Making Target Practice Explosive…


( – Launching lead downrange toward a target is a great way to spend time. Target practice increases hand-eye coordination, improves aim and is an excellent stress reliever. Sometimes, though, hitting paper or steel targets just isn’t enough.

If you want to spice things up a bit the next time you go target practicing, you may want to consider looking into a sonic boom.

In the following video, Brownells, Inc. shows off the Sonic Boom exploding targets:

Available in sizes ranging from one to 20 pounds, these targets create a loud explosion that can be felt up to 200 yards away. Using Sonic Boom targets will take target practice to a whole new level of excitement.

Of course, these targets do become explosive devices once mixed, so necessary precautions need to be taken. According to their website,, safety precautions include:

  • Wearing ear- and eye-protective gear.
  • Always use as directed in the instructions.
  • Place the target at least 100 yards away.
  • Ensure the surrounding area is free from debris that could become shrapnel.

Sonic Boom Exploding Targets are legal to use in all 50 states; however, once mixed, they’re considered to be explosive items and cannot be transported or stored. They must be used on the spot after mixing. Prior to purchasing this product for target practice, it’s a good idea to check local and state regulations to ensure you can legally own it where you live. Better safe than sorry.

There may be some strings attached when using these exploding targets, but the thrill of watching your target get blown to kingdom come is worth it.

To see another way to change things up the next time you go target practicing, check out our article here.

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