Shooting A36 Steel

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by aandabooks, May 14, 2013.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Not sure where to put this category wise but accessories section seems likely.

    I built a 36"x36" A-frame stand for hanging steel plates to shoot. I will attach the steel plates with short chain lengths. I plan to buy steel plates from www.shootsteel.com in the future but until then I am on a spending freeze from the wife. The A-frame is a copy of what they sell for $150 shipped.

    I have a weld shop next to my machine shop and they have a bunch of welded together steel in the scrap bin. I was thinking about grabbing a few and making due. I would be shooting from 10-25 yards with lead loads from 9mm, .38, .44 and .45ACP loads. The steel is 3/8". Would this be safe and will the steel hold up or will the bullets punch through?
     
  2. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I will have to look at my reciept to see what steel I used. It was either A30 or A36, but 1/2" thick holds up to a .45 not a 30-06!!!:(


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    That was a top view of the hole!!;)
     

  3. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Just check and the steel I used is A36. I know for sure 1/2" handles it, but I haven't shot at my 3/8" yet.;)