I donít usually shoot steel targets but recently I had made some for myself for the rare occasion that I might get to stretch the legs on my .308. Finally this past weekend I had the opportunity to shoot a little farther and I ended up shooting this 10 inch diameter steel plate at 450 yards. The day before I passed the opportunity to shoot a wild hog at that same distance because my buddy was supposed to hunt that area, and he didnít want me to miss and scare them away.
Anyways, my homemade target was ľ inch thick mild steel and Iím shooting 168 grain bullets at 2700fps muzzle velocity. At 450 yards the bullets did considerable damage to the plate so Iíd like to know what material I should make the new target from?
I think the group size was decent. 4 shots about 1.5 inchesÖthe target fell down after the fourth hit so I did not make a fifth.