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Building a safe shooting range 200 yards in the back yard.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Benny503, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Hello all my shooting friends,
    I am planning to buy a house in the county, and it's legal to shoot in the backyard. Lots of my friend does shooting in their back yards but they all have the hill side for back stop. I would like to build a safe range around 200 yards, what would be good back stop for 308? I was thinking set some metal target so I am worry about ricochete. Please let me know what is the best for stop 308 bullet... cheapest way :) TIA
     
  2. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    Large mounds of fill dirt seem to be about the simplest.;)
     
  3. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    +1 on the fill dirt. You could probably get a lot for very cheaply, as most construction companies have to pay the dump to drop it off there.
     
  4. Silverbullet-2

    Silverbullet-2 Issaquah Member

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    Depending on the topography of your property, if it was level, I'd bring in a dozer and have them grade down about 4', and place the extra dirt at the end for your backstop. Then hydro seed everything. That is the way I'd do it. JPG
     
  5. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all I will look into it, now time to search for property :)
     
  6. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Benny hurry up and get it done:D I have to head to Medford for some work and can stop buy and shoot a few rounds:thumbup:
     
  7. wallygator1938

    wallygator1938 Salem, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sand bags are good
     
  8. SteveInAshland

    SteveInAshland Ashland Oregon Member

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    Stacks of Afgani Taliban soldiers, if you can't afford them then get Iranian soldiers they are larger and harder to handle but built more solid and can absorb a lot of 223, :p
     
  9. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I have a few ranges here that you can shoot anytime during the day. I can take you to Medford indoor range anytime at nite :)
     
  10. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    My dad tried the VCs and the Chineses... didn't work too well with their M1 Gagant :) Pershap I should try to set up a shooting range down in AZ border :laugh:
     
  11. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    +1 Benny, I'm in your area sometimes and would be willing to pay to use your range.

    Let us know how its going.

    Lefty.