View Full Version : Who makes centerfire rifle-capable metal targets?

May 2, 2005, 11:52 PM
Did some digging around on the intarweb and I couldn't find anything. Is there anyone who makes spinny targets suitable for .30 caliber rifles at 100+ yards?

Zak Smith
May 3, 2005, 01:10 AM
many others

You can make your own from AR400 or AR500 steel.

May 3, 2005, 01:46 AM
makes a centerfire capable pepper popper. nice stuff.

and they're just down the road from my house. :D

May 3, 2005, 06:33 AM
Iraqi Army?

May 3, 2005, 09:53 PM
You might try Beast Enterprises @:

May 4, 2005, 07:53 AM
I have one - a huge spinning target - like 14" across, 1.5" thick. But I bought it at local gun show from an ol boy who makes 'em here in OK.

Big Yac
May 4, 2005, 04:30 PM
try some old dozer tracks

May 5, 2005, 10:23 PM

May 6, 2005, 11:57 PM
I have done a little reserch in the matter, and I have found that grader blade (for road graders) worked well with the .44 mag and a 30-'06... I have also tried a piece of Ar 400 and some XAR also 1" mild steel plate.
The Ar400 and XAR were easily defeated with the 220 swift.
The 1" plate took about 3 hits before it too failed.

May 7, 2005, 12:42 AM
You know those old metal plates on wood stoves(the ones you put the wood under?)

hang em up pendelum style.. DING, though, depending on how thick they are, you won't get as much use out of it.. then again, you might have an old wood stove that can be shot ;)

May 20, 2005, 10:22 AM
Hello, I looked around and coundn't really find what I was looking for either, so I went to Lowes and got a sheet of 16 guage steel. I built a frame at the house with two by fours and made a swinging target. I cut the steel into four pieces and bolted them together on all four corners. It cost less than 20 bucks all together and could handle a 9mm and 7.62 tokarev as close as 10 yards. Will probable do great for large caliber rifle at long distance. Also yoou could use 12 guage steel with about 6 layers.

Happy shootin'