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Old 06-03-2002, 08:52 PM
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Re: 3/8" and 1/2" steel gongs

10"x12" 2'x4' steel? Come on guys we shoot 90mm & 60mm clays a 500 yards here in Texas.
You know if you are having a hard time hitting those gongs you go always just hang it in front of your barrel with a wire.

Just razzing you.
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Old 06-12-2002, 07:35 PM
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Re: 3/8" and 1/2" steel gongs

Ever paint 'em white? Should be able to see gongs better at longer ranges.
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Old 06-12-2002, 07:54 PM
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Re: 3/8" and 1/2" steel gongs

The nicest "gong" that I have shot is a huge piece of steel cut out like a full sized bison and it is suspended on three large coil springs. That sucker makes a sound that has to be heard to be appreciated.
Essentially the guys put a steel frame into the ground, welded on the coil springs and then put on the steel bison. If the wind is right it sounds like it gonnnngs for a couple of seconds.
We have been getting rained on for a few days, I am going into steel shooting withdrawal!! Need to smell some burnt Varget.
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Old 06-13-2002, 10:06 PM
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Re: 3/8" and 1/2" steel gongs

For big guns, its gotta be long range, hit a buddies gong at 100 yards, darn neer punched through 3/4" of soft steel with 180 grains of lead out of a 300 Weatherby.
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:41 AM
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Re: 3/8" and 1/2" steel gongs

It's been raining here too all week. Tomarrow will be sunny they say. I hope to go out this weekend. I had to get back to 500yds with the 416wby on the 1/2" plate, it was leaving slugs burried in the plate to 400yds. The 308 was just leaving too big of pock marks on the plate too. That was 3/8" the 308 was hitting though. 700yds aught to leave a good mark without destroying the plate. The 300wby may need to go 800 or 900yds though. I still need to look into some harder plate steel, the stuff I have is just mild steel.
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Old 06-14-2002, 12:37 PM
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Re: 3/8" and 1/2" steel gongs

Brent, get your hands on a piece of T-1 steel. What goes comletely through 1/2" mild steel will barely leave a dimple on T-1.
It's expensive, a 12" square piece of it cost me $25, but it's worth the extra cost.




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Old 06-14-2002, 07:52 PM
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Re: 3/8" and 1/2" steel gongs

T-1 will not shater? Even at closer ranges? might try some! Thanks.
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