Frequently asked questions

We have collected some of the most commonly asked questions about our targets on this page. If you don’t find the answer your are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact our technical support team or our sales team.

KTS has targets for most calibers, shooting distances and events – ranging from 10m air weapon targets to long range targets at 2000m/yds.

We have two different working principles in our target systems:

Optical target systems:

The optical detection system is used for smaller targets, mostly for 10m to 50m indoor ranges – for air guns or caliber .22LR. Advantages of an optical system is:

  • Few or no mechanical parts in the detection system
  • Less maintenance.


Our optical targets are camera based, imaging the projectile passing through the detection area providing world class detection accuracy.

From experience and testing KTS has chosen not to use this technology on larger targets or with higher energy rounds, as the consequences of a stray shot on an optical target can lead to much more complex repairs than on an acoustic target system. Our 10-50m optical targets are however fully armored for specified calibers.

See our optical target packages here.

Acoustic target systems:

Acoustic detection is the most used detection method on the market. This is where the supersonic “boom” or the impact of subsonic projectiles is detected by acoustic sensors (“microphones”) in the target. However, all targets from KTS are working as a “closed chamber system”, where the acoustic sensors basically are placed inside a chamber shielded from the environment. This leads to the following advantages:

  • The sensors are not affected by the weather. Rain, snow, dirt etc. will not reach the sensors, and cannot disrupt the sensors performance.
  • The air inside the chamber is not moving, ensuring optimal accuracy. With an open system, the accuracy of the target will be affected by the wind blowing.
  • As the sensors are placed in a chamber, the calculation of the hit point is easy, considering that we only operate in two dimensions (up/down, left/right on the target plane). Also, the impact angle is not affecting the calculations. With an open system, all calculations has to be done in three dimensions, also taking the projectile speed and direction into consideration.
  • The sensors inside the target will only detect projectiles passing through that specific target. With an open system, any sensor within a certain distance will detect any shot, also from neighboring lanes. This will lead to “missing” shots and potential inaccurate scoring – especially on rapid fire stages.


Closed chamber acoustic targets are still the best and most reliable way to make high power electronic targets. They are a bit more expensive than open systems, but open systems should not be considered if reliability and precision is of concern.

 

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Undoubtedly and for several reasons:

  • You don’t need to wait for a scorer to pull the target (outdoor) or for a target to be pulled to the firing line (indoor). Instant action.
  • For ranges where pit duty previously was needed: No pit duty – use all your time on the range for shooting, not scoring.

All outdoor targets from KTS are “closed chamber systems”, meaning that the acoustic sensors are placed inside a chamber shielded from the environment. This leads to the following advantages as opposed to an open systems:

  • The sensors are not affected by the weather. Rain, snow, dirt etc. will not reach the sensors, and cannot disrupt the sensors performance.
  • The air inside the chamber is not moving, ensuring optimal accuracy. With an open system, the accuracy of the target will suffer in windy conditions.
  • As the sensors are placed in a chamber, the calculation of the hit point is easy, considering we only operate in two dimensions (up/down, left/right on the target plane). Also, the impact angle is not affecting the calculations. With an open system, all calculations has to be done in three dimensions, also taking the projectile speed and direction into consideration.
  • The sensors inside the target will only detect projectiles passing through that specific target. With an open system, any sensor within a certain distance will detect any shot, also from neighboring lanes. This will result in “missing” shots and potential inaccurate scoring, especially on rapid fire stages.

 

Closed chamber acoustic targets are still the best and most reliable way to make high power electronic targets. They are a bit more expensive than open systems, but those should not be considered if reliability is of concern.

No, installation is quite effortless, in fact KTS personnel or representatives have only been present at a fraction of the installations made world wide. The system is designed to be easy to install and maintain.

 

No, only shots passing through the target are measured.
The system is  powered by mains power or battery. 
Yes, results can be exported in many ways. Among this, a range control computer connected to the system can control both the system and also gather all data, that can be shared to other medias depending on the solution you have chosen.
If you are planning on shooting on a single lane and do not need to merge your scoring results with any other shooters, you can successfully purchase our PC Target system.
With this system, you can connect the target to your own PC which will function as a monitor showing your results.
However, if you need more than one lane, this option will not be useful as you would need one PC for each target.
Visit this page to view our products or contact your local sales representative here for a quote that fits your specific need.
Kongsberg Target Systems produce monitors both for indoor and outdoor use.
The outdoor monitor is designed to meet military specs, and can handle all extreme weather conditions, including snow, dust, high and low temperatures. 
 

That depends on target model, bullet size and shape, and shot concentration. For exact info, KTS issue specific target user manuals for each target model. For example we have a 300m target that accept 3000 rounds before maintenance is necessary to continue getting maximum accuracy. Maintenance consists of simply rotating a rubber band.

 

For the 10-50m/yds OpticScore target, the detection system is not fitted with any rubber. Changing the aiming card when it is worn, is almost the only maintenance necessary. The spot is created by the center hole in the aiming card, thus a good shooter will rarely need to replace it which results in extremely effortless operation.  

Yes, several of our target models are also available in a single lane bundle, where you use your own laptop as a monitor.
If for some reason you should experience difficulties with the installation of our targets or if you have any other technical questions, please contact our support team at the bottom of this page or here
We ship to most countries and regions of the world. Contact your nearest KTS representative here for more information on shipping. 
Experience shows that the instant feedback you get from shooting at electronic targets is significantly increasing the results for both experienced marksmen and the less experienced shooters. 
Read more about the many advantages of an electronic target from Kongsberg Target Systems here

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If you require technical assistance with an installation or if you have questions about our products and how they work, please do not hesitate to contact our technical support team.