Ames Targets LLC
Practice for DEER SEASON
The BlastCloud™ Powder Shell is a safe and exciting target for the whole family. I primarily hunt in a shotgun zone, and I enjoy setting these targets up at 50, 100, and 150+ yards as a fun way to test my accuracy on a 3" target before hitting the woods. Blasting a couple of these mid-season can also give you a good confidence boost when you need it most. Whether you or your kids shoot a 12 gauge or a .410, you'll be rewarded with a nice cloud of powder everytime you connect with one of these targets. For the rifle hunters out there, larger calibers will generally yield better results, but I have had a lot of fun plinking these at 100 yards with .223. So needless to say, any range with 30-06 is pretty enjoyable. Have a safe season and remember to fully take in and appreciate the experience.
My wife and I started this company shortly after we graduated from the University of Minnesota-TC. I have always had an immense passion for hunting, target shooting, and the outdoors which is why I decided to major in Forest and Natural Resource Management. The idea for the BlastCloud™ Powder Shell target came to me while I taking an entrepreneurship class my senior year. I was tasked with creating a new product from a Pringles can, and right away, I wanted to find a fun way to shoot it. Since then, I have been playing around with the idea and working to make improvements to the targets and launchers. I am working full-time as a Climbing Arborist, and I enjoy heading back out to the farm nearly every weekend to primarily bowhunt, target shoot, and work on a long list of whitetail habitat projects. We thank you for your support as we start and grow this business.
I make the launchers and finish putting the shells together after work during the week and on weekends. Typically, I can make the shells and have them shipped within a couple days of your order. However, high demand or large orders can stretch my inventory thin and can extend that out to two weeks. Thank you for your patience and support!
All targets are made with a recycled paperboard shell. The white targets are made with bleached food grade flour, and the colored targets are made with a blend of food grade cornstarch, FD&C and D&C dyes (food, drug and cosmetic dyes) and baking soda.
Phone: (320) 441-1776