In June, while we were in England, we shot our first 70mm target. Yup, not a 60 or a 90, but in-between. The difference in the target? With a bit less dome and more heft, and it doesn't slow down like a 60mm does, it keeps it’s speed fairly well, and can be thrown greater distances, creating an optical illusion of sorts. You are looking at it thinking it is a mini but in fact, it “ain’t” slowing down like one!
So far the targets are only produced in Europe and Promatic is making the machine. Don’t expect to see them available for sale in the US anytime soon, but they may make an appearance at a championship shoot or two.
If available, they provide a much better alternative to the 60mm mini because of their shape and weight and feed through the machine more consistently and reliably. Long term, this could be altogether a great alternative to the 60mm.
Bring it on!