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Falling Tree Target (BLEMISHED)

$400.00

Lead Time on this product: Approximately 5-10 days

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*NOTE: You are considering blemished falling tree targets. These targets might have paint blemishes or other cosmetic blemishes that will not affect performance. If you do not want a blemished product, select our standard falling tree targets HERE

Most people would know what a Dueling Tree is. This is a Dueling Tree Steel Target, only better. The Falling Tree is our patented reactive steel target system that takes the excitement and skill building of a Dueling Tree and further refines it. This challenging steel target system will work all the fundamentals of shooting.

  • AR550 paddles available in (2) sizes and ratings
    • Standard Paddle, 3/8″ AR550: Rated for centerfire pistols at 10 yards, light carbines (556/223, 300 BLK, 5.45×39, 7.62×39) at 50 yards
    • 22LR paddle, 3/16″ material, rated for ONLY 22LR. These are available off and on in batches, check availability below or email us.
  • Completely armored construction. Front shield is manufactured from AR500 steel to deflect glancing blows
  • Solid welded design = ultimate durability
  • CNC Laser cut track = perfect track, consistent function and reliability
  • Tracks are HARDENED after CNC cutting. The track is HARDER than the AR550 paddle which means maintenance is virtually ZERO
  • Warranty: if a weld breaks and the system does not function because of the break, you get a new system.
  • 20″ round base for single Falling Trees, 26″ Double Base if you want to run this system as a Dueling Tree.

 

The Falling Tree target paddle rotates and drops with each successful center hit. This forces shooters to reacquire site picture quickly and follow the input of the system. Poor hits will result in poor paddle movement. Get those center, solid hits and you will get a solid swing and a drop with each hit. The CNC laser cut track is one piece and is not complex. Complexity means unreliable in the steel target world. We kept is simple, we hardened it so it is harder than the paddles, and we weld it in place. it is designed for serious use. It is also covered under our Utility Patent, which means we are the only ones producing this epic product.

US PATENT #10,119,795

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Description

The Falling Tree Target VS a Standard Dueling Tree:

Many folks wonder about the difference between our Falling Tree target and “normal” Dueling Trees, and it really comes down to how the paddle interacts with the impacts of your bullets. A Typical Dueling Tree will have multiple steel paddles positioned over top of one another, whereas our Falling Tree target has a single paddle. This single paddle, when struck with a solid hit, will rotate and drop with each hit. This forces shooters to pay close attention to what their round has done. It also stresses successful recoil management. Poor fundamentals will result in a frustrating experience, which is good! This target system forces shooters to be honest and accountable.

Why Choose this over a Dueling Tree?

The Falling Tree stresses many fundamentals that a Dueling Tree simply cannot. This is especially true when you purchase our Double Falling Tree. It adds a new level of excitement in a system that you won’t find anywhere else. The simple, robust design means it is reliable and durable and can stand even the rigors of competitive use. If you want to train solo, grab a single Falling Tree. For multiple shooters or to race, grab the double version. Read the specs section for all the details on this epic system.

 

Base Type 20″ Round Base
Steel Grade 3/8″ AR550 Paddle
Assembly Fast, Tool-Less Assembly
Adjustable Lean? No. Fixed upright position
Upright Construction CNC Laser Cut track, 1/4″ AR500 Deflector Shields
Approximate Height 72″
Paddle Width 6″
Uses Competition, Training, Transitions, Shooting and Moving
Finish Painted
  • Pistol Use (9mm, .40, .45) 10 yards minimum
  • Rifle Use: (Rifle Falling Tree ONLY): Up to .223/5.56 NATO & .300 Blackout 50 Yards Minimum
  • Deflector shield/upright is 1/4″ AR500 and is designed to handle occasional stray rifle rounds
  • Approximate weight is 75 pounds assembled
  • Ships in multiple boxes

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) Is the Falling Tree Rifle Rated? Answer: It is light carbine rated. This system was NOT designed for heavy rifle calibers as the impacts from heavy rifle calibers is extremely violent on the system. This system was only meant for light rifles like .223/5.56 NATO, 300 BLK, 5.45×39, and 7.62×39.

2.) Can I shoot 308 at distances further than 100 yards? Answer: Technically, yes. If you shoot a 308 at further distances, it CAN work with this system. However, you would need to walk all the way down range to reset the paddle. This system wasn’t designed with long range shooting in mind. If you want to shoot a reactive tree at distance, consider our Rifle Dueling Tree HERE.

3.) Are there multiple sizes of 3/8″ AR550 paddles? Answer: No. We only offer the 6″ diameter target paddle. We experimented with quite a few variations and they simply were not as reliable as the 6″ diameter paddle.

4.) What sort of maintenance can be expected with this system? Answer: we recommend keeping the system free of rust and touched up with our touch up paint. Other than that simply enjoy it and use it to train with purpose.

5.) How tall is the system? Answer: The Falling Tree stands approximately 72″ tall from base to top.

6.) How many drops total are there? Answer: There are 8 total drops. If you install the paddle INCORRECTLY, the leg will stick above the shield and you will have 9 drops. It will hang up on the first shot if installed incorrectly. We have seen this done a few times so be sure you are installing the paddle correctly. If you have questions, look at our pictures on this page and the manual included with your order.

7.) Where are these products produced? Answer: We produce our products in Lancaster County PA. We oversee every step of the process, QC, production, packaging, and shipping. From start to finish, TA Targets is manufacturing high quality systems for hard use. Our owners own the machinery, facility, equipment, etc. We have invested heavily in newer specialty equipment to further streamline our processes and increase quality even further.

8.) Is the Armor Plating on the targets US material? Answer: No. The “armor” we use for the strike plates (actual target impact plates) is made from a proprietary material that is manufactured in Sweden. this is the best material we have found in the world. We were largely dissatisfied with the QC of American made strike plates and had too many issues with quality control. Eventually we hope a US manufacturer creates a material that is as available and as stringent as our Swedish plate. For now, this is the best material to service our customers. US Manufactured AR500 and AR550 is used in areas that are NOT main strike plates. Some examples of this are the Rifle Dueling Tree Shields, Plate Rack Shields, Arachnid front shield and hostage brackets.

9.) Where does the rest of the steel come from? Answer: Traditionally all other steel used in our systems is US origin. During the “covid pandemic” the supply chain has experienced extreme pressures. Under some circumstances some of our tube steel and angle had to be purchased from Canadian raw materials. We do our absolute best to minimize this, not because of quality concerns, but because we deeply desire to produce our products from US steel. We will not use Chinese steel plate, angles, or tubes. Rest assured.

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