GUN Getting a target built

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    I asked the maintenance guys here at work if they could build me a target out of scrap metal for my rifles and handgun. well ive spent teh last hour with them in the welding shop helping fab it. Ill be sure to post pics and give a range report on it later [​IMG] [​IMG]

    sometimes this job is cool
     
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    some pics i did take back in the shop


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    what calibers are you planning to shoot at it with?
     
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    my AR's and the 40
     
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    all right. its all finished now. got it out behind the building. Ill take better pics tomorrow when i have some light and try it out at the range
     
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    i dunno about that. I shoot at lots of steel targets out at teh local range and have never had any probs with the ricotche
     
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    While I was in an indoor range with my friend. He shot a couple of shots at the metal thing holding the target with his Glock 23. Target was hanging about 30ft out. Well, a richotte hit some dude in the face standing next to us :o
     
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    That's why you should really only use lead bullets when shooting close metal targets, they don't ricochet or "splash" back like jacketed bullets do.
     
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    He can't use lead, his friend has a Glock :)
    His only choice is frangible.
     
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    I predict that .223 is going to zip right through that shit. Or at least pock it up very badly.
     
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    .223 will dimple 3/8 plate if it's under 100yds. so 1/2" (assuming thats 1/2") will get marked up, but there won't be any penetration. Also since it's a spinner, it won't take all the energy at impact.
     
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    Just got back from the range. It did pretty well. bullets dinged up the front of the target and did not even dimple out the back side at 100m

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    painted it when i got home
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    and added a smile for good measure
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    that thing must have been spinning like mad :)
     
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    surprisingly it did not. only moved back a few inches. Id guess the whole setup weighs close to 50lbs
     
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    Fast penetrators like the .223 shouldnt really make it spin all that much.
     
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    Yeah something like a shotgun or some high velocity .45 would do it.
     
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    Never thought about that :o
     
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    my friend and I made a spinning target out of 3/4" pieces of steel cut into 6" squares. first time we shot it was with a 30.06 which probably penetrated 3/4s of the way through it and made it spin like a motherfucker. :o
     

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