Steel targets

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    Steel targets

    I was at Sportsman's Warehouse the other day and saw a short target stand, with an 8" steel target.

    It was well over $100, but it looked like it could be built for a lot less.

    Have any of you guys built your own steel targets?

    Do you have any pointers for a DIY steel target project?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Do you have any pointers for a DIY steel target project?
    Don't use just any old steel.

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    It all depends on what you want to shoot it with. For rifles you need about 3/8" of hardened steel, AR-500. For non-magnum handgun rounds you can use mild steel. It's not hard to find a metal shop that will make you up some targets, the hard part is setting up a reliable target stand that is durable and allows the target movement to deflect the ricochet down.

    Arntzen Targets

    This guy has a lot of great stuff, and some good "how to" videos.
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    Exactly what Iam_Not_Lost said. We use AR-500 steel for our rifles but for our pistols we use just use steel from our work. Some of the videos in my sig show the steel we use. Of course it's kind of hard to see. lol

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