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New targets & 'range' trip

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by sgt-spam, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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    I'm pretty excited about this!

    Some friends at 'the office' hooked me up with a few 12" x 12" x 1/4" armor plate targets and the frame pictured below. Finally got a chance to get everything set up down at my dad's farm. I need some more practice with the shotgun, but was hitting steel consistently at 50 yards with my G19, SA 1911, and a Ruger 10/22.

    Out at 100 yards those targets get pretty small, but I was making contact with the 10/22.

    Loads of fun, and no paper to chase down!
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Sweet,........hope you are shooting some where other than the back yard!:whistling:


    Looks like a sweet azz setup!
     


  3. Brucev

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    Excellent. Learn to shoot at a distance and you can hit anything in the world up close. I very much like the way the chains and targets are arranged. You don't have to wait for a single target to stop swinging before you fire again. And, it looks portable!
     
  4. ashecht

    ashecht

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    maybe its just me, but aint that a tad close to the house?:wow:
     
  5. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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    Thanks - I'm pretty pleased with it. Was surprised that I could hit anything at 50 yards with the handguns. Even surprised myself a little with the .22 at 100 yards.
     
  6. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Nice shooting!!!!! I don't even see any holes in the house!!!!!!!





















    :rofl::rofl::supergrin:
     
  7. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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    It's reasonably portable - just HEAVY. I have an Acura RSX that everything will fit into.

    Worst part was not having my dad's quad-runner. Carrying everything out to the end of the field wasn't bad, but hauling it back was a different story (all uphill).

    I really like the sound of bullets hitting steel...
     
  8. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

    I like slapping steel too. AR500 plates (white round) mild steel (blue rectangles).
    [​IMG]

    The rubber strap hanger grips the top bar and stops swinging very quickly.
    The lower straps are old fire hose.

    [​IMG]

    The real challenging plates for rifle are 3"x5"x1/2" AR500 usually shot at 250-300 yards with my Varmint rifle or any good rifle at 100 yards.

    Pistols too:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2011
  9. up1911fan

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    I love shooting steel, but you need a new backstop!!
     
  10. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

  11. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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    No upgrades yet. I'd like to have something larger cut but don't want to bug the guys at the shop.

    My Aperture / Flickr albums are wack - didn't see any of my pics at the thread you posted. No big deal I guess...
     
  12. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

    Larger? What, maybe something like a human silhouette or animal shape? Half size, 3/4 or full size?

    Mild steel for pistol or harder for rifle?

    The reason I'm asking is; I have a big chunk (about 1.5' x 2.5') of 1/2" thick mild steel and I'm not sure what I want to make out of it yet.
     
  13. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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    I was thinking something man silhouette sized for use at further distances. Only problem for me is transportation. My little car can't handle the weight, and I don't want to lug these things back and forth across the field...
     
  14. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

    I just ran accross this plate holder and thought I'd share. It looks like a simple idea. Have a look.
    "Do It Yourself Steel Challenge Target Stands"
    http://mrcompletely.blogspot.com/2008/07/do-it-yourself-steel-challenge-target.html
    Light weight/ portable.

    I plan to make a version of this stand. Mine will be a little heavier duty because of the stock I have on hand: 1 1/8" rebar or 2 1/2" schedule 80 pipe. I also have a @14" x 10" human silhouette in AR400 for the project.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  15. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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  16. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

    Latest project:
    The stand has a notch for quick target swap.
    [​IMG]
    Arntzen small stand and plates made in local shop.
    Small plate (A36 mild steel) 7"X9" shot with handgun at 25 yards.
    The larger (AR400) 18"x12" silhouette was shot from standing and kneeling at 100, 75, 50 and 25 yards- not bench rest kind of shooting.
    155 gr JHP, 180 gr JHP Subsonic and 125 gr Frangibile ammo was shot.
    [​IMG]
    Small plate on the ground for display- all shots taken while on the stand.
    [​IMG]

    Next I need a plate of AR500 with a hole for carriage bolt to use this frame and shoot with rifle at 100 yards plus.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012