steel practice targets

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by porkchop401, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. porkchop401

    porkchop401 Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Hey fellas , I wastched a video on gunwerks for a DIY steel target useing used disc blades, Has anybody tried this to see how it will hold up? I realize the mild steel used for a hole cover will take a beating but how does it fair against say a 300 gr 338 slug out past 500 yrds. Also the local steel dealer offered to cut me a 20" gong out of AR 400 1/2 inch thick for $130 I am just not sure if the ar400 will hold up nearly as well as ar500.
    let me here about it fellas
  2. killerspoons

    killerspoons Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2012
    i shoot a 18" disc blade with my 7mm rem mag. At 800 yards it hardly dented the steel. at 500 it went straight through it like nothing. i find the discblades at the junk yard so I get them for free and i'm happy with them.
  3. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    Liltank and I have a 5/8" piece of R400 that we regularly shoot at with 338 cal 300gr pills, and it has handled it just fine. Infact we even shot at it at 90 yards with my Lapua and all it did was put a couple of light craters in it.. I think you will be just fine with the 1/2" pice of steel you have access too. The nice thing about the R500 stuff is you can get it thinner and lighter.. You should look into the caldwell magnum steel target with the killzone plate I have one and they are nice. I havn't used it yet but one person could set it up. Hope this helps you..
  4. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    Gotta link to that video?
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