impact seal reactive target


March 28, 2012, 12:44 AM
Anybody tried one of these yet...if so what did you think of it...picked one up but haven't had time to try it out

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March 28, 2012, 12:57 AM
A little more info would help us to figure out what you are talking about. Maybe a link?

The Grand Baboon
March 28, 2012, 01:01 AM
This is what he's talking about

March 28, 2012, 01:54 AM
Bought the cube last week and took it to the range with 30-30, 30-06, and .223. Set it on level ground at 75 yards. It seals up pretty well, but no reaction to hits at all. It just sat on the ground like it was anchored in cement.

March 28, 2012, 08:36 AM
I got the cube and tried it yesterday morning and I like it. I only use handguns. I shot it with 22 long rifle , 38 special , 45 acp and 45 Colt and they zipped right on through. I'm not sure if factory 38 wadcutters will go but I intend to find out the in the next couple of days. it doesn't bounce much when hit with a 22 , bounces a little more with the 38 and bounces quite a bit with the 45's. it will also depend on what kind of surface your range has and my range has short cut grass. I bought mine at cabela's for $30 which may be a bit much for it. I also don't like shooting paper so it is fun from that aspect also. the round one might be better if you are using a 22 which should give you more movement but if you shot it with a 45 it might go a long ways.

for 22's I had been using a steel swinging target shooting west and when the sun came up in the east the steel target would basically disappear so the orange also eliminates that problem as well.

March 28, 2012, 09:16 AM
A lot depends on the shape and the type of ground it's on. I bought one of the balls that has the little vanes on it and it would get stuck in little depressions in the ground. I would have to hit it just right at the top to get it to roll out of the little dip it was sitting in. But when I hit it just right it sure would roll and spin! (I was using 115gr. 9mm's). With the ground I have the solid ball would work better. I understand the 'top' shape does a good job of tumbling around even on soft ground.

The only bad thing I have to say is now I need to buy a .22 pistol so I can afford to spend more time knocking this frustrating little ball around! :fire:

March 28, 2012, 10:30 AM
Thanks Reed

Randall I've heard that it isn't as good for rifles because of the velocity it just zips through to fast

March 28, 2012, 01:31 PM
I have (4) of the knockdown style ones with 6" circles from Newbold mounted on a sawhorse setup on my personal range. They work ok for handgun and rimfire, with the right plate angle my .22 handgun will knock them down, and the bigger bore handguns have no problem on them. The .223 generally zips right through as mentioned and leaves them standing, I have a couple of the 2" ones that hang from a strap that move pretty well when hit with the .223.

I bought these as I thought it might be a simper and cheaper solution to knockdown plates then making my own knockdown rack(plus I wanted it now!), if I was doing it again and wanted it now I would probably just buy steel plates and hang them from chains or mount on stands.

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March 28, 2012, 01:42 PM
I personally love the top-hat target. You never know which way it will bounce. I've shot mine to death with 22 and 9mm. My kids prefer the top-hat, too.

Edited to add: The top-hat does not always roll over. Sometimes it just bounces a bit (with 22 or 9mm) and then all of a sudden, it may bounce away and roll over whatever it may be stuck on. That works great for me because it is awesome target transitioning training when you're not sure what is coming next. I like surprises. :)

March 29, 2012, 10:10 AM
I've had the 5" ball one for a while. I use it mostly for handgun (45 acp and 44 mag). I've found my rifles will shoot right through with very little movement. It has held up very well and if I shoot this one up I will buy another. For not much money, they are a fun target to shoot with. For rifles I have started to bring my own 2' x 3' frames with chicken wire and hang clay targets on. I buy the variety packs (different sizes) and usually set up 50 - 60 at a time and then head back to the bench and start shooting.
My range is a 300yd range and I usually bring 3 frames, set at 100 200 and 300.

March 29, 2012, 01:42 PM
We shoot them a lot with handguns. Mostly 45 ACP, 41 mag, 44 mag. I like them. They take a beating and you get some visual feedback. Sometimes they jump, sometimes they just budge a bit.

March 30, 2012, 04:04 AM
Sounds to me like empty 2-liter plastic bottles work just as well and are basically "free". Hit them right where they touch the ground and they jump up in the air -- with a centerfire rifle it can be as much as 30' in the air, then do it again when it lands, repeat. Great for improving your target acquisition skills.

March 30, 2012, 10:57 PM
I got a couple as gifts...they are okay. The most fun I had was hitting one with 7 1/2 jumped back a bit and was very interesting to look at. A lot of the birdshot stayed in the cube to varying degrees.

March 30, 2012, 11:11 PM
I have two of the top hats and one that is ball shaped. My daughter and I shoot together on some BLM land and we've been having tin can races with 9mm and .45acp. Thought these targets would be more reactive, they are ...a bit. Try them out.

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