Dominion Outdoors AR500 steel targets are made of high quality AR500 rated steel and come in either 3/8” or 1/2” thicknesses. We have targets available in many different sizes, in these two thicknesses. Steel targets are long lasting, fun targets to shoot, but do follow all firearm safety rules when shooting them. Be aware ricochets may happen, and make sure you are far enough away from the target with appropriate personal protective equipment on at all times. Handgun & Rimfire Cartridges: Both 1/2” and 3/8” target are rated for all standard handgun & rimfire calibers at a minimum distance of 15 yards. Magnum handgun cartridges should be shot at a minimum distance of 20 yards. Centerfire Rifle Cartridges: 3/8” - Impact velocity must be under 3000fps, and shot at a minimum distance of 100 yards. Cartridges with a 100 yard impact velocity of over 3000fps must be shot at 200+ yards. Heavy magnum cartridges are recommended to be shot at 200+ yards. 1/2” - Impact velocity must be under 3000fps, and shot at a minimum distance of 100 yards. Cartridges with a 100 yard impact velocity of over 3000fps must be shot at 200+ yards. Heavy magnum cartridges can be shot at 100 yards if impact velocity is below 3000 fps. Our targets are not rated to withstand steel core, bi-metal, armor piercing, solid brass or any other bullet than copper plated or pure lead. Proper placement and distance of target is crucial to safety. All distances listed are recommendations only. For best ricochet control, allow target to swing freely to direct splatter down into the ground safely.