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Old 09-25-2008, 03:15 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

Thanks guys

I have shot my popers with 5.56 and 308 as close as 100yds but the 308 chews them up.

NOMAD I am interested in making my own I have a welder and plasma cuter. What type or rod do you use to weld 500 bernal plate steel?

SES50 great idea with the post and the frame system you are using I love that.

I was thinking of two targets one as a swinger and one free standing?
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:51 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

Here's two companies that manufacture many styles of targets and will do custom work.

Spring Loaded Steel Targets

Mike Gibson Manufacturing - Steel Targets for military, law enforcement and competition

And to toss in my two cents about shooting distance, I start shooting steel at 300 yards because it's at that point that I can't spot the holes in a piece of paper.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:58 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

280fan thanks

I will check them out I just worry about shipping cost
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:49 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

Take a look at the targets on this site:

Metal Man Swinging Targets
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:08 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

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NOMAD I am interested in making my own I have a welder and plasma cuter. What type or rod do you use to weld 500 bernal plate steel?
You can use 7018's or 8018's but if hammer them enough the weld will eventually break. I have been making my targets out of AR500 plate very similar to Steve's with holes blown in the corners of the targets. Where Steve has the wire holding the plate I use old nylon binding straps with a carriage head bolts, nuts and washers to hold the plate on the a frame. Attaching the straps to the back side of plate makes the plate angle slightly and causes most of the bullet spray to be deflected downward. The nylon straps can take a lot of abuse, I haven't seen one break yet.

David
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:46 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

I manufacture targets for several clubs and shooting ranges. I use AR 400, 450, and 500 (Hardox, Algoma, and XAR from Krupp). If you are stick welding a quality low hydrogen rod will work and remember to preheat. You can get by with 7018, but there are specialty electrodes that put 7018 to shame if you don't mind spending a couple of bucks per stick.

I prefer to use .045 wire in a pulse welder with 80/20 mix.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:13 PM
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Re: Steel Targets

I have a wire fed and a stick machine what rod or wire do you recomend for the 550 brinal steel?
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