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Posted: 6/3/2002 4:27:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2002 4:30:15 PM EDT by AFARR]
These are pics of the .50 steel targets AntiUSSA posted about before the BRC. This is the 200 yard target (hit repeatedly by .50 BMG and lesser calibers) taken at 4:00pm Sunday. [img]http://pic4.picturetrail.com:80/VOL44/578991/877479/10230650.ptp[/img] [img]http://pic4.picturetrail.com:80/VOL44/578991/877479/10230652.ptp[/img] [img]http://pic4.picturetrail.com:80/VOL44/578991/877479/10230657.ptp[/img] [img]http://pic4.picturetrail.com:80/VOL44/578991/877479/10230663.ptp[/img] [img]http://pic4.picturetrail.com:80/VOL44/578991/877479/10230645.ptp[/img] Edited to add: If you look closely, you can see a few small marks from the .308s and .223s that were shot at it, but they don't leave the craters that the BMG does!!
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 4:32:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/3/2002 4:50:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AFARR: http://pic4.picturetrail.com:80/VOL44/578991/877479/10230645.ptp[/img] Edited to add: If you look closely, you can see a few small marks from the .308s and .223s that were shot at it, but they don't leave the craters that the BMG does!!
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Yes but, you have to look really, really close.
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 4:52:33 PM EDT
[>Q]& my Barret stayed in it's case all weekend!
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 4:54:19 PM EDT
My nephew is still talking about firing the .50 and hitting the target on his first and only shot!!
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 5:15:39 PM EDT
All I can think of is WOW!! [:d]
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 6:18:28 PM EDT
Hummm.... looks like someon shot high... nicked the chain. Is that 1" or thicker????
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 6:33:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2002 6:38:15 PM EDT by Nekkid80]
The 200 yard target was also hit repeatedly by the ar based .50 BEOWULF. It shoots a 325 grain bullet at 1900FPS. You can shoot it at the 300 and 400 targets too, but it will start to rainbow and ya hafta watch the wind. Alexander Arms gets my thanks for letting me shoot it![beer] Green 18- It's good to know you and your nephew made it home safe. The IPSC stuff was a BUMMER on your end.[:(] It was a pleasure to meet you guys though. Edit: Kaliburz, they are 1" steel plate with a extra 1" plate welded to the back of center. Some Nut Case was using API that may be the source of the burn marks and complete holes.
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 7:27:43 PM EDT
Great Pictures, wish I would have stayed a few hours longer and seen that in person. Nekkid80 I seen some hits from the 50 at the rental tent, that when the 200 yd. target was struck there was a bright flash on impact. Could that have been API. I hadn't noticed that on any other hits. And I watched a lot of them. (I was impressed with the 50's) Mooner625
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Link Posted: 6/4/2002 5:40:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Nekkid80: The 200 yard target was also hit repeatedly by the ar based .50 BEOWULF. It shoots a 325 grain bullet at 1900FPS. You can shoot it at the 300 and 400 targets too, but it will start to rainbow and ya hafta watch the wind. Alexander Arms gets my thanks for letting me shoot it![beer]
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That .50 BEOWULF by Alexander Arms is outrageous! I shot it and [b]loved[/b] it! Now where did this bruise on my shoulder come from?
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 5:43:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Nekkid80: Some Nut Case was using API that may be the source of the burn marks and complete holes.
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So that's what caused the hay to catch fire on Saturday. I think it was at the nearest target. I got it on video and will post within a few days.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:18:05 AM EDT
Nah, that target was made of soft plate, the rest were hard plate. It also saw the most action, being the closest. The burn marks on it are from a bottle of tannerite that was taped to the front, not API. A few of the holes in that target were caused by ball ammo, I saw the first hole through it, FrankSquid did it with ball.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 8:02:26 AM EDT
So how did the hay bale catch on fire? Random sparks?
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 8:16:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Torf: So how did the hay bale catch on fire? Random sparks?
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Yep. Sparks.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:04:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Mooner625, I see you are in Illinois. Perhaps you can make our occasional shoots at the Buffalo Range near Ottawa? They are great. Central part of the state. I hope to see you at the next one. [:)]
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Is there a website for this range? I've heard of this range but have never been there. Is it a private membership only place or a public range? How does it compare to BRC's open range? Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 1:55:36 PM EDT
The holes with the golden halo effect are the API rounds. I see 8-10 on that last close-up picture. I wonder if anybody knows of any rounds that bounced back. That steel core dart can really flip back at ya every now and again.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 1:58:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mk1iii: The holes with the golden halo effect are the API rounds. I see 8-10 on that last close-up picture. I wonder if anybody knows of any rounds that bounced back. That steel core dart can really flip back at ya every now and again.
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That was copper around those holes. There were a fair number of rounds laying in front of the targets, more on the farther targets than on the short one. I did find one steel penetrator on the back of that target, but I doubt it was done on purpose. Shooting at the range was limited to ball only. IIRC, some of the surplus .50 ball has a steel core...
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 2:01:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2002 2:02:34 PM EDT by Avalon01]
Originally Posted By Kroagnon: Is there a website for this range? I've heard of this range but have never been there. Is it a private membership only place or a public range? How does it compare to BRC's open range? Thanks.
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Open to the public. $15 to shoot all day. Anything goes, owners are VERY pro-gun. They have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. If you can get it there, you can shoot it. I've even seen full-auto tracer there. The "pit" is shooting down into a gravel pit. I like to toss pop cans down there, they flip 20 or so feet into the air when hit by an AR-15. I try to get there twice a month, but it's a 2 1/2 hour drive for me so sometimes it's only once a month! Av.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 2:11:07 PM EDT
Me and the wife claim no responsibility when it comes to the .50 targets. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 2:18:01 PM EDT
Urodoji- Yes I agree that most of those are copper jacket splashes. If you look at 3 o'clock and go straight up from there I'm 100% sure there's three API impact marks. M1 incendary rounds are safest to shoot at steel and I would say API would be safer than ball. It's the steel cores in the ball that'll get you.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 2:47:22 PM EDT
Could be. AP, API, APIT, Tracer, and Spotter-Tracer weren't allowed, but it's possible an AP or API without any markings could have slipped through.
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