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Old December 17, 2012, 11:49 AM   #26
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Your 7.62 will shoot the steel to doll rags in short order at close range.
Next the steel when badly cratered splatters back even if angled.

Cardboard silhouettes may be a better option for the rifle.

We shoot 2 and 3 gun matches at our Club. We have a a Rimfire Division in the 2 Gun. Lots of AR-22's in use, as well as the 1911-22's. I shoot both rimfire and centerfire AR15's. I totally disagree about the 22 not being a good training tool. I also shoot a 442 and have an LCR 22 for practice. You can shoot up a brick of 22 for $20. You can get in some serious trigger time for your money spent. I find the trigger time with a 22 out weighes any similarity of recoil concerns.

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Old December 17, 2012, 03:33 PM   #27
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I've had bounce backs draw blood and have seen other guys catch a bit of XTP jacket from time to time. They aren't as dangerous as a ricochet, but they can cut or sting. Thick steel pock marked by .223 has got to be the worst offender is generally agreed on. We set those steels farther back. Smooth steel seems to just splatter our reloads with plated bullets, and we laugh about painting with lead. I think it's another reason to reload.
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