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Hard to see, but Home range for "short prs practice"
From the deck rail

6" 190
6" 200
4" 210 (it got knocked off, hard to keep little targets up)

At the pond dam. 338 yds
12" Circle (big to check approx zeros and wind)
6" Circle on swinger
6" Circle on swinger (I think its on the ground for now)
4" circle on swinger

PICs didn't turn out. You can see the 12" plate in the second pic on the dam.
the 200 yd targets are in front on the pond in the first.

Don't shoot the cows
Most of mine are AR500 target solutions 3/8" plate. (max 2800 fps at impact). My 6mm is probably a touch fast on the 200's.) I have more problems with target hangers than targets. Use the ar500 material only. Otherwise you will get ricochets.


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Don't shoot the cows
Most of mine are AR500 target solutions 3/8" plate. (max 2800 fps at impact). My 6mm is probably a touch fast on the 200's.) I have more problems with target hangers than targets. Use the ar500 material only. Otherwise you will get ricochets.


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Was just on AR500 target solutions and they recommend 1/2" AR550 for .223 rounds. What gives?
Is a .223 more powerful than a 7,62?
I want something I can shoot any rifle at.
What should I get?
 

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The steel used in these targets is Very abrasion resistant, but it has limits with regard to focused energies. A .30-06 will be moving along at 2750 or so and has a cross section of .308 to spread the impact energy out a bit. .223 on the other hand is in the 3000fps category and has a much smaller cross section, so the energy is Much more focused.

3/8" AR500 works really well for a lot of years and most calibers, as long as you're paying attention.

1/2" AR500 or AR550 will cover you for a good bit more energy at closer ranges.
 

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Was just on AR500 target solutions and they recommend 1/2" AR550 for .223 rounds. What gives?
Is a .223 more powerful than a 7,62?
I want something I can shoot any rifle at.
What should I get?
They are probably concerned with velocity of say 55 grain projectile 200 yds and in. For 223 most of mine are 77 grain. 2800 at the muzzle on an ar and 2925 or so on the bolt gun.
 
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