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Posted: 3/28/2001 5:29:18 PM EST
Hey guys,
  I need some idea's for making a rifle gong, Be shooting everything from 12ga Slugs, to 9mm, to .308, to 30-06. I have heard of people using ManHole covers, Short of going down the road and Hi-Jacking one, Where could I get one, or other suitable metal? I would like it to be as cheap as possible (who doesn't) Thanks!

-Jared
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 5:47:56 PM EST
[#1]
Check around with some of the salvage yards in the area. They usually have some heavy steel plate scraps that they will sell by the pound. I recently got two large pieces from a guy in construction. Best of all, they were free!!! They were both about 20 inches square and 3/4 inch thick.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 5:52:01 PM EST
[#2]
Most welding and fabrication shops have steel stock that they usually sell by the pound.

I would suggest getting some thick boiler plate as it would ring out louder.

If you could find some forged chunk of metal that would ring like hell.

Sounds like fun!

[rail]Railgun....
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 7:24:31 AM EST
[#3]
Hey guys!
  Thanks for two great Ideas! I'll have to check around. I can't wait to get a good rapid fire string at the gong! Should be fun!

-Jared
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 7:38:44 AM EST
[#4]
I think manhole covers are cast iron. They would crack within a few hits from any highpower rifle. Not to mention they weigh like 150lbs!
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 8:27:00 AM EST
[#5]
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I think manhole covers are cast iron. They would crack within a few hits from any highpower rifle. Not to mention they weigh like 150lbs!
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Not to mention welding cast iron sucks.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 12:28:43 PM EST
[#6]
One thing to keep in mind-you will probably have to carry it. Choose your weight carefully!
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