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Unread 06-05-2014, 03:35 PM
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Made some gong targets

Put these together last weekend, used some rebar, and square pipe as the stands, a 1/4" thick 20" wide mild steel plate (from some type of stand) my grandpa had laying around for shooting at 1580 yards and four 1/8" thick by 14" wide cultivator disc's my grandpa also had laying around that my Dad welded together that we plan on hanging at 700 yards. We used some belt to hang them from. I am hoping to try them out this weekend, supposed to be very little wind (7-9) mph and will shoot them with a 30/375 S.I. pushing the 215 berger at roughly 2980 fps, and a 284 win pushing the 162 amax at 2890 fps. The square plate i am using as a handgun plate.
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    Re: Made some gong targets

    Here is a close up of the brackets.
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    Unread 06-05-2014, 03:52 PM
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    Re: Made some gong targets

    Nice looking targets! I tried the belt and the bullet fragments shred it around the bolt that goes through the plate. I have found that a snap hook works MUCH better. Below is a link to a picture of the kind of snap hook that I use. I just got mine from a hardware store though.

    Snap Hook - 495116, Capacity: 750 lbs

    Just got a close up of the pic that you posted. You hooked your belt up right so that it wont shred the belt as bad so hopefully it holds up.
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    Unread 06-05-2014, 04:29 PM
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    Thanks, i know the steel and belt wont hold up long term but once they are beat up pretty bad i will do it the right way and use AR500. The 4 piece one is going to sound funny when hit because of all those individual pieces!
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    Re: Made some gong targets

    Awesome work your one very impressive young man.
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    Unread 06-05-2014, 04:46 PM
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    Re: Made some gong targets

    Nice targets, but would definitely weld up those seams completely on the leg brackets for added rigidity.

    Other than that, I'd say you're ready to sling some lead at them.
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    Re: Made some gong targets

    Thanks
    Mud, both sides are welded.
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