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Best place to buy steel targets #14901374 05/22/20
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I'm looking to buy some 8 to 12" gongs for longer range practice, maybe 5 or 6 targets total

Who makes the best ones for the money?

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Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: Dude270] #14901727 05/22/20
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Some place local so you don't have to pay shipping.

www.shootsteel.com has a huge selection online though


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Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: Dude270] #14902211 05/22/20
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go to local welding shops. if you stay with soft point bullets you can get away with ar 400 plate for rifles or ar 200 for handguns

Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: Dude270] #14902264 05/22/20
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I've been dealing with:

http://www.jcsteeltargets.com/

Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: 44mc] #14902774 05/22/20
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Originally Posted by 44mc
go to local welding shops. if you stay with soft point bullets you can get away with ar 400 plate for rifles or ar 200 for handguns


That's what I'd suggest, also where I get all of my AR500 plates. I cut them out myself and build my own targets though:

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Weld shops, like mine, will have surplus/remnant plate left over from jobs. They would probably be happy to cut you out some plates, for quite a bit less money than what you will find them at the store..


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: woods_walker] #14902907 05/22/20
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Originally Posted by woods_walker
I've been dealing with:

http://www.jcsteeltargets.com/


+1...


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Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: Dude270] #14902924 05/22/20
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BSA i have been at the same machine / welding shop for 32 years . we have a torch machine that runs on a temp. i cut a lot of targets out of the drop when i cut up a 10 ft buy 20 ft sheet of plate. the owners like how munch money i make them my stuff is free

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Originally Posted by 44mc
BSA i have been at the same machine / welding shop for 32 years . we have a torch machine that runs on a temp. i cut a lot of targets out of the drop when i cut up a 10 ft buy 20 ft sheet of plate. the owners like how munch money i make them my stuff is free


Yep, that's the way to do it.. My boss told me to cut out as many targets as I wanted. I have also cut him out targets too. We always have drop left from working on rock crushers etc... I cut all my stuff out by hand. It doesn't take long to cut out steel targets. If the op hits up a welding shop, I'm sure they have some laying around and would be happy to cut him out some targets. I don't know how much they would cost, but I'm sure they would be much cheaper than going to stores like coastal or sportsmans and cablela's.. Those damn steel plates from those guys are expensive!!


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
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Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: woods_walker] #14903458 05/22/20
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Originally Posted by woods_walker
I've been dealing with:

http://www.jcsteeltargets.com/



Bought all mine here. Super happy with them for sure.


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Hang Fast Targets has a very easy mounting system, good sound and reactive.

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Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: woods_walker] #14907821 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by woods_walker
I've been dealing with:

http://www.jcsteeltargets.com/


Another vote for JCSteeltargets.com

Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: Dude270] #14907972 05/24/20
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The weld shops are a great idea.

However, I just bought mine at our local BiMart store locally. All AR500's


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Re: Best place to buy steel targets [Re: Dude270] #14908055 05/24/20
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I've bought most of my AR500 through JC Steel and I haven't worn any out yet.

Can't say it's better than anyone else's though and as long as it says AR500 and shipping doesn't kill you, I wouldn't shy away from it.


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