Steel part of target is 40" high and 20" wide, range is 765 yards.
TIP: The little yellow men are not full-size but if you consider the helmet to be part of the head, I can tell you that the "head" is very close to a "typical" human head in size. This is quite a good "test" since you may not have all the necessary information when shooting at live targets whether it's a bad guy or something of the four-legged variety.
I was out shooting handguns at a military range yesterday and managed to get some more practice targets at different distances to those shown above. I used a Swarovski Laser Guide and took numerous measurements to get a reasonable average of the actual distance. Conditions weren't ideal for photograpy or ranging due to sun, mirage, and aerosols but this is "real-world" ranging where conditions can be difficult.
The steel "men" are close to man size if you assume that the steel part of the target is the head and torso. The reactive targets have the following approximate dimensions:
Head width: 7-1/2"
Head height: 9"
Width elbow to elbow: 19"
Width below elbows: 14"
Height from crotch to top of head: 30"
this one is probably impossible but i'll post it anyway.
bottom blue target is 10x13" plate
up and to the left is a 5x5" diamond
up from that and to the right is a 12x12" plate
for the targets in this post, there are two "answers" as the guy who owns the target lased it at one distance and I lased it at another.
from bottom to top
his says 800 yrds. i lased at 770m
his says 850 yrds. i lased at 831m
his says 900 yrds. i lased at 883m
March 13, 2011, 09:54 PM
10" steel plate (on a side, not diagonally)
hint: all my target stands are made from 48" pieces of rebar, but they're stuffed into a 4" section of galvanized pipe on each end
Same target as previous post from a different position and at a lower magnification
March 13, 2011, 10:02 PM
10" steel plate
I don't really know. I got some readings from the laser at 700m but my first shot was high (saw the impact on the tree, surprisingly enough) and my correction for the second shot (seen on the plate at 7 oclock) matches my 670m dope.
same target as above from different position and lower magnification
March 18, 2011, 09:06 PM
Blue plate is 8".
You'll have to guess at the size of the turkey, cause I didn't measure it :neener:
500 yrds for the plate, don't know what the turkey is
March 18, 2011, 09:07 PM
10" steel plate hung diagonally.
lased at 853 yrds, hits were using 780m dope
March 18, 2011, 09:08 PM
The largest plate is 12"
699 yrds for the plate
March 18, 2011, 09:09 PM
The largest plate is 6". Pretty bad picture :( but the 2nd from right is a triangle and then i think the two on the left are circles.
400 yrds for the plate
April 3, 2011, 08:09 PM
These pictures were taken a few seconds apart in a very challenging wind. It would shift back and forth like this a couple times/minute, all afternoon. Weather report said 20-30mph today. It felt like 10-15 in my face and my 260AI needed around 1.1 mil of right wind at times and a left-edge hold when the flags were running straight towards me.
~ace~ made me some new target stand joints. These stand a little higher because the legs are about 60* apart instead of 90*. The rebar is still 48" but there is more pipe on each end so it looks several inches longer.
Target is still 10" square.
May 8, 2011, 09:16 PM
at a slight angle
about 150 yrds, but i don't remember exactly
May 8, 2011, 09:25 PM
crappy photography on my part, but should be easy to range nonetheless
the target frames are 6 ft square
reticle is the TMR (tactical milling reticle) in leupold's mk4 compact spotting scope
1000 yrd f-class match in Tullahoma
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