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    Shooting steel

    So my first foray into steel targets was disappointing.
    I ordered a 3/8 AR 500 (abrasion resistant, not armour steel) IPSC target off amazon.

    I hadn't noticed it was 33% size 20190927_140942.jpg

    Then I set it up on chains and shot it with my 22-250 from 95 yards

    Massive crater. (If I figure out how to add pictures I will)


    Itll take 9mm all day long however.

    Once/if the canola is off the field I'll try again from 250 yards with the 22-25020190928_152645.jpg
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    Setup #220191013_132015.jpg

    Made a simple stand out of rebar because shooting at it.

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    Yeah ... speed kills even the AR stuff. With your 22-250 don't shoot less than 200 yards.

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    A 208 Bee would have made a larger divot than your 22-250. My souped up 308 went through 3/8" T200 at 90 yards. Distance away helps.
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    I’ve got a square plate of the same brand/thickness. I think it came with a chart recommending distance from target. High velocity rifle rounds (around 3000 FPS and faster) weren’t recommended for 100 yard shooting.
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    I work in the steel fabrication industry but I've had almost no exposure to t200 steel. How does it compare to AR500 plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    I’ve got a square plate of the same brand/thickness. I think it came with a chart recommending distance from target. High velocity rifle rounds (around 3000 FPS and faster) weren’t recommended for 100 yard shooting.
    I have several targets out of AR500 and they recommended nothing fast or large under 200 yds at a minimum. Shoot closer if you can put up with divots and eventually poking holes. My 20 cal at 3800 did a good one at 100

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    I won’t use anything less than 1/2” ar500 for centerfire rifles until it’s well over 300 yards away.

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    I'm not familiar with the rounds you're using but Ive shot everything from 7.62x39, 223 & even 7.62x54r. At a distance of 50 yds. No crater in my 3/8" steel. Maybe the quality is questionable or they didn't hardened the steel properly?

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    The 22-250 was run of the mill cheap winchester soft point ammo. I shot at this 1/2 AR400 plate I took from the scrap bin and it made a slightly larger crater, as I would expect.
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