Grizzly Targets: How Strong Are They?

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Grizzly Target has been a sponsor of our humble program for a long time, and we just wanted to put together a quick compilation of what we have done to these things. They can even survive Patrick, the breaker of all things, but most importantly the people at Grizzly produce great targets at a great price.

Anyways, I was going to do a quick write-up, but I thought I might make a fun little compilation video as well:

 

To put it simply, I have pulverized these target with everything from .22lr, all the way up to belt-fed 7.62×51 FMJ. While some resemble the surface of the moon now, they are still trucking along just fine.

Basically, the targets are nice AR500 steel plates cut into all sorts of shapes and sizes that you can see on their website, but my personal favorite is the 18×24 rectangle seen above in white. While heavy, it is big enough to see your group sizes when you paint it, and I have even used it to pattern my turkey shotgun.

Grizzly’s stands are also quite nice, and I use the hell out of the standard base:

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It is small enough to put into any vehicle, but large enough to support even the heaviest targets, which is a definite win for me.

Your other primary mounting option is a great little stand that you use 2×4 pieces of wood cut to size in order to really support the hell out of your target:

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The primary target I use is a simple silhouette that can be seen taking abuse in my MAS 36 video bravely taking many rounds of 7.5 French at close range. I have also shot this with a SIG AMT at 50 yards with surplus 7.62×51. It craters the target, but does not even come close to punching through:

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I have not been nice to this one, and it is sure to keep on appearing in videos for years to come.

If you are looking for a quality target that will bring you years and years of shooting pleasure, check out Grizzly. They have supported TFBTV for a long time now, and I can honestly say that these are some of the nicest AR500 targets I have used. If I was dissatisfied with them, I would not have seen it fit to write this up.

UPDATE: Grizzly have given us a discount code for y’all. Use the code 20TFB to get 20% off your order. I just tried is and it appears to give 20% off products already on sale 🙂 Enter it at the checkout page (above and to the right of the shipping/billing form).



Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.


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  • iksnilol

    20% off?

    SHAWTY IS HOOKIN US UP FO SHO.

  • INFI

    I think this needs some 22-250 and .243 love.

    • 22 eargesplitten loudenboomer!

      • INFI

        17 Incinerator :]

        • Joshua

          okay, that is completely ridiculous, but kinda cool

    • notalima

      Heh. I (purposefully) asked my friend to shoot my Caldwell ‘gong’ 3/8 AR550 target. There is a nice hole right in the center of the target now. It makes for an interesting conversation piece at the range.

  • NDS

    I have two of the B-size silhouette targets, both a couple years old… I can absolutely attest to their durability. They have seen thousands of rounds, including inappropriately-close 5.56 and 300blk drills.

    The bases to get are the ones that have three 2×4 holes; the middle hole is for the steel plate or you can use the outside holes for hanging IDPA or USPSA targets.

  • Wolfgar

    Be careful using Russian bi-metal 5.56 bullets as they are hard on any steel target. No need to ask me how I know.

  • notalima

    I picked up a set of those feet, t-hangars and a 12″ plates a year or so back. With the T-brackets I get a nice place to hang about 7 plates from (2 on each side and 3 in the middle). Long about 14′ worth of plate hanging. Have extra lengths of 2×4 with eye bolts to hang golf balls, and other odd targets as well. Their DIY range parts really made getting all my various plates and other odd stuff handy. Picked them up on one of their 20% codes from ‘another’ blog as well. Good folks.