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#6370324 - 07/15/16 01:31 PM ? 22 Backstop Ques?
DCmac Offline

Registered: 11/04/13
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Loc: SW OK
How thick a steel plate would be needed for backstop for 22LR?

Is 45 degrees the best angle?

#6370379 - 07/15/16 02:35 PM Re: ? 22 Backstop Ques? [Re: DCmac]
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Registered: 07/17/12
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Just go ahead and get ar500. I'm sure u will probably end up shooting so thing more powerful eventually.

#6370392 - 07/15/16 02:49 PM Re: ? 22 Backstop Ques? [Re: Fishing Fester]
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Originally Posted By: Fishing Fester
Just go ahead and get ar500. I'm sure u will probably end up shooting so thing more powerful eventually.
I'll second that. Lots of variables come into play on steel targets. I tried several times to make my own and finally ended up buying the AR500.
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#6370447 - 07/15/16 03:37 PM Re: ? 22 Backstop Ques? [Re: DCmac]
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Cabelas sells this.

#6370596 - 07/15/16 05:57 PM Re: ? 22 Backstop Ques? [Re: DCmac]
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Registered: 11/24/13
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Loc: West Texas
ar500 grade steel would work for just about anything. A 30-45 degree angle down (force the round into the ground) is good as long as the ground is soft enough to absorb the bullet.
As for thickness, 1/4" will handle a 22 LR from 40 yards or so on out but I'd suggest 3/8" at the least.

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#6370674 - 07/15/16 07:09 PM Re: ? 22 Backstop Ques? [Re: DCmac]
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