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Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2018
Feb. 27, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jan. 31, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol AOBC  
Entity Registrant Name AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001092796  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --04-30  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   54,129,960