GUN Can these targets take FMJ's?

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  1. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    well it says it's rated up to .30-06 so i imagine you could shoot whatever handgun caliber you wanted at it.
     
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    I wanted to be able to shoot .223 FMJ's at them.
     
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    get a welder and some scrap. you could make one out of rebar and old weights
     
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    Rifle FMJ will probably chew it up pretty quick and you'd want to keep it far enough away to avoid backsplash.
     
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    not that exact target, but I got hit by a ricochet or debriss from some idiots shooting one of those with .223 at around 7-10 yards.
     
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    :rofl: who shoots .223 at steel targets at 10 yards
     
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    after ensuring my nuts were still attached I chewed em out pretty damn good.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    After reading that I doubt it can handle FMJ :o
     
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    Ouch. These would be placed at 50, 100 and 125yrds. Might see if I can convince a friend to make some...
     
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    http://www.speedymetals.com/pc-3109-8294-4-x-12-a-2-de-carb-free-tool-steel.aspx
    get 1 inch of that and then heat treat it and if done right it should harden up to about 450 brinell hardness which is just a little bit short of armor hardness. I have a piece of 1.25 inch mild steel that 54r doesn't seem to do much to.
    It probably wouldn't do much for a reactive target.

    But that's just me, I'm a metal worker by trade so if I can find a way to get around paying for metal fabrication I will.
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    heat treat it? so the average joe will be able to heat treat a piece of metal like that?
     
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    I saw $800 and went :ugh:
     
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    I've done it in a camp fire, just make sure you have a way to grab hold of it. But a piece of 1.25 inch thick mild steel has taken about 400 rounds of 54r and shows very little damage, no heat treat necessary, I got the steel from a structural I beam I found at a scrap yard, paid .04 cents a pound and the piece was 50 pounds.
     
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    I don't know why you would want to shoot at a piece of steel 4x12x12 800 bucks was the price for a 12 inch piece.:)
     
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    Oh. Got to source a scrap yard then.
     
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    i built a target out at my ranch a while ago. just constructed a large ( 6'x 8') wooden frame, then stretch some game fence (chicken wire or whatever) across it. Then i would just tape on targets or use wire to secure things. worked awesome until they bulldozed it:wtc:
     
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    Or just track down a piece of AR plate rem from a fab shop. That'll be able to withstand more than normal A36 plate.
     
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    What will the ricochets be like off 1.25 steel at 50 yards or greater?
     
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    Right into your face.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Someone left one at a range once so I had some fun with it with my AR.

    [​IMG]
     
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    A2 tool steel for a target? Most expensive spinner ever. I bet you could use regular hot roll steel (they have it under 1045), which can still be heat treated and will cost much less.
     
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    The more carbon you have in a piece of steel the harder you can make it. 1045 would harden but it probably wouldn't last as long as higher carbon steels.

    Higher Carbon= Harder and longer lasting.
     

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