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Caldwell Steel Auto-Reset Targets: First Look

Caldwell adds AR500 steel auto-reset popper targets to their new steel target line.

Caldwell Steel Auto-Reset Targets: First Look

Caldwell 33% Popper (Photo courtesy of Caldwell)

Caldwell’s new line of steel targets has been well-received in the market due to their easy installation, sharp look and affordable price. They offer an extensive line that includes IPSC targets, octagons, coffins and portable targets, and they come in many different sizes. Constructed from AR500 steel, they’re incredibly durable, but it’s their ease of installation that makes them so great. The Caldwell T-post and 2x4 hangers have made installing steel targets on your range easier than ever.

Caldwell Steel Popper Target
(Photo courtesy of Caldwell)


Adding to the steel target line, Caldwell’s new auto-reset line makes their steel targets even more fun. They are introducing a 33% Pepper popper and a Prairie Dog popper. Both are attached to a portable, spring-loaded frame that sits about 7 inches above the ground. It’s easy to put together, and it can be moved around ranges and staked in no time.

Auto-reset targets are great because they are easy to see when they’re hit. Once struck, they fall back, then they auto reset back into position to go again. Made from AR500 steel, the steel targets will last for thousands of rounds, but Caldwell does suggest only using bullets rated less than 3,000 feet per second and strike with less than 3,500 foot-pounds of energy for maximum life expectancy.

Once you shoot steel targets, it’s hard to go back to paper. Once you shoot steel poppers, it’s even harder to shoot stationary steel targets. With an MSRP of just $100, these targets are an easy range investment that will last years.

Caldwell Steel Popper Target
(Photo courtesy of Caldwell)

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