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Posted: 9/18/2007 5:50:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2007 5:51:07 PM EST by RonLauinger]
HI All, I am trying to find away to use AR500 10 inch plates with shotgun slugs.

Currently, I am using 10 inch circles with a base welded on the bottom, so that the plates can be set on top of a 4x4, or wooded round rod. This way, when hit, they simply fall to the ground. The plates are great, no damage what so ever, HOWEVER, the weld keeps breaking, AARRGGHH

Does anyone know of a good manufacture, or a process so the weld doesn't keep breaking?

OR, does anyone know how to balance the round plate vertically, without the need of a welded base?

Link Posted: 9/18/2007 6:46:28 PM EST
Not sure how to do this.

Be careful shooting slugs at steal. The slugs invert and shoot a projectile back towards the shooter. It is about the size of a 22 LR bullet, and if too close can do the same damage. Be at least 20 yards away.
Link Posted: 9/21/2007 11:25:42 AM EST
I use targets from metal swinging targets They work real well

like these

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 8:18:56 AM EST
Be very careful shooting slugs at steel, stay back a safe distance.

AR500 is difficult to weld well, in my experience. I would suggest burning a couple of holes in the bottom of your circle and bolting a piece of angle in place to use as a base.

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:14:59 PM EST
You need to run your root pass with 6010 this is strong but brittle. Then use low hydrogen 7018 for your cover passes 7018 is more flexible. See the diagram below.

Any other questions IM me.

Also heed the warnings about turning your adventure in to a two way affair slugs hurt when they come back.

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:17:01 PM EST
Also how about using a dado blade and cutting slots is say a 4x4 post. that might work for ya.

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