RX Target Systems Purchase Review

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    bdzjlz
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    Last Saturday evening, I reviewed on line RX Target Systems' website after watching some of their YouTube reviews, and ordered a target.  I found their website somewhat clumsy to navigate, and wasn't sure I really ordered what I wanted.  A few minutes later, I received a personal e-mail from RX's David Bitowski, thanking me for my order, and assuring me that it would ship out on Monday.  

    Overnight, I thought about the fact that I wasn't sure what I ordered was correct, and so on Sunday morning, I replied to David's e-mail, telling him exactly what I was wanting to accomplish with the purchase, and to please be sure that was what I was going to receive in the end.  Within another few minutes, he replied, asking if he could call me on Sunday afternoon to discuss, which he did.  After about a twenty minute conversation, he confirmed that what I had ordered was incorrect, refunded my PayPal purchase immediately, sent me an invoice for exactly what I wanted, which I promptly remitted, and the target was shipped on Monday, and with the holiday, arrived today.  This was one of the best, most personal service purchase experiences I have had in some time, and is much appreciated.

    As I begin the rest of my review, in no way am I disappointed.  The target works better than anticipated and I am very pleased.  So please don't construe what I am sharing as negative in any way.

    At Dave's suggestion, I ordered the steel 30 lb target system, using the current JSB pellet promotion, where one gets a 250 count tin of JSB pellets with the purchase.  Don't order this target system for the pellets, as my package arrived, with the tin of pellets simply thrown in with the target.  The tin was badly crushed (see exhibit 1) from the weight of the target, and the pellets inside were mostly damaged and unusable.  As I did not buy this system for the pellets, and as David was so helpful with the purchase, I am neither upset about this or concerned, as I am certain he would replace them if I asked.   However, given the personal assistance he provided, I am not going to make an issue out of $10 worth of pellets.

    The target itself arrived in great shape, and within a few moments (see other photos) I had it set-up within my 18 yard indoor range backstop.  The really good news is that the steel paddles go down easily, even with my .177 AA TX200 shooting an 8.4 gr pellet and my .22 Weihrauch HW97K shooting a 14.66 grain pellet, both at +/- 13.5 lb of energy.  This means this target system is really versatile and should work well with not only my pcps in the 20 to 30 ft lb class, but all of my springers (and yours, too).  The target reacts very well and easily resets.  It appears to be very durable.

    One improvement could be made, and I am certain David and his team will be reading this review.  While the paddles likely show up very well where there is daylight on all sides, within my backstop, with the exception of the large center aperture, the paddles are not visible through the holes.  As a result, the only way you can tell the paddles are going down is from the noise they make falling.   As you can see from the photos, mine arrived per my request with the white face and orange paddles.  There simply is not enough light getting through the sides of  the system for the orange paddles to show up through the holes.  I tried painting the paddles fluorescent green,  but that didn't help much.  I think that tomorrow, I will paint the face black and the paddles white, to see if it makes a difference.  One difference i would like to see in the manufacture of this system is to have the paddles made a little longer so they stick up above the target face 1/4" to 3/8" so that one can verify that the paddle went down if the paddle is not visible through the aperture.

    All in all, this is a terrific, durable target that should provide years of fun, absorbing many thousands of pellets.  I highly recommend it, and the service couldn't be any better than I received.

    Best wishes for a very Happy New Year and great shooting experiences.

    DZ

     

     

     

     

     

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by bdzjlz.
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    bdzjlz
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    Paddle visibility issue resolved!  After sleeping on it last night, I found a simple fix to not being able to see whether or not the paddles fall.  
     

    I simply used document spring clips, wrapped them with blue tape and a target dot.  The target is perfect, now.

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    sonny
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    Nice review. wonder if the face was black and the knock downs was white would work that way when it dropped it would look darker.

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    bdzjlz
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    I have thought about this, too, Sonny.  May try it some day but for now the fix indicated above works perfect.  Just finished shooting through it with each of my four spring powered rifles – couldn’t work any better.

     

     Thanks for the thought.

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    cahil_2
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    I bought one of his prototypes while I was PA Cup. I like the concept but on mine the paddles are held up by magnets and they will fall down if the pellet strikes the face plate. So I haven’t used it much for that reason and have thought about trying to modify it or send it to him and see if he can modify it. Also might just sell it. Not complaining as I knew I was getting a prototype. 

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    bdzjlz
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    Interesting, on mine, the paddles set back at the bottom from the face, and lean forward against the face plate.  Works perfect.  Dave is so accommodating, you should at least consider having a discussion with him.

    After shooting mine some more this morning, at some point, i may eventually decide to drill additional and smaller holes in the face plate.  The apertures are large enough that with super accurate rifles, they really aren't much of a challenge, especially inside of 30 yards, but will still be loads of fun for the granddaughters and visiting guests…

     

     

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    Cahil_2

    i sent you private message. Thank you for your comments. 

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    rxtargetssys
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    Just to clarify for others, The wood/pvc and steel magnetic reset assist target is 20 foot pound limit and is the Generation 1 target. The all steel or Generation 2 target is 30 to 45 foot pound rated with 10 gauge and 1/4” paddles, respectively. I’m sorry if there was some confusion there.

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    bdzjlz
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    BTW – repainted the face to black and the paddles to white yesterday and it really made a positive difference in terms of being able to see the paddles through the target holes.  
     

    DZ

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    Thanks for sharing your modifications. The target is pretty easy to accommodate because it can be painted to the users liking for the setting they are shooting. I’ve found white plate  with Orange paddles work for me in low light. If I illuminate the target with a light and shoot, I like a dark faceplate with orange or white paddles cause they really pop in the contrast. I like your idea of the spring clips and target dot. Others may want to try it as well. 

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