Shooting explosive target can be a fun way to pass the day, but safety should be paramount.
Many gun enthusiasts forget being at a safe distance is key to enjoyment and being safe from possible flying debris.
Experts advised being at 100 yards away for every pounds of explosives.
Don’t be like this fellow below.
Youtuber Dixie Dirt Draggers is standing way too close to his target. After missing some shots he finally hits the mark which resulted in a huge explosion that sends the shrapnel flying back at the shooter and bystanders.
Yes, it sure look like fun but its not worth getting injured over. Be Safe!
Or maybe you can use less tannerite and can still get as much fun like this gal.
Shooting at Tannerite can be fun to watch, but its important to be safety minded. In reality this is explosives and there are instances where accident happens when one doesn’t heed to safety.
Like this 23-year-old David Pressley and some friends put about three pounds of Tannerite into an old riding mower with the intent to shoot it and blow it up with the explosive.
The story goes, after “getting more than 20 shots” off the lawnmower exploded. Pressley can be heard yelling “I blew my leg off!” and blood spatters appeared on his person.
Pressley’s friends applied a tourniquet around the the injured man’s leg, helped him into a vehicle and drove him to a nearby road to be airlifted to a hospital.
Pressley’s left leg was missing below the knee.
Atlanta officials stated “there’s no telling how many injuries occur from Tannerite use.
The general rule-of-thumb is to be a hundred yards away for every pound of explosives used.
Presslye was only over 40 feet away when the explosion occurred.
Video shows a man identified as Pressley firing into the lawn mower with a semi-automatic rifle.
Sources: USA Today Youtube
When shooting Tannerite becomes a game of dodgeball with mother nature.
A day on the range turned into an impromptu game of dodgeball with mother nature after a Tannerite explosion sends a large rock flying directly at the shooter. At least he wasn’t shooting at a refrigerator.
It’s hard to tell from the video, but the Tannerite seems like far away to be at a safe distance.
After making the shot, the shooter and his cameraman notice a dark shape approaching them at a pretty good speed.
He soon realizes the shape is actually a rock about the size of his head. Dodgeball!
Sources: Johnzo Youtube, AmericanGG.net
After the passing of the family matriarch, the Texas Pawn Boys gathered one last time for a day of shooting on the family property.
While celebrating they noticed an old dead oak tree that needed to be removed.
Someone had the bright and entertaining idea to see what would happen if Tannerite was used as the primary removal mechanism.
They quickly grabbed a chainsaw, some duct tape, and everyone’s favorite explosive to make this memorable ridiculous video. You can skip to the fun part at 4:20 section of the video.
Sources: TwoTexanFilmCo Youtube, FarmMachinery, Andy
The American Shooting Journal team is made up of hunters, competitors, black-powder shooters, tactical shooters and instructors, former law enforcement, military and plinkers. We have spent hundreds of thousands of rounds over the years and this is our list our 2015 Top Targets.
* This is a football game played by shooting your way to the end zone. A form of man-on-man competition where the center spinner has a top and bottom target, each assigned to a shooter. Once the shooting begins, the shooter that hits their target more often will cause the spinner to move closer to their end zone. Anytime you incorporate the aspects of a game with shooting, you have just made things even better.
* Steel durable target system.
* Easy to transport and set-up.
* Three dimensional design.
* Visually realistic with a body and full face of a human.
* This is a fully reactive target that will fall or drop once a precise hit has been made.
* Each target can be customized by changing out what the target is holding for a threat-no-threat option.
* Great for a shoot-house or square-range training.
* Withstands hundreds of rounds and can be patched over and over due to its durable design.
* The target material is great in all types of weather, except maybe a tornado.
* Two sided paper target with multiple marksmanship targets on one side, and a human silhouette with a skeletal structure on the other.
* Very durable paper. This target will not rip in the wind and withstands a decent amount of rain.
* It has a white silhouette on a black background, which is great for long range identification.
* Great for indoor and outdoor ranges.
* It’s a move-all-over-the-place target.
* Remote controlled so it can be driven around and made to act erratically just like wild game. It can even back up!
* 200 – 500 Meter range.
* Runs up to nine miles per hour.
* It’s really just a great big remote-control full-size toy to shoot at. We love it.
* Double gong for a head or body-mass shot. It’s two targets in one.
* Each gong has a distinctively different sound and length of tone making it easy to know if you hit your mark.
* Gongs can be mounted at different heights.
* Great price for a steel target that will last for years.
* Who doesn’t love a target that automatically resets?
* Immediate (well, the speed of sound anyway) audible feedback.
* Easy to transport and set-up.
* Ships for free – considering it weighs 22 pounds, this is a nice deal.
* Unpredictable, random floating target movement that moves from side to side.
* Fully programmable. You can literally program personalities into each target setting them up to be fast, nervous, slow moving and even jittery.
* Can be operated by remote control so an instructor can have fun with you.
* Nine different speeds and several pre-programmed challenges or you can create your own.
* Blazing fast critical-decision training with an edge-to-face target in two tenths of a second. This is faster than the human brain can actually react so the movement pushes your limits.
* A fully programmable timing sequence.
* Highly visible because the material reacts to the bullet penetration and causes the neon underlining to clearly show the shooter where they have placed their bullet.
* Simple Bulls-eye Design.
* It’s self-adhesive.
* Fits nicely into a range bag.
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