Shooting steel plates, and GONGS!!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by clr8ter, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I know that in certain situations with certain calibers, shooting plain steel plates is bad. If I plan on shooting steel with a 308, at 66 to 300 or 400 yards, does it continue to matter if I am shooting that 550 alloy steel, or whatever it is? Or would a plain hot rolled piece of steel be ok? Also, what sizes do you guys think for 100, 200, 300, & 400 yards?

    Any good sources for that hard alloy steel if needed?
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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  4. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Ok, the shoootsteel site looks good, prices are not as bad as I thought. So what diameter targets would you guys recommend for the distances I mentioned?
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hot rolled steel with woprk for non-AP bullets. You better make it THICK though. THe difference is HUGE. .308 FMJ, hot rolled steel, 100 yards? I would be a little nervous at 3/4"
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would think about 12 inch. That would be large enough for offhand to 300, and kneeling,sitting,prone out to 500.

    If you can afford two, a 6 inch would give you good precision practice and 100 yard offhand.
     
  7. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Sounds good, the 6 & 12". I think I'll stick to the hardened steel. Thanks for the replies everybody.....