.40cal sheet steel penetration
rsmemtp Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
edited June 2009 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I'm wanting to purchase a couple of 2'x3' steel plates to make a homemade dual lane target backing. I'll affix it to a 6"x6" pole barn post frame for a solid stance, but I'm wanting to angle the plate so the rounds deflect downward towards the ground, and want absolutely no penetration in the steel. Intend it for use for 9mm, .357mag and .40S&W rounds. In your guys' opinion, will 1/4" steel plate be thick enough, or do I need to locate 3/8"? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, and thanks in advance for them.