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#5600348 - 02/15/15 10:36 AM Steel target and distance
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How thick will steel target have to Be to hold a 338lm 300gr bullet without blowing through it? And what's a good distance to not worry about target damage.

Got some firehose to mount it like Jason's targets
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#5600378 - 02/15/15 11:07 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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I think the hardness of the steel has just as much to do with it as the thickness. But I've seen them made out of hardened 5/8" and they held up good.

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#5600390 - 02/15/15 11:18 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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1/2" AR500 ought to hold it fine, I believe that round will be less than 3,000 FPS correct?
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#5600410 - 02/15/15 11:34 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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Minimum 100 yards and yes 1/2" ar500 should be fine.
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#5600431 - 02/15/15 11:55 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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Yes it will be less than 3000 fps..ok thanks gonna pick up some this week
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#5601139 - 02/15/15 07:36 PM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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Run it out to 338 LM ranges and AR 500 isnt necessary, mild 1/2" will work.

However, I have a new standing order on my range that the 338 LM shall not hit my steel inside 600 yards. The steel holds up, but the fire hose and the target stand can not.
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#5601274 - 02/15/15 08:55 PM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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JG's targets are fun to watch fly peep
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#5601659 - 02/16/15 07:57 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
JG's targets are fun to watch fly peep


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#5601774 - 02/16/15 09:13 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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So what's he story on flying targets
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#5601787 - 02/16/15 09:21 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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My 338/378 is down waiting for a rebarrel, but the last time I took it out was with 285 gr. Hornady's at 3000 fps. A 10" round 3/8" thick AR-500 plate just about swung all the way over the bar, but otherwise suffered no damage whatsoever. I don't expect it to be much different at closer ranges. The only two things that have caused any real damage to our AR-500 plates (all 3/8") are 5.56 ball which potmarks the thing, and 50 BMG ball (@ 250 yards) which dents the hell out of it.

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#5601967 - 02/16/15 10:40 AM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: Strongbad]
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Originally Posted By: Strongbad
My 338/378 is down waiting for a rebarrel, but the last time I took it out was with 285 gr. Hornady's at 3000 fps. A 10" round 3/8" thick AR-500 plate just about swung all the way over the bar, but otherwise suffered no damage whatsoever. I don't expect it to be much different at closer ranges. The only two things that have caused any real damage to our AR-500 plates (all 3/8") are 5.56 ball which potmarks the thing, and 50 BMG ball (@ 250 yards) which dents the hell out of it.


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#5602324 - 02/16/15 12:59 PM Re: Steel target and distance [Re: daniel1381]
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Except the 2" Know your Limitation plate, its unhittable
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