Hanging steel plates colloquially called " gongs " or self-resetting steel targets also have the advantage that the shooter do not need to go forward downrange to tape the targets, making it a good option for shooting ranges that otherwise have electronic targets. Steel targets also are weatherproof, contrary to paper targets, which do not hold up in rain and wind gusts. If correct precautions are taken, the chance of ricochets when shooting at steel targets are minimal.
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Bring variety to your target practice. Both the swingers and target's frame are made of high-carbon steel. Targets are 3'' and 4.
The largest of the targets, the Ram, is six inches from nose to tail and about 2. It is shot from an offhand position. The next largest target, the Pig, is about 4 inches from nose to tail. It is shot standing or kneeling with a supported rest off of a barrier or pole.
This is one of the easiest and efficient ways to mount a target. The Shepherds hook is light and easy to transport, which is a huge plus if you have to travel to shoot your steel targets. They also allow the target to swing and release energy from the bullet impact.
Steel shooting targets takes out all of the guess work when shooting distances by getting instant feedback with an audible ring of the target when hit. No more taking time to walk down to the targets to see where you have hit. Steel shooting targets even work better when using a spotting scope because the lead splatters are very easy to see. Bring along a rattle can of paint to cover them up and start shooting again!