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Old 11-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #11
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Well, so much for that idea. Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #12
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Its all according to the distance, Soft targets are great for a short range, hardened targets are reach out and touch someone standoff. Cast Iron isnt a great target anyways even if it sounds good, it shatters like glass if hit correctly (or incorrectly). Old steel pans work great for a while and they dont toss schrapp very far.
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Back in the 80's I was running a course on a handgun range that had cast iron drop plates. I was shooting wadcutters out of my Ruger 357 Speed Six, hitting plates at 15-20 yards, dropping them, moving to the next station, and fired at one that didn't drop. The ricochet came back and grazed me on the ribs under my right arm and burned a trail. If it had hit me in the forehead I probably wouldn't be posting.
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I shoot steel all the time- BUT its a couple of swinging targets.
I agree that cast iron wud most likely bust with a 9mm- I'd try one but the wife wud kick my azz!
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My wife and I went out any made our own spinning target for 22 plinking. We found that a shovel head works pretty well.
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While walking through our field, I happened upon my missing cast iron pan, hanging from a tree...full of holes. My roommate inadvertently proved to me that .223 will cut through cast iron.
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I would never use cast iron as a target for anything.
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While walking through our field, I happened upon my missing cast iron pan, hanging from a tree...full of holes. My roommate inadvertently proved to me that .223 will cut through cast iron.
Did you inadvertently prove to him that being hit in the head with cast iron hurts like hell?
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