When it comes to spending time with your favorite rifle, there are two absolute truths: there’s no such thing as too much ammunition or too much target practice. If you enjoy a little auditory feedback with your target practice, odds are you’re a fan of steel targets, and there’s a new one out from Birchwood Casey you just might enjoy. The new steel target is called the Boomslang Gong and it’s designed both for easy transportation and feedback that lives up to its name in the form of a loud, resonant gong. Its also a swinging target, so you can see it move freely on impact. The Boomslang Gong is 9 1/2 inches in diameter and made of AR500 steel.
Perhaps one of the greatest things about this steel target is the fact it can be used both with handguns and a variety of rifles including .300 Win Mag and .338 lapua magnum rounds. Birchwood Casey recommends shooters stay back at least 100 yards with rifles and 200 yards when using high velocity rounds. So whether you want to work on your self-defense handgun skills or prefer an afternoon of marksmanship with your large caliber rifle, this target has you covered.
Take a look on the company’s website at www.birchwoodcasey.com. MSRP $155.60.
From Birchwood Casey:
“The Boomslang Gong has a diameter of 9 ½ inches and is constructed of tough ½-inch AR500 steel with an extremely stable base for hours of shooting enjoyment. The target breaks down and the base folds flat for easy transport to and from the range. With a resounding gong and dynamic movement at each hit, shots on target are easy to hear and see.
The Boomslang Gong is rated for centerfire handguns and rifles up to and including .300 and .338 Magnum calibers. Minimum distances from the shooter to the target are 25 yards for handguns and 100 yards for rifles. High velocity rounds – (3000 + FPS muzzle velocity) and magnum loads should be used at a minimum distance of 200 yards.
The Birchwood Casey Boomslang Gong is proudly made in the USA.”