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Old 08-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #11
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Yeah, it was mostly unpleasant lugging it out there...

Not saying it'll NEVER happen but so far nothing has come back at us from 100 yds and there is nothing within 2 miles in any other direction...except more nothing...

The downward angle is never a bad idea. Ours is hanging perpendicular to the ground...mostly...may have had a flyer or two...or three #7 rebar is pretty tough too!!

This is a total jury-rig job as you can see with our uber-fancy romex ties but it's held up REALLY well and so far no one has hit the support chains...[knocks on faux wood desk once again].

Not saying richochet/splashback CAN'T happen at that distance, just that it's never happened to us... so far...

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #12
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Romex is good for EVERYTHING....... i tie my ladders down on my van with it

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:01 AM   #13
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ive only used steel torso silloutes for long range sniper practice (500-1000yds) shooting 223 and 308 rifles.
i have 3/4" mild steel which craters and 3/8" plate steel that only splatter marks.
you need to hang them by chains from a frame to get that "ring" from them though.

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Try tacstrike.com great product and great people.

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:06 AM   #15
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Romex is good for EVERYTHING....... i tie my ladders down on my van with it
Yeah, that stuff is the duct tape of the wire world...

I think I read somewhere that electricians even use it sometimes!
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Haha. I am an electrician and i do use it. Its good stuff .......

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Update on my steel plates!!!!!. I guess my 1/2" A36 steel plate doesn't handle a 30-06 round at 80 yards to well!!! OOOOOPS.

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Here's the entry side,

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And the exit side

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Damn back to the drawing board. It handles a .45, .40, 9mm, and a .22 very well.

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I live on a farm so there Is all kinds of scrap mild steel laying around. Is there any kind of thickness that won't crater to bad when shot with a .308 at 400+ yards?

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I live on a farm so there Is all kinds of scrap mild steel laying around. Is there any kind of thickness that won't crater to bad when shot with a .308 at 400+ yards?
I think you probably have to get AR500 steel, but I don't know what thickness. I'm trying to figure that out too.
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I'll tell ya one thing, dont shoot soft 22lr at steel at 10 yards. Learned that the hard way with a leg full lead shrapnel, granted it was a 22 i didnt notice for 2 days till i woke up to find my leg purple and swollen from the lead. Got it cut out and was good to go!

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