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Posted: 9/16/2010 6:58:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2010 6:58:40 AM EDT by Zhukov]
I am looking to add some variety to our current setup. I am thinking of getting a plate rack, dueling tree and a few more "poppers". Does anybody have any suggestions for some heavy-duty steel/ reactive targets that will see some hard use? These will be primarily used for training with semiautomatic pistols, shotguns and AR-15/M-16 type rifles. I think we currently have Speedwell and Mike Gibson Mfg. targets.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:30:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rangerE32:
I am looking to add some variety to our current setup. I am thinking of getting a plate rack, dueling tree and a few more "poppers". Does anybody have any suggestions for some heavy-duty steel/ reactive targets that will see some hard use? These will be primarily used for training with semiautomatic pistols, shotguns and AR-15/M-16 type rifles. I think we currently have Speedwell and Mike Gibson Mfg. targets.


May i suggest Larue? here

J
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:01:30 AM EDT
I just love shooting steel plates with handgun/M4 etc

I had a nice set up in my yard. but they were just Home Made plates.
Every so often I would shoot threw the arm holding the plate


I dont know what they are called but Larry V./ Tactical Arms has them in his show.
Pretty much looks like a IPSIC card board target but made of steel. Has a center cut out for aiming/shooting.
Would be great for any combat type shooting
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:43:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:07:04 AM EDT
You already mentioned MGM, so I guess this post is just to pad the count.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 10:59:46 PM EDT
No worries...I am open to suggestions.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 5:24:47 AM EDT
Posted in a few similar threads lately.

If you have access to scrap bins and the ability to weld you can accomplish a lot.



Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:06:03 PM EDT
I have not heard of metaltargets.com...will have to check them out. WOW...those plate racks are pricier than I expected!
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:16:23 PM EDT
They were putting a big boiler in a building around here. The fabricator cut discs out of the vessel for pipe fittings. End result was two dozen, 10" discs. Welded a strip of steel on the edge and painted 'em orange. The are great practice targets from 200 to 500 meters and probably would work at 600 yards, since we seem to be able to hit them 90% at 500 Meters.

So, see if one of the steel fabricators near you has some cut-outs that might make targets.

p.s. They're not armor plate, and they do get cratered. But, they'll last a long time and any splatter is WAY down range so not a problem.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:29:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tcs007:
You already mentioned MGM, so I guess this post is just to pad the count.


yeah they are MGM

I wish I had a few before the move

Link Posted: 9/16/2010 7:14:28 AM EDT
Google Law Enforcement Targets. They have some awesome targets at pretty good prices.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 7:18:56 AM EDT
MGM

The local range I shoot 3 gun at uses them and they take some major abuse and all they need is a coat of paint and they are good to go.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 7:29:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2010 7:31:04 AM EDT by TaylorWSO]
Originally Posted By PlayFront36:
Posted in a few similar threads lately.

If you have access to scrap bins and the ability to weld you can accomplish a lot.

<a href="http://img191.imageshack.us/i/ljgc.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5200/ljgc.jpg</a>



unless that is AR 450+ it will not last long with 556, and since its welded, those welds will break in short order. if you hit it with a larger bullet, it will take lees time.

For plinking on the range only weekends most welds will go a year, for higher volume shooting, they might get 2 weekends.

rifle targets should only have mechanical "joints" that are easily replaced, and steel that a min 1/2" AR500. Those will last for years. I would also recommend they are able to "flip" so that when you bend them out of shape after a few thousand hits, you can shoot them back flat.

YMMV
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 7:30:44 AM EDT
Google artzen targets. There in Rockford Illinois. Try to find a place close to you so you can save on shipping.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 7:30:54 AM EDT
Me and a buddy have bought steel from these guys at the DFW gun show (Market Hall). They are based out of OKC.

http://www.rangemasterrowdy.com/

We've hit the torso target with multiple .308s and 300 win mag at the same time from 300 yards. no issues. Can highly recommend.
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