Re: steel plate targets
If you want to shoot steel at 100 yards, just tilt the steel at a downward angle of a couple degrees. It will deflect the bullets down and save your steel too. At 200m, I was having my 300 RSAUM put holes in the steel at my shooting range with 150 gr NABs when it stood perpendicular to the groud; however, the steel is now tilted at about 15 degrees. Last trip out with my 300 WM, .243 and 300 RSAUM, only grey marks and only slight dimples with the 300 WM shooting 190 gr VLDs and SMKs. I was shooting 88 and 90 gr Bergers in the 243, and they leave about a 1.5" grey mark. I could not even find pieces of the jacket around the steel. The 190s would leave buttons from the base of the bullet, and one still had a petal left attached. When then steel is verticle, all three round put holes through the steel.