Lyman's New Auto-Advance Target System: SHOT Show Quick Look

This gizmo uses targets that come in rolls. Advance the roll to some fresh targets with the included remote and just keep on shooting.

Lyman AutoAdvance Target System
The Lyman AutoAdvance Target System lets you spend more time shooting and less time waiting to change your targets.photo by Dave Maccar

Lyman had its new Auto-Advance Target System on display at it's SHOT Show booth, and the advatages of such a setup are immediately apparent to anyone who has spent more time at the range waiting for a ceasefire and the opportunity to switch out targets than actually shooting—especially when sighting in a gun.

The Auto-Advance is basically a frame that holds two rolls of material with targets printed on them. With the included remote control system, once you're done shooting at a set of targets, instead of waiting for a ceasefire, simply use the remote to advance to a fresh set of targets at distances up to 200 yards.

Plus, the Auto-Advance Target System is battery operated, so there is no need for access to power outlets. The whole setup disassembles easily for transportation back and forth to the range.

Like any target holder, it's expected to take some abuse from bullets that don't quite hit their mark. The Auto-Advance has protection plates that are rated for use with all rimfire calibers and the legs of the stand use standard an inexpensive electrical conduit tubing, which makes replacing damaged legs easy and cheap, plus it lets you customize the height of your target.

The Auto-Advance Target System comes with a roll of standard bullseye targets. Additional 50 foot target rolls are available with bullseye, animal and silhouette designs. MSRP: $148

Lyman AutoAdvance Target System back
A view from the back of the target system shows how it works.photo by Dave Maccar

Plus, the Auto-Advance Target System is battery operated, so there is no need for access to power outlets. The whole setup disassembles easily for transportation back and forth to the range.

Like any target holder, it's expected to take some abuse from bullets that don't quite hit their mark. The Auto-Advance has protection plates that are rated for use with all rimfire calibers and the legs of the stand use standard an inexpensive electrical conduit tubing, which makes replacing damaged legs easy and cheap, plus it lets you customize the height of your target.

The Auto-Advance Target System comes with a roll of standard bullseye targets. Additional 50 foot target rolls are available with bullseye, animal and silhouette designs. MSRP: $148