I'm thinking about making my own steel targets. I can weld and cut the steel at work. My problem is finding the steel. Where do you buy the steel and what grade? Hopefully someone here knows and thanks!!!
Your cheapest bet would be a steel supply warehouse. Like a Ryerson. They will tell you what gauge to get. They will try to sell you a 4'x8' piece, and it will be fairly pricey. If you go to local fabricators they may have scrap pieces to sell you. I would get at least 1/2"
Use AR500 steel for centerfire handgun and rifle targets. You can use 3/8" for non-magnum handgun and 1/2" for magnum handgun and rifle targets. For .22 rimfire, you can use 1/4" or 5/16" mild steel for your targets.
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I stopped Ar a RR crossing where they were working on tracks and they let me have a few of these plates they work great even a 223 @ 50 yds. Barelly penetrate At 100 the bullet shatters and the steel and makes a beautiful response. I hung mine from chains and uses bolts to attach to metal fence posts . Just make sure you angle them correctly
Thanks for all the ideas. I called one of our suppliers and they told me about a steel company. I picked up some 1/2" scrap plates so far and going back for some 3/8" plates on Monday. Me and my cousin are going to be making it. I'll send pics once it is done.