JC Steel Target

#1
Finally got my first steel target for my birthday (thanks, mom!). 12" circle, 3/8" thick AR500 from JC Steel Targets! Just gotta build my own stand to hang it from. Kinda miffed that I won't be able to knock the paint off it this weekend, but it will be soon enough! :D
 

lash

Swamp Rat
#2
It starts with just one, then the next thing you know, you'll have various sizes of silhouettes, steel shapes, and stands filling up your truck.

The first few times you hit that new target, the impacts will likely not stand out as much as you expect. After it's been used and painted and reused and repainted a few times, impacts will be more pronounced.
 
#5
I was just looking at ar500 steel 6" and 8" round plates over on Amazon w/free shipping. This is a sign from god, its time to invest in more heavy metals!!!!!
 
#7
JC Steel is great to deal with and they are priced right. I have about a dozen now. Really enjoy them.
I think one will do me for now. I chose the 12" circle because I thought it would be a good target for anything I would want to shoot (100-800 yards=12-1.5MOA). Now all the other funds will go towards a scope that tracks and more ammunition! :D
 

TheGerman

Oberleutnant
#8
My mom wishes that she had gotten free shipping! That extra $20 was a little harsher than she expected :eek:
It's actually for when you order 600lbs of steel at the same time. If there wasn't a flat rate, you'd pay 100s in shipping costs due to the weight.

No one buys just one plate!
 

lash

Swamp Rat
#9
I think one will do me for now. I chose the 12" circle because I thought it would be a good target for anything I would want to shoot (100-800 yards=12-1.5MOA). Now all the other funds will go towards a scope that tracks and more ammunition! :D
Yeah, good point. But when you are ready to order more steel, think about ordering as much as 75 pounds in one order and it will still be only $20 shipping. Bless the USPS when it comes to shipping small heavy things.
 
#11
Yeah, good point. But when you are ready to order more steel, think about ordering as much as 75 pounds in one order and it will still be only $20 shipping. Bless the USPS when it comes to shipping small heavy things.
Well, crap...That's great news for future purchases!! :D :D

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#13
I've ordered my fair share of targets from Jake and he's always treated me right. His prices are fair, shipping is fast and he's very helpful when asking about targets for a particular application. It's a pleasure doing business with a person who cares about his customers.
 
#14
MarkL, I have been very happy with all of my JC Steel targets over the years.
If I may make a kind suggestion: I don't know your location but I have found using either used conveyer belting material
or used bailer belts work great for hanging steel. Cut these into strip and use them to suspend your new target.
The material is very forgiving of bullet impacts and is reasonably easy to cut to length and width.
Luckily we have plenty of both in the Midwest.
Enjoy!
 
#16
MarkL, I have been very happy with all of my JC Steel targets over the years.
If I may make a kind suggestion: I don't know your location but I have found using either used conveyer belting material
or used bailer belts work great for hanging steel. Cut these into strip and use them to suspend your new target.
The material is very forgiving of bullet impacts and is reasonably easy to cut to length and width.
Luckily we have plenty of both in the Midwest.
Enjoy!
That's what I was planning on doing. We've probably got some laying around the farm somewhere. That and a little stand that I can break down made out of some scrap metal. I've got a winner on my mind once I get home for the summer to build it.

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