Targets mother load

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Tikkamike, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    A local oilfield machine shop went out of business recently and they had an online auction I saw a pallet of steel that looked like I could possibly get a few targets out of and the bonus is 99% of it already has holes machined in the corners. ... so I bid on it and won it for $85! It’s not AR500 it’s just mild steel but the price was right so I figured I’ll shoot it till it’s too full of holes to be a target. yesterday I went to pick it up, and ends up I underestimated how much steel was there. Turns out it’s 14k lbs of steel so it looks like I’m set for tArgets for a bit. The pieces are from 5/8”-1” thigh and range from 12” to 24” squares and rectangles to full sheets that will need cut.
     

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  2. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Nice score! I don't envy you on the logistics side of things though. How are you going to get it all home?
     
  3. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    They loaded it on a trailer with a telehandler then I took it to my shop and unloaded it with the skidsteer...
     
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  4. Bcwn

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    Congrats for sure! I wonder if AR 500 is heavier weight wise and not just strength, but hey if you shoot some real soft nose stuff maybe it will last a while. Ill bet you find some stuff in there thats hard as AR 500
     
  5. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations !
    You shouldn't have too much trouble with 1" thick.
    Start thinking of your hangers
     
  6. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    You could flip some of that for a profit.
     
  7. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Use the small rectangles as targets but I’d sell full sheets, they’re not cheap. Talk to some welding shops they might be able to point you in the right direction
     
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