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    Default Rusted steel target.

    Well after 7 months I was able to make it down to PAhuntngfools farm and pick up the steel target I left there after the central PA shoot. He had stored it in one of his barns along with all the other stands and targets used at the shoot, unfortunately due to the never ending rain the barn did flood a few times making a pretty unfriendly environment for an AR500 target.

    I had to pound the 2x4 out with a 10lb mallet from the bottom stand and use the same mallet and a cats paw to get the stop off the mount. The carriage bolts were rusted in and had to be knocked out from the rear as well.

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    Thank the good lord for power tools!


    Lucky for me it was all surface and it cleaned up very smooth and as good as new. I might have to get a new set of carriage bolts which is a small price to pay.

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    I've been out shooting mine since I got my P229. I know it's too cold to repaint, and I worried that I may have to fight a rust issue. Nicely done

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    I cleaned out the square hole cuts for the carriage bolts using a small knife and I you wouldn't believe how much lead I pulled out of both sides. Crazy how much gets in behind the face of the bolts and works it's way in.

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    P-ting. You have a cordless chainsaw that make pellets?
    If it ain't broke it ain't mine.

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    P-ting. You have a cordless chainsaw that make pellets?
    The Japanese make everything this days!

    God I only wish wood pellets shout out of the other end of my chainsaw, it would be a close 2nd to having a money tree.

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    Its a target not a car, SHOOT IT
    A few hits and that thing will self clean.

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExFlyinguy View Post
    I've been out shooting mine since I got my P229. I know it's too cold to repaint, and I worried that I may have to fight a rust issue. Nicely done
    Spray some oil on it, or keep a few cans of crappy paint to throw a fresh coat on after every shoot. Should keep rust away, and a visible target

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    I'm with Bogey but I'd wirebrush it so it held some paint and spray it orange or yellow Rustoleum, whichever I found in the garage.
    If it ain't broke it ain't mine.

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    I'm with Bogey but I'd wirebrush it so it held some paint and spray it orange or yellow Rustoleum, whichever I found in the garage.
    Flex seal them, this way when the bullet stick to the target,
    you'll know exactly where they hit.

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    Default Re: Rusted steel target.

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Flex seal them, this way when the bullet stick to the target,
    you'll know exactly where they hit.
    LMAO! You know I bought a can of that stuff with no particular need for it. I may have to give that a shot

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