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Gong Guns

By Phil Day

In the last ten plus years shooting steel targets has become popular for fun or practice – it’s a great way to hone your shooting skills and compete with your mates.


Fundamentally a “gong” is a free-hanging hardened steel plate attached to a frame that rings out a rewarding “bong” sound when it’s hit. Plates range in size from a couple of inches square out to 15-20” but generally 8-12” is the norm as this represents the kill zone of a red deer. Target distances range from 200 out to 2000 plus yards.


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