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    So what is a good source for steel targets in Alaska? I talked to MGM and Action Targets and both of them wanted more for shipping than what I was going to pay for the target.

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    Check with a small-time welder who has access to scrap. A few years back I had a local guy make up a set of ten 5" plates for falling plate practice and spent less than $100. If you can find a source for the right steel and a cooperative welder, the price plummets.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by BrownBear View Post
      Check with a small-time welder who has access to scrap. A few years back I had a local guy make up a set of ten 5" plates for falling plate practice and spent less than $100. If you can find a source for the right steel and a cooperative welder, the price plummets.
      :ditto:Building your own is definitely the preferred method--cost wise anyhow. A piece of steel plate and some means for it to stand or hang and your good to go...
      Foolishness is a moral category, not an intellectual one.

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      • #4
        I will have to look into this then, I've got a source of AR500 and 550 plates for fairly cheap who will also ship in flate rate boxes. Anyone have any recomendations for welders in the Fairbanks area?

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        • #5
          Look around for a scrapped Cat. Use the track shoes. Also, look around for a scrapped grader cutting edge. Both the shoes and cutting edge will withstand repeated hits from .50 APIT; from experience.
          Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Originally posted by robkroupa View Post
            I will have to look into this then, I've got a source of AR500 and 550 plates for fairly cheap who will also ship in flate rate boxes. Anyone have any recomendations for welders in the Fairbanks area?
            Care to share a link?

            I bought a bunch through a group buy on 24hr. Check it out.

            http://24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads...pics/5312059/1
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            • #7
              Originally posted by hunt_ak View Post
              Care to share a link?

              I bought a bunch through a group buy on 24hr. Check it out.

              http://24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads...pics/5312059/1
              The prices aren't as good as that group buy but they aren't horrible.
              http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=1020|1022

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              • #8
                Well I broke down and order one of the IPSC style targets from that group buy. And I already sketched up a stand to hold it. Next step is to find a welder when I get back home.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by robkroupa View Post
                  Well I broke down and order one of the IPSC style targets from that group buy. And I already sketched up a stand to hold it. Next step is to find a welder when I get back home.
                  Your welcome

                  Lemme know how they turn out!! I couldn't justify ordering MORE, but those IPSC targets were indeed tempting...
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