Dueling Tree Targets

Do you go out shooting with your buddies, only to wish you could up the ante in your shooting competition? An AR500 dueling tree target is absolutely a great way to do so! These targets allow you to pit your skills against each other, from shooting accuracy to reloading time. It’s one of the most fun ways to shoot under pressure without going to a full-blown competitive shooting course.

How To Set Up Your AR500 Dueling Tree Targets

This goes without saying, but setting up your pistol dueling tree (or rifle dueling tree for that matter), is all about personal preference. There are competitive guidelines, but the biggest thing that is required if you are shooting against your buddies is simply that you have a good time. The most common method for setting up your dueling tree though is to go ahead and offset every other target to each side. This way no one really has a low vs high target advantage for the most part, and the competition is relatively even.

How Dueling Tree AR500 Steel Target Competitions Work

Essentially the goal of a dueling tree competition is to shoot & eliminate all the targets from your side. Each time a target is hit, it will flip over to the opposing side due to the force of the bullet. As the targets flip over to your opponent’s side, you get closer to winning. Seems pretty easy, right?

The catch here is that as you are progressing towards winning, so is your opponent. Winning in a pistol dueling tree battle typically comes down to not only accuracy, but speed. This includes reloading if the two shooters are closely matched. Sometimes to save money the two shooters agree to a maximum amount of bullets, and if things are really intended to even out they will even match up the number of bullets loaded into each clip.