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Posted: 7/29/2001 9:07:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2001 9:09:19 PM EDT by lazyengineer]
[img]www.imagestation.com/picture/p825658b53cf2936a3b6fe902d1f38f4c/fe52e9d6.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]www.imagestation.com/picture/p7ab1fe5efbb6ff9a34b7832c59196692/fe52e9df.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] My intention was to have the steel thick enough that the bullets wouldn't damage it, but rather transfer the energy to momentum and noise, thus making a handy reactive steel target I could shoot forever. Guess the steel's too soft. Not sure what to do next!
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 9:13:54 PM EDT
This is some good data. The 30-06 didn't go through either.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 9:33:09 PM EDT
What type of steel did you use. I have been wanting to do the same thing but I have been trying to find the right steel. CHEF
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 9:44:19 PM EDT
I wonder what Silhouette targets are made of? They seem to hold up rather well under fire from high power rifles, but most of the shooting is done at longer ranges. I have a spinner target rated for up to .45 caliber pistol and it is almost 1/2" thick. I would think that thicker plate would hold up better under fire. You could tack two 1" pieces together and see what happens. Let me know if you try this out.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 10:49:39 PM EDT
How deep did the steel core projectile go?
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 11:00:52 PM EDT
Try that with tungsten carbide 30-06 ammo. [:)]
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 6:57:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2001 7:05:37 AM EDT by garandman]
Edited by garandman
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:25:41 AM EDT
Can someone tell me why 9mm AR15s are regulated more than 5.56 ones? I've got a slingshot that could add a bigger dent than that 9mm. I did this stuff using 1/2 inch steel plate, and all shots nearly penetrated. They left bumps on the back of the metal with little stress fractures running through them. I shot a railroad spike at 50 yds, and almost sheared it in half. The coolest shot was to a cinder block. Pulverized it! I was a little suprised frankly. Sorry, no pictures.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:31:47 AM EDT
Try that with some black tip 30-06. I have a small secion of 1" steel I'd like to try. 80# of steel. Heavy!
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:43:09 AM EDT
Since you're only a lazy engineer I won't ask how you concluded there wouldn't be impact craters. Did you measure cavity depth and could you try both 7.62x39 (steel core) and .308
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:53:55 AM EDT
I'm sure you might know this but part of your problem is resistance. Silhouette targets hold up better because there is less weight and resistance. I see you hinged your target as best as can be done but the sheer weight of the steel is the problem. I've tried and destroyed similar concept targets. I'm currently trying one along the lines of the "hinged plate" in the center of the target like the sniper target in "Clear and Present Danger." I like to use spinners rated for .44mag as a subgun target at 50-75 yards but I still need a high power reactive target. I tried to beef up some spinners but destroyed them with a single mag of .308. Keep on it and keep us up to date.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:01:25 AM EDT
I wanted to make some steel targets that we could put out at 200 yards of local gun club-if anybody has a design that -can stand up to tons of hits, automaticaly resets/spins itself back to a shootable postion and wont ricocchet bullets for miles around. Please let me know!
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:19:04 AM EDT
What did that piece of metal do to any of you? mean people...
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:34:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scarecrow: What did that piece of metal do to any of you? mean people...
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it insulted my mother
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 3:53:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:05:43 PM EDT
Ahhhh good clean fun at it finest. Watch that backsplatter guys. Remember those safety glasses!!! Safety First. My .5" plate works very well but is set down at an angle and boxed on the sides for a controlled riccochet. I have been shooting it for years without too much damage. Tho repeated Rifle hits on the same point tends to soften the steel. But pistol rounds cause no perceivable damage. Back splatter is also less due to the angle of impact. Plate was an engine guard off an Earth mover. And FREE [:)], but took 3 people to get it into the truck bed. It's about 3' square. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/029/e6/9T/5x/7K31781.jpg[/img]
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