- Finest 1/2" thick genuine laser cut USA AR500 steel
- Excellent for use with larger rifles to .338
- Sounds off when hit for instant hit confirmation
- Weighs: 16.2 lbs
- Mounting Holes: 1/2"
- Finest 1/2" thick genuine laser cut USA AR500 steel
- Excellent for use with larger rifles to .338
- Sounds off when hit for instant hit confirmation
- Weighs: 16.2 lbs
- Mounting Holes: 1/2"
I've purchased a number of gongs here over the past year and they have been excellent...my first purchase was to test the waters, but now I am hooked....no more paper targets for me.
Got this target and shoot long distance with pistol. Love to hear the steel and watch it react to shots.....Paper target suck.
What more can I say about these targets that hasn't already been said? They cant be beat! Price, quality, shipping time and customer service, all top notch! I tested mine at 100yds using 5.56 & 308 , the hardware and hanging system holds the plate at an angle, helping deflect and soften the impacts.They ring out great when hit, even off center strikes , and at the end of a long day, mine had barely a scratch.I recommend these to anyone looking for steel targets! I cant wait to purchase a few more different styles.
This past Saturday I went to the Tanner Gun Show in Denver, and of course I stopped by a couple booths to compare my recent purchase from ShootingTarget7.com . Well, I was very pleased that the prices I paid were so much lower than what was being offered at the Gun Show. The convenience of having every thing in stock that you want and shipped to your door, sure beats the gun show and multiple trips to the truck. My targets are all painted up....and I am building some custom stands for them. I do not have any reviews to share on how they hold up to bullets - but, from the videos I am pretty confident the steel is up to the specs he promised. -Eric , Colorado
These targets are an excellent value. They are super-tough, ring loudly when struck, and are cut cleanly from steel stock. Their quality is obvious!!! Fast shipping, too!
makes shooting even more fun -seriously just buy one , you will not wear it out.
I have had this product just a couple weeks, but it makes me itch to go out to the range a lot more! First of all, I have fired .22, 9mm, .38 spl, .357 mag, .45 acp, 30-30, and .243 at it and it is holding up just as advertised. After hundreds of rounds, it remains in excellent condition. Second, the real advantage of these targets over others is having the two dog ears with the custom mounting kit. This does several things: 1) allows the steel to hang at an angle and deflect rounds straight to the ground. This means that you can shoot pistol as close as 10 yards and not worry about lead deflecting back at you. 2) When you hit the target, it doesn't spin, which means you can fire numerous times without having to adjust the target by hand to get it straight again. I really love these targets and will be buying more. Looking forward to trying the silhouette, which has the same two hanging points. Great job!
I was doing a Google search for my first steel target, I didn't know who was reputable or not. ShootingTarget7 has an informative and professional looking website, they also had the best prices on the targets and shipping and they take PayPal so I decided to give them a try. I purchased a 12"x 1/2" gong, a 8"x1/2" gong, a 4"x 1/2" gong and received another 4" x1/2" free, all for just under $100 bucks including shipping... Great! Best part, I ordered on Thursday night, Monday was a holiday and the targets arrived Tuesday, OUTSTANDING! Targets are heavy duty, well finished and cut exactly to size. I've shot them with 223 at 100yds and 9mm at 10 yds with no issues... Just lots of fun! Actually hit the 4" at 100 yds open sight, spun the target on the stand, WHAT A BLAST!!
Targets arrived quickly and shipping was very reasonable. Great quality targets!
Ordered 5 1/2" gongs. They shipped fast and all for under 13 dollars. Prices are great, and the ar500 1/2" steel is high quality and precision cut. Happy with my purchase and would order again.
Third gong I have purchased here, all worked great and will continue to buy. Primary rifles used were Barrett 50cal and 338 Lapua.
These are great quality and the mounting hardware kits are great too. Shipping and customer service is great. I have been using the 12", 10", 6", and 4" gongs for a few weeks with handguns and just recently had the chance to try them out with .223. As indicated, there will be a slight pock mark using them at 100 yds with .223 and FMJ bullets, so best to go with the recommended 200 yds with those rounds. I have not tried some V-max bulleted .223 yet at either distance and maybe those will disintegrate more at both 100 and 200 yds rather than mark the gongs. Overall great product and service and fun to shoot at!!
Saw some videos on Youtube on AR500 targets from ShootingTargets7.com. It convince me to get some. It came very fast and can't wait to use it. I am sure that we will have a blast using these steel targets compared to the paper targets we were using. I will post an update once I get a chance to use them.
First off, the shipping was incredibly fast. Received it within the week. Plate sound good when you hit. I had it at 200 yds and fed it .308, 30-06, 6.8 spc and 5.56, there was NO dimpling. This plate is gonna last a long time. Great product very happy I bought this item. I am coming back for more in the future.
We love the 12" gong. Everyone loves to hear the gong ring and the immediate feedback is a big plus. The gong is really well made and precision cut. I'll be ordering an 8" and 4" gongs soon. The mounting hardware does a great job of deflecting rounds downward, we find many laying just below the gong, nice safety feature.
Excellent quality. Easy to setup. Great design! Mark is very responsive!
The most fun you will have shooting. Targets last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very strong target with a large surface to strike. Gong finish was OK and needed to be painted if not used right away. There was some surface rust on the target when it was received but that cleaned up easily. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TARGET.
These steels will help hone your shooting skills and the best is you never need to walk a mile to change targets.
I don't usually right product reviews but I'm so happy with my 12" AR500 gong from shootingtargets.com that I had to share my experience. Product was just as described and definitely manufactured to very high standards. I was impressed with the precision of the cut edges and the overall quality of the product. I would highly recommend shootingtargets.com to my friends and family.
OK I got mine i ln 3 week ago an just this last weekend went out to shoot at it started out at 15 yard with a handgun no problem then 100 yard with 223 and 7.62x54r also with no problems
I own a range and have made my own steel targets for 30 years. I will not be making rifle plates ever again. I have had 3 of the plates up for about 10 days and have had enough classes to have put about 3500 hits on each one. Now I just need AR500 chain. I will buy more. I believe these would last the typical shooter a couple of lifetimes.
The 12" GONG has perfect pitch at 200 yards. Love the sound. But seriously, the quality is excellent. Fast shipping. Very low shipping charges for something this heavy. Saving up my pennies for the big GONG at our 1000 yard range.
I recently Purchased a 12" Ar500 1/2" steel gong, This target has been a ton of fun to shoot, I really love owning reactive steel targets. This Gong isn't as loud as I imagined, but don't let dissuade your purchase, it was probably operator error, I painted it heavily with three coats of primer and 4 coats of paint. I also didn't hang it as per there instructions noted. I still got a very Audible Thwap sound, but I will follow instructions next time and hang it properly. Also don't waste your time will all the paint and prep a thin coat will work , the paint blasted off the second the target was hit with rounds. We just resprayed quickly in between cease fires. Great Product, buy it and have fun
True precision workmanship. Good site, easy ordering value pricing and quick shipping. A fun shooting experience. Any questions, Mark has the answer.
super product no sharp edges to cut you and tough as steel so far took 556 and 7.62 at 200 yards no issues just painted it orange to see the hits, but rings loud.
I've taken this target to the range twice so far. It has been hit with a few hundred rounds of 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem without any damage the the target. The holes at the top for placing the bolts are nice clean holes which makes it easy to insert a bolt from either side. Shipping was fast and easy. I will buy again from these guys.
Great Target. I have Shot it with 5.56 and 7.62x51 and it works great. No damage from evev the high caliber 7.62 with FMJ. Had a bit of a shipping issue with the USPS but Mark was quick to help and received my targets just fine even though the postal service destroyed the box they were shipped in. I would recommend any serious shooter to get them a set of these targets, you will be very happy.
Great product, great price, fast shipping! Plates (gongs) are high quality with very smooth cuts. We have had a ball with them so far although we have not finished setting up our range. I'm sure that we will add more in the near future from Shooting Targets 7. Thanks!
been shooting .223/5.56 at various things including 1/2 inch steel plates (not AR500) and it did a number on them. bought one of these to try out and it does what it was supposed to do. i haven't shot it any closer than 90 yards yet, but no damage whatsoever at 90 yards. shipping was quick and i'll be ordering a couple more in different sizes for my target rack. good shit. keep it up
Love these targets! Highest quality, great prices, super fast shipping (but I do live nearby). I bought a 10" and two 4" gong in the fall and they are a blast. One you shoot steel you will not want to go back to paper. Fun, fun, fun. I got the 1/2" plates so I could use them no matter what rifle or pistol caliber I choose for that days fun. Recently purched the 12" to place out on my 100 yd range. Considered the 16" but stayed with the less expensive 12". We all try to save money, right? Right after purchase I found out that Mark also make cool silhoutte targets! Will definitely buy some of those this summer. Purchase with confidence, you won't regret it.
I have purchased 12 products from this company including this item. The quality is fantastic. Customer service is the best. There was an error in my packing and I made one call and he corrected it. In my opinion my shooting as greatly improved because I quite using paper targets. Thanks Jamie
I make my own handgun rated steel targets. But for rifle capable this is an excellent choice at a great price. If I bought my own metal and had the facilities to hearttreat, the difference in cost would be negligible. See my first test here: http://youtu.be/O_7lPZSwRjo
I ordered several round targets to use with my AR ad was very pleased at both the quality of the steel and the super quick order turn around and shipping time.
It will take .223 and.308 at 100 yrds. Just splashes the paint off. I painted them.Great Targets
I picked up the 1/2x12in gong a few weeks ago. Used it a couple times and love it. What is described is exactly what you get. Plus the added fun. Shot this with a lot of different calipers anything from a 22 to a 6.5 Grendel AR and they all just knocked the paint off. No doubt I will buying many more of these.
scott in santa fe
Received my AR 500 12" x 1/2" gong 2 days after ordering it. I can't believe it shipped so fast and so cheap! Took it out this weekend for the first time. Although I'd read about how durable these were, I don't think I truly believed what I was hearing. After 40 rounds of 147 gr. FMJ .308 out of my AR 10 (at 100 yds.) it was still as good as new. No dents, no holes. A little bullet splatter may stick, but basically no damage whatsoever. I know this target will out last any other metal target at the range. Very Happy!!
Very high quality steel and superb craftsmanship. Have been shooting this 12" x 1/2" gong with numerous types of .308 ammo and not so much as a dent.
I agree with the other reviews, perfect size, weight, and toughness for target shooting. The shipping was ultra fast. I will be ordering some more.
No more milk jugs or other various junk like old frying pans, coffee cans, ext. This 12" 1/2" AR500 gong gets a fresh coat of paint the day before the range and anyone within 1/4 mile hears our hits on this excellent target. It's heavy but that's why it shrugs off hits from 7.62x54R and 7.92x57 with absolutely no damage to the gong. I've found the 1/2" gongs will withstand hits from the Mosin, Mauser, AR-15 and our .308 rifles at 80yds despite of the recommended 100yd minimum. Anyone can see these are well made gongs and the ears of the gongs give you that little bit of space that can make the difference on whether the chain might get hit from an errant round. These gongs are the only target going to the range other then some cardboard sheets for zeroing a rifle or scope. Very satisfied and the latest price cuts are why I just bought a couple more.
This is the ideal steel for shooting. By that I mean it is thin enough (makes a louder sound when hit) and super strong that a large caliber won't pass through or seriously damage it. We've made our own before, much thicker steel, but lower quality and magnums would pass through. This steel is the right balance of thinness and strength. Well done.
Shot over 1000 rounds at my plate (.223 steel jacketed, .308, 7.62x39 steel jacketed, 454 casull, 12ga slugs, various pistol calibers) with no damage. Only damage that was caused was from steel core 556 @ 100 yards and it is minimal. Absolutely love these plates
The half inch thick Target is perfect for my rifles and handguns. I don't think I'm ever going to have to worry about divots.. thanks you for the advise as I was deciding which thickness to buy
I am very happy with this product. My daughter and I used these for the first time last weekend just a few days after receiving. Shot with three different rifles approx. 300 rounds +, not a blemish on any of the four different targets we used that day. We used a light color grey paint, and at 100 yds. it was very visible at where the bullet struck the target. We are please and I am considering purchasing a couple 3/16 thick targets for smaller caliber. We had only one issue with all the rounds we fired, and that was when my daughter hit the bolt dead center holding the target and blew it out. We simple replaced the bolt and continued firing. I am especially pleased with the way the target reflexâ€™s the round down, very safe, and I have no concerns with any of my five children firing rounds at these targets. JJF
First off let me start by saying that the entire experience was awesome. Ordering, shipping/receiving, and shooting. Wish all my internet transactions were like this. All the targets I ordered were AR500 1/2 inch steel. I got the 10" Bulls-eye, the 12" Gong, Target Stand, and they gave me a 4" target for free. I also ordered two â€œMounting Kitsâ€, for the 12" and 4" targets, as the 10" Bulls-eye comes with the chains already installed. I mounted all three targets to a 5 foot long 2x4. I could have gone as short as 4 foot but I like having some space between the â€œTarget Standsâ€ and the targets. Just in case anyone else needs to know, I started with the center point on the board and measured out 6" left and right giving me 12" for each target's chains to mount to. I then spaced the next starting point 4" inches from there to the left and right for another 12â€ for the two remaining targets. This gave me even spacing and I could mount the three targets in any order with the same amount of spacing. I change the height by using the different links on the chain. I also used eye bolts on the 2x4 and quick clips to make it faster to hang the targets. The â€œâ€Targets Standsâ€ are well worth the money as it only takes a minute to secure the 2x4 to the stand with the wing nuts and to spread the legs of the stands out as wide as they can go. I have about 6â€ of the 2x4 hang over at the point of where the stands attach. I feel this is a good length for support. I thought about building my own stands but these are so easy to use and fold (scissor) together so I only have the two stands and the 5 foot 2x4 that fit in the back of the truck with no problem. The targets with their chains go in a plastic tub with a lid along with my knock down stands and targets and my clay target stands. Remember to use the chains to hold or move the targets to keep from getting metal splinters or shavings and to keep the exposure to the lead residue at a minimum. Another reminder is that there will be metal shards/fragments from the bullet impacts on the steel targets in the 2x4 so pay attention when you disassemble the stands and move all the pieces back to your vehicle. My wife was worried when she saw the items I ordered and about how much space it would take up in the garage but she was happy when she saw the three pieces (target stands and 2x4) leaned up against the wall with the plastic tub next to it. Our whole family shoots and we love the instant report that steel provides. Only problem with shooting steel is, it eats up a lot of ammo. We have shot pistols and revolvers with 380, 9mm, 45LC, 45ACP, 410 Buck Shot, 38 Spcl, and 357 Mag at a minimum distance of 10 yards out to 25 yards then 223/556 at minimum of 50 yards out to 100. When Iâ€™m done I wire brush the plates and hit them with a little silicone spray. I know you can also paint them if you wanted to. I know this review is a little lengthy but I am trying to provide as much information as I can to anyone who may need it. We absolutely love the steel targets and would recommend to anyone.
Frank the Tank
I have this 12 inch gong set of 1000 yards I have hit this gong over 100 times and shows no signs of wear repaint it and go on shooting
set up 100 yd range and 250 yd range
Great company...fast and great products!
Hung it up with conveyor belt instead of chain and it rings very well. I am hoping the belt outlast the chain I know the gong will.
Only have 200 yard range near me & this target handles 308 rounds like a champ
Big thick gongs will match your ego for long distance shooting!
At 100 yards my gongs sound like a church bells. Makes Sunday Gunday much more realistic! Will buy more.
They shipped the targets to me quickly and they arrived in good condition, well-packaged. Very satisfied with my purchase. Weighs a ton :-), probably could have gotten by with the 3/4 inch instead of 1 inch targets. But they sent me exactly what I asked for :-).
Needed something to abuse out past 300, and not blow over in our NV winds. This product will definitely fit the bill! A pleasure to do business with. I'll be coming back for more!
Product works perfectly. Was deliver promptly and in good order. What else can you ask for?
took all my magnum calibers just fine with zero damage
Ordered the 12" gong, 1/2" thickness. It was priced very reasonably, and shipping was pretty quick. Perhaps my sole 'complaint' is that the gong was simply too heavy for the box it arrived in, and along the way, the post office beat the tar out of the box. It was well taped - just not up to a 12 or 13 pound weight. Anyway, I shot several magazines of 9mm into it and it not only sounds great w/ ear pro on, but it is rock-solid. This gong is gonna last long enough for my grandkids to shoot the crap out of it. Thank you to ST7 for a helluva deal on a serious piece of kit. I will be back for more, and you've easily won my long-term business.
Super tough, never disappointed by ST7.
Great products, Fast shipping!! Thanks!!
I was impressed with the quality of the gong and the service was prompt. After ordering on Black Friday, I realized that I did not enter the promotion code for the discount and free gongs. I called right away and they took care of it and gave me the discount as well as the gongs without any problems. I am very thankful for that since that is not always the case for businesses.
First steel purchase
This was one of three targets I have purchased. They came with oil on them and I had to clean them before painting. However this was a small price to pay considering the free shipping on a 42 lbs order. Used them this weekend and they worked as ordered. They took a beating and no dimpling from 223 Wylde and 7.5x55 Swiss at 100 yards.
Great target for shoots out to 600 yards and the weight of the 1/2" targets provide better rapid shot target shooting at distance. Customer service and two day shipping are right up there with midwayusa.
First purchase, will be return customer. Great price, quick shipping, good quality. Looking forward to getting set up and take to the range.
Targets are great fun to shoot, fast free shipping will buy from them again
Targets are great fun to shoot, fast free shipping.
I found ShootingTargets7 after doing research on the company and their products. They are rated A+ by the BBB and my experience certainly agrees with this rating. I received quality targets at the best price and fast delivery. I couldn't ask for anything more. I bought 1/2" thickness for the 30 caliber magnums I like to shoot. They seem to be holding up well on my range. Thanks to Mark and ShootingTarget7!
Two Navy Vets here. We put two silhouettes (3/8 inch) and 3 gongs (two 1/2 inch one 3/8 inch) to the test from various distances with 9 mm and 45 ACP handguns and 5.56 rifles/carbines. Result: Flawless! Targets delivered everything promised!
Great gongs!!! I got the 12â€,10â€ & 8â€ x 1/2â€ thick. Very affordable compared to any one else. Customer service is 200% and shipping was very fast.
7.62 x 39 @100 don't dent them at all, these gongs will last for ever. Great price and fast shipping. I could not be happier.
I have purchased seven 1/2" gongs and five 1/4" gongs. I'm a high intensity online shopper, always looking for the best deal. I'm willing to pay more for quality, but quite honestly, I didn't find anything that matches SS7's prices or quality. I had an 8" from another vendor and I don't think it was AR500 hardness, so the three holes would indicate. They also had some of the other accessories I needed and the shipments get to my house in no time. The targets are the real deal, they take their lumps and keep on ringing! I don't know how many more gongs I need in my ever growing collection, but I'm resolute in buying all my future steel targets right here! Now, if he just had a shooting tree......
I have been looking for some time at getting some high quality gong targets and never could bring myself to pay the price others were charging. I was pointed to Shooting Targets by another very satisfied customer on a gun/shooting forum I frequent online. First, I was impressed by the prices. After getting the targets I ordered I was impressed with the quality. But most importantly, I was impressed with the shipping deals and service. Service is the key for me to recommend of almost any product. Shooting Targets does it right. I am sure to be a future customer and will make sure others find your company as well.
Exactly as Described. Indestructible.
The 1/2" thick AR500 targets are high quality and hold up very well, even to high powered rifle calibers. However, If you plan to only shoot pistols at these gongs, the 3/8" would be a better choice as they are not only cheaper but ring louder when hit. These heavier 1/2" targets are overkill for pistols.
Should take about anything. These are great steel targets. I got the 12, the 10, and got a free smaller one with it. We are using these at our hunting club rifle range. thanks
I bought this target and they threw in a 3" 1/2" gong for free. Perfect size from 20yds to learn your hand gun. I know why they included the 3". Cause now I'm going to have to get a 6" to fill in the gap :) Very nice target. Was zeroing in my .243 on paper from 50yds. I shot the 12" gong at 50yds. It did flake off a thin layer of metal, not much though. We then shot at it and the 3" target from 100yds for several hours. AKs, 708, 243,AR15 without a scratch. Very nice precision cut and quality gong. Will definitely recommend!
will continue to buy these targets, excellent products!
I purchased this target because I was looking for something to shoot rifles at, normal 1/2 inch plate steal just wasn't getting it done. I bought the target and hung it then my old man walks not 15 yards form it and shoots it with his 308. I thought for sure there would be a good size dent in it, Nope hardly even a mark it looked like a BB gun mark. Wow we all were impressed and ever since I have been telling people what kind a target it is and where I bought it. Thanks for the great service and targets. WORTH THE BUY!!
What can I say, great value, a ton of fun, if you have never shot steel, you don't know what you are missing. Hit it with a mix of different things for 25yds out to 250yds. 9mm, 40 and 38 up close. The dreaded 62 grain green tip 5.56 ( not armor piercing by any means), 7.62x39, 7.62x54r. Held up great. It is very enjoyable to sit out past 200 and have the ping of the steel let you know you hit the target. No having to go up and check the paper. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking to have an instant notification that you hit the target. Looking forward to getting it out some more. Thanks again.
The plate is very well made. The cuts are clean and the edges are dressed so there are is nothing to snag or cut. I've only used this plate at the 200 line with a 30-06 and .308 Win rifles and it is holding up very well. I've looked at a couple of other brands and ShootingTargets7 definitely gives you the best value. I'll definitely be ordering some more plates this spring and if you're thinking of buying steel plates I highly recommend the ones from ShootingTargets7.
Delta tactical sports
These are great targets. Good company to work with. Will buy more.
I only have about 200 rounds at this thing and it has been great with no damage. I have shot 9mm, 556, and 30-06 at it. The best feature is not having to go out and replace paper and cardboard. If you aren't shooting steal yet what are you waiting for? The price and quality can't be beat.
Great product. I also bought the target stands which are also well made. No regrets. Steel targets have opened up a new venue for myself and shooting partners. May have to get another smaller plate for more challenge.
Excellent quality! Hit at 50 meters with my AR and not the slightest dent!!!!
Nice target, great price, fast shipping. I will buy more.
A hoot to shoot. No doubt when yo hit them. Fun.
This 12" round 1/2" thick AR500 target was well worth the investment and I am very satisfied with the quality and timely shipping. This steel target shrugged of both 182gr 7.62x54R FMJ's as well as 55gr .223's at just over 100 yards. Easy enough to transport, hang and maintain and one can hear the bullet smack the steel target even with quality ear plugs in. Love this steel gong and would like to purchase some 3/8" silhouette steel targets ASAP.
absolutly one of the best targets we have shot.
great steel targets that i will be buying more of soon. 3 stars for shipping since the first package was missing items. however, ST7 made amends and quickly sent out the missing targets again. excellent customer service!
good product, having fun shooting it up.
I love this target. Epecially since I used the magnetic stencil to put a target face on it.
This gong held up great with over 200 rounds of .223 so far. I definitely recommend buying the mounting kit with it because it makes the set up much easier.
Use this gong to tune up for annual elk hunt. Box upon box of 300 WM later, gong is nearly untouched. We set it out at 300 yards and make sure every gun in camp will ring it three shots in a row. Hammered an elk this year on opening morning at, guess what, 300 yards. Scope was still doped from shooting the gong. Everyone loves this thing.
I am very happy with this product. My daughter and I used these for the first time last weekend just a few days after receiving. Shot with three different rifles approx. 300 rounds +, not a blemish on any of the four different targets we used that day. We used a light color grey paint, and at 100 yds. it was very visible at where the bullet struck the target. We are please and I am considering purchasing a couple 3/16 thick targets for smaller caliber. We had only one issue with all the rounds we fired, and that was when my daughter hit the bolt dead center holding the target and blew it out. We simple replaced the bolt and continued firing. I am especially pleased with the way the target reflexג€™s the round down, very safe, and I have no concerns with any of my five children firing rounds at these targets. JJF
These are far best targets ever! They handle 308 handload and my gnarly 416 remington magnums. Don't wait! Order them!
I really love the instant feedback you get when shooting a steel target. I am a stickler when it comes to shipping and ST7 shipped my target quick. For me the 12" gong is good to about 200 yards and anything above that, the target becomes a little difficult for me to see with iron sites. Shooting with a scope shouldn't be a problem. The target did not have any sharp edges, easy to mount, a little heavy but it works perfectly with my home-brew stand. Making it sing at the range with the old war guns doesn't appear to damage the steel whatsoever and is a blast to shoot all day long. Great value for the price. If you are on the fence about this target, don't be, you won't be disappointed.
I shopped around and this was a great price and shipped really fast. Received item quickly and is as described. I bought the recommended hardware and glad I did.
Living in the perpetual damp and blustery Pacific Northwest it is refreshing to obtain a complete outdoor targeting system that can with stand wind, rain and other inclement weather conditions that play havoc on paper targets. No more wasted dollars on paper. I have purchased all 1/2" AR500 from ShootingTargets7 as well as two stands that I have set up for short range pistol targeting as well as long range rifle practice. I especially like the Bullseye targets and have three along with three various size gongs in 1/2". The safety factor of these targets was one of the main reasons that I Made the investment in the ShootingTagets7 system. Shipping was phenomenal as well as packaging. Great company to do business with.
Bar none, best product at the best price I've been able to find. Will be a repeat customer for certain. As long as you pay attention to the rules on using them and cartridge at distance these are the best out there. Great mounting hardware too.
We have bought many steel targets. These are by far the best priced and the targets are great. We always spray paint a bright color on them before each target shooting. The do not dent and make a great sound.