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Bang'n Steel?

What's the fascination?
The reason I ask, at one of our club meetings a member suggested we should have one each on the 100-200 yard ranges and maybe even one each on the 25s-50s. Does it serve any real useful purpose or am I missing something?

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Re: Bang'n Steel?

No need for paper targets or spotting scopes. We do it and its good cheap fun. Shoot, listen for the dong and be happy or kick yourself for missing.


We also shoot a lot of 22 silhouette. I get a lot of satisfaction knocking things over.

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Re: Bang'n Steel?

Makes a very satisfying whack.

We have an 8" T1 plate at our range we shoot out to 600 yards. It's will definitely separate the men from the boys and the do'ers from the talkers at 600.



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Re: Bang'n Steel?

Beginners like immediate gratification of hits. And for challenging targets at distance, as said it separates the big boys from the wannabes. Don't get me wrong, I do like precision paper target shooting. There is something about making that plate dance.

Hoever, MANY clubs ban them because of the increased danger of riccochets. Folks also have to be mindful of the stooges with armor piercing shells who like to ruin the property of others. We have a couple steel plate targets at the local black powder range and some idiot is constantly drilling holes through them when no one is around to catch them.

I have a few of my own, including a regulation size "ram" Since I only shoot black powder and lead projectiles, there is little problem. But I don't leave them out between shooting sessions. No sense taking chances.
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Re: Bang'n Steel?

Reactive targets are fun for beginners and seasoned shooters alike.

At Ridgway Rifle club they shoot crow sized steel targets at 850yards, ground hogs at 900, Bobcat at 950 and coyote at a 1000. Yesterday they had over 170 shooters banging away, it's just pain fun, and quite challenging. You'll see guys shooting everything from factory guns to all out customs in excess of $5000. A lot of these guys also shoot paper matches. The general consensus is Ridgway is a lot more fun than paper because of the reactive target and instant result.

There is a lot to be said for printing 5" groups at a 1000 yards on paper too!
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Re: Bang'n Steel?

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Reactive targets are fun for beginners and seasoned shooters alike.

At Ridgway Rifle club they shoot crow sized steel targets at 850yards, ground hogs at 900, Bobcat at 950 and coyote at a 1000. Yesterday they had over 170 shooters banging away, it's just pain fun, and quite challenging. You'll see guys shooting everything from factory guns to all out customs in excess of $5000. A lot of these guys also shoot paper matches. The general consensus is Ridgway is a lot more fun than paper because of the reactive target and instant result.

There is a lot to be said for printing 5" groups at a 1000 yards on paper too!
DANG, but THAT sounds like FUN !!!

What's it take to get in on that ??

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Entry fee is $15, unlimited sighters and 10 for record. I like to shoot 7 sighters, so figure 68 rounds, plus if you get into a shoot off you'll need about 17 more.

And a Ton of fun it is. If I was only able to shoot one venue, this would be it.
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Now the 10....... that's 10 at each silhouette ?? 40 shots total for score ??

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Yes, total 40 for score, they set 5 silhouettes, you shoot, they reset and you shoot the same 5 again. Then move onto the next bank and so on.

Practice begins at 8, match at 9, it usually wraps up around 4:30. Lunch is catered at a reasonable price. If you're planning on shooting contact Shelly prior to the match and she'll get you a bench assignment. Or PM me and if we have an available slot I will get you on with our group.
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Re: Bang'n Steel?

We have one at camp, and it helped greatly for shooting long range in prep for last years elk hunt. A fresh coat of Flo orange paint, and the plate is like new.

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