Getting started with steel targets--Any Advice?

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    Getting started with steel targets--Any Advice?

    So, after watching numerous hickock45 videos, I've decided I need to start getting some steel targets. I used to shoot steel all the time years ago, and even if the targets aren't very reactive (ex. a steel plate hung on a post), it still a heck of a lot of fun.

    So initially I'm looking for simple targets that are inexpensive but give the fun of shooting steel. I've been looking at the steel targets from Widener's here Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC

    What do you think? Good price? Do you have a favorite place to buy steel targets?

    Thanks!
    Clay

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    My best advice is to buy the best quality that you can. Our department started with some home made ones and the splash back and other problems were not worth what we thought we saved.

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    may be cheaper to make your own.
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    I have about 20 plates for my home range, all in AR 500 except for 1 (Which I regret). Get the hardest steel you can afford, such as AR500. Once your steel is cratered or dimpled, itís no longer safe to shoot at close distances as youíll get splash and bounce-back. Iíve had my targets for a little over 5 years, 1000s of rounds and all are in great shape. I once had a friend cut loose on one of my silhouettes with 5.56 at about 75í and it only dimpled the steel. I now use it for a 200-500 yard target. This is one of those buy once, cry once IF you get quality type deals.

    Two companies Iíve bought from are:

    Arntzen Targets

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    Quality Targets

    The owner of quality targets is a great guy and will make you whatever you want, and his prices and shipping are very reasonable. He made me a set of AR500 bowling pins, and a couple squirrels and bunnies for my boy to knock down. All of my IDPA targets are from Arntzen, and I really like their portable folding stands.





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    I have a few targets from Bobcat steel that have been shot with everything from 22 lr to to 45 acp with no ill effects
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