July 1st, 2008

New Dual-Mode Reactive Steel Targets

Kurt Stone of LV Steel Targets has developed a new series of Steel Silhouette targets that offer multiple options for the shooter. The new design features a central, circular “target within a target.” Shown in the photo below, the green center circle (either 7.5″ or 6″ in diameter) will swing back when hit, then reset itself. Kurt also offers silhouettes with a black paddle plate at the top right or left. This can be used to simulate “hostage” scenarios.

LV Steel Targets

We like the model 19C, a 25″ x 15″ silhouette plate with 6″-diameter center circle target. The silhouette plate is large enough to allow you to get zeroed at 500-700 yards, and then you can shoot at the center circle for a more challenging test of accuracy. At 600 yards the center circle (painted green in the photos) is 1 MOA. That’s a nice size that rewards a good shooter (and accurate rifle) at long range. The model 19C ranges in price from $205.00 to $270.00 depending on steel thickness (3/8″ to 5/8″). This same design is offered in model 18C with a 7.5″ center on a 30″ x 18″ steel silhouette.

LV Steel Targets

LV Steel Targets offers a wide variety of other hardened steel targets including spring-loaded silhouettes and “poppers”, plus gongs and swingers of all sizes.

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July 1st, 2008

Team USA Olympic Shooters on TV

This week, Shooting USA features the U.S. Shooting Team. These world-class competitors will represent the United States this summer in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Shooting USA will broadcast a full hour covering Team USA shooters, including Gold Medalists Matt Emmons (Smallbore Rifle), and Kim Rhodes (Shotgun). The show will feature ALL the Olympic shooting disciplines, including air pistol, air rifle, smallbore rifle, and trap/skeet.

We highly recommend this episode of Shooting USA. Here are the showtimes on the Outdoor Channel:

Eastern Time 4:30 PM, 8:30 PM + 2:00 AM (Thursday)
Central Time 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM + 1:00 AM (Thursday)
Mountain Time 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM, Midnight
Pacific Time 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 11:00 PM

CLICK HERE or visit USAShooting.com for more information about the USA Shooting Team. You can make a tax deductible donation by sending a check or money order to:

USA Shooting/Donations
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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