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Min safe distance for 5.56 on steel targets
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Folks I need some help finding the minimum safe distance for shooting 5.56 ball ammo at steel targets. Specifically, I am running a range for my team in Afghanistan and need to know how close we can shoot our M4 and M9 at steel e-type targets. Any info will help.
Eye protection and body armor - make them mandatory. Fragments can do ugly things.
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Another 8" and a 6" that I hang from chains, no issues at 100 yards with 223, 7.62 and 308 but the ones hanging on chains really fly when you hit them with 308".
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Thanks for the help. We will stick to 100 as im not sure what kind of steel we are getting. I'll post how it goes after a bit of trial and error (with body armor of course).
hits from the pistol ammo.
At one local IPSC pistol match we had metal targets at 25 yards, "Pepper Poppers" which fall when hit, a 9mm ricochet hit one of the guys who was watching the guy running the stage and he bullet went inside his leg, a doctor that was present took it out with a Leatherman tool, patched him up and was taken to the nearest hospital, couple of weeks later he had recovered 100%, it happens.
No injury except a slight bruise.
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Ok, so needless to say we had a blast shooting our new steel targets. Thank you for all the great info. We found that the 5.56 will penetrate at 100m and up. 9mm will splash but not penetrate. M240B what steel? Lol