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Old 11-03-2009, 08:32 PM
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Re: Steel targets

3/8 to a 1/2" should be enough for that distance. The 5/8 we use weighs 65lbs and is a little difficult to carry for any distance. Lighter is always better.

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Old 11-03-2009, 08:35 PM
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yea, for where i will shoot it can be driven by truck or atv type thing, but i will try 3/8 or 1/2 i got a price on 1/2 cut, this stuff isn't cheap its through Nivert metal supply in northeastern pa, not sure how their prices are but i do not have too many resources around here
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:38 PM
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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
I dont know any thing about what steel is better but i have shot my edge at 1/2" steel at 500 and it hits it so hard that it punches a 3/4" plug out of the steel and through a piece of 3/4" ply wood most of the time. i have found the plug a couple of the times in the wood thats how i know whats going on. i shot a guys target at the range one day at a 100 i dont know what kind of steel it was but i only made a very small dent in it he said he got it off the web it is some bad stuff cause it was maybe 3/8" thick
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:05 PM
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I dont know any thing about what steel is better but i have shot my edge at 1/2" steel at 500 and it hits it so hard that it punches a 3/4" plug out of the steel and through a piece of 3/4" ply wood most of the time. i have found the plug a couple of the times in the wood thats how i know whats going on. i shot a guys target at the range one day at a 100 i dont know what kind of steel it was but i only made a very small dent in it he said he got it off the web it is some bad stuff cause it was maybe 3/8" thick

Sounds like you hit mild steel at 500yrds. That stuff is pretty soft compared to R400. The stuff you hit at 100 sounds like it might be R4 or 500 also.

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Old 11-03-2009, 09:06 PM
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yea, for where i will shoot it can be driven by truck or atv type thing, but i will try 3/8 or 1/2 i got a price on 1/2 cut, this stuff isn't cheap its through Nivert metal supply in northeastern pa, not sure how their prices are but i do not have too many resources around here
Yeah tell me about it. I split the cost of our steel and welding costing us in total almost $70 for a 12"x24" piece of 5/8".

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Old 11-03-2009, 09:18 PM
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Re: Steel targets

is this stuff sold by most steel stores
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:24 PM
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ar 500 does not seem to be sold by just anyone, Nivert where i can get the ar 400, is a pretty big metal shop, and they said ar 500 is not even something they really special order. but this is all in northeastern pa so i have no idea about other places
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