Looking for rimfire gong-type target info

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by Skinny Shooter, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Skinny Shooter

    Skinny Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Got a Ruger Mk3 Hunter last year and am getting tired of shooting shotgun hulls and paper with it.
    Figured I'd put my plasma cutter to use and make some spinner targets and some small animal targets.

    For rimfire only, would 1/4" mild steel be sufficient or should I jump up to 5/16"?
     
  2. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    if you only shot 22 stuff i would guess the 5/16 would be best but if you get it to close it will still leave dents I would say.
    but if you can get your hands on some AR500 plate it will last forever or even
    AR400 plate
    Also MGM is having a sale on some 22rimefire auto reset targets
    MGM Targets | Specials
    retiredcpo
     

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    top predator Well-Known Member

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  4. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    those are all good designs but if you cut the parts out of AR500 plate it will last for ever! esp if only shot with rimfires
    I shoot AR500 3/8 plate with everthing from 22S through 300 win mags
    from 50 yards to 1000 yards the stell does not even scratch
    retired3
     
  5. kansas45

    kansas45 Well-Known Member

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    My rimfire targets are 1/4" mild steel. I shoot them from 50 yds on out & don't dent them with a 22 rifle. The 17 HMR will leave a mark @ 50, but just knocks the paint off @ 100 yds & beyond.
     
  6. Hntbambi

    Hntbambi Well-Known Member

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    Kansas has it right. There is no need for heavy duty steel for .22 rimfire spinners. I have some mild steel silhouette spinners that have been tagged thousands of times with no damage at all. I have shot them from 25 yards out to 100.