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Unread 11-02-2009, 09:59 PM
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Steel targets

I know people seem to prefer and use AR-500 steel correct? Has anyone ever used AR-400 steel? if so, what thickness would i need? it will not be shot at less than 400 yards, and if it will work, but i can't shoot at it until further away that is fine too. the most powerful thing shot at it will be a 338 edge
if ar-400 will not work at all, what thickness ar-500 will work?
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    Unread 11-02-2009, 10:04 PM
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    Re: Steel targets

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    I know people seem to prefer and use AR-500 steel correct? Has anyone ever used AR-400 steel? if so, what thickness would i need? it will not be shot at less than 400 yards, and if it will work, but i can't shoot at it until further away that is fine too. the most powerful thing shot at it will be a 338 edge
    if ar-400 will not work at all, what thickness ar-500 will work?
    thanks for responses in advance
    Hi,

    I used for my 338Edge with 300SMK @2814fps RIG TRUCK MAIN FRAME 12X18in steel frame 3/8 thickness. I got 2 of them and tight together with 2 bolts and nuts.
    At 950yrds i got just a scratch on the plate, no dent, no bent for less then $25 from scrap yard.
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    Unread 11-02-2009, 10:13 PM
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    Re: Steel targets

    I used and old piece of 3/8" diamond plate (12"X15") and my .300WinMag (180gn Ballistic Tips @ 3100fps) puts dimples in it at 650yds. JohnnyK.
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    We use R400 with good effect. At 80 yards with a .308 winny and a 135 SMK i put a little ding in it at 2800fps. My cousin does not want to try his .338 Lapua because we shot through a railroad tie webbing at 100yards with 2 shots using 250 grn Scenars. At 600 yards it does not even phase it and at 1070 it just peels the paint off the paint. I would imagine past 200yrds you won't get much more than a dimple. Ours is a little over kill, but all the welder had was 5/8".

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    I use 1/2" mild steel but I don't shoot at it any closer than 600 and have no penetration issues. I'm also not shooting it with any cheytac wildcats either.
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    Unread 11-03-2009, 07:55 PM
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    Re: Steel targets

    i can get any thickness ar-400 cut to what i want, what thickness would you suggest? as i said no closer than 300 yards, and will be hit with a 338 edge with 300 smk that will be the biggest
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    Re: Steel targets

    try some 3/8 , if that dont work try 1/2, i hit my 3/8 ar400 @ 100y with a 223, this was it did.





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