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Old 05-28-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Steel Target Question "Gong"

Find an impliment dealer or construction company that has to replace worn out discs on disc plows.

You can find some that will definitely do the trick.

How you secure your target makes a big difference two. If it is free swinging on chains a lot of the energy is used up just moving the target on impact rather than on trying to go through it.

There are also some manufacturers that make plate targets specifically for this purpose but they are a lot more expensive than raiding the local junk pile.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: Steel Target Question "Gong"

Get some AR 500 3/8 thick
Ar400 will dimple the ar500 will last for ever several suppliers on the internet
MGM targets is the biggest
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:38 PM
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Re: Steel Target Question "Gong"

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Find an impliment dealer or construction company that has to replace worn out discs on disc plows.

You can find some that will definitely do the trick.

How you secure your target makes a big difference two. If it is free swinging on chains a lot of the energy is used up just moving the target on impact rather than on trying to go through it.

There are also some manufacturers that make plate targets specifically for this purpose but they are a lot more expensive than raiding the local junk pile.
Do you meen the discs off a disc harrow? Or somthing different?
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Re: Steel Target Question "Gong"

This thread reminds me of a You-Tube video I saw a while back where some guy shoots his 50 cal Browning machine Gun at a steel plate about 75 yards downrange and one bullet comes back along an almost identical path to when it left the muzzle and lops the guy's ear lobe right off.........

Shooting steel is fun but keep in mind that there is always the richochet issue.

No point in removing any extremities, even if by accident.....
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:11 PM
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Re: Steel Target Question "Gong"

Yes shooting steel has its dangers but i feel if you are shooting a 50cal at a steel target 75 yards away you shouldnt be operating a firearm. I know i sure wouldnt do it. I shoot my steel targets at a minimum of 300 yards.
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Re: Steel Target Question "Gong"

I'm not a mechanic or a welder but you can usually on a salvage yard find plates of Hardox(I believe this is same quality as your AR)

You need plasmacutter or similar to cut them. This is usually fairly expensive, but the steel itself you usually pay for by weight.

Our standard 8x8's, and 12x12"'s are all cut from large plates of Hardox 400, drilled in the upper corner, free hanging and suspended in stainless meathooks attched to chains

Ring well when you connect - and is almost indistructable regardless of caliber
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:52 PM
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Steel Target Question "Gong"-target.jpg

Just finished this set up. 1/2 inch steel from a local scrap dealer. 1" pipe a-frame. Using the bolts to hang the plate gives it a slight cant so you get the benefit of the plate swinging to reduce wear on the target and it deflects the round toward the ground. Sorry the picture is not better, PM me if you need a better shot.
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