AR500 steel mistake!

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  1. clash

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    So I bought a 3/8" thick, 16"x12" AR500 raw piece. It was intended to be a gong. Problem is, it didn't have holes to mount the gong, and as a result was really cheap! I thought I was getting a deal! My thought process was, I get it, drill holes in it, and I am set! Mistake!
    I broke out my drill, drillbit, and went at it, not even a dent! Then I remember. AR500 is armor! Stupid me
    Can anyone help? Waterjet, super duper drill owner, plasma owner, or someone who owns a 50 BMG, and can shoot two rounds at it so I can mount the darn thing!
     
  2. rick benjamin

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    Weld a couple links of chain on it...
     
  3. clash

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    I researched that solution, and apparently it doesn't hold up because of the hardness of AR500 steel. And I don't have a welder.
     
  4. Joe13

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    I haul it down to a junk yard and ask one of the guys with a cutting torch to burn a couple holes in it - they'd probably do it for cheap.
     
  5. edslhead

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    Use a couple a C clamps
     
  6. clash

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    That could work, but I wondering if the banging isn't going to wiggle them off. Actually, I am sure that would actually occur if overtime welds failed under banging. Also the fact that the steel is really far from the shooting position means hiking there everytime the clamps wiggle off. But not a bad idea!
     
  7. bolus

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    just lean it up against something and shoot it with a 50 BMG. instant hole.

    Or... grinding wheel to one of the corners to make some deep grooves, the use some heavy gauge metal wire to wrap into the grooves then hang it from the wire.
     
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  8. rick benjamin

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    Mark where you want the holes
    Put a drop of water on each mark
    Be patient.
     
  9. Sstrand

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    Find some ISIS guy to hold it for you . . .

    Sheldon
     
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  10. Twodogs

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    I torched holes in mine and can do it for you but I'm in se PDX.
     
  11. clash

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    Unless then someone fires a 50 at it, it wont do! Neither M4 nor Ak47 rounds would pierce it!
    Nice try!
     
  12. clash

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    That's what I am looking for! ;) SE Portland is far though, but if no one around can help, I might take you up on it and bring a small gift in trade.
     
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  13. bpulv8061

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    AR can be welded but it needs a high Nickel content rod.Take it down to any welding shop and they can drill it or blow a couple holes in it.
     
  14. B5Ben

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    Do you know if there were anymore on the super cheap unfinished stack they were selling? I'd like to have your problem
     
  15. Stomper

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    I'll be working on a walk-in cooler at Pumpkin Ridge golf course tomorrow morning, and I have a oxy-acetylene cutting torch on my truck. I would be happy to burn a couple holes in it for you out in the parking lot if that'd be helpful.
     
  16. clash

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    That would be grand!
    What time will you be there? PM'ing you!
     
  17. Stomper

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    Cool :D
     
  18. clash

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    Stomper just saved the day! :D
     
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    Met Stomper, true gentleman, he went out of his way to help, and for that I am grateful. Plate's got two nice holes in it, ready to mount. I want everyone to know that Stomper is good to go!
     
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    Speed that up a bit with DI water.
     
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