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NRL Announces X Steel Targets as the Official Trophy for the 2019 Season

X Steel Targets named Official Trophy Sponsor for the 2019 National Rifle League Season

Yorba Linda, CA – National Rifle League (NRL), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities, is pleased to announce X Steel Targets joined this new 2019 Season as the Official Trophy of NRL.

X Steel Targets’ long-lasting American-made steel targets are designed especially for rugged, high-impact situations. They put customers first when developing new products, and never cut corners when it comes to safety, and their dedication to excellence. This is the same on their trophy designing side; they work with them to help their vision come to life. X Steel Targets offers meticulously crafted, expertly engineered products for the market. It is a family-run business that takes pride in their work and quality, and proud to offer affordable prices.

“We are very excited to have X Steel Targets as NRL’s Official Trophy Sponsor,” said Travis Ishida, NRL co-founder. “With its quality materials, their team’s creativity, mixed with their dedication to collaborate with Match Directors, X Steel Targets brings that much more value to the Sportsmanship award recipients and Competitors trophies we’ll see this season, and we can’t thank them enough.”

With 17 national-level precision rifle matches this season, and the NRL Championships on December 6-8 in Texas, X Steel Targets is making themselves available for match directors who wish to have trophies designed, ultimately providing the competitors with their trophies, in addition to placing various metal artwork pieces on prize tables.

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Bud Sanson and his son, William Sanson, have been avid outdoorsmen their entire lives. They’ve traveled to Africa and South America, to the majestic elk of the West, and all the way up to Alaska, where they chased brown bear (or might have been chased themselves). Bud and William have built numerous connections with people across the world while on their travels and are familiar with the many ways of the avid sports and competition shooters.

In 2008, Bud received his FFL and began selling firearms. Shortly after that, he built a 700-yd range right out of his back door in Minnesota. He purchased targets online and found they were selling at outrageous prices and poor quality. Bud and William began cutting targets on their own, selling on eBay, Gun Broker, and of course, locally. The demand for their high-quality superior products at the prices they were selling them at was extremely high, so in 2014, William launched

X Steel is dedicated to delivering only the best steel targets possible at the most affordable price. With access to unlimited amounts of multiple types of steel available in the United States, along with the most cutting-edge technology from Bystronic laser cutters, X Steel can make the best shooting practice targets and competition targets you desire. Laser cutting is superior to plasma cutting, allowing for smoother, more precise cuts that will not affect the metal’s integrity. Unlike plasma, which generates heat and causes the metal to fatigue and warp near the cuts, the laser cutter slices flawlessly, with no warping or metal fatigue. This is ideal for our AR500 and rimfire targets. Small holes and complex designs with flawless edge quality are easily done, whether on the heaviest or ultra-thin sheet metals.

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