Using steel targets on the HVNZDA Kaitoke Range

We get asked from time to time about the use of steel targets at Kaitoke.

The answer is in the Range Standing Orders (RSO's) found on the front page of the club website.

Basically you can shoot centre fire targets at 50 + metres.

The targets need to be placed in front of a bullet trap so misses impact in the dirt and not bounce off the range floor. They need to constructed in such a way that they slope down at a 15 degree angle, so any hits impact on the ground below.

They also need to be made of a suitable grade of steel that doesn’t crater from bullet strike, thus decreasing the chance of ricochets coming back to meet anyone on the firing line.

Safety glasses are also required.

On a causal basis during the week, rim fire targets can be shot from about 20-metres.

The clubs using the range have their own set of rules regarding using reactive targets.

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