They shot holes in my steel again.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by todd51, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    And you aint gonna sweat shipping costs or any costs Todd. My thanks for the 1911 jigs and fixtures you sent me. Ill PM you for you addy when i get them done.
  2. todd51

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    Very well Josh.

    Got a call back from the mother of the fellow that was at the range. He feels real bad about what happened and is going to take the plates to the shop and have the holes welded up. The story he relates is that he went to the car to get some hand guns and the young fellow that he had brought with him shot the plates. When he came back he told him not to do that to those plates. Well there are few "holes" in that explanation but I am going to go with it and not continue to fret. Not that big an issue after I slept on it. Glad he was not the instigator of the plate shooting.
  3. JLA

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    thats good.
  4. Shooter45

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    Sounds like the outcome will be OK and maybe it won't happen again.

    I went to the local public range this morning. No one else there until a fellow showed up with his rifle. Now, this range uses wire to hang targets and clothes pins are a must to secure the target to the wire. I usually take a dozen as I did today. I had used eight and had four left for another target.
    I walked down the 100 yd line to replace a target and when I got back, the clothes pins were gone. The new arrival had got my pins without asking and had hung a target at the 50 yd stand. I don't like people stealing so since I already had my 50 yd target hung, I decided to move to the table beside him.

    My Anschutz removed all four of my pins from his target and it hit the ground. He packed up and left without saying a word.

    I would have given him pins and targets if he had asked but to just take them really rubbed me the wrong way.
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    Too perfect! :lmao2:
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    I guess he knew how to take a hint. :p
  7. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

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    The benifits of a fine target rifle.;):D

    Some one at our range had the little ball disapear off the top of his truck antenna some years ago. The owner of the truck, lost the bet, and his little ball at 50 yrds. One shot, not much luck involved either....:D

    Best regards, Kirk
  8. Country101

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    I've been meaning to make some steel of my own. We have a scrap yard not too far from the house and I can go over there and pick through every once in a while and find some good stuff. I need to go look for some 1" plate and make some 6-8 inch targets. Been wanting to do that for a couple years and just been too lazy to do it.

    Sorry bout your targets, Todd.
  9. JLA

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    Country. i used 1/2" rebar and the closest size electrical conduit coupler i could find to use as a hinge. Then welded the conduit to the plate with a flux core welder and then built the frames with the rebar. I literally have like 10 bucks in them and about 30 minutes of cutting and arranging for the forst one, 10 once i figured it out.

    Im not usually one to draw blueprints. Im a fabricator. ;)
  10. pulltabbob

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    Have you thought about installing a trail came to over look the shooting area. That way you would have proof of who is screwing the pooch.

    I shoot steel weekly and know what kind of damage can happen. I only shoot lead bullets so no damage to the steel plates. I take a can of white paint with me to coat the targets so impact area can be seen a lot easier.
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    Todd,

    Glad to hear that he came clean and offered to repair the damage. The shame is that he didn't come to you instead of you having to go searching.
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    God I love this forum!!
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