TA Targets Mini A-DAP Steel Target System
This is our favorite steel target system. We like to use it because it’s similar in size to an A Zone. It provides positive feedback for effective hits, has high durability, and is extremely safe to use. Plus, it has a distinctive “ring” when hit that is easy to hear. For the past four years, our team of shooters has been using and abusing this specific target system. There is a lot of snake oil in the steel target business, so we don’t recommend products in this category lightly.
One AR550 Mini A-DAP Plate (3/8″ or 1/2″ thick); One 20″ Round Base; One A-DAP 2.0 Top Bracket; and hardware for installation:
– One 3/8″ x 1-1/2″ thumb screw (for the rear of the round base)
– One 3/8″ x 1″ thumb screw (for the side of the round base)
– Two 1/2″ grade 8 carriage bolts (for attaching the angle brackets)
– Two 1/2″ nylon locknuts
– One 1/2″ clevis pin with cotter pin (for attaching the target plate to the top bracket)
– Target Plate Dimensions: Approximately 8″ wide x 16″ tall. This is a REDUCED C Zone Target system.
– Extremely durable and stable 20″ round base holds a single 2×4 post for the Mini A-DAP and two furring strips for paper targets.
– Standard toolless construction.
– Grade 8 carriage bolts.
– Painted finish.
– Adjustable mounting bracket so the user can change the cant of the target. Note: Accelerated 2×4 wear will be experienced on the last hole setting.
– 3/8″ AR550: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223-308 at 50 yards, and larger calibers at 100 yards.* The target can be unbolted and flipped to extend its life.
– 1/2″ AR550: Rated for pistols at 10 yards, .223 as close as 30 yards (with proper ammo), 308 at 50 yards, and magnum rifle calibers at 100 yards and beyond.*
*NOTE: Distance recommendations are determined with lead core, copper-jacketed ammunition with a muzzle velocity of 3,000 FPS or less. Faster ammunition may require further distances to avoid possible dimpling of the plate. Not intended for steel core or penetrator ammunition.
The Top Bracket is made of 3/8″ mild steel. Be careful not to shoot at targets from the side as you may miss and hit the bracket, which can damage it.
Many steel targets are advertised as “AR500” but their actual Brinell hardness rating is lower, which causes the target to be softer, and thus more dangerous to shoot. TA Targets advertised as AR550 have an actual hardness rating of 550 or above. This is why we trust them over other companies—we know we can safely put hundreds of thousands of rounds on their targets.