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Does anyone know why IDPA & IPSC targets have perforated hit zones and not printed hit zones?

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He knows they are perforated Ricky. :rolleyes: :D

Cheaper to perforate than to print on cardboard would be my guess.
 

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What Jim said.
 

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What Jim said, and ADD the NRA D-1, as well. Using perfed lines goes back about 30 years to the early days of the SWPL, IIRC. They were using them before the formation of IPSC in '76.

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"UPPER PANEL" = head

Because human targets have no scoring delineations either.
 

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<printed lines smear> Yeah , Bart and your mascara runs when it rains too!:D
 

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I was an IPSC target supplier for a few years and my understanding was that the reason for perforations was to reduce visibility. Te perfs were to only to through the first layer to avoid weakening the target.

The IPSC targets varied depending upon where they were produced and the type of die used. Rotary dies are fast but inaccurate. Moisture can affect the cardboard and change the distance between perf zones as well as the depth.

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I believe the reason is the requirement that the scoring zone should not be visible to the competitor at 10 yds and beyond

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