- Apr 7, 2016
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Since I like to shoot steel I am more than willing for it to be discussed. I would want to hear all of relevant information.If steel was put on the plinking range, I think it would have to be against the berm (35 yds), because of backsplatter and deflection issues. The targets would have to be AR500. The entire plinking range would have to be limited to calibers firing no more than 2700 fps . . Maybe 2500 fps. No 5.56 ARs, etc. So the new club rules would be don't move the steel. Don't fire cartridges of over 2700 fps on the 35 yd berm. Remove damaged plate from the range immediately. On the shorter berm (15 yds) the additional club rule would be pistol cartridges only. The plates there would be against the berm as well - -I expect AR500 there would do OK unless someone got into them with a rifle. What do you think of that?
On the 300 yd range, that is simply a matter of asking the board to change the rule. I don't know why it was limited to that distance. Might be the Win Mag target damage issue.
A big issue is plate thickness and the quality of the plate. I have oneAR500 plae that when struck on the edges deformed indicating the plate lost some temper when it was being cut. I should have demanded my money back from the vendor.