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Old 05-03-2012, 03:53 PM
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sewer work replacing old manholes and took lids and castings home figured I would give them a try shot the one with my 300 win mag from 50 yards and it put a little pock mark in it. they aren't that heavy but I wouldnt want to pack one around all day.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:27 PM
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If you know someone that works for a construction comp that has loaders or motor graders see if you can have there old cutting edges. I have some and are holding up pretty well.
+1 on old cutting edges, this target taken hits from 300gr berger at 2900 fps as close as 400 yards with no damage or dimples. Target is 3'X3', also the curved surface of the blades can make a large bullet splash that you can easily spot in your scope at a mile.


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Old 05-03-2012, 06:07 PM
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and the really great part is that when it doesn't go "clang" you can tell the audience that you hit that hole you were aiming for.

seriously, nice target idea... thanks for the photo.

Dan
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:50 PM
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Iron worker
Keep a eye out here there is a guy who does group buys on AR plates everynow and then the prices are real good.
By your name I am guessing you can work with metal. If you get some plate let me know I can send you cad drawing for a stand that works great and costs about 15 bucks to build
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:38 PM
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and the really great part is that when it doesn't go "clang" you can tell the audience that you hit that hole you were aiming for.

seriously, nice target idea... thanks for the photo.

Dan
When I first put the target together I thought the holes were going to pose a problem but for some reason I rarely hit the holes, but when you do it is easy to spot the hole in the dirt behind the target.

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Iron worker
Keep a eye out here there is a guy who does group buys on AR plates everynow and then the prices are real good.
By your name I am guessing you can work with metal. If you get some plate let me know I can send you cad drawing for a stand that works great and costs about 15
bucks to build


Retiredcpo

I think you are referring to Jcvibby. He definatley has some of the best deals around. I know he will be receiving some business from me in the near future.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:47 PM
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I have bought from him before and will probably be doing it again.
The system I use is preaty slick I can carry 5-6 targets at a time on my 4 wheeler with no problem. I HAD enough to set up a 1000 yard range anywhere. But some jack wagon stole everything I had.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:16 PM
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Yep I'm an Ironworker/welder( a retired one). I worked for various contractors out of a union hall. Now to build stuff I need to buy a welder and cutting torch set. In the mean time I'll shoot at wheel roaters that I pick up at the junk yard. Yes I'd be interested in some cad drawings. It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to self design a rotating target.
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