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minimum thickness for steel patterning plate?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Jul 17, 2009.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    What would the minimum thickness be for a steel patterning plate, using #8 shot and smaller @ 1200fps from 20yds? We have a real nice 1/4" one that a club member made years ago, but some bonehead decided to "pattern" his slug gun on it, and the dents it left made it less than ideal to use. I'm thinking if I get a piece of steel to cover it, it would be usable again...
     
  2. mixer

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    1/4" is fine. Our board is 1/4" steel plate with slug dents in them also, no problem as we hang large 3'x3' sheets of paper on the board with spring clips.


    Eric
     
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    eric- you don't have any problem w/ double strikes from the pellets? I though about doing the same thing, but was concerned about the splashback causing errors in the computer recognition. I am using wood b/w the steel and paper, but would like to simplify the process as much as possible...
     
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    Double strikes or bounce back don't seem to be a problem as the paper is held tight against the plate. Perhaps you could angle the back plate down so any pellets would be deflected down and away from the target sheet. Something like this>> / I

    Eric
     
  5. craby boy

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    What do folks use to paint a shot plate similar to white lead that used to used,no doubt white lead is not environment friendly but was easy to read.

    Thanks

    Pete
     
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    mixer Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of mixing grease with white paint.

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    Eric

    Thank you that should work

    Pete
     
  8. abiezer

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    I think i got this recipe off this very forum,
    and copied it,because i was gonna mix some up for our plate,
    haven't got around to it yet,plus it's runnin 95-100 degrees here daily,
    don't know how it'll hold up.
    GREASE COATING FORMULA 5 TUBS WHITE LITHUM GREASE APPROX ½ QUART SYNTHETIC OIL ½ + QUART OF WHITE PAINT PIGMENT(available at ace hardware paint)
     
  9. EuroJoe

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    good formula, but use a toilet bowl brush to re-spread it around for the next shot. A paint roller will splatter you.
     
  10. PerazziBigBore

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    Anything more than 10 yards will be fine with 3/16th steel plate.. nothing larger than #6 shot
     
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