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Old 11-17-2012, 21:43   #1
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Steel question

So I really want to get some steel. Price IS a factor. I'm finding that the lower cost AR500 steel often has holes for mounting with carriage bolts, chains, etc.

Doesn't this create a ricochet hazard? I'm thinking that if I buy quality steel and keep it flat or angled downward it minimizes practically all ricochet hazard. Seems to me that having a hole in the plate would just open up more potential for ba things to happen. What are your thoughts and experiences?

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Old 11-19-2012, 17:51   #2
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???

Maybe I'm posting this in the wrong forum...?


Bueller?

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Old 11-19-2012, 18:46   #3
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Bueller is on holiday.....
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:03   #4
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The bolts are not a problem until they break. Stay a minimum of 10 yards back.
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Old 11-21-2012, 14:03   #5
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I'd suggest Hattori Hanzo steel.

It kills vermin dead.
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Old 11-21-2012, 14:14   #6
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I make alot of steel, any steel you shoot will splatter or come back you way...physics are a B...
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Old 11-21-2012, 18:26   #7
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I make alot of steel, any steel you shoot will splatter or come back you way...physics are a B...

With frangible ammo the propensity for splash back is significantly reduced. Physics: It can work against you, and it can work for you...
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:12   #8
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I appreciate the input. Frangible is out of my price range. I reload lead for .45 and plated for 9mm. I've shot plenty of steel and the only time I have had a problem is when the steel was damaged or dimpled. That's why I wondered about the bolt protruding. I'm no physicist but I figure the non-uniform surface created by the bolt might lead to more problems than I want...
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