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Posted: 3/23/2006 8:33:00 AM EDT
I just purchased some steel targets and am wondering if soft point 223 ammo would be the best at damaging the targets-what do you think?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:03:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By marino:
I just purchased some steel targets and am wondering if soft point 223 ammo would be the best at damaging the targets-what do you think?



What sort of damage do you want to do?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:09:37 AM EDT
Why?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:34:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:20:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By marino:
I just purchased some steel targets and am wondering if soft point 223 ammo would be the best at damaging the targets-what do you think?



As long as it is good quality AR400 or 500 it should take anything. The farther out, the less the damage. I set my AR500 plates up at 300 yds, and cant make a mark on them with lead core bullets. The M855/SS109 leave the tiniest divets in them.

The closer they are, and the faster the bullet, and the milder (softer) the steel, the more damage will be done.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:15:19 PM EDT
Sorry for the typo -3/8 in 500 brinell steel-what ever that is-fmj or psp should be ok? Thanks much
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:33:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By marino:
Sorry for the typo -3/8 in 500 brinell steel-what ever that is-fmj or psp should be ok? Thanks much



Still don't know if you want damage or no damage.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:36:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By marino:
Sorry for the typo -3/8 in 500 brinell steel-what ever that is-fmj or psp should be ok? Thanks much



That is what I use - and that can handle pretty much any .223/5.56 made. I will pock mork if you shoot it with high velocty stuff at close range, but you really shouldn't be shooting steel with a high powered rifle much closer than 100yds anyway.
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