. The sport has travelled all around the world, using everything from air pistols to black powder rifles. Silhouette sizes and distances depending on the type of rifle or pistol. For an example, a high-powered rifle is shot at life-size silhouette but at a much longer distance than shorter range firearms. Commands to load, fire, and cease fire are often given in Spanish; this is to honor the sport’s heritage. However Non-Spanish speaking people don’t too much, there are only three commands and aren’t very hard to figure out. Silhouette’s roots are in hunting, and becoming a better silhouette shooter can make you shoot better in the field as well.

 

A match consists of 40, 60, or 80 shots at the same number of animals. In a 60-shot match, you shoot 15 rounds at 15 chickens, 15 rounds at 15 pigs, and the same for turkeys and rams. For small-bore firearms the animals distances are 40 (Chickens), 60 (Pigs), 77 (Turkeys), and 100 (Rams) yards. Shooting at the silhouettes in sets (blanks) of five; you get 2-1/2 minutes per bank, which is usually plenty of time even for single-shot rifles. In a 60-shot match, there are three banks per animal (3x5=15, 15x4=60); 40- and 80-shot matches have two and four banks per animal, respectively. In a 60-shot match, a few shooters will score in the 20s, most will shoot in the 30s and 40s, and a few will break 50. Perfect scores are very rare. Shooters are classified into handicap groups based on past performance so they can compete with others of similar ability. But it’s not just the score that counts. Toppling a silhouette is a satisfying experience that you want to do again and again. Silhouette shooters are usually a great bunch of people to shoot and talk and laugh with.

General Warnings:
SAFETY RULES FOR SHOOTING STEEL TARGETS:
1. Always Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction.
2. Don't Rely On Your Guns Safety.
3. Be Sure Of Your Target and What's Beyond It.
4. Use Correct Ammunition.
5. Do not fire high powered rifles at targets closer than 100 yards.
6. Do not fire small bore guns at targets closer than 40 yards.
7. Minimum recommended distance with a handgun and standard lead ammunition is 15 yards.
8. Do not fire air guns at targets closer than 12 yards.
9. Always wear wrap-around eye protection and proper hearing protection.
10. Discontinue use of target if it becomes disfigured, deformed, or damaged in any way.
11. Never ever use armor-piercing, steel-core, or other hardened ammunition.
12. Never ever use steel shot, pellets, BB’s, or other air gun projectiles.
13. Never use ammunition that exceeds the target’s scope of design.
14. Always use high quality steel targets specifically designed for heavy duty use.
15. Never use steel targets for purposes outside their scope of design.
 
General Disclaimer:
 
Buyer assumes all responsibility for the use and misuse of the targets purchased.
CARDINAL RULES OF FIREARMS SAFETY:
1. Treat all firearms as though they are loaded.
2. Point the muzzle in a safe direction at all times.
3. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are on target and have decided to fire.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
5. Keep target low to the ground and/or use a backstop to stop stray bullets.

Questions or Quotes!
Email us at sales@qualitytargets.com

Quality Targets
204 E. through St.
Iola, Illinois 62838
Phone: 1-618-245-6515

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