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1/2" AR500 Steel targets for???

 
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:07 PM
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Re: 1/2" AR500 Steel targets for???

Thanks for responding. The 200 yard plate I mentioned earlier is at the local range and to tell you the truth at that distance I don't know what the bullet does but since you mentioned they explode then it sounds like a ricochet or shrapmetal at a reasonable distance isn't to big a concern.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:41 PM
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Re: 1/2" AR500 Steel targets for???

We use 3/8 AR500 plate and mount it at a slight angle so everything goes down below the target. Seems to work very well. I have even hit it with 647gr. ball ammo from my 50, with no ricochets.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:12 AM
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Re: 1/2" AR500 Steel targets for???

What about 3/8" will it handle the same loads?
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:29 PM
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Re: 1/2" AR500 Steel targets for???

It sounds like 3/8" will work as I think bunnywhacker in his post is talking about 3/8" and hitting it with a 647 gr 50 cal.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:13 PM
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Re: 1/2" AR500 Steel targets for???

Mine are AR500 and either 1/2 or 5/8". My 300WM does too much damage to them at 200 yds but a 30-06 is ok. Hanging from chains FWIW.

Anything smaller (.243, .223) does not even affect them at 200yds and further.
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