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  • Saw someone post about steel targets. This was at GTI (Government Training Institute) in Barnwell, SC.

     brian updated 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 8 Posts
  • brian

    Member
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Saw someone post about steel targets. This was at GTI (Government Training Institute) in Barnwell, SC.

  • Tika-tawni

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Holy crap, my ar gun boolet can do all that? Dang.

  • GretasPonytail

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    To add some context.

    A36 is just your ordinary low carbon steel.

    A46100D (which is an older revision spec, most current is A46100E) is a hardened material. It is the mil spec written for armor plate. AR500 is kind of the commercial spec equivalent to A46100E, although A46100 is slightly stronger.

  • muxman

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Big difference between a steel plate and an armor plate.

  • Particular_Wasabi663

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Well, that’s what A36 steel will look like; that’s why you should use AR500 grade

  • Aggie74-DP

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Not even Green Tip 62’s. And at 150 yds.
    That’s why you don’t shoot AR’s at steel plates in matches.

  • Fritzhijinks

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Free floating as in unsupported but still attached to the mass of the plate. So I guess I would say overhanging? But talking hanging targets I have one for .22’s from work and depending on what you hit it with, mass, velocity, projectile geometry, it won’t destroy it because it’s so light it just deflects. Pass a limit of velocity it will punch a hole in it. There’s a lot of metal out there that can stop a bullet, the question is what do you value more? Weight or reusability?

  • chillfancy

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    OMG, M193 ball goes through mild steel. I’m so surprised! (not)

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