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New Addition to my Range (or I was bored)

Post by Eduardo » 17 Jun 2014, 12:14 pm

I finished work early and couldn't go hiking as planned so I did this instead. A small addition to my shooting range,


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Post by cruze82 » 17 Jun 2014, 12:52 pm

must have been the day for making targets, I made this yesterday
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Post by Lorgar » 17 Jun 2014, 3:51 pm

I mustn't be very creative.

I just have 2 star pickets with a board taped in the middle :lol:
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Post by ployer » 17 Jun 2014, 3:52 pm

How do the clays go Eduardo?

Do they all last or do they end up knocking each other off when they go?
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Post by Grrzrr » 17 Jun 2014, 3:52 pm

cruze82 wrote:must have been the day for making targets, I made this yesterday


Love it.

You're obviously doing some serious ranges with that left one?
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Post by cruze82 » 17 Jun 2014, 4:30 pm

It was made for a 1,000m target
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Post by MeccaOz » 17 Jun 2014, 4:43 pm

That left one looks like my 25 meter target ... Shutup we cant all be good shots :lol:
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Post by cruze82 » 17 Jun 2014, 4:52 pm

Hey, I said it was made for a 1,000m target.

I haven't hit the thing yet ha ha. Might need to be twice that size.
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Post by sha » 17 Jun 2014, 9:22 pm

MeccaOz wrote:That left one looks like my 25 meter target ... Shutup we cant all be good shots :lol:


C'mon you throw the bullet at 25 metres :P
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Post by rainwalker » 17 Jun 2014, 9:22 pm

You could throw the rifle at 25 metres :lol:
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Post by Eduardo » 17 Jun 2014, 9:53 pm

I routed out the wood very precisely so the clays fit snugly, that was actually the most time consuming part. That's not to say that if I miss a shot and hit the wood, it might still drop. But if I do my part they should stay up.

ployer wrote:How do the clays go Eduardo?

Do they all last or do they end up knocking each other off when they go?
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Post by ployer » 18 Jun 2014, 8:54 am

I see the routing now that you mention it :)

I'm too lazy and normally just lean the clays against something if I find a few.

More fall over than I shoot :lol:
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Post by hootshoot » 18 Jun 2014, 8:54 am

There is something so appealing about a can hanging from a piece of string :lol:
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Post by cooker » 18 Jun 2014, 8:56 am

I've got an old saw horse in the shed.

Might have to make a copy out of it this weekend after seeing this :)
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Post by Eduardo » 18 Jun 2014, 10:56 am

Just tested it with sub sonic .22 in my back yard. Works even better than I'd hoped.

The clays fit so snugly I can shoot the same clay multiple times without them falling over, chipping away at them rather destroying them with a single shot.

Increases the need for precision to get those last bits. Should also help me save money on clays.

I might be changing the cans out for tennis balls. The bullets travel through the cans so fast it barely gives a report. You have to walk over to the cans to see if you hit them some of the time. Tennis balls should work better.

My wife seemed to enjoy it more than I did. She ended up getting more "range time" in.
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Post by DaleH » 18 Jun 2014, 12:00 pm

Excellent idea for the clays.

The old steel cans were better to shoot than the Aluminium ones as the steel offered a little more resistance to penetration than the aluminium ones.

Best fun I had shooting cans was filling them with water and hitting them with the 1911 in 45 ACP - you really see the effect of the transfer of energy from the bullet to the water and then the can.
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Post by Usurper » 18 Jun 2014, 6:23 pm

Eduardo wrote:Just tested it with sub sonic .22 in my back yard.


Shooting in your own backyard.

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Post by Supporter » 18 Jun 2014, 6:24 pm

Just leaving brass out is a dream for me :P
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