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Re: Gong Diameter at 100 Yards
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2021, 12:28:42 PM »
One issue with using a propane tank. Because it is round, there is a greater risk of a ricochet.

Good point. The following is a bit off topic, I'll modify the post if it's too much of a derail.

What if I cut it in half lengthwise and had the concave (inside) part facing the shooter? I am trying to repurpose all these old propane tanks into a trap that will make it easy to recover the lead. Maybe lining the inside with rubber mud flaps? I'm shooting 70+ FPE rifles in my case.
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Re: Gong Diameter at 100 Yards
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2021, 07:02:09 PM »
One issue with using a propane tank. Because it is round, there is a greater risk of a ricochet.

Good point. The following is a bit off topic, I'll modify the post if it's too much of a derail.

What if I cut it in half lengthwise and had the concave (inside) part facing the shooter? I am trying to repurpose all these old propane tanks into a trap that will make it easy to recover the lead. Maybe lining the inside with rubber mud flaps? I'm shooting 70+ FPE rifles in my case.

 I find concave parabolic surfaces direct the fire right around back at the shooter, if some side bevels were bent inward at an inward angle it would possibly act as a bullet trap ???
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Re: Gong Diameter at 100 Yards
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2021, 07:04:31 PM »
One issue with using a propane tank. Because it is round, there is a greater risk of a ricochet.

Good point. The following is a bit off topic, I'll modify the post if it's too much of a derail.

What if I cut it in half lengthwise and had the concave (inside) part facing the shooter? I am trying to repurpose all these old propane tanks into a trap that will make it easy to recover the lead. Maybe lining the inside with rubber mud flaps? I'm shooting 70+ FPE rifles in my case.

 I find concave parabolic surfaces direct the fire right around back at the shooter, if some side bevels were bent inward at an inward angle it would possibly act as a bullet trap ???

I guess I'm not going to be using the tanks for bullet traps then. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Gong Diameter at 100 Yards
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2021, 09:29:34 PM »
One issue with using a propane tank. Because it is round, there is a greater risk of a ricochet.

Good point. The following is a bit off topic, I'll modify the post if it's too much of a derail.

What if I cut it in half lengthwise and had the concave (inside) part facing the shooter? I am trying to repurpose all these old propane tanks into a trap that will make it easy to recover the lead. Maybe lining the inside with rubber mud flaps? I'm shooting 70+ FPE rifles in my case.

Champion or Do-All rimfire bullet traps will let you easily recover the lead. 
I have used my Champion trap for about 40 years, mostly for 22 long rifle at about 100 FPE.
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Re: Gong Diameter at 100 Yards
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2021, 09:22:36 AM »
One issue with using a propane tank. Because it is round, there is a greater risk of a ricochet.

Good point. The following is a bit off topic, I'll modify the post if it's too much of a derail.

What if I cut it in half lengthwise and had the concave (inside) part facing the shooter? I am trying to repurpose all these old propane tanks into a trap that will make it easy to recover the lead. Maybe lining the inside with rubber mud flaps? I'm shooting 70+ FPE rifles in my case.

Champion or Do-All rimfire bullet traps will let you easily recover the lead. 
I have used my Champion trap for about 40 years, mostly for 22 long rifle at about 100 FPE.

I need it to stop my .45 Challenger which is more like .357 mag power.
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