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    DIY steel 'gong' target

    Hey guys, going to make a steel gong target to practice my long range shooting. Been researching different thicknesses and grades of steel. Any ideas or past experience? Might save me some time and error. Shooting with 155 gr .308 at 200 yards plus
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    How far do you wnt to shoot at it and how good are you? IE how big do you need it
    PM me your add and il send you a bit of bizalloy
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    16mm bisalloy 400 is what most use


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    I use mild steel 12mm x 10" disc hung on chain links , 208 amax's at 2850 fps will crater 500 down and hole the plate close up ,the bigger the mild plate the less it deflects on impact = lots off holes , 208 just splash on mine and dont leave any damage 600 yrds upwards. 210 VLD knock the mild round just stick a bolt and nut throu the hole , mild is cheap i got mine for about 20 bucks a disc .
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    How far do you wnt to shoot at it and how good are you? IE how big do you need it
    PM me your add and il send you a bit of bizalloy
    Hi, where can I get a piece (10 inch dia) around the Auckland area?

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    I have 12mm Biz400 and would recomend 16mm

    I would not recomend mild steel as after some use its harder to spot you hits as it gets so dented and pitted (yes I have plenty of munted mild plates up to 40mm thick but still have my first 4 12mm plates and 3 are fine....one got left and got a smashing at 100 with all sorts of cals) where as biz 400 a coat of paint and its like new again (12mm should be OK for 308 past 200 but 16 seams to take anything you throw at it)
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    Yep, 16mm Bis400 is great. It is what i use for nearly all my targets. 3/8" Bis500 seems to be what most target manufacturers use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurcher View Post
    Hi, where can I get a piece (10 inch dia) around the Auckland area?
    Any engineering shop that deals with heavy equipment should be able to supply. Or if you pay freight il send you a bit as well.
    Gutshot you still haven't sent me your add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Any engineering shop that deals with heavy equipment should be able to supply. Or if you pay freight il send you a bit as well.
    Gutshot you still haven't sent me your add.
    What would it cost to send a piece of steel that heavy?

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    We currently have some boiler fitters at work and they are gonna sort me out for steel i hope.
    I have my eye on a couple of pipe blanks that are about 10 inch round and 2 thick.

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    Not sure last one I sent up north was probably 20kilo and I got away with one sticker(should have had 2) that i think is 30 bucks.
    A 10inch circle would be under 10kilo.
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    AR500 is meant to be the best grade of steel for targets as it doesn't crater and you can control the splash zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malhunting View Post
    We currently have some boiler fitters at work and they are gonna sort me out for steel i hope.
    I have my eye on a couple of pipe blanks that are about 10 inch round and 2 thick.
    JK Stevensons have plenty, you may find an off cut that will suit or they can profile cut a piece. 15x15" squares with holes in the corners to hang then were $90 each when I had some made
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    Is that for biz Gav?

 

 

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