Where can you get steel targets?

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  1. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay
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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
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  3. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay
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    Hmmmm. Their kinda expensive.
     
  4. Dutchy556

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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.
     
  5. pnspor

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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

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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

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

    Key-Hay
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    how many do you want
     
  19. JoeDirt82

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

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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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