Made a bullet trap today...
and I have a question on the gauge of steel that others are using. I found a piece of 16 gauge stainless that seems to work well. I didn't think it would do but after a number of rounds hitting it today it just has the slightest dimples. You can't really see them but if you run your hand down the panel you feel the contact marks. I will post some pics of the trap tomorrow - I ran out of daylight. I made it where the back is hinged so the metal can be replaced in literally seconds. Metal is so expensive right now so I am going to keep an eye on the 16 gauge and hope for the best. I will let you know how it works.
My initial testing was shooting right into the metal (at a 45 degree angle) to see how it dimpled. The slower Colibri's just left a slight mark with zero denting. The CB longs are the ones that left the slight dents. Just before coming in for the night I added the sand so now the round will go through some sand before ever hitting the metal. Hopefully this will hold up - even 14 gauge is going to cost $100 for a sheet around here, but I can get 8 panels out of a sheet.
I am happy with the way it came out, but with the sand in it it is pretty heavy to move around even with the wheels I put on it.
Last edited by Mr_Shamrock; 07-05-2012 at 09:29 PM..