Re: Building a new rifle, 338 Lapua
Wayne and I are about to get some more targets made, have a plan to hold them upright with some great big magnets we found at a junk-sale. Bullet will blow them off the stand and magnets should make the targets easy to reset. Not sure how much weight they will support or wind? Like to have targets that fall over - like a kill. I have a nice bunch of 1/2" plates now but need extra air in the tires to haul the damn things.
We shot some great ground-based targets last year that sat in a frame that angled the plates 30-40 degrees forward, all the bullets bounced into the dirt. This enabled the thickness of the steel to be much less - they were 20"x40" and maybe 1/4", not the 1/2" we use. Needed painting to refresh after a few shots. They were sure easy to move around. Shooting was 700 - 1000 so the energy was down on the mighty .308's, although we also shot 6.5-284 and .300 Win. without damage. Don't think they would stand up to a 300 gr. Matchking like you are going to start hurling with the new CZ.