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Old 03-18-2010, 11:28 AM
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Steel targets for LR What size?

Hello,

I am planning on turning a nice 1000yd canyon into a range with circular steel targets. I've pretty much worked out the type of steel, thickness, etc.

The whole point is to extend my max hunting range.

My question is what size should I use? I don't want these to be easy to hit, as I'm trying to get better. I've been shooting rocks in this canyon and it seems to me that 1MOA to about 600, and 1.5MOA to 1000 would be challenging, but not impossible.

It's hard to tell how big rocks are looking at them from that far away though.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Shane

ETA: I forgot to mention, most of my hunting is for coyotes, with a 7mm. In my experience, anywhere in the front half drops them pretty good. Also interested in Elk. These might factor into size.

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Old 03-18-2010, 11:35 AM
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Re: Steel targets for LR What size?

I have no experience with this kind of thing. You're pretty lucky to have an area to shoot like that. I'm going to give my opinion, and let the experts tear me up if need be. You said that you wanted to extend your hunting range, so I would go with a size close to a deer's vitals (10").
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: Steel targets for LR What size?

Shane,

You didn't say how your are going to be shooting, bench, prone, etc. In 1000 yds benchrest we sight in in 4.5" clays on a sand bank. For field shooting, I would think 1 MOA max would be good.

Mark Schronce
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:13 PM
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I bought a set from him that are very well done. AR 500, 12" 8" 6" and 4" were 130 shipped.
Brad
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:23 PM
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Shane,

You didn't say how your are going to be shooting, bench, prone, etc. In 1000 yds benchrest we sight in in 4.5" clays on a sand bank. For field shooting, I would think 1 MOA max would be good.

Mark Schronce
Ah, sorry, just prone shooting off bipod with a backpack as a rear bag.

Maybe try the shooting sticks if I'm feelin' froggy. (I suck with those)
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:26 PM
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I bought a set from him that are very well done. AR 500, 12" 8" 6" and 4" were 130 shipped.
Brad
Did they come with loops for hanging a chain?

130 is steep, I ink I can get this done cheap or free, but it won't be A500. Don't really think it needs to be at that range.

Shane
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:04 PM
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Did they come with loops for hanging a chain?

130 is steep, I ink I can get this done cheap or free, but it won't be A500. Don't really think it needs to be at that range.

Shane
$130 shipped, seemed reasonable to me. Not saying you couldn't do it cheaper.
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