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    Default My backyard shooting range!

    Ive been working on building a shooting range in my backyard this summer, and I just wanted to share it. I own 7 acres in a quiet country town called scotland in CT. I have a big deck on the back of my house, which gives me a perfect shooting platform to shoot at my targets that range from 50 to 110 yards from the deck.

    Heres the start of the range from the end of my driveway into the yard, which is about 50 yards to the hill. All the orange ones are for .22/.17 only, the white ones are for any handguns and smaller, and the yellow one is an 8" 500 brinell circle that I can shoot with anything including my .308 and .223. I really want more of those!
    The white circle in the back is a 30" steel circle that I call my gong.

    Heres a closeup of the 500 brinell plate after a 3 shot group with the .308 at 110 yards.


    Here are my handgun targets, 5 steel circles of half inch steel.

    Last edited by Billy; 08-22-2011 at 09:21 AM.
    If you know how many guns you have, you dont have enough!!

    Gun control is being able to hit your target, over and over!

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    Looks nice!

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    Heres what I did yesterday. I had about 40-50 saved milk jugs, juice jugs, shampoo bottles, etc filled with water set up to blast away with the .12 guages.


    WOW sorry for the crappy pictures, apparently iphone cameras suck.
    If you know how many guns you have, you dont have enough!!

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    One question; have any rooms for rent?

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    yea mommy i want to play in his sand box
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    Its funny you mention that cuz I actually do have another room for rent haha. Its so much fun having the ability to have this in my backyard :D I put a whole box into the yellow steel plate today and I had a blast!
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    Looking good back there.

    Have you tried filling the containers with flour or something? Makes a nice smoke cloud when the shots hit, and can do it several time. Water just tends to leak out for me

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    If you freeze the water jugs, they can be mildly entertaining when hit.

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    WOW!!, That`s pretty cool!!!. Very Nice setup there!. Wish I could shoot in my backyard {Jealous}.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wag View Post
    If you freeze the water jugs, they can be mildly entertaining when hit.
    Gotta have a pretty big freezer for 40-50 milk jugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Its funny you mention that cuz I actually do have another room for rent haha.
    How much per night? :D

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