ARP Classic - Auto Reset Large Popper by Black Carbon

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ARP Classic - Auto Reset Large Popper by Black Carbon



  • Designed to provide a smooth steady reward drop on impact.
  • Bisalloy 500 target plates and front strike for ultimate durability.
  • Mechanical linear coil spring design for greatest simplicity and reliability.
  • Industry leading lowest energy input requirements for reaction.
  • Industry leading maximum allowable energy input.
  • Usable to +/- 5 degrees of ground level from horizontal.
  • Adjustable spring preload to tune for best possible reaction.


The ARP Classic system is primarily designed for shooters wanting an integrated target/support system that reacts when hit.
One of the difficulties experienced by long-range shooters is hit recognition at extended ranges where audible and visual confirmation can be very ambiguous. 

Additionally the ARP Classic system is fantastic for short-range shooters where rearward falling targets are allowed.

The ARP Classic system does not need to be reset between shots, meaning more time shooting, less time walking and a more efficient rate of skill improvement.

The system is purely mechanical, its reaction relies on the impact energy of projectiles to drop the target, then spring counterbalance to reset the target.
Unlike most spring return popper systems, we utilize a linear drawn coil spring for vastly improved smoothness, reliability and target reaction rates.

An oversize Bisalloy 500 front strike plate protects the mechanics of the system, it’s thickness determined by the system you select (8mm or 12mm).
The system chassis is 5mm mild steel, folds are gusset reinforced and a 5mm sacrificial plate is added for additional protection from frag and spall on projectile impact.

System tension is easily adjusted and locked by two-rear wing nuts and stainless eyebolt. System tension can be reduced for storage and transport. For the highest degree of durability, all system bolts are M12 stainless cup heads including target-retaining bolts.

SPECIAL NOTE: The two pegs supplied with the ARP Classic system are purely for the purpose of maintaining system position during use. In some video's/presentations it may appear the system has a tendency to tip forward, this is absolutely not the case. The rear of the system must be allowed to lift, this is how we brake the energy of target return. The pegs must not be driven in all the way, they are only required for maintaining system position and orientation.

The ARP Large Popper is available in two variants: 8mm system and 12mm system.

The two systems utilize different springs and eyebolt lengths to compensate for weight differences between 8mm and 12mm targets.
Conversion between the two systems is possible and we make components available for this.

Two target styles are also available: All target plates are Bisalloy 500.

  • P/N: 400007 - 8mm Mini, (IPSC mini popper 200mm target ball area).  - weight: 28kg

  • P/N: 400043 - 8mm Large, (300mm target ball area).  -  weight: 29kg

  • P/N: 400008 - 12mm Mini, (IPSC mini popper 200mm target ball area). -  weight: 32kg

  • P/N: 400044 - 12mm Large, (300mm target ball area).  -  weight: 34kg


Click HERE to download calibre recommendations. 

Click HERE to download ARP Popper instructions.


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Ben E.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Auto reset large popper

I bought the large auto reset popper with the 12mm plate. Package arrived promptly, all intact and very well packaged. Set up was straight forward and quite simple. Initially I have shot the popper at 100 and 200 yards with a 303 and an 8mm Mauser. The action of the target is perfect and apart from scratched paint there is zero damage to the plate. One thing that did surprise me was how much energy this target absorbed. If you were using caliber any smaller you would definitely need the lighter plate. I’m certain you could wop this one with a 338 and it would take all you could dish out!

Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Great product.

excellent! delivery was a bit screwed up by TNT/local carrier but that problem was very well handled by black carbon. thank you. put a 3 inch group into the target at 400 yards with my tikka creedmoor. beats walking out to check the target! good product, solid, well engineered and easy to use. i don't often give a 5 star rating. if you want to test fire at long range this is a great product.

Mark G.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Auto reset large Popper

This Black Carbon product is amazing. It is very well made, strong and sturdy. Resets quickly and the tensioning system is easy to set. We used multiple calibers up to 308 with no problem. The product definitely exceeds expectation and will last for a long time. Another great product from the team at Black Carbon, well done.


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