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Reactive targets for HP rifle shooting

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Oregon Rob, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Oregon Rob

    Oregon Rob washington county Active Member

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    Like probably everyone here I love to shoot. Over the years it has mainly been all about hunting but more recently I started shooting pistols and would like to do some long(er) range rifle. I picked up my first AR500 steel plate and was surprised and disappointed when the first shot with a Winchester silver tip poked a hole right through it. I checked with the manufacture and he said the velocity of the 270 was way too high for that type of target.

    Are there any good alternatives for reactive targets for this type of shooting?
     
  2. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For distance in the Tillamook or NF, I use old scrap SCBA air tanks (aluminum) that make a really nice gong sound when hit. Cut the bottom off and you're GTG. I just pound out the bullet holes and spray paint over them when I take it out again. I've used the same two bottles for ~5 years now.
     
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  3. Oregon Rob

    Oregon Rob washington county Active Member

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    Thanks for the idea. Any ideas for finding old tanks?
     
  4. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PM me with your phone #. I have a spare you can have. We can meet somewhere in Aloha/Hillsboro/Beaverton tomorrow.
     
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  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I use old propane tanks, they ring as well. I bought 12 for $12 at a scrap yard, when they are full of holes I recycle em
     
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    Rockys Clark county Member

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  8. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    What distance did you shoot it at? What thickness of AR500?
     
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    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    There is reference info at shootingtargets7.com under the "Target Selection" tab.
    I also used this chart as another reference.
    picking-a-target.jpg
     
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  10. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    we hit ar500 all the time with 300 win mag ,338 win mag, 3006, 270, 243, 556......you simply bought too thin of a plate or a plate that was not ar500 and that happens all the time......people getting ripped off on ar500
     
  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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