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bmuoio
02-10-2010, 5:05 PM
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/bmuoio/haji2.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/bmuoio/haji.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/bmuoio/chain.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/bmuoio/chai.jpg

I just took on a new hobby and decided to make targets. These are a few of my first ones and I plan on doing something new and cool in the near future. Using AR500 Steel with a Brinell rating of 500. (Industry standards for hardened steel shooting silhouettes) I was shocked when I priced the cost out to make them! They will cost 5X more to make. But will be well worth it when you see what I plan on doing. In the mean time these are cost effective to shoot a long range. I'm selling them to pay for more material. These break down a bit and the chain design would work well when gong is removed to clip cardboard to the bar for a target stand. and will take a hardened plate down the way. both weigh over 36 lbs each.
$90 each or 160 for both.
email me bmuoio@gmail.com

1811
02-10-2010, 5:08 PM
What's the minimum range...yardage?

slipangle
02-10-2010, 5:19 PM
It's non-hardened. I personally wouldn't shoot it closer than a couple hundred yards with non-frangible ammunition.

Even then, a high power round such as 5.56/7.62 will crater the plate somewhat. Once a crater is created, shrapnel can rebound in a direction that may cause it to return to the shooter, even if the plate is angled downward.

I have seen the effects of this at a local IDPA match. It was decided that one of the plates should no longer be used because it was resulting in ricochets. It was one of those 1" thick plates that had been used on the 200 yard range and seen rifle fire.

Even with the low odds of a ricochet or taking some shrapnel, it's something I personally wouldn't use at less than 200y. Of course, I'm no expert and YMMV, IANAL etc.


ETA: I just noticed that the upright square tubing is, well, square. This is one of those design features that highly increases the odds of the range becoming a "two-way" range.

bmuoio
02-10-2010, 5:56 PM
I would imagine if the base is hit that it will pierce it. and not bounce back?? And I would recommend you have your sights on. Or zero on paper before popping of at a nice target you want to keep in good shape. I have been shooting mine with all my guns and have yet to hit the base. Just miss one out of 6 or so shots slightly. I have it back 150

bmuoio
02-10-2010, 5:59 PM
It's non-hardened. I personally wouldn't shoot it closer than a couple hundred yards with non-frangible ammunition.

Even then, a high power round such as 5.56/7.62 will crater the plate somewhat. Once a crater is created, shrapnel can rebound in a direction that may cause it to return to the shooter, even if the plate is angled downward.

I have seen the effects of this at a local IDPA match. It was decided that one of the plates should no longer be used because it was resulting in ricochets. It was one of those 1" thick plates that had been used on the 200 yard range and seen rifle fire.

Even with the low odds of a ricochet or taking some shrapnel, it's something I personally wouldn't use at less than 200y. Of course, I'm no expert and YMMV, IANAL etc.


ETA: I just noticed that the upright square tubing is, well, square. This is one of those design features that highly increases the odds of the range becoming a "two-way" range.

It turns the other way as well just happen to have it set in the direction for picture.