You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Gear & Accessories > Firearm Accessories & Gear >

Saw Blades for Steel Targets

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2229 Times on 1531 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default Saw Blades for Steel Targets

.................................................. .........

Last edited by John_Deer; 05-05-2014 at 08:21 PM.
John_Deer is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 05-05-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Airborne1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: St johns, Az.
Posts: 989
Liked 601 Times on 361 Posts
Likes Given: 3135


If you are talking about the standard saw blade they would be too thin. They are about 1/16th of an inch thick. If that! When you cut a piece of lumber with them it only takes out 1/8th of an inch of the lumber, and that is due to the Kerf of the blades.

Airborne1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Txhillbilly's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,289
Liked 2036 Times on 1107 Posts
Likes Given: 901


Quality AR500 steel targets don't cost too much. It's better to use a steel designed for shooting,than to take a chance on shooting a piece of steel that will not stop a bullet.
I have several 1/2" steel targets from these guy's-
Lifetime Member-
Texas State Rifle Association
North American Hunting Club
Txhillbilly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #4
Lifetime Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
7point62's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Decisive Terrain
Posts: 2,188
Liked 1564 Times on 779 Posts
Likes Given: 1205


We used old manhole covers for 50 BMG API.
Hijo de mala leche
7point62 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 08:08 PM   #5
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Liked 22419 Times on 12500 Posts
Likes Given: 53672


i seriously doubt a saw blade is going to stop most pistol or any rifle calibers. rimfires would be my guess at all they might stop and even then, you might have to worry about a ricochet back at you.

saw blades were made for cutting, not for shooting at. if you are wanting something steel to shoot at get something made for it. and most have distances they recommend as the minimum safe distances in case of a ricochet.
Axxe55 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 08:20 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ez2b's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: MODESTO CA.
Posts: 1,802
Liked 571 Times on 385 Posts


Yes I have shot old saw blades and of course they're too thin 357 will blow right through .
anything below probably just dents them.
But if you have old ones just shoot them I guess that's what I did was good entertainment for a little while lol

Ez2b is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Ar500 Steel Targets ($60) Egautreaux Louisiana Gun Forum 3 02-01-2014 01:26 PM
Steel targets? Down_Town_Dalton Range Report 8 07-09-2013 01:55 AM
Steel Walking Targets? Vincine Firearm Accessories & Gear 6 10-29-2012 06:17 PM
Steel Targets & AR15's Don't Mix Vikingdad Range Report 25 03-25-2012 03:39 AM
? about making steel targets patm General Handgun Discussion 9 10-31-2009 12:17 PM