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Old 04-06-2009, 08:11 PM
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I hope the 1/4 is enough for 400-800 yrds!
I was punching holes in 1/2" @ 600 yards with a 243 Ackley., the same metal looked like Swiss cheese at 800 yards with my Edge.

AR500 is where its at, plain and simple.

On a side note 1/2" T1 will stop just about anything (within reason) @ 1K.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:20 PM
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I was punching holes in 1/2" @ 600 yards with a 243 Ackley., the same metal looked like Swiss cheese at 800 yards with my Edge.

AR500 is where its at, plain and simple.

On a side note 1/2" T1 will stop just about anything (within reason) @ 1K.
LOL sounds like fun!!! I will find out about the 1/4 this weekend with the 204 ruger hope to strech it out to 800 I will let you no how it dose.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:22 AM
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I agree that a higher carbon steel would be best for a gong. Mild steel is pretty soft and will get tore up pretty quick.

That being said, mine is out of 3" T1. I didn't need to go that thick, but the price was right, FREE.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:55 AM
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If any one is intrested, i have a bunch of drops at the shop. I think they are 3/4" thick and about 8"OD. I have been hanging on to them thinking i would be able to use them for a part some where down the road.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:23 PM
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If any one is intrested, i have a bunch of drops at the shop. I think they are 3/4" thick and about 8"OD. I have been hanging on to them thinking i would be able to use them for a part some where down the road.
Is this mild steel or ?

I've shot holes in mild steel at 600y with my 300 RUM and 210 bergers. I also wore out a 3/8 piece of AR500 shooting it at various ranges and calibers. The last shot was a 308 at 100 that punched holes in the steel and cracked it. I'm thinking that I'd shot it so much that it work hardened and became brittle.
I now have a 1/2" piece of T1 but it craters at 300y with a 223.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:42 PM
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I am pretty sure that they are A36 (mild steel).It has been here awhile.

I can get T1 but it has gotten pretty pricey and I can waterjet out any shape needed. I had thought about makeing some life size deer. As soon as I have enough scrap left over from a job.
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I have cracked AR500 steel with my 308 and 5.56 but it was after at least 2000 rounds and it was at a hing point.
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