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    I don't think you're supposed to engage steel with handgun ammo at less than 10 m in Canada. In the US they go as close as about 7 yards, I think. The closer you go the more crap you get hit with. With a rifle, you would want to be at least 50 yards away. Frangible is expensive, but that's what the cops use here when they want to practice up close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingjenky View Post
    Rangerabbit in Alberta makes and sells lots of cool steel targets......congratulations on going the distance and getting your own range.
    https://www.rangerabbit.com/
    I love their stuff, I've got some steel from them, once when they had a contest on CGN I won some gongs. Right now the thing holding me back from buying more is wondering the distances to ring steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    I don't think you're supposed to engage steel with handgun ammo at less than 10 m in Canada. In the US they go as close as about 7 yards, I think. The closer you go the more crap you get hit with. With a rifle, you would want to be at least 50 yards away. Frangible is expensive, but that's what the cops use here when they want to practice up close.
    Yeah I couldn't even find frangible ammo when I searched, perhaps I should just buy some hollow point or lead round nose. Ditch the FMJ for steel.
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    Hollow point is less likely to ricochet. Unjacketed lead is hardened, so it might not behave like you think. It's not nearly as likely to smoosh. Even with plated bullets, the plating sometimes peels off, hits you in the face and draws a little blood because it's razor sharp. Not a huge deal if you're wearing glasses. Some feel that the shrouds we are forced to use in the less free provinces actually channel the crap back at the shooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    Even with plated bullets, the plating sometimes peels off, hits you in the face and draws a little blood because it's razor sharp.
    I've not been hit in the face yet, but I often get bits of copper jackets hitting me in the pants or shirt, after the bullet deforms/bounces off the backstop. No damage at all, to me or my clothing. In my experience it hits about as hard as you can throw a popped popcorn.

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    Yeah, it's uncommon but not unheard of. The bits are so light they usually just bounce off. Once in a long while though, someone says "Hey, you're bleeding." You don't even feel it. Good reason to wear glasses though.

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    I ordered some paddles to build a duelling tree. Might be able to use the paddles as a plate rack too. Gonna gave to sketch some things.

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    Maybe this ammo is the ticket for shooting steel at close range?

    Watching Halle Berry's John wick video where she shot the 3 steel torsos from a short distance got me thinking about fragmenting ammo again.

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...nition-review/
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    I think that's just polymer coated stuff like Xmetal makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    I think that's just polymer coated stuff like Xmetal makes.
    It is polymer coated yes. No copper jacket.

    I did notice a chunk of copper jacket in my bullet catch/target board from.shooting this weekend. I think I may line the board with white paper and shoot my gongs and see how the rounds splash to see if its worth caring about.
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