A Large stack of cardboard backers for shooting targets.

Paper, cardboard, or steel? There are a few options out there when it comes to choosing the right material for your shooting targets. Although there are pros and cons to each, the one that seems to get the least amount of attention is cardboard.

Why Use Cardboard Shooting Targets?

Like paper targets, cardboard allows you to permanently track hits and scoring. This is obviously useful during competitions, or if you want to see your progress improve over time. Although cardboard is not reusable, once it has been shot up, it’s still much cheaper than metal, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank each time you need a replacement.

Another added perk to using cardboard is its sturdiness. Though not as durable as metal, cardboard is stronger than paper. So, if you're training outdoors and the wind picks up, this is especially helpful and will allow you to continue without waiting for the weather forecast to clear. 

Okay, you get it! There's a lot of advantages to using cardboard targets. But here's another one you might like! If you prefer the versatility of paper targets—such as overlays, silhouettes, DOTS, etc.—you can give them more support and protection with cardboard backers.

Using Cardboard Target Backers

At Qualification Targets, Inc., we offer a wide selection of cardboard backers in different sizes and varieties. Whether you own a shooting range or are looking to build one, you can find quality backers to support a variety of paper targets. All our single-wall corrugated solutions also feature flutes that run vertically for more strength and resistance against weather. 

In addition to cardboard, we also offer plastic and polyfoam backers for added durability and water resistance. 

Shop Cardboard Targets for Shooting

Whether you need cardboard backers, shooting targets, or safety gear, trust Qualification Targets, Inc. to get you your order on time and at a competitive price!

Our shooting targets are all made in America and can be customized, depending on your needs and specifications.

To get started, browse our selection of paper and cardboard targets for your training or qualification needs. Or contact us today at 866-498-8228.