Silver Mountain Electronic Target

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My name is Ryan Hovee. I recently became a LRO Staff Member. I wanted to start a thread about the SME Electronic system. The cost of the Solo unit is around $850. Electronic targets are commonly used in F class competitions along with other shooting sports. Essentially there are 4 sensors mounted to the target. Then a wireless hub sends the input data back to your tablet. This can work up to 1000 yards away. Accuracy of the targets is within 1-3mm depending on the wind. The SME target system keeps track of group width, height, size, FPS, and SD. I will be setting up this system in the next few weeks and do a short video. I am very excited about this system and it's ability to produce tons of information, along with saving time at the range. Many people leave their targets up year round and just plug in batteries when needed. Here is an example of a test target.

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My name is Ryan Hovee. I recently became a LRO Staff Member. I wanted to start a thread about the SME Electronic system. The cost of the Solo unit is around $850. Electronic targets are commonly used in F class competitions along with other shooting sports. Essentially there are 4 sensors mounted to the target. Then a wireless hub sends the input data back to your tablet. This can work up to 1000 yards away. Accuracy of the targets is within 1-3mm depending on the wind. The SME target system keeps track of group width, height, size, FPS, and SD. I will be setting up this system in the next few weeks and do a short video. I am very excited about this system and it's ability to produce tons of information, along with saving time at the range. Many people leave their targets up year round and just plug in batteries when needed. Here is an example of a test target.
Looking forward to your findings. Jeff and I have been looking for systems like this to save us time.
 

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This will be good to see. Cutting out driving back and forth would be nice. I worry about leaving my very inexpensive gear behind when I go mark the target. If this could work simply over Bluetooth without data, that would be big.
 

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Nice,I could see where knowing the impact velocity and muzzle velocity while shooting will tell how well our ballistic solvers line up and confirm what our changing environmental conditions do to impact the velocity at a distance. Plus the bonus of not having to drive back and forth!


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I got the frame built today along with the target system set up. Tomorrow morning I am going to take it out for the first time!
 

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Well if our house doesn't burn in the fire that is threatening us, one of these is definitely something I need.

Looking forward to the rest of your report Ryan.

Thanks

That sounds like SERIOUS Broz!! I do most sincerely wish you and yours well in the most difficult circumstances you seem to be finding yourselves in, through no fault of your own other than your choices of where to set up house & home!!

Good Luck and please do keep those of us who follow and generally accept & use your honest, very helpful shooting advice in the loop with respect to the terrible fires in your neck of the woods!! Such an AWFUL state of affairs...
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That sounds like SERIOUS Broz!! I do most sincerely wish you and yours well in the most difficult circumstances you seem to be finding yourselves in, through no fault of your own other than your choices of where to set up house & home!!

Good Luck and please do keep those of us who follow and generally accept & use your honest, very helpful shooting advice in the loop with respect to the terrible fires in your neck of the woods!! Such an AWFUL state of affairs...
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Steve.


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I got a chance to shoot with the E target. VERY impressed with the system. Such a time saver at the range or anywhere. Plus my 338 Edge and 300 wsm shot very well at 600.
 

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What a great system and a big time saver. Set-up looks pretty straight forward and easy enough. Question: Have you seen any issues with shots on target through the same poi, missing any shots? One more question: How long does the Center/POI section of the target last? Is it easily changed?

That was a pretty impressive group. Your first video here on LRO and you were probably a bit nervous to boot. Great Shooting!!
 

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Ha! I was a little nervous for my first video. I do talk a lot so I was focusing on staying on task. I have shot about 300 rounds on that target and just recently made another red square about 6” to the left. Home Depot sells the material in a 4x8 sheet. So with my shooting area being 24”x24”, they will last a while. The material in the middle square is just held up by 4 sheet rock screws in the corners.


I have not had any shots get missed by the system. I did put a piece of paper up to test the accuracy. It was less than 1/4” group size difference at 600 yards so it’s perfect for what I am using it for.
 

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Ha! I was a little nervous for my first video. I do talk a lot so I was focusing on staying on task. I have shot about 300 rounds on that target and just recently made another red square about 6” to the left. Home Depot sells the material in a 4x8 sheet. So with my shooting area being 24”x24”, they will last a while. The material in the middle square is just held up by 4 sheet rock screws in the corners.


I have not had any shots get missed by the system. I did put a piece of paper up to test the accuracy. It was less than 1/4” group size difference at 600 yards so it’s perfect for what I am using it for.
Can you set this one up with an offset?
I saw a video that fclass John put up about how they run their shot marker electronic target system so that you don't actually impact your aim point, rather above it. They don't have to replace the aim point doing it that way.
 

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Yes you can do an offset. Or hold 1 moa in your scope. Dial it in your windage.
 

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Just watched your video. Nice job. Whoa. I’m never posting my groups again. Holy H.
 

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It was the smallest group I have shot at 600. This rifle normally shoot around 1.5-2” at 600.
 

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Great shooting Ryan. That’s a pretty sweet setup. May be in my future. Sure makes life easy.

 

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