Shooting Ar500 Steel With Fmj

  • Which AR500 steel targets do i need - 24hourcampfire

    Oct 10, 2012· Oct 10, 2012· I have shot a lot of .223 and .308 lead core FMJ at 3/8" AR500 steel at 100 yards and further with no damage to the steel. I don't shoot M855 at less than 200 yards just on general principle, though. We shoot AR 530 with M855 at 75yd but the targets are looking kinda rough.

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  • Partition VS. AR500 steel | Long Range Hunting Forum

    Aug 10, 2009· I shoot my .300WSM with 180 Accubonds and 168 VLD's and all they do is take the paint of the steel from 200 yards. The VLD's leave a slight dimple in the steel. One of my friends tested my target out with his .243 shooting a 85 grain Nosler Partition from about 85 yards. The result was A clean hole right through 3/8" AR500 plate.

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  • FAQ | ShootSteel.com

    Q: What steel do I need for my 223/5.56? A: 3/8” AR500. Q: How close can I use targets with 223/5.56? Can I shoot them closer with 1/2”. A: The min distance is 100 yards for 3/8” and 1/2” AR500 when using 55gr FMJ out of a 16" barrel with a maximum muzzle velocity of 2800 fps. Keep in mind with 223/5.56 that some loads may be well over ...

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  • How to choose the correct steel for your shooting needs ...

    3/8” AR500, on the other hand, will readily stop non-magnum rifle calibers at 100 yards with little to no visible damage to the steel. Happily, for our purposes, AR500 plate can take a real pounding. 3/8″ IPSC Metric 50% Scale, MOA Targets (lead smears and ~2mm pits from 5.56×45) At 200-300 yards, 3/8” AR500 is sufficient to stop magnum ...

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  • Steel Core ammo on AR500/550 targets - Red Stitch Tactical ...

    Oct 19, 2015· I have 1/2" AR500 that have been shot with a ton of ammo at 50yds with the AR and some AK and no dimples in it yet, but that is with ball or fmj only and after reading more about steel the last year I stopped shooting at them less than 75yds at my steel, but then looking at these photos I most likely will impose the 100yd rule on it now.

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  • Complete Guide to Shooting Steel Targets - CaliGunner.com

    Shooting steel targets made of AR500 steel or harder is pretty safe as long as the target is mounted correctly (which I will discuss in the sections below) and shot from a safe distance. Since AR500 steel is so hard and tough, it can fragment …

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  • AR500 steel.. How close? Angle down? FMJ? - AR15.COM

    Sep 06, 2016· I shoot steel plate matches once a month with pistols up to .44 Mag at 25 to 35 feet. The pistols don't hurt the targets, but on numerous occasions I have been hit with copper jackets and whole bullets bouncing back. Good eye protection is a must. I wouldn't shoot a rifle at AR500 any closet than 50 yards.

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  • AR500 Steel Targets | Shop Steel Range Targets, Bases & More

    Shoot with the best targets. When it comes to improving your aim, finding the right shooting target can make a big difference. All targets can be ordered in 1/4”, 1/2” or 3/8” AR500 Steel. All our steel targets now are priced for 3/8” Ar500 Steel. Please message for pricing.

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  • Shootin' steel with FMJ's | The Firearms Forum

    Feb 05, 2011· Joined Feb 26, 2007. ·. 18,207 Posts. #3 • Feb 4, 2011. I shoot steel with FMJ all the time. Its advised to use lead or softpoint bullets because it minimizes the chance of ricochet. In 10 years I have yet to have one bounce back at me...

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  • AR500 Steel Targets | Focus Shooting LLC | United States

    Focus Shooting LLC - AR500 Steel Targets. ©2020 by Focus Shooting LLC. Family owned and operated

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  • Steel Targets Safe With FMJ Ammo? | Glock Forum - GlockTalk

    Apr 22, 2014· May 17, 2014· Hello Mas In your opinion, is shooting steel targets with FMJ pistol rounds (.45, .40, 9mm, etc.) a safe practice? There is a local range that has nothing but steel plates designed for shooting with pistols, but I've been holding back going there because I just don't have much experience with this.

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  • Divots in ar500 steel | The High Road

    Sep 15, 2015· TLDR version: look at pics on bottom of post, is the damage normal for .30-06 PSP (right) and 223 fmj (left) at 100yds on ar500? Full version: Got a steel target, claimed to be ar500, from an eBay vendor. A LOT of good ratings on ebay, and they responded to inquiries quickly, so I decided to try it.

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  • Metal targets and safe distances to shoot them - AR15.COM

    Aug 26, 2012· I used PMC .223 Bronze 55 Grain FMJ, and PMC X-tac 5.56 Green tip 62 grain m855 Steel core Light AP. ... the target needs to be thrown out now. Not sure how to tell if the steel is really AR500. I would recommend against shooting steel-core ammo at steel targets though. There are plenty of other bullets out there that have less ricochet hazard ...

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  • Steel Targets Safe With FMJ Ammo? | Glock Forum - GlockTalk

    May 17, 2014· Hello Mas In your opinion, is shooting steel targets with FMJ pistol rounds (.45, .40, 9mm, etc.) a safe practice? There is a local range that has nothing but steel plates designed for shooting with pistols, but I've been holding back going there because I just don't have much experience with this.

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  • correct ammo for metal targets | Springfield XD Forum

    Mar 19, 2012· Example I would not shoot a rifle tarted with my 23 with wolf/herters/tula steel jacketed ammo as it may dimple the target. Then thare are the heavy use AR500 steel targets that can be shot with most any rifle bullet steel jacketed or not. How ever I would still not shoot them with steel core or steel penitrator bullets either.

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  • Which AR500 steel targets do i need - 24hourcampfire

    Oct 10, 2012· I have shot a lot of .223 and .308 lead core FMJ at 3/8" AR500 steel at 100 yards and further with no damage to the steel. I don't shoot M855 at less than 200 yards just on general principle, though. We shoot AR 530 with M855 at 75yd but the targets are looking kinda rough.

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  • Wolf FMJ on Steel Targets | The High Road

    Jan 16, 2007· Sep 24, 2008· We shoot a lot of steel at our local matches. It's prohibited to bring any ammo that will stick to a magnet out. Having steel jacket or cored ammo will actually get you kicked out of the match that day. Our steel is primarily AR500 armor plate. 5.56 NATO and 7.62 NATO don't damage it at all.

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  • AR500 Steel - AR500 Steel Plate | Steel Warehouse

    Much like AR450 and AR400, AR500 steel is a specific type of abrasion resistant steel. This has a surface hardness of 477-534 BHN. It is a high-carbon steel alloy that provides greater impact and sliding abrasion resistance by comparison. However, this increase in strength and abrasion resistance will make the steel less malleable.

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  • FAQ | ShootSteel.com

    Can I shoot them closer with 1/2” A: The min distance is 100 yards for 3/8” and 1/2” AR500 when using 55gr FMJ out of a 16" barrel with a maximum muzzle velocity of 2800 fps. Keep in mind with 223/5.56 that some loads may be well over 2800 FPS. These loads should be used at longer ranges to prevent damage to the target.

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  • Steel Yourself: Everything You Need To Know About Shooting ...

    Jul 31, 2017· Matt Teske, President of Competition Target Systems, notes, “We recommend only shooting steel that is hard enough to destroy the bullet on impact. That is why we only use certified AR500 steel for our targets.”. Always know the rating for your steel targets. Different targets are appropriate for rifles and pistols.

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  • M193 on AR500 Steel at 50 Yards – ocabj.net

    In order to test the feasibility of steel at 50 yards with rifle, I picked up a couple of 45% IPSC AR500 steel targets from SoCal Targetworks with the intent of shooting them at 50 yards with M193 / XM193 55gr FMJ 5.56 NATO ammunition out of my 16″ mid-length AR-15. I ordered the 45% IPSC targets because SoCal Targetworks had them for a ...

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  • Soft point Vs. FMJ for AR500 Targets? - AR15.COM

    Nov 05, 2018· You should not be shooting 1/4" steel with centerfire rifle at 25/50yds. You need at least 3/8 and should be shooting further away. ETA: and SP vs FMJ doesnt really matter, its the velocity that kills targets. View Quote. I'm shooting 1/2 inch AR500 at …

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  • The Truth About Brass vs. Steel Ammo - Pew Pew Tactical

    Mar 30, 2018· Dirty .223 Brass cases. Steel, though cheaper, is less malleable and creates a poorer seal and so generally runs dirtier across the board. This creates more opportunity for malfunctions due to carbon buildup, and generally means a rifle shooting steel-cased ammo will be less reliable in the long run, although there are some exceptions I’ll get to in a minute.

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  • Is It Safe to Shoot Steel Targets With FMJ? | Grizzly Targets

    Jan 26, 2021· FMJ ammo is safe to shoot at steel targets. The ballistics of FMJ (lead-core copper jacketed) allow the bullet to break apart into tiny pieces and evaporate from danger. A proper quality steel target that is well maintained and is reactive or set at a pitch will safely handle FMJ. Frangible ammo is the best round for shooting steel, it ...

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  • Steel Targets Safe With FMJ Ammo? | Glock Forum - GlockTalk

    May 17, 2014· Hello Mas In your opinion, is shooting steel targets with FMJ pistol rounds (.45, .40, 9mm, etc.) a safe practice? There is a local range that has nothing but steel plates designed for shooting with pistols, but I've been holding back going there because I …

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  • Steel Targets AR500 GONG vs 40 CAL GLOCK & 45 Cal 1911

    http://shootingtargets7.com -Short video of some friends shooting up one of our AR500 Steel Targets. Shot with a flip camera on a tripod about 15 ft away. Sh...

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  • Shooting 9mm FMJ at 1/2 in ar-500 steel? : guns

    If you are still unsure, please send me your 8" AR500 target; I will make sure it is no longer a concern to you (by shooting 9mm FMJ and other at it). (8. 2. level 1. krkr8m. 6 years ago. Swinging targets actually help to direct any ricochet towards the ground. Bullets also seem to disintegrate on impact with steel.

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  • Can I use m855 on an AR500 target?-Green Tip | Ar500 ...

    Jul 09, 2019· AR500 steel targets are made to be durable, highly visible and ring loud when you hit them. They are most certainly not bullet proof. Let’s talk about m855 ammo. First off, what is it? m855 ammo has a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ). It is a 62-grain bullet with a lead core and a steel penetrator at the tip.

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  • Can I use m855 on an AR500 target?-Green Tip | Ar500 ...

    Jul 09, 2019· AR500 steel targets are made to be durable, highly visible and ring loud when you hit them. They are most certainly not bullet proof. Let’s talk about m855 ammo. First off, what is it? m855 ammo has a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ). It is a 62-grain bullet with a lead core and a steel …

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  • Important Information - MilSpec Vs. AR500

    Made to manufacture heavy machinery blades, AR500 steel with a thickness of 0.250” has the potential to stop NATO 7.62x51 FMJ M80 bullets (.308 Winchester). This steel lacks the manufacturing processes and controls to achieve the consistency and reliability required for “armor use” by our military and this is where a validated, true armor ...

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  • AR500 vs AR400 Steel?? | Sniper's Hide Forum

    Feb 17, 2011· A fast small round does more damage than a big slow one. here are some pics from my testing. Scrap 3/8 mild steel @100 yards. (1) 308 (3) 5.56. one each on the AR500. the 5.56 load made a dimple were as the 308 load only left a lead build up. Never messed with the AR400 but the 500 is cool shit, and tuff. F. Fisky.

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  • Can I use m855 on an AR500 target?-Green Tip | Ar500 ...

    Jul 09, 2019· Even if an FMJ round does not have a steel penetrator, when used with more powerful firearms that exceed velocities of 2800 FPS at less than 100 yards the FMJ can still dimple the steel. Due to the rigid design of the FMJ, it does not disburse upon impact causing increased possibility of damage to the ar500 target.

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  • AR500 steel.. How close? Angle down? FMJ? | The High Road

    Aug 24, 2016· I shoot pistol, mostly 9mm at them at 15 yards and they don't mark. This is with free hanging targets at a slight angle. Assuming copper and lead bullets and proper hanging of the targets, velocity is what is supposed to eat up AR500. I believe 2,700 FPS at impact is supposed to be the point where damage is likely to occur.

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