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Posted: 12/21/2003 2:08:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 2:10:02 PM EDT by YANKEEFAN]
My parents came up this weekend to have early Christmas with my wife and I. My Dad built me a target stand. The targets themselves are built out of T-1 steel. The legs are 3/8" flat bar and are pinned open. This thing takes two people to move well without hitting things. My dada doesn't think it will hold up to a .223 round but definitely hold up to pistol and .22lr. Here are the pics:

Front View

Side View
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 2:10:50 PM EDT
Man, that's neat!

Would your Dad like to adopt me? [:D]
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 2:11:56 PM EDT
Now that's a good gift!

Have fun.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 2:14:22 PM EDT
Very nice, now wait till Christmass to open the rest like a good boy!
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 2:21:15 PM EDT
Cool gift. Why doesn't your dad think it will stand up to a .223?

Link Posted: 12/21/2003 2:30:28 PM EDT
Your dad is right. T1 steel won't hold up under .223 loads, as it is rated for standard pistol loads. T520 alloy would be nice for rifle rounds, but T1 (especially if it is 3/8" thick), will behave like butter with .223.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 3:18:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
.....Would your Dad like to adopt me? [:D]
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Probably not, but I bet if you ask real nice he might consider buiding a few more....for a price of course.

1911ar-15, I have never heard of T520 steel. I take it that is much harder than T1. I thought T1 was some of the hardest steel around. Do you think that even with some of those pices being an inch thick or better of T1 that a .223 round will still go through the steel?
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:33:58 PM EDT
Nice dad! Great gift!

I hope you were properly thankful?

(Sorry, the dad in me is comming out.)[:D]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:59:11 PM EDT
Yes I was very thankful. My wife wasn't quite as thankful as she knew it meant more time spent shooting wich equals more $$$$ spent on ammo. He liked how it turned out so well that he mentioned buiding me a dualing tree next year.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:28:02 PM EDT
Looks like he likes you.
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