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1/2" AR500 steel target gong $80/set ALL SPF

Discussion in 'Part & Accessory Classifieds' started by jerz_subbie, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. jerz_subbie

    jerz_subbie Charlotte, NC New Member

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    I've gotten so many requests to do another run of targets that I finally gave in. Below I copied my thread from before:

    I've been researching steel targets that'll hold up to .223/5.56 for a while now but found that most places only sell 3/8" which takes a real beating from .223/5.56 since it's such a small high velocity round. Well I decided to just buy a sheet of 1/2" thick AR500 steel and have it cut. This stuff can withstand a 50BMG fmj round at 100yds with only a small divot!

    Shooting steel is a lot fun since you get a nice "ping" when you hit the plate! These targets are 1/2" thick AR500 steel and should last a long time when shot with FMJ, HP, or SP ammo at 100yds or greater.

    Each set includes two 1/2" thick AR500 plates: one 10"x10" & one 6"x6". Each plate has a 1/2" mounting hole cut out at each top corner for easy hanging from your target stand. Targets will have a light coat of white spray paint which makes it easy to see where you hit, almost like a shoot-n-see target. The set weighs about 20lbs. It is best to hang and/or angle the plates slightly downward to prevent ricochets and deflect any shrapnel into the ground.

    $80/set + $10 flat rate shipping (Can fit up to 2 sets per box )



    My targets after 1st range trip:
    WOW! They performed much better than I expected! I shot at one 10"x10" plate @ 100yds; about 600rds .22lr, 110rds 9mm, 120rds .223/5.56(55gr fmj, 50gr JHP, 75gr HP, 55gr SP, and 3 rds M855). I expected the M855 to make a nice crater in it but it just disintegrated like the rest. I ran hand across the plate and it's just as smooth as before; The only damage I can see is where I hit a couple on the edge. No deformation of any kind, no holes, dents, craters, or jacket material stuck in the steel. AND this was with the target stationary, not swinging where the swinging motion would absorb some of the energy of each hit!

    Pics:
    AR500gongs1-1.jpg

    Black marks are .223/5.56, .22lr does nothing to the plate, 9mm just makes a gray area, 3 dark spots at the bottom left are the M855.
    The only damage, from hitting the plate on the edge
    AR500gongs2.jpg

    Here you can see that the face of the plate is flat, no deformation.
    AR500gongs4.jpg

    Member's post from another board:
    "If you are thinking about buying these plates I can vouch that they are really sturdy and priced accordingly. I took mine to the range the other day and fired several hundred rounds of 6.8 spc, 5.56, 5.7 & 9mm. The only notebale pock marks were caused from green tip ammo. This was placed at 25 yds."

    AR500gongsbuddyhoohaw1.jpg

    AR500gongsbuddyhoohaw2.jpg



    USPS MO or discreet pp +3.4%
    IM me with any questions, please no email
    Will ship via USPS priority flat rate.
    I have a ton of feedback on other forums under the same name :"Jerz_Subbie"
     
  2. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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  3. jerz_subbie

    jerz_subbie Charlotte, NC New Member

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    Bump

    All single plates are sold but a handful of sets remain.
     
  4. ar57

    ar57 Independence Member

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    yep, It's hard not to get any damage from the greentips.
     
  5. jerz_subbie

    jerz_subbie Charlotte, NC New Member

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    Pinkhamr got his targets in a matter of a couple days!

    I don't want an extra 250lbs of steel haha
     
  6. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Sure did and they are already mounted on hangers .... :)
     
  7. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    how much is it to ship a set?

    Ahhh... If I read before posting, I'll have most of my questions answered:D
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
  8. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I paid $10 .... :)
     
  9. jerz_subbie

    jerz_subbie Charlotte, NC New Member

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    Only 5 sets left guys