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Exploding Targets

If you want more action out of a rifle bullet then you may want to add some fun with a bang for your target shooting ritual.  These targets come with as explosion that will make your eyes open wide and your hands go to your ears.

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Tannerite is a binary explosive used primarily as a target for firearms practice, and is unique in that it is exceptionally stable when subjected to less severe forces such as a hammer blow or being dropped. It is supplied as two powders which are combined to produce the explosive. Tannerite is a trademarked name, and binary exploding targets are a patented invention.

So how do they work? Tannerite is a brand of binary explosive targets used for firearm targets in a kit. The targets has a combination of oxidizers and a fuel, once mixed they are ready to use. The explosion is caused by two reactive agents that react from a high velocity bullet. This is why a shotgun won’t do the trick the velocity of a shotgun shell has insufficient force to cause a reaction strong enough to reach explosively.

Tannerite detonations only occur when the target is hit with a bullet at high velocity, producing a large explosion and cloud of water vapor.  This is useful for long range shooting practice, as you get immediate feedback when a target is hit.

Make sure to read the manufacture instructions, on how to mix the agents together and the distance from you should be from the target once your locked and loaded also follow all safety precautions.

Make sure you check with your state that you plan on shooting these powerful targets for any policies or regulation on binary targets such as Tannerite.  And note:  there may be also some states that may be banned these targets.  And check on United States Forest Service, because from my understanding they prohibit the use of binary targets on these lands.

So, is it legal?

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has confirmed that Tannerite is legal to possess and shoot and is not a violation of any existing laws.

But again check with your states laws, because each state has their own laws.

Most people will use these binary targets on private property or maybe at a shooting range if they are allowed.  So if all is good have some explosive fun.

Here is another example and a great product made into a actual target

Kill Shot Target Bullseye and 1/2 Exploding Target

Now that is COOL!!!!

The reaction of a exploding target varies, of course depending on the size – amount of agents in the target.

So have fun and the cool thing is, you will a get immediate feedback when a target is hit.


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