Where do you guys get appropriate steel targets?


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Silent Rifleman
April 4, 2010, 11:22 PM
I'd like to start shooting steel at moderate ranges instead of picking up so many little pieces of milk jugs. As far as I know, your run of the mill welding shop steel will wither under high powered rifle fire ( 30-06, .308, .243, etc) So, what types of steel are appropriate, and where can I get my hands on some?

thanks

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Winston_Smith
April 4, 2010, 11:28 PM
You want AR500 steel at least 1/2" thick.

Do a google search for AR500 Steel Targets and you will see a lot of vendors. I tend to lean towards companies that use a water jet to cut the plate. The real difference between the vendors is the mounting. I also tend to stay away from places that weld to the plate because you cant use both sides of it.

http://www.handgunsports.com/

https://www.saluteproducts.com/

http://www.nevcotargets.com/catalog.html

http://www.gunsteel.com/sniper.html

http://www.steelchallengetargets.com/targets.htm

http://www.steelf-x.com/GunTargets.html

http://www.lewismanufacturingco.com/Target_main.htm

http://www.customsteeltargets.com/

http://www.arntzentargets.com/products.htm

http://www.lvsteeltargets.com/main.htm

http://www.handgunsports.com/RIFLE-TARGETS.HTM

http://superiorshot.com/swinging-targets/superior-shot-swinging-target-stand/

http://3guntargets.com/

https://www.metaltargets.com/NewTargets.htm

http://www.mgmtargets.com/products/index.php

SharpsDressedMan
April 4, 2010, 11:35 PM
rztargets.com I have been using his targets for 15-20 years, and I find them very hard to break. Worth every penny.

41magsnub
April 4, 2010, 11:36 PM
Know any welders? My dad welded me some swinging targets out of AR500 plate he found.

Another option, my range has a bunch of surplus oxygen and acetylene tanks with the bottoms cut out hanging from a frame at the 100 and 300 yard lines. I can get one swinging pretty good with a .30-06 by taking shots at the bottom of it. My AR-15 does not move it at all, the only way I can tell if I hit it or not is by sound.

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