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1 inch thick steel target good for mosin?

Will a 1 inch thick A36 steel target withstand a 7.62x54r round?

Answer:

it depends on the type of steel. If it's soft steel it may stop the round, but leave a craterthat can causeirregular ricochets. If it's hardened steel (AR500 for example), the bullet will just 'splash' and fragment into little bits. It's better to shoot thin steel so the round goes through than shoot thick soft steel thatforms a crater. No matter what type you're shooting, put it no closer than 100 yards for a full power jacketed round. Try to hang the plateso it is angledslightly towards the ground so anymajor ricochets are directed into the ground and not up or back towards you.
Sep 27, 2017
Yes, most definitely. Just make sure it's full and don't have air inside lol. You can tell it's full by it being heavy. I've seen bullet tests on TV and I'm like 100% positive it's gonna withstand. But no, you can't use it as bullet-proof vest, because it's HEAVY!! You can see on Youtube. 1 inch legitimate steel would stop even a 50 cal
Sep 27, 2017
It sure will. It will also be a major pain in the back side to move it to where you can safely shoot at it.
Sep 27, 2017

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