FIREBIRD FOR AIR RIFLE

Tests carried out have demonstrated that it is highly unlikely for a Firebird to detonate if dropped. However, Firebird Targets are pyrotechnic devices and should be treated with care and caution.

As with any pyrotechnic device, the Firebird Target needs to remain as dry as possible. However, they have been designed and tested to work in a damp environment so long as moisture does not penetrate the cardboard lid into the pyrotechnic composition.  If dampness is suspected, store in a warm dry place overnight (Maximum 35 deg. C (95 deg. F)).

The mass of the projectile, multiplied by its impact (terminal) velocity will determine the level of detonation. So, using distance by itself is difficult to determine. Firebird, attached to the bottom of a Clay Pigeon has been tested with number 6 shot at up to 35 yards. The effect will be appreciated far more by shooters and spectators alike if used at a range of 15 – 20 yards. One of our local SWAT teams practices regularly to 600 Yards (and further).

We test each batch of Firebird Targets using everything from a high-velocity Air Rifle with .177 lead pellets, to a .22 LR rimfire rifle with subsonic 40 grain bullets, to a 20-gauge shotgun with 6 to 9 shot size.

Perhaps trying various distances on your own will give you a better answer. We would love to hear what you discover. Please remember the minimum safe distance is 10 meters from the target.

It will depend on the amount of shot that makes contact with the target and at what velocity. In short terms, the harder the Firebird is hit, the more spectacular the effect.

Also, if the bullet or shot strikes the target in the center, it will have a larger effect than being struck near the outer edge.

Usually. Just make sure the adhesive sticker (on the back of each Firebird) is clean and does not have debris that could interfere with the adherence to the target and that it is not wet. If that does not work, you can use a double-sided adhesive sticker (you provide) to re-attach it.

For the Air Rifle Target to function, the pellet must penetrate through the green disc and pinch the pyrotechnic composition inside against the back wall of the metal container.  If the pellet has come into contact with the edge first, or the back first, this will prevent the pellet from pinching the pyrotechnic composition with the required amount of velocity.

To achieve maximum detonation, use the included “Striker Plate” (following the directions on the package) in between the Firebird and your target surface.

In order for the Air Rifle Target to function with an air rifle it must be mounted securely inside the Striker Plate (included in every green pack of Air Rifle Targets).  The Striker Plate should be mounted against a flat, hard, surface.

A Firebird Target will not detonate with Airsoft pellets. The target requires being struck at 500 fps minimum with a hard pellet in order to detonate.

 

Make sure your air pistol is capable of the required velocity to ignite the The Air Rifle Target. The recommended velocity is 500 fps with a hard pellet.

 

A Firebird Target will not detonate with Airsoft pellets. 

FIREBIRD FOR RIFLES, PISTOLS, AND BOWS

Tests carried out have demonstrated that it is highly unlikely for a Firebird to detonate if dropped. However, Firebird Targets are pyrotechnic devices and should be treated with care and caution.

As with any pyrotechnic device, the Firebird Target needs to remain as dry as possible. However, they have been designed and tested to work in a damp environment so long as moisture does not penetrate the cardboard lid into the pyrotechnic composition.  If dampness is suspected, store in a warm dry place overnight (Maximum 35 deg. C (95 deg. F)).

The mass of the projectile, multiplied by its impact (terminal) velocity will determine the level of detonation. So, using distance by itself is difficult to determine. Firebird, attached to the bottom of a Clay Pigeon has been tested with number 6 shot at up to 35 yards. The effect will be appreciated far more by shooters and spectators alike if used at a range of 15 – 20 yards. One of our local SWAT teams practices regularly to 600 Yards (and further).

We test each batch of Firebird Targets using everything from a high-velocity Air Rifle with .177 lead pellets, to a .22 LR rimfire rifle with subsonic 40 grain bullets, to a 20-gauge shotgun with 6 to 9 shot size.

Perhaps trying various distances on your own will give you a better answer. We would love to hear what you discover. Please remember the minimum safe distance is 10 meters from the target.

It will depend on the amount of shot that makes contact with the target and at what velocity. In short terms, the harder the Firebird is hit, the more spectacular the effect.

Also, if the bullet or shot strikes the target in the center, it will have a larger effect than being struck near the outer edge.

Usually. Just make sure the adhesive sticker (on the back of each Firebird) is clean and does not have debris that could interfere with the adherence to the target and that it is not wet. If that does not work, you can use a double-sided adhesive sticker (you provide) to re-attach it.

FIREBIRD FOR CLAY PIGEONS

Tests carried out have demonstrated that it is highly unlikely for a Firebird to detonate if dropped. However, Firebird Targets are pyrotechnic devices and should be treated with care and caution.

As with any pyrotechnic device, the Firebird Target needs to remain as dry as possible. However, they have been designed and tested to work in a damp environment so long as moisture does not penetrate the cardboard lid into the pyrotechnic composition.  If dampness is suspected, store in a warm dry place overnight (Maximum 35 deg. C (95 deg. F)).

The Firebird Target operates on the principle of impact energy.  Number 7 shot gives an effective range of 30 yards. If a smaller shot size is used, then the effective range will be reduced.

The mass of the projectile, multiplied by its impact (terminal) velocity will determine the level of detonation. So, using distance by itself is difficult to determine. Firebird, attached to the bottom of a Clay Pigeon has been tested with number 6 shot at up to 35 yards. The effect will be appreciated far more by shooters and spectators alike if used at a range of 15 – 20 yards. One of our local SWAT teams practices regularly to 600 Yards (and further).

We test each batch of Firebird Targets using everything from a high-velocity Air Rifle with .177 lead pellets, to a .22 LR rimfire rifle with subsonic 40 grain bullets, to a 20-gauge shotgun with 6 to 9 shot size.

Perhaps trying various distances on your own will give you a better answer. We would love to hear what you discover. Please remember the minimum safe distance is 10 meters from the target.

It will depend on the amount of shot that makes contact with the target and at what velocity. In short terms, the harder the Firebird is hit, the more spectacular the effect.

Also, if the bullet or shot strikes the target in the center, it will have a larger effect than being struck near the outer edge.

For the Firebird to function, the pellet (shot) must penetrate through the red disc and compress the pyrotechnic composition inside against the back wall of the metal container. If the red lid is merely grazed, the Firebird is unlikely to detonate.

Usually. Just make sure the adhesive sticker (on the back of each Firebird) is clean and does not have debris that could interfere with the adherence to the target and that it is not wet. If that does not work, you can use a double-sided adhesive sticker (you provide) to re-attach it.

For the Firebird to function, the pellet (or shot) must first penetrate through the red lid and then compress the pyrotechnic composition inside against the back wall of the metal container. The most effective way of achieving this is by using the Clay Pigeon as either a driven bird or a crossing bird.

It will be far harder to detonate the Firebird if used, for instance, as a going away bird. In fact, the Firebird is not likely to detonate if struck through the metal container first.

If the Firebird is not placed directly in the center of the clay, it is likely to spin off when released from the trap.  Make sure the Firebird’s adhesive backing has maximum contact with the clay by placing it in the dead center.

 

Also, make sure the adhesive is clean, dry and sticky. Sometimes oil, moisture, or too much handling, or debris, can foul the “tackiness” of the adhesive. If this happens, try a little double sided tape from one of the adhesive tape manufacturers. The stickier, the better!

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