The LOLLI-POPPER is the answer to the problem rifle shooters have with resetting long distance steel targets. In short, envision an 8″ HEXALLOY 550 target mounted to a 36″ flexible shaft, with a steel base approximately 4′ x 4′. The base just sits on the dirt and doesn’t require any anchorage of any kind. The entire unit weighs 46 pounds, and is shipped disassembled. 4″ and 6″ target sizes are also available.
MGM HexPlateª: MGM’s exclusive HexPlateª hexagonal shaped targets are made of premium MGM HEXALLOY 550 steel. The hexagonal shape offers up to 13% more target area than the same size round plate, and everyone will see the immediately recognizable MGM hex logo shape and know it as a genuine MGM Targets product, synonymous with quality, reliability and value…. Leave Nothing To Chanceª.
How Does It Work? – Similar to our AUTO-POPPER spring loaded pistol target, the purpose of this target is to eliminate the need to send a runner 2-300 meters down range after every shooter to reset the steel. After every shot, the flexible shaft allows the target to move (assuming that the marksman hit the target). In a close range application of repeated hits on the target, it could move as much as 36″ total, and if it is hit on the edge of the target, it will begin to move side to side. Usual movement will be 6-10″, depending on range, caliber of bullet, etc.
What Will It Stand Up To? – During our testing, we shot the Double Lolli-popper from 30 yards with 1,000 rounds of .223, 20 rounds of 30.30, 60 rounds of .223 SS109, and other various rounds. While you do see some dimpling on the front of the target, the back of the target remained completely smooth. Nothing had enough of an impact to bulge any part of the back of the target. I need to mention that, while we hammered it at 30 yards, the target life expectancy will be severely reduced if you are shooting it at that range. I would hope that 50 yards would be a minimum. We did shoot it with .338 Winchester Magnum. Don’t be shooting this target with a .338 Win Mag. At least not at 30 yards. This round went through so fast it didn’t have time to bulge the back of the target. If you are a bullseye shooter, I wouldn’t recommend this target for you. Our intent was that this target would be used as an assault/competition training tool. If you are constantly hitting one of these targets in exactly the same spot from about 50 yards, 1) you are shooting too slow, and 2) you’ll probably be able to eat your way through it. You should have no problem with standard 30.06 and .308 cartridges at 100 yards or more. Give it a shot and see what happens!