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Old February 4, 2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Damaged steel target

Quick question. I have a 3/8" steel handgun spinner target . For some reason I shot it with my 5.56 AR. It now has a nice big hole through it. Should I stop shooting it with my handguns?
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Old February 5, 2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Stop before you ruin it.
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Old February 5, 2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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Yeah, I would stop shooting it. I can just see that hole bouncing some bullets where you don't want them to go.
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Old February 24, 2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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Stop. Weld it up, grind it flat, start over.
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Old February 24, 2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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I would keep shooting it, but if it bothers you fix it or get a new one.
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Old February 25, 2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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I have a similar target. It has a a hole in it from a 150 grain soft point 30-30 round at 80 yards. It's since been shot a few hundred times with handgun rounds. I have shot FMJ 9mm at it too, no problems at all. Now, I'm not trying to suggest in any way, shape, or form that what I have done is completely safe and I do not recommend it in any way. I'm only sharing my experience, but I am not recommending it.
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Old February 25, 2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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If you ever want one for long distance, just let me know. Foldable, Colapsable, durable and portable. Cabelas likes them enough that they are going to start buying them from me!
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Old March 1, 2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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Really?

I've been using steel sawhorses exactly like that to hang my swingers for years...

Limited lifespan, though, since .30 cal FMJ misses put some pretty big holes in the steel...
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Old March 1, 2012, 10:05 AM   #9
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Any further comments about the pictured gong should be in response to an add in the for-sale forum--not here.
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