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Old 01-23-2012, 10:31 AM
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Steel Target Gongs.

What are the best steel targets for long range and where can you buy them?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:46 AM
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Re: Steel Target Gongs.

AR-500 is going to be your best bet. It is WAY harder than mild steel, which will make is much easier to transport (cause it doesn't have to be as thick) & it takes a LOT more abuse. AR-500 will cause bullets to splash rather than indent (most of the time). Mild steel is usually cheaper but requires much thicker material to withstand impacts. IIRC a member here sells AR-500 targets, I still use the ol' standby run 'o' the mill oilfield blind flanges. They can be had pretty cheap so they are somewhat disposable + I have access to a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of welding eqipment right outside my office so repair is pretty easy! lol On the negative side, these pigs are VERY HEAVY (for a target), got to be getting up there close to 100lbs. Here is a pic of one of my targets @ 550yds, getting worked over by my 6-284:
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:46 AM
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Re: Steel Target Gongs.

Last one i bought is a steel disc off of a disc for discing fields like farmers use got it at a local implement dealer for $10 its 18" but they had like 4 different sizes to choose from then drilled a hole and bolted it to a couple chains and works great
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:01 PM
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Re: Steel Target Gongs.

search the internet for steel target, I think bobcatsteel is a pretty cheap place, also look on snipershide under group buy, thats where I have gotten mine.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:05 PM
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Re: Steel Target Gongs.

You could try these fellas, product looks good, but i've never used them.


Spring Loaded Steel Targets
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:10 PM
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Re: Steel Target Gongs.

Outlaw6.0 You have your bolt on the wrong side or you inserted it wrong.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:12 PM
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Re: Steel Target Gongs.

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Originally Posted by snowpro440 View Post
Outlaw6.0 You have your bolt on the wrong side or you inserted it wrong.

^^^ So that's why it wouldn't close! You guessed it, i'm backwards as it gets.


PS- Shhh, don't tell my target, it doesn't know yet
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