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lizARdman15

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I have never used steel gongs before, but I have been gathering up a few over the years. It was suggested that I try these...

https://www.yankeethunder.com/

I got them in the mail today, but it is pouring rain so I can't try them.

Anybody else use these and have good suggestions on optimal height for pistol or rifle setup? I figure pistol about 4-5 feet and rifle barely clearing the ground. I have several spare sections(I never throw anything away!) of steel pipe/conduit to use.

I had a great customer service experience due to a slight order error that worked out in my benefit, but they shipped fast and it appears well made.

Just thought I would pass this along if anyone is looking to try steel gongs.
I have been looking into various ways to mount the gongs using wood and I think the wood would just get eaten up.
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The only ones I have tried are J C Steel Targets,

http://www.jcsteeltargets.com/

They seem to be well made and the prices are competitive. 
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I got some AR500 steel gongs last summer. I made a rack for them out of a set of saw horses with a 2x4 to hang them from. Objective: cheap, with 2x4 intended to be sacrificial.
The hangers were j hooks, but the 1/4” hooks bent too easily. Still lasted the day, but need something stronger. The whole saw horse rig was less than $20. Next summer, more robust j hooks, or something else. Chains would probably work better, but I would need 2 of the attachment links per gong: $$?
I’ll watch to see what others have done. Probably some better ideas will be revealed.
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BTW: I found the gong targets on eBay.
A set of 5 in 3/8” AR500, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 inch diameter, $41.
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Old rod from any old project bend in to a large S less pendulum action than chain. Best size 3/8 as 1/4 cuts too easy and 1/2 too thick.
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If you've ever wondered, I have proof that Northern Pigs DO fly - at least in southeastern Arizona!  Here is one at 6+ feet off the ground, between 305 and 310 yards from my bench.
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I've been using the t-post hangers from http://www.shootsteel.com. Comes with with bolt/nut, & spring ~ $10 if I remember. Gotta have your own t-post tho... ~ $5 each at hardware store. Unless you're pulling some fence up, then you got lots of 'em on hand - lol. - RED20200225_131551.jpg 
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Nice Joe, guys here are real capable. What ever you have to work with will work, no need for nothing fancy. Your just going to blow holes in it.
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