As soon as I saw the heading for this post I thought: "we're going to see some champion targets!" I wasn't disappointed.
To save a few bucks some local clubs started throwing these at ATA events. It was OK at the 16 yard, but handicap was a joke. You could see lots of dust, even targets changing direction after being hit. Just amazing. BB's just bounce off the smooth dome.
One formerly quite popular club, that always had a dozen or so squads, soon dropped to around 2 squads per event once the word was out. Last I heard they were planning on switching back to White Flyers.
One of our club members spent an evening at the grand years ago walking around the fall area looking at targets with holes. He brought one back to prove his point ..it had five holes and four or five scrapes and didn't break. I guess they all have their hard spots if you look far enough. That was before they tried the Champion targets..those, as I rewmember were like cement..if I remember right they took them out after a limited tryout and replaced them with White Flyers. Neil, correct me if I'm wrong.
Shooting doubles one day with champion targets, I hit the 1st bird so hard it wobbled, had a huge puff of smoke come off, but never broke. My squad mate says it bounced when it the ground. I haven't been back to that club since, I hope they change back to WF. Steve