Rimfire Spinner Targets


Birchwood Casey is now selling a pair of new spinner targets rated for rimfire ammunition. The first is called The Little Rattler while the second is called Sidewinder Spinner.

The Little Rattler is a gong-style metal target that comes with swivels and the heavy duty frame. According to the company, the minimum distance for using this target should be 25 yards. It retails for $68.45.

The Sidewinder Spinner is a self-correcting, double paddle design that returns to face the shooter after being hit. The Sidewinder Spinner is mounted on a single post. Birchwood Casey recommends that at least 25 yards should be between the shooter and the target for safety reasons. It carries an MSRP of $45.60.

Richard Johnson

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  • Made for “rimfire” cartridges and yet I’m fairly certain a .17 HMR would rip through those targets like paper.

  • Cymond

    Most reactive targets for rimfire are very small because they have to be light weight. I have a competitor’s version with 2″ swinging targets.

    Unfortunately, I’m not a good enough shot to hit these at 25 yards with a pistol, but I prefer the feeling of shooting a pistol most of the time.

    • Paladin

      Holy crap, somebody on here is actual honest about their capabilities.

      I’m with ya btw, I don’t get near enough range time be able to ring these consistently at 25 yds….. we just use old snuff cans though.

      • iksnilol

        I pattern with pistols at 25 meters.

        Though I am good with a target rifle (diopter sights, sling and whatnot).

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I set up a few of these at 100 yards for shooting with my 10/22 and they worked great but the high school made me take them off the football field.

  • Jsim

    can you shoot them with a 9mm?

    • LeVar Burton

      Yes, I can…but only, like, out to 25-30 yards because the targets are so small. Of course, the hits just totally destroy the lightweight sheet metal targets because they are built specifically FOR RIMFIRE ONLY!

      • Jsim

        well if you can only shoot out to 30 yards the you might have a problem

      • Nashvone

        Give him a break. If anyone can find .22 ammo, it’s only about 6 cents a round cheaper. Seems like a valid question to me.