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13 Jun 2015 20:02 #41 by grevo
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660mm without the brake
the load was 208gr AMX HBN coated with 95.5gr of AR2225
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22 Jan 2016 18:51 #42 by derwoodii
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typical 223 vs mild steel hits but what i found ( i think ) the plate having a join or fold of 2 sections over each other that became visible after a few hits





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23 Jan 2016 05:59 #43 by 220
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Looks like a few I have made from mild, one is 40mm the other 19mm.
40mm has taken hundreds of hits from predominantly big bores and a lot of them at 50m, looks like the moon surface but nothing has made it more than about 1/4 way through. Even 375cheytec and 50BMG didn't look like making it through although they were at 300.
19mm really surprised me, half dozen hits at 300 from a 50 and none penetrated despite some of them being mono bullets.

No doubt bis is the best material for gongs but mild will work and if you can get it for nothing then worth a few minutes to cut out a couple of gongs.
The secret with getting mild to last is to have them swinging freely.

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23 Jan 2016 10:07 #44 by Sanus
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nice home made stand.

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25 Jan 2016 17:59 #45 by derwoodii
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retired the cracking plate & knocked up some new targets for weekend interesting how types of steel the respond to differing 223 ammo @ 200 yards









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26 Jan 2016 09:43 #46 by MrCarbine
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There will always be a load that would make a hole. Everything down range gets damaged.

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26 Jan 2016 11:39 #47 by 17fireball
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6mm steel plate @ 700 metres v 308. Next version will be hung from chains so it can swing.Most of the hits at the top went straight through

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28 Jul 2016 18:11 #48 by derwoodii
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ruger precision 308 - @ 200 yards






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28 Jul 2016 18:46 - 28 Jul 2016 18:47 #49 by BJ
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That looks Like a pizza

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Looks like a few I have made from mild, one is 40mm the other 19mm.
40mm has taken hundreds of hits from predominantly big bores and a lot of them at 50m, looks like the moon surface but nothing has made it more than about 1/4 way through. Even 375cheytec and 50BMG didn't look like making it through although they were at 300.
19mm really surprised me, half dozen hits at 300 from a 50 and none penetrated despite some of them
being mono bullet.
That looks lime what I'm going to order tomorrow night with olives

No doubt bis is the best material for gongs but mild will work and if you can get it for nothing then worth a few minutes to cut out a couple of gongs.
The secret with getting mild to last is to have them swinging freely.

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29 Jul 2016 07:19 - 29 Jul 2016 07:28 #50 by Westy
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damascus wrote: I believe the current ruling on metal gongs are as follows
22 rimfire minimum distance 75 yds
centre fire minimum distance 200yds
as of the 14th Feb 2015


not quite 100% correct.
rimfire silhouette starts at 25yds.
but different ranges might have some different rules.


Sorry to tell you Send it, but it actually starts @ 40m then 60m then 76.5m for what ever reason and Rams @ 100m

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29 Jul 2016 14:28 #51 by Send-it
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Well ours started at 25yds anyway.
Might not be standard though.

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01 Oct 2016 19:01 #52 by derwoodii
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a new set up with some 30+mm plate from a mates factory scrap worked well at 500 yards vs RPR 308 blew off the paint and a nice thunk sound




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06 Nov 2016 10:28 - 06 Nov 2016 10:33 #53 by Sanus
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Over a year later and my stand and plate set up are still going strong.

No need to swap anything out except the rubber tags between the steel plate and the frame.


In these pics I had the 44mag at 285m and the 300 win mag at 660 - ran out of firebreak to shoot on haha








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21 Apr 2017 09:52 #54 by BennyZ
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had a play over Easter after reading this thread

Round plate is some 12mm mild steel I had lying around
Holes were punched by 7mm RM and 168gr Berger @ 2900 fps at 500mm
Interesting thing is there are the 2 308 dings on the LHS shooting 168gr Amax @ 2650 fps
Wondering if it is speed ~250fps or projectile construction or both which reduces its energy

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Square plate is 20mm mild steel 3 hits are from the 7mm at 800 craters were made from a 270 and 308 at 200

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This shooting steel caper is addictive = LOTS more lead downrange!!!! BOOM............ DING
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22 Apr 2017 11:23 #55 by grevo
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for added fun you can fill the old gas bottles with water

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13 Jul 2017 13:49 - 13 Jul 2017 13:54 #56 by Skoshi Tiger
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10" Gong 12mm 500 BHN steel rated at 2500fps.

Using stout .223 loads at 270Metres


Using same .223, My brothers .270 at 300 metres and .303 at 80 metres (top Left :) )



Not much damage at all.



Can't say the same for the saw horse we were using as a frame!



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13 Jul 2017 18:05 - 13 Jul 2017 18:08 #57 by Sanus
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From the weekend:

1000m work with the 308 hahah



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30 Mar 2018 21:20 #58 by Sanus
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Updated the woodwork on the original April 2015 frame - see post on page 2.

Yes my lawn was lawn in 2015 - now it’s sand thanks to the destroyers in the background.

The plate is still spot on.
All the metal work is the same.
Just added some tin to the inside of the horizontal frame for plate splash. Will see how that goes.

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08 Apr 2018 21:59 - 08 Apr 2018 22:03 #59 by Sanus
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The new red frame took a bit of a bashing last weekend at 1200m and 1000m.

Today I fixed the damages up ahaha

I think 2 x 4 is better size frame wood... the new wood is a little narrower.... but it is lighter to lift around.

Also added an extra tin plate to the inside horizontal frame... so it’s 2 layers of tin on each side now.
Last week The splash off the plate ripped up the tin - especially at 500m ( its colour bond roof flushing that was being thrown out so I recycled it).
But it saved the wood from copping it.
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