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Need thoughts on a steel rifle target

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AJMBLAZER, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Member

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    My job includes working with the railroad and we have an old line right next to us. I may have to look around out there.:cool:
     
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    Check out that group buy in the for sale section right now. We have some awesome prices that cant be beat!! And we donate our proceeds back to our youth ranch for at risk youth.

    BTW, AR500 is the stuff to get for sure. It will last a lifetime!!

    Thanks,
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    jcsteeltargets.com
     
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    And they are called "Tie Plates"

    Or at least they were when my dad was foreman of Signal Gang 7 on the WP. We called them "Ties" because they tied the rail to that wooden cross member most folks called a tie, but were actually called "sleepers".
    That was awhile back, like 60 yrs.
     
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    Do you know anyone with an old iron weight barbel set? The heavier disks might hold up. We use a 4" diameter 1lb weight disk for 100 yard rimfire and it shows no wear. A heavier (thicker) disk might work out for you.
     
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    If you use AR500 steel and it is possible, shoot a different side each time you go out. Will help keep it straight.
     
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    So if I was wanting to bolt some AR500 plate to chain, any thoughts on the bolts? Cap head, regular hex head, Grade 8, etc etc etc.
     
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    Get a flywheel off a standard transmission junk engine, weld some chain hangers, your good to go.
     
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    Do you have any pictures of your flywheel target?
     
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