Tire Target Hanger Kit



Hang a tire around your target plate and capture 90% + of lead fragments.  Eliminates frag damage to nearby walls, ceilings or other targets.   Save the lead and re-melt or recycle.   Also helps mitigate lead contamination to the environment.

Kit includes:

  •  2 Fail Safe Hangers
  • 2 1/2″ bolt and 2 nuts for the tire hanger
  • 1 1/2″ bolt / nut for the plate hanger
  • 2 T Post clamps to lock in the hanger positions.
  • Recommended plate sizes  10 inch or 12 inch
  • Plates sold separately.

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The Tire Target Hanger Kit has all the hardware necessary to hang a tire over a steel target plate on a T-Post.

  • Indoor ranges – prevents splatter damage to ceilings
  • Shoot houses –  prevents splatter damage to nearby targets and walls.
  • Muzzle loader woods walks.    Save and re-cast the lead
  • environmental lead control.  Captures around 90% + of the lead.

Tire Target Kit  includes:

  • Hanger and hardware to hang tire.   (Fail Safe hanger, carriage bolt, nut, washer and beam clamp) plus choice of hanger finish.
  • Hanger and hardware to hang the plate.


  • Plate options:     We recommend Hang Fast 10 and 12 inch round plates.   The mounting hole location creates the angle to match the tire angle.
  • We recommend the FAIL SAFE hanger for the plate because it limits side to side movement keeping the plate more centered in the tire.
  • Tire size should be 16″  and as wide as possible.   Pickup truck tires.


In this video we are shooting this target in a HESCO shoot house with AR15 / frangible bullets at distances to point blank.


Grade 8 Bolt info


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.


Fail Safe Hanger info


The Fail Safe Hanger is a very versatile hanger that can be used for all plate sizes 6″ and over.  This hanger was originally designed to retain plates 10 lbs and lighter that could be shot off our STANDARD HANGER by medium rifle rounds.  This hanger can mount most plates by us or others.

  • Fits all FORGED T posts
  • Fabricated from 1/4″ A36 steel
  • Capable of supporting very heavy plates.
  • Designed for plates 6″ and larger.
  • Additional T post clamp prevents hanger “walk” with smaller plates.
  • Built in wrenches for bolt and T post clamp
  • Uses a 1 1/2″ GRADE 8 carriage bolt to mount the plate
  • Stackable for multiple plates on a single T post
  • Works with most rifle and pistol calibers.  (Haven’t tested it with a 50 cal yet)


Unfinished – paint it yourself and save

Powder Coated  – High Visibility Orange

Mounting Options

  • 1 1/2″ GRADE 8 bolt w/ T post clamp
  • T post Clamp  prevents hanger “walk” with small plates and big bullets.


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