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Old 08-29-2011, 04:43 AM   #11
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The article even discussed shotgun slugs, which are 1oz or more of concentrated ball-of-fun. They will disperse equally, as well, upon impact. Again, assuming speed and distance are within the range (and distance is more because it impact the velocity)

A key # was 3000fps maximum. Since a lot of 5.56/.223 rounds live in that speed range, one would have to choose their rounds carefully if they are going to spend $400 for a steel gong target. One wouldn't want to destroy such a fun toy with 3200fps green-tip ammo.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:24 AM   #12
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Frangible rounds are a wise choice.
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we shot a lot of steel at the matches I went to in Colorado, down at the Pueblo range. in the 3 years of a competition of some sort nearly every weekend (IDPA, IPSC, 3-gun on a rotation--off weekends we went up to the matches in Aurora) LOTS of rounds put on steel. home re-loads, factory stock ammo, etc. none of it seemed to matter, nobody ever took any shrapnel or ricochets.

that tells me that the type of bullet doesn't really matter.
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More lead+less velocity=more ricochet,like if I was loading for instance a .38 spl i'd go with 110 gr over 158 gr if I was going to be shooting steel up close.
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70 cuda383: We were shooting steel at our range one day. While two of use were shooting my daughter was 25-30 yards behind us crocuhd down reloading her mags. She yelled out hey guys I've been hit! Well that gets your attention in a hurry. Luckily she had kept her shooting glasses on because the bit of copper 9mm jacket hit her in the cheek bone just below the rim of her glases. So don't think that it doesn't matter, and always keep your glasses on as long as lead is going down range. Also at a tactical carbine class at Blackwater several of us received hits from small bits of jacket when we got in too close with jacketed bullets. We switched from steel to paper, unless you had frangible rounds.
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70 cuda383: We were shooting steel at our range one day. While two of use were shooting my daughter was 25-30 yards behind us crocuhd down reloading her mags. She yelled out hey guys I've been hit! Well that gets your attention in a hurry. Luckily she had kept her shooting glasses on because the bit of copper 9mm jacket hit her in the cheek bone just below the rim of her glases. So don't think that it doesn't matter, and always keep your glasses on as long as lead is going down range. Also at a tactical carbine class at Blackwater several of us received hits from small bits of jacket when we got in too close with jacketed bullets. We switched from steel to paper, unless you had frangible rounds.
Who was your instructor at the blackwater class?

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we had a two instructors, both have moved on. why do you ask?
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