Canned Fun

Nowadays anybody who squeezes triggers knows about reactive targets. Typically a combination of ammonium nitrate and atomized aluminum, this amazing stuff is safe enough to ship through the mail when separated. However, mix it together and pass a high-velocity bullet through it and the resulting mixture will detonate. These reactive targets will liven up any shooting trip and take all the ambiguity out of whether or not you connected with the target. The most popular version sells under the trade name “Tannerite.”

Reactive targets come in convenient bottles ready to be mixed at the range. Considering the prodigious fun factor it is also very reasonably priced. There is one unexpectedly serendipitous application of this amazing stuff few appreciate—yet. Under the right circumstances does a simply brilliant job of cutting otherwise inaccessible trees.