- By Graham Allen
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- Last updated: 04/10/2017
I first met Danny Roberts many years ago at The British Shooting Show. At the time, he was making a relatively limited range of airgun targets, but I could see that he was passionate about what he did and thought that he’d do well in what is a highly competitive marketplace. Gr8Fun Targets has been producing and selling a wide range of targets for many years now and these latest targets are popular with back garden plinkers, hunters and general airgun shooters. He recently sent me a few new models.
These £30 knock-up, knockdown steel targets have the top ‘kill zone’ placed in a realistic position, thereby getting hunters used to taking correctly placed head/brain shots for a humane kill when dealing with vermin. The robust faceplates are either mounted on an H-shaped baseplate or a ground spike. The version I have here is 12-inches high and 6½-inches wide and made from 3mm thick steel plate that’s been treated to a coating of thick black paint. The re-set hole in the body is 35mm in diameter and the ‘kill zone’ in the head is around 30mm. Both the re-set and kill zone paddles are painted bright yellow, so that they really stand out from the main body of the target. The re-set mechanism flips up and down nicely when struck by a pellet and these targets are pretty much maintenance-free; all that’s required to keep them working for years is maybe a repaint now and then and maybe a drop of oil on the pivot points.
These neat little targets are made from 3mm thick particle board and are CNC laser cut in 22 different styles, such as rabbit, moose, beaver, fox, bear, etc. and really are ‘great fun’ to shoot at! There are dozens of mini targets to shoot at on the board and as the 5mm circles are only supported by thin strands of the board, they break off easily when hit. The targets are different sizes, depending on the actual shape but the skull is 8-inches high by 5¼-inches wide and the heron is 8-inches and 7-inches wide. Please note, just because these targets are heron-shaped, nobody is suggesting that anyone shoots real herons – this is just a novelty airgun target! Gr8fun make a 13- inch long ground spike, so that the targets can be fixed to it using a wing nut and the stake pushed into the ground; the spike is priced at £4.50. I really enjoyed shooting out the tiny circles and these targets are very addictive! Once all the actual targets have been shot off, you can then start playing ‘join the dots’, until there’s not much left at all.
More great value targets that are really addictive to shoot!
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