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 Local place to get steel to make plates/targets? 
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Location: Sumner
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Looking to starting plinking steel and build some stands. Are there any places (Pierce co. or South King) that sell and cut?
Reading online it looks like everyone is using the AR500 type steel.

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Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:24 pm
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Welcome to the Forum! :thumbsup2:

How about Walla Walla?

He ships, though I'm sure the sale is over:

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=54273&hilit=AR500+stand


Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:32 pm
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There are any number of stands available, but you may want to check these guys out for targets too. They aren't that far from you and it's a good cause as well.
http://www.jcsteeltargets.com/

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JC targets is a good suggestion if you want a ready made target.

If you want to do it yourself you could try Interwest Metals down in Fife. I know I've seen AR400 plate in the yard...

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Can use a thicker standard steel for 22 and most handgun calibers, no need for expensive AR500

most gun shops carry various AR500 plates, no one seems much cheaper than the next guy so give your favorite some business

If ya want a durable stand on the cheap and easy Ive made a few and can help ya out if ya like


Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:38 pm
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Also stop by I5 guns in Lacey for a big variety of plates.

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I ordered mine from this place:

https://shootingtargets7.com/

I got 5 8" gongs and they threw in a 4" for free. They've held up well

For stands I welded up some rebar that was left over on a jobsite. I was going to make bases for them but pounding them straight into the ground has been working fine

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:42 am
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Wow thanks for the replies and suggestions. I've seen a variety of stand styles online and most of which I could build.
I'll check out these couple sites and see what they have.

I think the majority of what I'm after is for handgun (dueling plate tree, etc.) or .22 LR.


Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:10 am
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If you can build one... might be a few here interested in sharing the costs.

AR 500 isn’t easy to work with but I hope you know that. It’s not cheap either.

There are ways to get some work done but it ain’t cheap. Best to buy off the shelf from those listed above.

Do you have a design?


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