Published on Jul 30, 2017
We got our steel targets from MOA targets . Man is shooting steel fun! We got 1 – 1/4 inch AR400 and 1 – 3/8 AR500 targets. I threw one of the targets I cut into the mix as well. All 8 inch. By the way, the AR400 I thought I had is mild steel, you will see as the video series progresses.
In a nut shell all 3 handled pistol up to .45 at 10 to 15 Yards without penetration. The Mild had some dents, AR 400 and AR 500 nada.
Here is the Color Code:
Black = Mild Steel, We cut
Yellow = MOA Targets AR500
Orange = MOA Targets AR400
We started lighting up the AR400 ¼ inch steel targets. This is a quick breakdown:
9mm at 15 Yards, 22 at 100 and 150 Yards. Looks good
Here is the 8mm Mouser K98 and 5.56/223 at 100+ yards
And the Gong:
not good, went through it like butter!
There is a lot of talk about steel targets. You can go on line and find enough information to boggle your mind. I decided to go with ¼ inch AR400 steel gongs. These are for my personal use, nothing more. I will post pictures after I light them up.
Here is shot of the 4×8 sheet.
I had to remember how to use my plasma cutter. It was not pretty, but I got it done:
With my Army back, I found it very hard to work on the floor so broke down the plate into smaller lighter sections. With help we put it up on some saw horses to make it easier to cut.
I also discovered these little gems from Swag Off Road. I put the screw and washer in one of the unused holes to create an adjustable stand off. I just adjust for the locations and tighten down the 2 nuts to keep my cutting tip off the steel.
And the bottom. Ignore the scoring:
Greatly improved my cuts:
Here is a shot of the targets for this run:
1 – 20 inch
1 – 12 inch
5 – 8 inch
4 – 6 inch
Drilled 2 holes in each, painted and setup: