Targets

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Hlander, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Hlander

    Hlander New Member

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    I currently shoot paper and dirt. I would like to start having at least one metal target but I realize I need hard steel to do so safely. They make 500 brinell steel targets but they are very expensive, I was wondering if anyone knew where you could buy some 500 brinell steel that is not already made into a target? I am assuming this would cut down the price quite a bit, the target company would not be getting there cut. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Powersportgiant

    Powersportgiant New Member

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    I picked up some AR500 steel targets off eBay. There is a reputable guy on there selling. Well worth the money spent for .22 long rifle and handguns. Larger caliber rifles need longer distance to not damage the target.
     

  3. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    I have some discs from a farmer that are hardened steel. 12 gauge slug barely makes a dent 7.62 x 54 makes a good dent and .22 does absolutely nothing. Haven't tried anything else yet but it is a free steel target!
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Does it have to be metal? There are numerous polymer targets available that do not cost as much as metal.

    Though they will not respond with a "clang", there are some that react in interesting manners.
     
  5. Hlander

    Hlander New Member

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    I could try the polymer targets, do you have a brand or type that you recommend?
     
  6. Hlander

    Hlander New Member

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    Plow discs?
     
  7. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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    My strongest steel targets are leaf springs. They are not very big, and hard to cut; but a 30-06 at 100 yards doesn't scratch them.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkSlJXL5CTg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkSlJXL5CTg[/ame]
     
  8. Hlander

    Hlander New Member

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    Thanks, I will be shooting the targets with 7.62x39, 223, and 7.62x54 so it will need to be somewhat strong. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  9. TCH2FLY

    TCH2FLY New Member

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    Try local scrap metal yards, you might be able to get some small pieces of AR400 or 500 on a budget (ask if you can work it off by doing odd jobs).
    I know that pre-cut steel targets aren't cheap but cutting/drilling that stuff isn't easy (avoid torches as it damages the hardness of the steel). Try Big Dog Steel in OH. His prices include shipping and he has some "economy" targets that might work for your budget. Remember good targets will last a long time so think of it as an "investment " ;)
     
  10. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    Yes they are plow discs I thought I would give them a shot and they are great for a free target
     
  11. Jeepergeo

    Jeepergeo New Member

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    Nice video. Thanks for posting it.
     
  12. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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    It was my pleasure! :)
     
  13. Hlander

    Hlander New Member

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    Alright I might have to give that a try.
     
  14. Hlander

    Hlander New Member

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    Alright thanks for the info ill give Big Dog Steel a look.