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Old 10-03-2012, 05:18 AM   #6721
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Hard at work making steel shooting targets.

What are you using for the steel? I made a bunch of targets out of 1/2" steel plate, the 5.56 and 7.72 will punch nearly through it. I use them for handguns and rimfire after I welded them back up again.
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I made two of them
One was 3/4 and the other 1 inch. soft steel.
I only shoot em with handguns or 22lr

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I also welded 2 bolts to the back. When fastened to steel chain they have a cant to em. Deflects bullets into the ground.

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I also welded 2 bolts to the back. When fastened to steel chain they have a cant to em. Deflects bullets into the ground.

They oughta hold up for that then. I welded a link of chain to the back side for the cant, it works well. One of mine is 2'X2' and I can hit it pretty consistently from 100 yards with my Glock 27. I even impressed myself with that!
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They make for some fun practice. Ya can easily see where ya hit. Just repaint the splats, and ya have a fresh target.

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They make for some fun practice. Ya can easily see where ya hit. Just repaint the splats, and ya have a fresh target.
I love the sound as well.
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If their left in a fleet, 2 lines per barge. In tow we use wires. And put the lines on for safety.

Fleet= not moving. Barges tied to a land line.
Toe= when were shoving em up or down the river.
With one clip per rope? Wow.

When we towed something we only used a tow line, well a bridle line that is.

Not my pic, but ya get the idea.


I was on a boat similar to this, but set for anchor handling and towing. We could tow a rig at seven knots.
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Its not a pic but a link to one--

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Actually, we never tow barges. We shove them. Towboats on the river should be called push boats. lol
You say clips. We call em bites or parts.
We may leave a barge in a fleet with two lines. But they are tied off with 4 or 6 part lines. And sometimes we will throw a 2 part wire over top the line.

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Cool hot tub boat. I need one of those.

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