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My new Drop and Choot target.

Discussion in 'Gun Club/Range Talk' started by Cowbaby, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. JR777

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    You could pound in some t posts and get a few smaller steel targets that would be easy to pack in and out with you. The t posts are cheap, so even if someone were a good enough shot to cut one in half you wouldn't have lost much.
     
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    Nifty thought drop and shoot, atwoods has the rubber ball drop and shoot and their fun to shoot.. Here's a thought , rubber belt ( round baler best - cut to size, drill holes and mount ) a 3"-4" ar500 gong ya might fit 2 on the other side 90 deg from so you have 2 options steel or paper..
     
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  3. retrieverman

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    I guess “cheap” is subjective, but I’ve never considered t posts cheap even though I’ve used them as you describe. A few years ago I found a deal online for AR500 4”, 6”, and 8” round steel targets and bought shepherd’s crooks from Lowe’s to hang them on. They really work best for handgun shooting, because one rifle shot usually bounces them off the “crook”.
     
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    Mudflap is a great idea.
    When I worked at the power plant we used the conveyor belts used to transport coal as target backers that was donated.
    Worked great on everything but .25 and .32 auto. The bullets would bounce back.
    They would take thousands of rounds before needing replaced.
     
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    Speaking of bouncing back, I bought what I consider a high end 18” steel gong target at the Wannamacher show a few years ago, and I got the bright idea to shoot my 45 at it from about 15 yards. Let’s just say the bruise on my leg took a while to go away.:blush:

    The only steel I shoot with any handgun now is lightweight enough the the bullet will swing the target.

    I will be putting together a target like Cowbaby’s tomorrow.:thumb:
     
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    USPSA and The Steel Challenge Association recommend a minimum of 23' between the shooter and the steel for safety which is closer than your incident. I have shot thousands of round of everything from .22 rimfire to .40 to .45 ACP and been around tens of thousands of shots at that steel for many years without seeing anything but some tiny brass fragments coming back.
    Steel plate manufacturers recommend a downward cant on the plate so the splatter is dispersed down and away from the shooter.
    One incident I experienced when new to shooting was shooting at mild steel with a high power rifle at 30 yards It created a crater and sent the entire splatter right back at me.
    In your incident, did the steel dent where the bullet hit the steel? If so it wasn't AR-500. What bullet used?
     
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    It’s definitely an AR500 target, because it takes 9.3x74, 270, and 300 WM rounds without even making a dent. I was shooting 230 gr hardball out of a 1911, and in hindsight, I didn’t have the target canted enough. For the record, the steel plate weighs somewhere around 50 lbs.
     
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  8. Early

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    Made some out of 2" PVC, made 2 for about $20 a piece and theyve been great. Been using them for a year now, and fold kinda flat so easy to store. Just use 1x2x6 boards in em. [​IMG]
     

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    You could probably do the same thing with the frames from old busted chairs like this. Just a thought.

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    I hear people use those realtor signs quite a bit also
     

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