advice: metal target (25 yards)

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    advice: metal target (25 yards)

    I've been shopping around for a metal plinker target for my .22 LR high velocity pistol upper for my Glock (Advantage Arms).

    Most of the products state no mag or hv. Then all the literature for hv .22 LR targets states minimum distance of 25 yards. Now that is a distance with pistol I have practiced from time to time with a few rounds (well, to be exact, 74 feet). The disclamers take it to 100 yards with FMJ .22 LR HV rounds.

    I might still buy one for .22 LR rifle plinking.

    Any thoughts on a metal target for my Advantage Arms upper or for that matter, a .22 LR pistol.

    Side note, I also noticed the same limitation on metal targets for 44 mag. I've watched competitions that were a lot closer than 25 yards.
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    Check out the duraseal targets - not sure on distance rqrmts tho'.

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    I have .22 spinner that I shoot all the time at less than 25 yards (about 15-20yrds; pistol and rifle). I haven't noticed any damage to it either with high velocity ammo.
    It seems pretty durable to me. Much cheaper in the long run than shooting clays and easier to tell than paper if you hit or not.
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    I don't use metal targets per se........I fabricated my own bullet trap for 22lr, and use paper or cardboard for plinking in the back yard. The large dings are Speer GDHP by the way. Just a test from 15 yds.


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    FMJ .22 LR HV rounds.
    ???

    This is new to me. Maybe a .22 RFM in FMJ but I have never seen a FMJ in .22 LR

    However I am always open for new information

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    I do shoot some metal plates of 8" and 12". Regardles of range I always turn them slightly so that a bullet will go off at an angle instead of straight back.

    I shoot closer than 25 yards, but to each his own as far as risk is concerned.

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    I dunno if these folks can help but I do know they make some great metal targets!

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    I believe you'll find that in most instances, the 25 yard minimum distance has nothing to do with target damage but with bullet bounce-back. A 22lr, especially from a handgun, doesn't always have the velocity necessary to ensure fragmentation on impact with the steel target and can lead to a large chunk of lead coming back at you at sufficient velocity to do harm to soft tissue.

    If you want to shoot at less than 25 yards, I'd strongly suggest the polymer type targets. While they don't "clang", they will give visual indication on impact and with 22s, will last for a long time.

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    Depending on what you are looking to accomplish, you may want to try something from justshootmeproducts.com. I have their rimfire only cube and it does move when hit.

    I shoot metal swingers with .22 at less than 25 yards, but they are rimfire specific, so they move/ swing, which, according to the voices in my head, mean that nothing will be coming back at me...I use the Caldwell Plink and Swing, the one with the three different shaped circles.

    I also use this for shooting precision .22 in the rain at 50 yards...I shoot the smaller circle and don't need to tape/ check paper and get soaked.
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    This is new to me. Maybe a .22 RFM in FMJ but I have never seen a FMJ in .22 LR
    Could be those copper plated winchester .22lr rounds.
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    Sorry for bringing this post back up. General rule for shooting steel:

    Pistol caliber including 22LR = Min. of 7 meters (21 feet)

    Non-use= Bowed greater than 10 degrees
    Dimpled deeper than 1/16th inch

    Splatter = 20 degrees

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    When I shoot metal targets I turn them a few degrees away, and believe that when the bullet ricochets it will not come back toward me. I also do not shoot closer than 15 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I dunno if these folks can help but I do know they make some great metal targets!

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    Nice! I definitely want one of these...



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