when shooting at rifle ranges do you still use lead nose bullets?
I guess I would have to start reloading for my ar-15 all I can find for it are fmj,hp or jacketed soft point.
It takes some serious steel to stop .223 and other rifle rounds. I only shoot steel I own, or a friends with pistols and rimfires. I dont remember trying a .223 on 5/8, but 7.62X39 FMJ rounds whiz through leaving a perfectly "melted" looking hole. Same piece of steel will stop .357's and .41 mags all day without a dent.
If your range allows rifle fire on their steels plates, ask them what an appropriate and safe load is. Period, exclamation mark.
Follow your ranges rules regardless of other advice (assuming its safe of course)