Printable Bullseye Targets

by J Greely.

Update 8/8/2003: I've completely rewritten the target generator, adding native PDF output in a whole bunch of paper sizes, and generalizing the code to support printing multiple targets per page in any combination. I'll be adding a custom-target form in the next few days to let you generate any sort of bullseye target your little heart desires, even in color.


Long ago and far away, I made a bunch of shooting targets designed to be printed on commonly-available PostScript-based laser printers. They're still popular, but distribution is a bit spotty, the complete set was never published, and not everyone uses US Letter paper.

When an enthusiastic co-worker recently took up pistol shooting, I dusted off my guns and joined in, as did a number of others in our office. Naturally we came to the subject of printing our own targets, which gave me something else to dust off. Here, then, is a mostly complete archive of my NRA-style rifle and pistol targets, with measurements taken from official NRA rule books. At the moment only PostScript versions are available, and no new targets have been added to the collection, but I'll be converting all of them to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format in the near future, as well as adding more paper sizes.

Once everything's up to date, I'll be happy to generate new targets in the same style; just send me a clear description of the design (source, number of rings, color, diameter, and line width). Now that color printers are widespread and cheap, I'll be adding some color designs as well; suggestions are welcome.

Want to make your own or edit mine? If you have Adobe Illustrator, it's easy: just load up the PostScript version and have fun. Making one from scratch in Illustrator can be tricky, especially if you're working from a rule book (guides are your friend); I have a custom Perl script that takes target dimensions as input and generates Encapsulated PostScript as output.

Archive

h300a: 100 Yard High Power Rifle Target (NRA SR-1)
Acrobat (A4, USLetter, 11x17) PostScript (USLetter)
h300b: 100 Yard High Power Rifle Target (NRA SR-21)
Acrobat (A4, USLetter, 11x17) PostScript (USLetter)
h300c: 100 Yard High Power Rifle Target (NRA MR-31)
Acrobat (A4, USLetter, 11x17) PostScript (USLetter)
p150sf: 50 Yard Slow Fire Target (NRA B-6)
Acrobat (A4, USLetter, 11x17) PostScript (A4, USLetter)
p21rf: 21 Foot Timed or Rapid Fire Target (reduced B-3)
PostScript (USLetter)
p21sf: 21 Foot Slow Fire Pistol Target (reduced B-2)
PostScript (USLetter)
p50rf: 50 Foot Timed or Rapid Fire Target (NRA B-3)
PostScript (A4, USLetter)
p50sf: 50 Foot Slow Fire Pistol Target (NRA B-2)
PostScript (A4, USLetter)
p50sf-x: 50 Foot Slow Fire Pistol Target (B-2 variant)
PostScript (USLetter)
p50sf-y: 50 Foot Slow Fire Pistol Target (B-2 variant)
PostScript (USLetter)
p60rf: 20 Yard Timed or Rapid Fire Target (NRA B-5)
PostScript (USLetter)
p60sf: 20 Yard Slow Fire Target (NRA B-4)
PostScript (A4, USLetter)
p75rf: 25 Yard Timed or Rapid Fire Target (NRA B-8)
PostScript (USLetter)
p75sf: 25 Yard Slow Fire Target (NRA B-16)
PostScript (A4, USLetter)
qr50: 50 Foot Rifle, Qualification/Training (NRA TQ-1/5(P))
PostScript (USLetter)
r150: 50 Yard Smallbore Rifle Target (NRA A-23)
PostScript (A4, USLetter)
r50: 50 Foot Smallbore Rifle Target (NRA A-17)
PostScript (USLetter)
sp50: 6 o'clock sighting target, sized to match p50sf
PostScript (USLetter)

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