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Posted: 5/22/2005 6:59:19 PM EDT
An special reason why? The danger seems to outway all the benefits the that 'ting' noise.

Maybe stand up and line up 2x4's and shoot them in half?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:00:09 PM EDT
Only thick pieces of hard metal present a real recoil hazard. Aluminum is great, so is any sheet metal.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:00:21 PM EDT
BONG!

Also is one target that doesnt give a shit about water, wind or sun.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:00:48 PM EDT
Its the kind of stiffy you get knowing what kind of damage your weapon can do.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:01:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
BONG!

Also is one target that doesnt give a shit about water, wind or sun.





Exactly!

Confir­m hits at long range quickly.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:02:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
An special reason why? The danger seems to outway all the benefits the that 'ting' noise.

Maybe stand up and line up 2x4's and shoot them in half?



becuase when used properly it's perfectly safe.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:03:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
An special reason why? The danger seems to outway all the benefits the that 'ting' noise.


Other than whats already been said, if you have concerns about shooting the stuff up close, use frangible ammo. The immediate feedback is helpful............
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:03:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
BONG!

Also is one target that doesnt give a shit about water, wind or sun.





Exactly!

Confir­m hits at long range quickly.



Yep.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:03:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By theliberating1:

Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
An special reason why? The danger seems to outway all the benefits the that 'ting' noise.

Maybe stand up and line up 2x4's and shoot them in half?



becuase when used properly it's perfectly safe.



+1

Shooting improperly is dangerous, target is irrelevant.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:05:53 PM EDT
I saw a bullet deflect all the way back to the shooting rest at an indoor handgun range. Just a fluke ricochete off the metal backstop. It wasnt going to fast but I wouldnt have wanted to get hit with it. It was a .45 I think.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:07:55 PM EDT

Personally I like to shoot metal, so I know my insanely powerful deadly 50 caliber fully automatic sniper rifle will be able to shoot down the 747's that fly overhead here, on their way to JFK airport.

You know..... In case I have to. Or a nuclear reactor... It'll blow a hole CLEAR THROUGH those, from MILES AWAY........



Have to know the limitations of your arsenal, after all.

<­BR>





­

*sniff sniff* Smells like troll in here....... Yuk


Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:10:30 PM EDT
I shoot 2" steel at 100 yds with rifles and 3/8" steel with pistols at 25 yds. No problems.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:24:35 PM EDT
I like the satisfying ping.

Strange, I hate the ping of an aluminum bat but with bullets it is fine.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:36:34 PM EDT
Am I only the only one who read the subject line and thought "because it isn't legal to shoot people who ask stupid questions. Yet."?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:42:23 PM EDT
I dunno,
I do believe there are better grades of metal to shoot at...?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:42:34 PM EDT
ahhhhhhhhhh... knock down, resettable targets?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:51:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
An special reason why? The danger seems to outway all the benefits the that 'ting' noise.

Maybe stand up and line up 2x4's and shoot them in half?



that 2x4 idea sounds good, was that a joke?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:57:07 PM EDT
i only shoot at metal thats over a 100 yards away and flat. Also i mostly shoot at metal gong style targets since i like to hear the report. you dont get that with anything else.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:00:22 PM EDT
I took a AP round to the shoulder after it came back at me shooting this piece of 1" thick steel

The AP just scratched the surface

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:03:30 PM EDT

WTF!? Recoil hazard is THE reason to use metal!

Yeah, nothing like training under the real pressure and danger of live simulated "return fire" that jackets and lead ricochetting off metal plates at 50yrds can give!

You'll LEARN to keep yer head and yer ass DOWN FER SURE mister!

Now drop and gimme 50!






Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:16:17 PM EDT
Under the proper conditions, metal is a great target. It's when you stumble across the wrong conditions that peeople can get bad hurt.

I shoot metal all the time in cowboy shoots. The LEAD bullets splatter and we get a reactive CLANG with the BANG, well most of the time. But if the target has been cratered by too hot loads or jacketed bullets you can get bad bounceback.

With copper jacketed up close you can get a clang as it splatters, a pwing as it goes through, and a CLANG OUCH as it bounces back.

As with a loth of things about shooting you need to know what is safe and what isn't. And learning what isn't can be hazardous to your health.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:34:01 PM EDT
Somewhat of a hijack, but has anyone shot at other metal targets other than steel(iron) and aluminum?
How about titanium, tungsten, copper, lead, brass, bronze, tin, zinc, nickel or magnesium?

Just curious.

CW
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:55:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 11:10:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 11:20:54 PM EDT by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 11:34:15 PM EDT
I like shooting at abandoned cars. From this experience, I tell anyone who says that a gun is so powerful that it can shoot through a car door to STFU. Damn near anything will shoot through a car door. I do have a windshield I'm planning on doing some ballistic testing on.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 11:57:31 PM EDT
I usually shoot at a 8in gong at 200m and a 12in at 300m. I don't like setting up targets and the gong lets you know when you connected...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:52:52 PM EDT
We used to have shitloads of fun hanging stop signs, etc from a tree, and shooting them from about 150-200 yards away with the .22's. It was always neat when you could get 10 rounds in the air and hear all 10 impact on the aluminum target.
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