Quote Originally Posted by ja baudin View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ShV7cii0aY




This is what can happen when you shoot a steel target, scary!!

Almost positive that target in the video was set on the ground/against the bank. WRONG.

Target steel should be hung by two chains, so as to deflect upon impact. The sound at impact tells me they did NOT have that target set up properly (safely).

It's a good example of what not to do, thanks ja for posting it.

Also, anyone thinking of making a dueling tree should take a look at the high speed and $$$ newer commercial designs, which angle fwd, toward the shooter slightly, so that any misses into the frame, etc. are deflected downward.

Take a look at the Action Target brand. The only kind i will buy or suggest at present. You won't wear one out if used properly.