I need to vent a little bit. Went to the range today and we found several holes and some craters in the 500 Brinell plates hanging at 50 feet. I have two pair of those eight inch plates hanging at the 50 foot pistol range. Once before someone came in and fired a .30 '06 at them and put some deep craters in the 3/8 hardened steel. I found out who that was and got the word out. No problems till today. I know who did it and am really disappointed. He is the son of my best friend now deceased and I have know the son for 50 years and he is no stranger to guns. His mother had called and told me that he had been to the range. My range is on 100 acres of vacant woodland and I expect the occasional stranger to come by and shoot. No real harm and I have sacrificial mild steel targets at 50, 75, & 100 yards and I expect them to get shot full of holes and I put some there myself. But these are at 50' and pistol targets and cost close to $100 a pair.
Just disappointed in the lack of respect for others property. And what the heck were they trying to prove shooting a .30 '06 at 50'? I found their brass.