Propeller Texas Star w/ 8" Plates
- PATENTED design by Challenge Targets
- Rated for handguns, rifles and shotguns
- Maximum velocity at the target = 3,000 fps
- Maximum energy at the target = 1,300 ft/lbs
- Minimum shooting distance (handguns = 10 yards / rifles = 100 yards)
- Includes (6) 8" diameter x 3/8" thick AR500 plates
- Spring retention system makes resetting the target quick and easy
- Robust design intended for high volume commercial use
- Target stands 6' 8" tall at the highest point when crossbar is oriented vertically
- Heavy gauge cover protects pillow bearings from falling plates
- Precision machined shafts are zinc plated for weather resistance
- Includes (6) industrial grade, maintenance free, sealed pillow bearings
- AR500 components (Plates, Crossbar, Arms & Hubs) ship unpainted
- All other components are powder coated or liquid painted black
This is our most challenging moving target yet! With three independently rotating axes, it's nearly impossible to predict the path of these targets. The 8" plates are held in place with the same spring retention system used on our proven Texas Star platform. When shot, the plates are released from the retention pocket and fall to the ground. The change in weight distribution causes the crossbar and plates to rotate. The precision machined shaft and pillow bearings maximize the speed and change of direction with each successful shot on the plates.
After initial assembly, the Propeller Target is transported in four sections with the heaviest component weighing only 54 lbs. Setting up the target is simple and requires only three bolts to complete the assembly in the field. Resetting the target is quick and simple. Just lift the spring and insert the stem of the plate into the pocket. One person can reset all six plates in about 1 minute.
The PROPELLER is our "spin" on a competition target commonly known as an Irish Plate Rack. These target systems have been used in 3-Gun and USPSA matches for years but also have applications in tactical and law enforcement training. This system satisfies many agency's requirement for training on moving targets.
Overall Height: 6' 8" tall (maximum height from the ground to the top edge of the upper plate)
Target Plates (6): 8" diameter x 3/8" thick AR500 steel (ship unpainted)
Horizontal Crossbar (1): 3/8" thick AR500 steel (ships unpainted)
Arms (6): 3/8" thick AR500 steel (ships unpainted)
Hubs (3): 3/8" thick AR500 steel (ships unpainted)
Structural Vertical Post (1): 5/16" thick A36 angle iron with black powder coat finish
Other Components: Fabricated brackets, covers, etc. are provided with a black powder coat finish
Total Product Weight: 166 lbs (Transports in 4 sections)
1) Stand, Post and Bearing Housing = 54 lbs.
2) Crossbar w/ Propeller Bearing Assemblies = 32 lbs.
3) Propeller Hub = 23 lbs. (each)
4) Target Plates = 34 lbs.