After 80-plus years of being out of the airgun scene, Remington returned in 2014 with a strong commitment to gain a piece of the market. As part of that effort, Remington’s renewed airgun division introduced a line of reactive targets in several animal shapes.
The Remington shoot-to-reset reactive targets work very well. My sample was a crow and you can select from a choice of a jack rabbit or wild hog as well. The targets are a sturdy 1/8” steel plate, painted black, sitting atop a 12” long angle-iron spike which holds it securely in the ground. Overall height is 19 ¾” and a width of 6”. Two rings attached to the back can be rotated in front of the bright yellow target paddle to adjust the kill zone from 1.5” to 1” to ½”. Once your shot knocks down the target paddle, the unit is reset by an accurate shot on the yellow paddle hanging at the bottom. Remington recommends a minimum safe shooting distance of 25 yards with .177 pellets travelling 1000+ fps and 35 yards if using .22 pellets at 800+ fps. It is not rated for alloy pellets which tend to be harder and prone to ricochet, and of course, no steel BBs for the same reason (Well, duh…) PLEASE, always wear eye protection any time you are shooting and make sure spectators are as well! The target stood up well to the punishment of being shot by adult airguns and it was great fun. As can be expected, a touch up of the paint is needed occasionally to protect the bare steel that becomes exposed when an errant shot chips the finish. Made in China, they have a very reasonable MSRP of $29.95 and Airguns of Arizona actually offers these targets to their customers at an even better price of $19.95! Check them out at www.airgunsofarizona.com. Remington also has the same critters in a manual, pull-string reset configuration for the same MSRP and our friends at AofA sell them at the same discounted $19.95 price. If you think you might get into field target competition or simply want an alternative to punching holes in paper, give these reactive targets a try.