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    Best Steel plates for Targets?

    Not sure where to put this although it does involve training/shooting.

    I'm looking for some steel plates for targets from 100-1000 yards. What do you guys use and where is the best place to order them? I figure AR500 is what most use. I am mostly looking for silouhette, square/circle, and 1 Gong. I have stands already designed/built but my mild steel plate supply is running dry and I'm tired of punching holes through them.

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    law enforcement targets

    letargets.com

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    Yeh, LE Targets. Excellent company. We shoot AR500 only with rifles. 3/8 would probably be good enough is we're talking 100 yards or more. We shoot ours from quite a bit closer so we use the 1/2 inch stuff.

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    Wideners

    http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=1020

    Buy any 6 steel targets in one order & shipping is free according to the last email they sent me.

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    Might give these guys a look. www.mgmtargets.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by JW5219 View Post
    Might give these guys a look. www.mgmtargets.com

    A TigerSwan Instructor told me last week that mgm is GTG.

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    I'm a believer in MGM.
    Can't say that nobody does as good as they do, just that I have been very happy with them in comparison to others.

    For cheap plates, Widener's are pretty good.

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    Just shot up a bunch if ShootSteel 1/2" plates. Handguns including .44 mag at 15 yds splattered but no dents. At .75 yds .223 also splattered and no dents. Finally got a hint of dents with a Mosin. Two hits from the Mosin on the very edge cut a shallow groove which I understand is where the heat treat may be compromised. Overall very impressed.
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    I bought a steel silhouette from qualitytargets.com based on a member's recommendation. They had the best price overall i found. I'm quite happy with it.

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    Some companies cut their AR500 steel plate with a plain old plasma cutter. That ruins the temper around the edges and you'll eventually get a lot of nicks and gouges from bullet strikes in about a 1 inch circumferential margin. Look for AR 500 that's been cut with underwater plasma or some other technology that leaves the steel's temper alone.

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