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Posted: 9/7/2010 5:47:50 PM EDT
Is it as safe as any other steel for targets ?

I mean after they're off the car.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:49:03 PM EDT
I would think they'd just shatter, being cast iron.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:49:07 PM EDT
Bullets will just punch right through. It'll almost be like shooting cheese.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:49:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I would think they'd just shatter, being cast iron.


correct
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:49:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Eazy_E:
Bullets will just punch right through. It'll almost be like shooting cheese.


This. Most likely.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:50:40 PM EDT
lol

I've shot them before. They crack and shatter.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:53:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 5:54:31 PM EDT by LVMIKE]
7.62x51 went right through a vented front disc off a f350. Could barely tell I hit it at range. Left a huge hole.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:53:35 PM EDT
They fall apart, and shatter.

Get some RR tie plates for good cheap steel.....
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:54:53 PM EDT

*points to scar on chest*

Watch for ricochets.

Could have easily hit me in my unprotected eyeballs.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:55:20 PM EDT
Yup they do not last.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:58:22 PM EDT
What distance, RX?

What round, if not 223?

Hit it flat-on, right?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:58:37 PM EDT
No problem, lots of fun.


.308 @ 100m


Back side.


Misc metals at different distances and calibers.

Shooting stuff is fun.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:59:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jnk556:
They fall apart, and shatter.

Get some RR tie plates for good cheap steel.....

Got some of those. Two de-railments within five miles of here last few years.

Even a subgun will shatter them?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:59:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Is it as safe as any other steel for targets ?

I mean after they're off the car.

Odd shapes send bullets and parts of bullets all over the place. But, they're brittle and will shatter. I wouldn't put them within 50 yards, just to be safe, but otherwise good to go.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:00:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MP0117:
lol

I've shot them before. They crack and shatter.


I concur.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:02:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 71Mustang:
What distance, RX?

What round, if not 223?

Hit it flat-on, right?


I'd say...25 yards? Solid brake disk, .308 coming out of FN-FAL.

The piece of jacket threaded past my support hand and magazine, hit me about six inches above my sternum and two inches to the left.

It's never good when you have to look at your buddy and say, "Do you see an exit wound?"

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:05:10 PM EDT
A cast iron flywheel however will deflect anything up to .308. It will leave a crater a free mils deep, but nothing major. 5.56 from more then 50yes will barely leave a mark.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:06:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RarestRX:

*points to scar on chest*

Watch for ricochets.

Could have easily hit me in my unprotected eyeballs.


Yeah, like shooting a lock off in the movies with a 357 lead semi-wadcutter. Thankfully I wasn't stupid enough to try it, but a friend of mine did. Stupid hurts.

357 will punch through a garbage truck at 50 yards though.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:07:17 PM EDT
Just don't use a Deagle, it will zoom right through the cast iron and bore into the earth, deep as the BP Horizon and the next thing you know... ecological armageddon.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:08:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Echo2:
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I would think they'd just shatter, being cast iron.


correct

Got it.


Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By Eazy_E:
Bullets will just punch right through. It'll almost be like shooting cheese.


This. Most likely.

Wait, what?


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:29:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By jnk556:
They fall apart, and shatter.

Get some RR tie plates for good cheap steel.....

Got some of those. Two de-railments within five miles of here last few years.

Even a subgun will shatter them?


Umm. You are not supposed to remove RR ties from an active rail line.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:48:57 PM EDT
That matches what they say about the lead core vaporizing and squirting the jacket pieces back at you.

And you are absolutely right about shooting glasses or some kind of eye protection!

Glad you're OK.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:56:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 6:57:17 PM EDT by shack357]
Originally Posted By Merrell:
Just don't use a Deagle, it will zoom right through the cast iron and bore into the earth, deep as the BP Horizon and the next thing you know... ecological armageddon.



Not true. I shot a brake rotor with the one I had(.44mag) and did nothing but break a piece off.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:08:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merrell:
Just don't use a Deagle, it will zoom right through the cast iron and bore into the earth, deep as the BP Horizon and the next thing you know... ecological armageddon.




Negative Ghostrider; Deagles are not made in 10mm.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:10:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By broken_reticle:
Originally Posted By Merrell:
Just don't use a Deagle, it will zoom right through the cast iron and bore into the earth, deep as the BP Horizon and the next thing you know... ecological armageddon.




Negative Ghostrider; Deagles are not made in 10mm.


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