Dueling Tree 4-Plate
$348.68 – $432.10
Great design features not found on other Dueling Trees. We designed our Dueling Trees from a blank sheet of paper to correct the failings of past designs at at lower cost. No need for armor “upgrades”, our trees come RIFLE READY. This tree will work with calibers from .22LR to 300 WM !
- NO need for a flat level surface. Our base is fully adjustable and designed to sit firmly on uneven ground and hillsides with perfect target function.
- Balanced plate response. Most trees tend to favor one side over the other because there is no adjustment for plumb. Plates turn easier on one side giving that competitor an unfair advantage. Our center post is fully adjustable side to side and for forward angle to achieve equal plate response on both sides.
- RIFLE RATED: You can safely shoot rifle at this target without fear of damage to our AR500 center post. No extra armor to buy! Most dueling trees utilize soft angle iron for the center post which will become unsafe after being damaged by rifle hits. Our AR500 center post is flat, will not cause ricochets and is reversible for longer target life. There are no welds on the AR500.
- 3 Armor levels to choose from. 1/4″, 3/8″ or 1/2 AR500 center post and base crossmember armor.
- 24 swinger plate sizes. Tune your dueling tree to work with everything from .22LR to 300 WM, easily without tools. Sizes: 3″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ diameter. 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ AR500
Pricing without plates
- Fully AR500 Armored center post and base crossmember. 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2″
- ALL TERRAIN AR500 Armored base is easily adjustable for hillsides and uneven ground. Center post adjustable side / side and forward / rear.
- Rated for rifle and magnum handgun.
- Swinger plates available in 3″, 4″, 6″, and 8″ diameters and 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ thickness AR500
- Swinger plates mount without tools in seconds
- Plate hinge material AR500 1/4″
- No welds on the AR500 plates or armor.
- All GRADE 8 fasteners
- Reversible Armor for extended life.
- Feet have 1/2″ stake down holes
- Ships UNPAINTED
- Replacement parts available (contact us)
- Heads UP ! Our Craftsman Box End Ratchet Wrench makes adjusting this target a breeze!!
SWINGER PLATES AR500
Several available options to customize your experience.
LONG PLATES: These plates have a longer neck that extends two inches past the edge of the center post armor. This adds more weight and requires more energy to turn the plate. Selection options available for all calibers. Available in 3, 4, 6 and 8 inch diameters and 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ thickness SHOP LONG PLATES
SHORT PLATES: The Short Plate neck sits closer to the center post. Selection options available for all calibers. SHOP SHORT PLATES
Grade 8 Bolt info
GRADE 8 CARRIAGE BOLTS:
Grade 8 carriage bolts are a crucial component for withstanding the immense stress forces generated when high-energy rifle rounds hit plates. These bolts have a high tensile strength of 150,000 psi, surpassing the 60,000 psi of low carbon non-grade bolts commonly found in hardware stores. While grade 8 bolts are not bulletproof and can still be penetrated, they are designed to endure hits more effectively than non-grade bolts.
One notable advantage of using carriage bolts is their low-profile heads, which significantly reduce splatter deflection. Additionally, when paired with square hole plates, carriage bolts eliminate the need for using two wrenches during installation, providing convenience and saving time.
It is important to note that grade 8 carriage bolts may not be readily available at local hardware stores, so it’s advisable to purchase them along with your order to ensure you have the appropriate hardware for your shooting targets.
Target failures can be frustrating, but using grade 8 bolts can greatly reduce the likelihood of such incidents. In a test involving non-grade hardware store carriage bolts, they lasted only about 20 rounds from a 7.62 x 39 rifle at a distance of 50 yards on a 12 x 20 silhouette plate. The failure observed was exactly what grade 8 bolts are designed to prevent, bolt head shearing off resulting in target failure.
In summary, grade 8 carriage bolts provide the necessary strength and durability to withstand the forces generated by high-energy rifle rounds hitting plates. Their use, combined with low-profile heads and compatibility with square hole plates, contributes to a safer shooting experience with reduced splatter deflection.