GUN Steel plate question

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  1. RMarks

    RMarks New Member

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    I want to set up some steel plates in the back yard. How thick do I need the plates to be for Hand gun rounds and .223?
     
  2. bigbear82

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    get some 1/4",1/2",3/4":)
     
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    1/2" should stop the .223
     
  4. You should probably build a house out of steel and shoot at that because I heard the .223 can go through like, the sun and shit.
     
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    1/4" will not work
     
  6. growup

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    1/2" inch for up to .45. Anything larger or rifle needs at least 3/4" with a Bernel (SP?) strengeth to stop the round. I have seen first hand a .223 go through 1/2 inch at about 75 meters.
     
  7. RMarks

    RMarks New Member

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    against me? I have 10+ acres with no houses around, plus where I shoot there is a huge hill behind the targets to stop anything that misses.

    I live in bumfuck TN, where shooting in your backyard is normal :mamoru:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I've seen a .223 go through 1/4" at 50 yards. I'd go as thick as possible (if there isn't a big price difference)
     

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