Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Admitted, May 26, 2008.
Anyone know from experience?
well it says it's rated up to .30-06 so i imagine you could shoot whatever handgun caliber you wanted at it.
I wanted to be able to shoot .223 FMJ's at them.
get a welder and some scrap. you could make one out of rebar and old weights
Rifle FMJ will probably chew it up pretty quick and you'd want to keep it far enough away to avoid backsplash.
not that exact target, but I got hit by a ricochet or debriss from some idiots shooting one of those with .223 at around 7-10 yards.
who shoots .223 at steel targets at 10 yards
after ensuring my nuts were still attached I chewed em out pretty damn good.
After reading that I doubt it can handle FMJ
Ouch. These would be placed at 50, 100 and 125yrds. Might see if I can convince a friend to make some...
get 1 inch of that and then heat treat it and if done right it should harden up to about 450 brinell hardness which is just a little bit short of armor hardness. I have a piece of 1.25 inch mild steel that 54r doesn't seem to do much to.
It probably wouldn't do much for a reactive target.
But that's just me, I'm a metal worker by trade so if I can find a way to get around paying for metal fabrication I will.
heat treat it? so the average joe will be able to heat treat a piece of metal like that?
I saw $800 and went
I've done it in a camp fire, just make sure you have a way to grab hold of it. But a piece of 1.25 inch thick mild steel has taken about 400 rounds of 54r and shows very little damage, no heat treat necessary, I got the steel from a structural I beam I found at a scrap yard, paid .04 cents a pound and the piece was 50 pounds.
I don't know why you would want to shoot at a piece of steel 4x12x12 800 bucks was the price for a 12 inch piece.
Oh. Got to source a scrap yard then.
i built a target out at my ranch a while ago. just constructed a large ( 6'x 8') wooden frame, then stretch some game fence (chicken wire or whatever) across it. Then i would just tape on targets or use wire to secure things. worked awesome until they bulldozed it
Or just track down a piece of AR plate rem from a fab shop. That'll be able to withstand more than normal A36 plate.
What will the ricochets be like off 1.25 steel at 50 yards or greater?
Right into your face.
Someone left one at a range once so I had some fun with it with my AR.
A2 tool steel for a target? Most expensive spinner ever. I bet you could use regular hot roll steel (they have it under 1045), which can still be heat treated and will cost much less.
The more carbon you have in a piece of steel the harder you can make it. 1045 would harden but it probably wouldn't last as long as higher carbon steels.
Higher Carbon= Harder and longer lasting.