Shooting Range

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Project by Dudley posted 05-14-2012 02:07 AM 1669 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this on my daughters farm. Having fun shooting and having contest.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 02:27 AM

Very cool. I wish I could try it!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 03:00 AM

Nice job! What’s not to like about it? Shaded pavilion, good berm—your daughter is a lucky woman.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 03:29 AM

not only do I want, but I think I need one!! hahaha

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 11:00 AM

Nice range. Nothing better than plinking a few (hundred) rounds with friends and family.

In that first pic, it looks like there is a great pile of scrap wood to be sorted through…..or burned!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 01:19 PM

Nice range set up there Dudley.
Having a range right on your own property is a lot more convenient.
I like the padded rest idea, and the single rear post idea is smart to avoid obstructions.
Good job my friend.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 01:35 PM

Very nice range, and since I also spend some time with my beautiful lady trying to put little round holes in
the center of targets, I appreciate having it easily available. I bought a set of dueling targets 3 years ago
and while a little beat up, it still is a lot of fun.l

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 02:22 PM

Nice range, but make sure that firearm is pointed in a safe direction!

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 03:39 PM

Now I have to replace my range bench!!!! The cattle took it out a couple years ago and now I have range envy. Good job, keep em in the X ring!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 05-14-2012 04:22 PM

Looks great, but you’ll probably get fewer unannounced neighbor drop-bys. You may want to check with NRA or other shooting sports organization for a plan drawing of recommended range dimensions. They have recommendations on berm height, shooting bench field of view, dimensions of a shooting station for all lpositions and a list of range commands. I shoot mostly small bore but practice with the hand cannon (44 Mag) before big game season. Be safe and chart your improvement. Good luck, spj.

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#10 posted 05-14-2012 04:37 PM

County sheriff came out and approved it which is not necessary but when neighbors call in they will be told that we are legal and safe.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 05:47 PM

Now, that is my kind of project! Just hold center ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 05:59 PM

Had a contest going at Sunday’s shoot. Taped a token about the size of a half dollar. we all put a buck in the pot and you get one shot at it. If none hits on the first round, we start over. A gal that has only fired a firearm twice in her life was shooting my firearm. She said to me, put the lucky bullet in it. I said it’s in there. Don’t ya know she blasted the coin and we haven’t found it yet. We all had a good laugh.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#13 posted 05-15-2012 03:40 AM

Great range, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#14 posted 05-15-2012 12:39 PM

It is the way with some new shooters, they are not nervous and follow directions, line up the sights and
gently squeeze the trigger. I have to tell myself to go back to the basics every now and then to improve
my score.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 05-15-2012 04:38 PM

Nice set up. Not often you see some one that has their own shooting range.

-- - Martin

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