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Old 09-28-2012, 14:30   #1
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Steel Target?

i have this big piece of steel and am wondering if i can shoot at it at 100+ yards with my large caliber rifle? this block of steel weighs about 100 lbs. would this hold up?

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Old 09-28-2012, 14:47   #2
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It depends mostly on the hardness of the steel.
And what you call "large caliber."

If it is mild steel, a .30-06 will either blow through or crater it so deep that splashback will be severe. Maybe not dangerous at 100 yards, but maybe so.

If it is hard steel, say AR 500, it will do fine.

Or if your large caliber is a .45-70 with lead bullets at black powder speed, that will do.
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Old 09-28-2012, 14:50   #3
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im going to be shooting 7.62x54 yellow tip 182 grain

also the steel is over 1/8 inches thick

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Old 09-28-2012, 14:57   #4
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If it craters, don't do it. I guess one shot will tell you if it does. If it does crater, the second shot (hitting just right) could come back to hurt you.
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I agree with the above posts. It's unknown strength so you really need to be careful. Try to angle it down a little just in case there's splashback. 15-20 degrees is all you'll need but check it after the first shot as others have stated.
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Old 09-28-2012, 16:24   #6
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do a video if you can of your test shot...oh, and please don't use steel core ammo for the test shot lol
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Old 09-28-2012, 17:53   #7
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im going to be shooting 7.62x54 yellow tip 182 grain

also the steel is over 1/8 inches thick
I don't think 1/8th" steel will last very long against most .30 cal centerfires. Weatherby used to happily picture 1/2" steel that was cleanly penetrated by all their calibers. Don
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Old 09-28-2012, 18:28   #8
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You're gonna blow right through that ***** with 7.62x54, especially the load you have. It appears to have a "mild steel" core.


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