Thread: steel targets
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Old April 11, 2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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A properly constructed steel tgt is built of hard enough steel that bullets dont dent or deform the tgt face but flatten themselves (pistol velocity) or fragment into small pieces (rifle velocity)

Now that steel is hung at a downward angle to the shooter and the result is a safe tgt

Mild steel tgts deform and crater causing the bullet or fragments to be redirected back at the shooter. Not good

A way to make this even better/safer is the use of "frangible" ammo. This allow the bullet to powder out at lower velocity and allows the safe shooting of steel tgtgs at closer range

Look at the thread here titled 1,000,000 FPS
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