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HBchevelle68
12-15-2011, 8:09 PM
Looking at some steel plate to buy to take with me out to the desert. the biggest calibers that will be there is are a .45 1911 and a .308 rem 700.

What would you suggest as the thickness of the plate i should buy? Would 1/4 inch be enough? or should i get it thinker?


Thanks!

grant22
12-15-2011, 8:33 PM
I have a 1/4" steel plate target and @ 100 yds, .223 is almost penetrating it. So either set it out further, get something thinker, or get AR500 steel which is harder.

I think Wideners.com has some AR500.

Rock6.3
12-15-2011, 8:57 PM
AR500 is the stuff you want, and hang it so it can swing when hit, that reduces the impact on the steel.

G-forceJunkie
12-15-2011, 9:21 PM
AR500 at 1/2" if you want it to last a reasonable amount. Thicker is better though.

HBchevelle68
12-16-2011, 8:01 AM
Hmm seems like ill have to take a look at this ar500 stuff. thanks all!

Jyruiz
12-16-2011, 8:25 AM
Hmm seems like ill have to take a look at this ar500 stuff. thanks all!

Check out Big Dog Steel (http://www.bigdogsteel.com/stationary-targets.html).