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Old 09-24-2008, 09:00 PM
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Steel Targets

What do you guys use for targets? I have some poppers to shoot my pistols at but I need something to shoot my rifles at. I was thinking of a full size deer but I dont know what it would cost. I would like to see pic's if you had some.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:14 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

I have 5 x 16mm Bizalloy plates like this

I have four which were made from one of these big ones cut into quarters but have not shot them yet,

Steel is great for practise
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:34 AM
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Re: Steel Targets

Are there rules of thumb for size, and /or deflection? Do you feel they should be hung at an angle to deflect to the groung or does allowing the plate to swing keep the bullet from flying off?
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:01 AM
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Re: Steel Targets

Make most of my targets, stands and reactive use 500 bernal AR plate will
take a 338 edge at 100yds on out. Have shot a 300 win at 25 yards with
a 200gr smk no problems.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:16 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

I wouldn't shoot steel any closer than 200yds. ,i have heard of riccochets and seen them on youtube -very dangerous.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:55 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

300yds is the closest I will shoot them. As long as they are only held at the top they should be safe as far as ricochets go. If the plate was held in place rigid by all four corners you would get some back at ya.

I shoot the .223 out to 500yds with little 55gn hornady pills and they dont even budge the steel, it looks like they almost vaporise on the target, very impressive.

Can't wait to whack some with the Edge
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:59 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

Here is what I am currently using. The t-posts are nice because I can leave then set up at my different yardages and just slip my target holders off the top of them. That way people do not go through and shoot them all up when I am not there. I am currently using 1/4" wall mild steel square tubing which rings like a really good bell when hit. The 338 Lapua is the only thing that is teally damaging the tubing and it will only go through one wall.

I will not shoot steel under 500 yards.

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