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Good target for FUN
on February 6, 2013
Seeing all the mixed reviews I figured I would clear up the confusion as I am holding this in my hand right now, I found it this week at my local w-mart which did have it and for only twenty bucks so I picked on up for some backyard fun.
First of all this is a nice little setup for recreational shooting ( overall height is ONLY around 32.75" stuck in the ground around 30" standing to top of paper target and around 24" for rotating spinner target ) it is built to last a while, it is solidly made of metal and powder coated nicely. It is very well thought out too, the shafts connect with one side of the rod flat so the stand does not spin when hit.
As for the spinning targets they are built to take PELLET-gun shots at a SAFE range ( box states 25 YARDS which is 75 FEET of distance between you and the target for those that can't figure that out ) and are weighted so they reset vertically every time ( I did have one that had some thick powder coating and didn't spin freely but with 2 minutes work it spins great )
The spinner targets are as follows ( AMAZON has it wrong there a total of TWELVE targets - EIGHT on the horizontal rod and FOUR on the top spinner when not using the paper target holder ) , the diamond is 1 1/4 " across & tall, the circle is 1 1/8 across, the pig is 1/34 across x 1 1/8" tall, the ram is 1 1/2" tall x 1 3/4" wide , the chicken is 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" , and the dove 2" tall x 1 3/4" wide and are held on with threaded nuts. SO they are NOT very BIG but suitable for fun shooting ( they ARE appropriate sizes for airgun fun ). There are 24 extra orange dots included to replace the ones on the targets when you "shoot them off" lol . This "system" is intended to be a little difficult so that there is actually a CHALLENGE to shoot it. if you want EASY go set up some clay pigeons or FRISBEE's if you want to sharpen your skill and have some fun with spinning targets this is GREAT.
The 25 INCLUDED paper targets are 5 1/2 square and are made quite well, not heavy cardboard but GOOD QUALITY paper ( I like these ) and the sit in the holder well. The metal holder is really nothing more than a slotted "U" the targets slide down into. Mine came with a spinner target that when you take the paper target holder off the top you then can put ANOTHER spinning / rotating ( circle & diamond ) target on the top.
SIDE NOTES- REMEMBER this is made for LEAD PELLETS and to be used at a SAFE DISTANCE, when you assemble it ( which is VERY EASY even though mine had no instructions ) just put some electrical tape ( or any tape you want - electrical is what I had handy and matches the color ) on the upright post at the joints and then you don't have to worry about them coming apart when you pull it out of the ground to move it ( and them it is 30" tall so you don't have to bend much ), and a little oil on the spinners shaft well make them go fast.
OVERALL I really like this target system, it is a QUALITY GAMO product , it is NOT to big and honestly not to small ( for it's intended purpose it is just right ) and would buy it again if needed.