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Posted: 3/2/2006 1:35:57 PM EDT
If i made a steel backstop plate to shoot at, say 3'x3' and angled it in 45 degrees, how thick should it be?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:31:57 PM EDT
My uncle had a steel plate for a backstop when I was a kid. IIRC, it was 3/4" steel. Manganese steel would be better, but can ruin a shear. It should be flame-cut.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:42:37 PM EDT
The question shouldn't be just "how thick?", it should also be "how hard?". AR500 about 0.5" thick at a 45 degree angle would probably last hundreds of thousands of rounds if you're shooting .223 at it.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:48:30 PM EDT
I want to make one for my .223 & .45 cal pistol.
Just wasn't sure how thick to make it
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:53:25 PM EDT
to answer all ur questions Backstop

hope this helps...i'm gonna be making one once it gets a lil warmer...shootin (no pun intended) for mid march to beginning of april to make this thing and i'll post pix and reviews.

5.0 OUT
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:59:49 PM EDT
Halfinch of mild steel or more, and 5.56mm will wear it out. BTDT.
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