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Rifle Dueling Tree Upright

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$450.00

Lead Time on this product: 1 - 3 Week Lead Time

Note: You are currently viewing the steel welded upright for our Rifle Dueling Tree. This does NOT include a base or paddles. To shop a full Dueling Tree system, click HERE.

Our Rifle Rated Dueling Tree steel target is radically different than systems you may have already seen on the market. From a first glance, it might look similar to others, but in reality this system is in a class of its own. So what makes it different?

  • AR550 paddles available in (3) sizes and ratings
    • Reduced/556 paddles (most popular) are rated for all centerfire pistols and light carbines
    • 308 paddles are rated for 6.5CM and 308win (and all similar calibers)
    • 22LR paddles are rated strictly for 22LR
  • Completely armored construction. Front shield is manufactured from AR500 steel to deflect glancing blows
  • Solid welded design = ultimate durability
  • Warranty: if a weld breaks and the system does not function because of the break, you get a new system.
  • Base versatility: (2) base options to fine tune for your uses

OUR RIFLE DUELING TREE IS WHAT ALL DUELING TREES SHOULD BE. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE KNOWING YOU ARE GETTING THE BEST SYSTEMS ON THE MARKET. THIS SYSTEM IS BUILT AND DESIGNED WITH AMERICAN QUALITY AND MEANT FOR A LIFETIME OF USE. NO GIMMICKS. NO SHORTCUTS. NO CHEAP, LOW SPEC MATERIALS. HIGH QUALITY, MADE HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA.

LICENSED UNDER U.S. PAT. NOS. 6,994,348 AND 6,994,349

Description

Rifle Dueling Tree Upright

The Rifle Dueling Tree Upright is manufactured ENTIRELY from AR500 material. For too long companies sold “RiFlE DuElInG” trees that are made from mild steel. Look, we hate to be your bearer of bad news but: If your dueling tree upright is manufactured from mild steel, it is NOT rifle rated. Period.

What Makes This Steel Target Different From The Rest?
  • Entirely Armored. There are NO exposed components on this Dueling Tree that are mild steel.
  • Armored Gussets. The paddle gussets are also manufactured from armored steel. This equates to less wear and tear, longer life, less maintenance.
  • AR550 Paddles: The paddles are manufactured from our AR550 steel to exacting tolerances.
  • Rifle Dueling Tree Must be used with EXTENDED BREAKDOWN BASE.
  • Forward angle dispels fragmentation toward the ground
  • Each paddle locks into the gussets so it is impossible for them to jump out during use
If your Dueling Tree uses mild steel for the upright it is not Rifle Rated.

Period. We became extremely worn out by companies talking about their “rifle rated” Dueling Trees only to find out they are selling their customers Dueling Trees that have mild steel uprights. If the upright is mild steel, it is NOT rifle rated and it WILL be dangerous if used with carbines. Don’t take the risk. Other companies offer expensive “additional upgrades” to their Pistol Dueling Trees to make them “rifle rated”. We skipped all that nonsense and decided you deserved the best Dueling Tree on the market, no games, no gimmicks. This Dueling Tree is designed to last you forever.

Your purchase of a steel target is an investment in yourself.

Take this investment seriously. You are investing in a tool that will help you build and refine your skillset. Skimping on the quality results in unsafe systems and gimmicky products. We build our systems right here in Pennsylvania with pride. Built for you so you can become a better defender of life.

NOTE: YOU ARE VIEWING THE WELDED UPRIGHT ONLY. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE A BASE OR PADDLES.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Which Paddles should I purchase?
  • Our recommendation for most shooters is to purchase our “Reduced” 3/8″ AR550 paddles. Our 3/8″ AR550 paddles are rated for center fire pistols (like 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP) and are also rated for light carbines (556/223, 300 BLK, 7.62×39, 5.45×39). This is the most versatile paddle. Note: It will not work with 22LR as it is too heavy. If you shoot mostly bolt action rifles in heavier calibers, we would recommend also grabbing the 1/2″ AR550 308 paddles
When should I consider the 308 paddles?
  • If you mostly shoot 308 or 6.5CM, these are the paddles for you.
Will the 308 paddles work with pistols?
  • MAYBE. This completely depends on the caliber. 10mm? Probably. 115 Grain 9mm? Probably not. The 308 paddles are much heavier to work well with the added energy a 308 dishes out. For this reason, smaller calibers will struggle to turn them, even at closer distances
Can I use 308 on the reduced paddles?
  • Yes, at distances of 200 yards and further. Closer distance use is violent on the smaller paddles. They will take it for a long time, but it does introduce more wear and tear on the system.
Where are these products produced?
  • 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.
Is the Armor Plating on the targets US material?
  • 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.
Where does the rest of the steel come from?
  • 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.
Does This Product Fall Under Prop. 65 Warnings?
  • Maybe. Just in case, be sure not to eat the paint or lick the target before or after you’ve shot it. If you are just curious, led tastes horrible and will probably cause mental damage. If you have done it once you are likely to do it again. Handle at your own risk, if you choose, you may wear an industry grade hazmat suit and gas mask with a HEPA filter and good luck charm on your wrist. For more information visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65