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Where can you get steel targets?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Key-Hay, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Does anyone around PDX make steel targets? Not impressed with the stuff I see at Sporting goods places. Need to practice Cowboy action.
     
  2. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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  3. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Hmmmm. Their kinda expensive.
     
  4. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    I'm exceedingly pleased with my Salute steel, but I'm not sure you need AR500 if you're only going to be using it for cowboy action so there may well be some cheaper alternatives.
     
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    pnspor usa New Member

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    AR500 Steel Targets

    got the 8x8 takes 223 like nothing at 25 yrds :thumbup:

    it is not local but let me tell you works the testimonials are true
     
  6. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    I bought some from The Steel Yard a few years back they treated me right good price to. There off columbia way in Portland.
     
  7. EagleEyeEOD

    EagleEyeEOD Pacific NW Member

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    RANDRTARGETS.Com they are quasi local
     
  8. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    So I've been doing some looking. Turns out one of only 3 steel manufacturers of AR500 is Oregon Steel. Going to check out local steel houses to see what they will cut me some for.

    pnspor, 223 at 25 yards doesn't sound too safe. I'm assuming you're giving that as an example.
     
  9. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    what with todays' metal prices,it's gonna cost some bucks for steel targets. :( I'd check wih some of the honchos at our area shoots. Big Iron Buster posts on the wire,from Wolverton.So does Hellfire,his alter-ego so to speak.they can prollyhelp u out. Load'n Be Quick should know,prolly contact him thru the orygun cowboys website.
     
  10. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    under 100$ for these at forest grove Iron. Your welcome to come out and give them a try.

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  11. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Nice G.L. How about next weekend. I get my 1873 back from Will Shootum sometime this week. PM me.
     
  12. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I have some contact info coming for ya from Big Iron Buster,he got wolvertons' targets from a Pard in Longview. GL,them's mighty fine looking targets !
     
  13. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    mikeli, you flushed out some good steel intel I wish I had 'bout 3 yrs ago.
     
  14. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Most rifle rounds will go right through mild 1/2" steel plate. I'd pay up for stronger steel.
     
  15. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    If you are hanging them on a stand made from rebar, or a similar stand, make sure the hole is 1/2". I made the mistake of buying some with smaller holes.
     
  16. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    OP wanted targets for "cowboy action", shooting soft lead cast bullets at ~600 fps, these rounds bounce off the 1/4 mild steel plate leaving a very slight dimple.

    I agree if you want to shoot jacketed bullets faster the 800fps you will want to spend some bucks.
     
  17. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    I'll get a simple 12" AR500 for goin up to Brown's camp with the AR, but I need to get some practice steel like k7grc has that I can set up at the TCGC action pits.

    I'm shooting .38 special with what Throckmorton calls Bunny Phart loads (125gn @ 600fps).
     
  18. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp oregon Active Member

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    how many do you want
     
  19. JoeDirt82

    JoeDirt82 NW Oregon Member

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    Fisherman's Marine had some cheep steel targets.
     
  20. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    There was a post going a while ago about a group buy on some AR-500 plate but it seemed to peter out.
    I have bought AR plate from the steel yard on 68th and Columbia blvd and built some targets in the past.
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