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Steel Targets / metal plates recommendations
Jul 28th, 2017 at 9:32pm
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Setting up a little bit of a long range rifle range where a mate has a property nearby where we can set up to over 800 metres... keen for some gongs or similar metal plates we can shoot at to hear the ping sound out to distance.

Any recommendations for types of steel... don't want to spend a fortune and doesn't need to be pretty either.
  

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Re: Steel Targets / metal plates recommendations
Reply #1 - Jul 28th, 2017 at 9:39pm
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since your in hamilton
try trackweld on bryant road
ive brought old grouser plates off them before, not pretty but they last  Smiley
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 29th, 2017 at 12:59pm
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I went down to the local CNC outfit and got a 400mm by 400mm plate in 10mm Bizalloy 400...$60...I hung it leaning forward slightly...rem mag at 200 yards doesn't scratch it
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 9:59pm
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Hi John - when you get set up I'd be keen to come down and have a ping. I have a .3*.3 bizalloy 15mm plate. It must weight at least 20kg....
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 30th, 2017 at 7:34am
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If you can stretch to it AR 500 steel is the thing.

If not, use Mark's 😀

  
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Re: Steel Targets / metal plates recommendations
Reply #5 - Aug 30th, 2017 at 8:02am
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seventenths wrote on Jul 28th, 2017 at 9:32pm:
Setting up a little bit of a long range rifle range where a mate has a property nearby where we can set up to over 800 metres... keen for some gongs or similar metal plates we can shoot at to hear the ping sound out to distance.

Any recommendations for types of steel... don't want to spend a fortune and doesn't need to be pretty either.

This one comes up regularly on this forum and over at the other.
Do a forum search on "bisalloy" and you will see a lot of info  Smiley
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm
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Put up some ordinary 6mm steel plates the other day. 55gr Ballistic Silvertip in 223 punches through at 150m and at 220m it still leaves a big mushroom at the back. Can only recommend to go with something like Bizalloy ...
  
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Reply #7 - Sep 9th, 2017 at 7:51pm
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we were out shooting my 22lr plates the other day, i wanted to test the 6mm plate(400x400 hanging on a chain) so shoot an ar with 55g softpoints at 430m didn't really mark the plate. so shoot my 18inch tikka 223 with 75eldm and it put a dented the steel but not as bad as i thought it would.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 14th, 2017 at 9:50pm
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Yeah I've got 10mm mild steel 200x200 at 200 meters the 260 punches straight through. 120grn Nosler B/T.
Bit of an expensive drill.
  
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Reply #9 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 12:34pm
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Make sure the plate is hanging on an angle and can move freely. I'm going to try an onther destructive test on  the 6mm again. Start at 400m and work forward with the 223 shooting 75 eldm and 53 vmaxs.  then will try with the 260 140eldms
  
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Re: Steel Targets / metal plates recommendations
Reply #10 - Nov 29th, 2017 at 8:48am
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seventenths wrote on Jul 28th, 2017 at 9:32pm:
Setting up a little bit of a long range rifle range where a mate has a property nearby where we can set up to over 800 metres... keen for some gongs or similar metal plates we can shoot at to hear the ping sound out to distance.

Any recommendations for types of steel... don't want to spend a fortune and doesn't need to be pretty either.


Hi Mate.
Just found your post. I had the same idea and decided that I didnt want to spend money on it so I scratched around the sawmill I work at. I have a couple of 450mm dia sawblades 5mm thick that do not even scratch when hit with a 223 over 300m.
If you want I can let you have one or two. Could leave them at the Mount....
  

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