Got Questions? Tannerite® offers an array of Frequent Questions (and Answers) in response to inquiries about our products and the policies that surround them.
Will Tannerite® Brand Binary Rifle Targets Cause a Fire?
No. Tannerite® binary rifle targets, when mixed and used correctly per instructions, will not cause a fire. The original Tannerite®brand binary exploding target was specifically designed from conception to be non-incendiary. This means the product was created using materials of the highest quality and properly formulated to ensure that it will not cause a fire. When a bullet hits Tannerite® with a high velocity (2000 ft./sec. minimum), it causes a chemical reaction which results in a large water vapor cloud along with a loud report which is used as a shot indicator. Please note, however, that there are many knock-off products that can start fires due to an improper formulation and low quality raw materials. Even though Tannerite® brand targets will not start fires, all brands of exploding targets are banned during special fire orders. Please obey these restrictions.
For more information see the lab test results …
WFCi 13054 Creighton Final Report
Can you make Tannerite® targets smaller or larger?
Yes you can. To make smaller targets, you can simply mix a 1/2 pound target and pour the contents into a plastic container of your choice. It’s best if the container is not brittle, but just about any container will work. A good idea when shooting either small targets, or when shooting at long ranges, is to wrap the target in Duct-Tape. This prevents a spill or leak if the bullet strikes low, a fringe hit, or hits the lid on the target. To make larger targets tape one on top of the other, by hitting one it will initiate them both. Common sense and local noise regulations dictate how much you can use without getting cited for disturbing the peace.
How many spoons of catalyst do I mix into a target?
1 LEVEL teaspoon/5cc (one scoop) per 1/2 pound target, and for one pound targets use two (2) level scoops, If you use too much catalyst, it will be “Fuel-rich” and will be a sluggish explosion or none at all. Just don’t use more catalyst than is recommended.
What if I am approached by an authority and questioned about my targets?
Be honest, show them your Tannerite® and explain what you are doing. If they have further questions please feel free to give them the Tannerite® phone number (877-744-1406) and website (www.tannerite.com). Tannerite® is sold for a shot-indicator, if you are misusing the product or destroying public property we will not help you. If there are complaints about the noise, please be respectful and stop.
How could something so fun, be legal everywhere?
Tannerite® falls under the same laws as black powder and all other explosives that are exempt for sporting use. Remember though, just because it’s a legal product if used as prescribed, does not mean that you can use it in any manner you wish. Unlike firearms, you can legally shoot them however, there are places where it is forbidden. It is up to the end-user to obtain local authority permission before using our product unless it’s on private property. Even then if you live close to others it’s best to contact them and explain what you are doing.
Our customers often ask whether a particular round will reliably initiate Tannerite targets
To reliably initiate, Tannerite targets need to be hit solidly with a transonic (ital) round. A transonic
round is one going 2,000 feet per second or faster. All other things being equal, larger diameter bullets
work better than smaller ones.
EXAMPLES OF COMMON ROUNDS THAT WILL NOT RELIABLY INITIATE TANNERITE TARGETS:
· Pistol calibers from a pistol-length barrel
· .17 HM2 (will sometimes work but not reliably)
· .22 long rifle and similar (.22 short, .22 long, etc)
· .22 WMR (will sometimes work but not reliably)
· .30 carbine
· Shotgun slugs of any gauge
EXAMPLES OF COMMON ROUNDS THAT WILL RELIABLY INITIATE TANNERITE TARGETS:
· .17 HMR
· .17 Remington
· .223/5.56mm NATO (the common AR15/M16 or Ruger Mini-14 round)
· 5.45x39mm (the AK-74 round)
· 6mm Remington
· .243 Winchester
· 7.62x39mm (the AK-47 round)
· 7mm Remington Magnum
· .300 Savage
· .308/7.62mm NATO
· .300 Remington Magnum
· .338 Remington Magnum
· .50 Browning (the .50 caliber machine gun round)