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Old August 4, 2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Caldwell Resetting Target System durability?

Has any body purchased the Caldwell Resetting Target System 22 Rimfire Steel

Im curious how it held up. What ammo from what firearm you have hit it with.
I was thinking of getting it to play with my P22 which shoots only high velocity ammo, CCI Mini Mags. This should be similar to the velocity of a typical .22lr round from a longer rifle barrel so I can't imagine this posing a problem, but if so you guys should know.

One review on MidwayUSA's site said it wouldn't handle .17HMR but that is a bit different from my P22!

Thanks for any help!

I hope this is the proper forum?
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Old August 4, 2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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This forum's fine.
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Old August 5, 2010, 07:00 AM   #3
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ok well? Has anyone ever seen one of these in person? Has any one ever had a friend who has shot one? Has any had any dealings with one of these in any form?
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Old August 5, 2010, 09:16 AM   #4
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Not that exact one,,,

I own a Do-All Traps .22 Auto Reset Target,,,

I saw the one you are asking about in the store when I bought mine,,,
They both looked very similar and comparable to each other,,,
I chose the Do-All because it was just a bit cheaper.

Mine works exactly as it is advertised to do,,,
The metal targets on each target are plenty thick for .22.

I have shot Mini-Mags and el cheapo bulk,,,
If you hit the paddle square,,,
It flips up and stays.

Watch what your friends shoot at it though,,,
I set mine up at the range and my friend who didn't know it was for .22,,,
Shot several 10 round mags of .30 carbine at it when I was visiting the mens room.

Now it doesn't work so good any more,,,
But before that it worked great.

One more thing,,,
These type of interactive targets are an absolute blast,,,
They make your range time so much more fun than just punching holes in paper ever could.

Hope this helps,,,

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Old August 5, 2010, 10:25 AM   #5
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That is exactly what I needed to hear. Not to many times do I shoot with other people around so hopefuly no larger calibers attack it! It sure seems like a lot of fun. I was just worried about the HV ammo & I didn't see any info on the manufactures site. I have a buddy who just purchased a P22 also. I may end up getting one of those dueling trees!! Thanks for the input.
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Old August 5, 2010, 11:08 AM   #6
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Dueling trees are an absolute blast,,,

I bought this one from Cabela's.

It's not as tall as it looks in the pictures,,,
It's about 33" high.

Fun but you have to hit the paddle really square to flip it to the other side,,,
Sometimes it just makes them point straight back to the rear,,,
There is an adjustment I haven't quite figured out yet,,,
But it is still a fun interactive target for two.

Every time I take it to the range I end up making a new friend,,,
People see me shooting at it and they gravitate to it,,,
I always take a spare .22 revolver when I go.

Another fun one is these little gopher dudes,,,

They are made of a heavy self healing rubber substance,,,
I set em at 100 yards for use with my .22 rifles,,,Again, much more fun than paper.

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Old August 5, 2010, 12:01 PM   #7
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That's some great stuff! The tree would pull me in that's for sure. The gopher things look like a freebie CCI was offering for 2 proofs of purchase a while back on thier web site. I never could remember to keep a receipt!
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