Here are the pictures of my ¾” thick T1 gong after a fun Sunday shooting with Gonehuntingagain in the Idaho desert. We shot the gong as a terminus target mostly. It was set at 400 yards behind paper targets at 100, 200, and 300. I fired a .308 Win (165 gr sgk) out of a stock Rem VLS under a leupold 4.5 x 14 tactical w/ mil dot reticle mounted up with a custom tapered one piece base with integral rings made by Daryll Holland in Oregon.
Gonehuntingagain shot a .308 and a .300 win mag. I’ll leave it to him to fill you in on the details.
My shooting wasn’t the best but we had fun. The wind was 0 to 12 mph at full to half value.
The first picture is just the whole gong with the different splashes visible.
1. Small impacts with small splash =. 308 @ 400 yds
2. Small impacts with larger star like splashes= .300 @ 400 yds
3. Large impact with almost no splash = .300 @ 100 yards.
Picture #2 is just an edge view of the plate.
Picture #3 is a close up of the 3 types of impacts. The small ones were un measureable but could be felt with a finger. The medium impacts were about .010” at the deepest point which was the area around the center dot. (see next picture) The largest impacts measured .110” at the deepest point. The paint did not splash due to the raised edge of the crater deflecting the sideways blast of lead and copper.
Picture #4 Is the best example of a .300 impact at 400 yards with a 200 gr accubond.
Picture #5 Close up of crater. Notice that the straight edge is resting on the lip of the dish and not the flat part of the plate.
Picture #6 This is the back of the plate. The circular areas on the left are from the 100 yrd .300 win hits. They can be felt when you run your hand over them. The jackets on the right are the best ones we found. All I can say is, they are flatter than flat.
We also knocked the stuffing out of a bowling ball. It was hanging out at 400 with the gong. Once we felt good on the gong we went bowling.
[ 03-09-2004: Message edited by: 4ked Horn ]