Portable Remote Target Changer From TARGETVISION

    TargetVision has a new target system available. It is a remotely operated target changer that can operate out to about 600 feet. It is constructed primarily of aluminum with AR500 armor plating. The downside is that it comes in at $1595 and it weighs in at a hefty 97 pounds.

    It seems like the concept pairs well with use of a spotting scope (and they do sell a wireless spotting scope). I can see the utility for ranges or specialized applications (like rapidly switching between shoot/no shoot targets for distance competitions).

    When I shoot at long ranges, I’m normally not shooting enough to warrant multiple target changes–it is either for zeroing a rifle or punching a few rounds to keep the skills from completely going to crap. Personally I’m not sure if I could justify the cost for the infrequent distance shooting I do.

    What do you readers think? What applications can you come up where this would be a benefit?

    Range

    600 yards

    Hardware Features

    Quick and easy set-up
    Lightweight, Portable, Compact
    1 year warranty
    Weather resistant
    AR 500 armor plating

    Specifications

    Metal: Aluminum
    Armor: AR500
    Band: 900 MHz RF
    Weight: 97 lbs.
    Assembled Height: ~3′ 6”
    Target Sizes: 24” x 24”
    Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium Ion

    What’s In the Box

    2 – Columns
    2 – Legs with Armor Plating
    1 – Target Holder with Armor Plating
    1 – Target Roller, Motorized, with Armor Plating
    1 – Roll of 74, 24” x 24” Targets
    12V DC Charger
    Signal Receiver Box
    Remote Controller
    Plastic Target Backer

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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