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    Set a tyre in the ground and suspend a gong inside it (even better, two tyres and the gong suspended in the middle of rhe tunnel thus formed). You will have a neat aiming ring around the gong and you'll be able to recover much lead/copper bits from the inside of the tyre(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Thats cheap for a 12 inch cut plate if that's correct I would be interested in some.
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Size:  28.4 KB This was August last year. I get a pretty sharp discount. @Marty Henry These are 12mm, they don't do 10mm in AR500 anymore, well they didn't at that time.
    I did a heap for the forum a while ago but it was a nightmare sorting out pick ups. I'll get another quote for ya, you'll need to blow a hole with gas torch as they charge heaps just to cut a hole.

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    Please do. Also some 300 by 400 squares.

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    If you weld a couple of bolts on the back at the top corners if square or at about 1030 and 0130 on a circle you can hang it off of bits of conveyor belt/layflat hose/load straps or whatever.

    This way a bullet hitting whatever is hanging it wont make it fall down.
    The plate will naturally hang slightly forward at the top angleing any ricochet downwards.
    You cant shoot up your attachment points on the plate.

    I have had no problems with anything 400grade and up, it isnt the weight or type of projectile that marks them it is velocity....high speed impacts melt the surface.....use at range and no problem.

    Mild steel is ok for use at distance if being cheap/thats what you had laying around but it wont "ring" like hard steels and it will mark up or hole a lot.

    NEVER shoot heavy mild steel at close range (less than 3-4 hundred yards) once it gets pock marked up a bullet can litterally turn around in a hole and come back at you. You wouldn't think so till 300grs go whining back just over your head.
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    Fletchers told me today they’re not doing 500 grade anymore. Only 450, but that’ll be sweet as at 12mm. I’ve done 10 mm grade 450 and it was sweet as. 300wsm at 60 m barely scratched them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    If you weld a couple of bolts on the back at the top corners if square or at about 1030 and 0130 on a circle you can hang it off of bits of conveyor belt/layflat hose/load straps or whatever.

    This way a bullet hitting whatever is hanging it wont make it fall down.
    The plate will naturally hang slightly forward at the top angleing any ricochet downwards.
    You cant shoot up your attachment points on the plate.

    I have had no problems with anything 400grade and up, it isnt the weight or type of projectile that marks them it is velocity....high speed impacts melt the surface.....use at range and no problem.

    Mild steel is ok for use at distance if being cheap/thats what you had laying around but it wont "ring" like hard steels and it will mark up or hole a lot.

    NEVER shoot heavy mild steel at close range (less than 3-4 hundred yards) once it gets pock marked up a bullet can litterally turn around in a hole and come back at you. You wouldn't think so till 300grs go whining back just over your head.
    We were using 10-12 mm mild steel with conveyor belt for hanging and my 243 with soft point PMC were drilling a perfect hole at 100 mtrs .
    The 338 with 250gr soft points were drilling perfect holes at 500 mtrs ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftx325 View Post
    We were using 10-12 mm mild steel with conveyor belt for hanging and my 243 with soft point PMC were drilling a perfect hole at 100 mtrs .
    The 338 with 250gr soft points were drilling perfect holes at 500 mtrs ....
    Yep that is fairly typical.
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    The 45/70 at 100 sounded like a church Bell ! DONG !!
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    Turns out steel has nearly gone up 100 % since August last year. Not that cheap anymore
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    GST exclusive by the way

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    Gun city ones arenít AR500 they are more like 400 Chinese shit. They are a rip off.
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