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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Modeler, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Last week my wife came home with a new flat screen TV for the bedroom. Being a good husband I dutifully hung it on the wall, plugged everything in and turned it on. Turns out it's wifi capable and has YouTube (gun videos in HD!)

    A couple days later I'm watching the NFA Review Channel and dreaming of the day I get my stuff out of my dealer's safe, she comes in and starts asking about what I'm watching and which suppressors I've recently purchased. I come clean about all of them, she's ok with it! Then she says "We should build a pistol range out back. Dig up a berm, build a covered shooting area..."

    So, how high should I be building this berm?
     
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  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I think the bigger question is.......

    Does she have a sister??
     
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  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Negative.
     
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  4. chevytruckman

    chevytruckman OLY Active Member

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    Are u sure she doesn't have a penis?






    Double check!
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I would make the berm about ten feet.


    and
    :needpics:
     
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  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    In Mid-Valley I would build it 30 feet high and 3 sided, extending to the shooting position as your local Mayor probably belongs to MAIG, MDA et al
    PS don't tell your Insurance Agent, or the EPA, either
     
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  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    The nearest town is 7 miles away and I'm pretty sure the mayor doesn't belong to MAIG.
     
  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I would think ten to fifteen feet would be adequate. I believe that is about the height of the berm at the public range I shot at in Medford.
     
  9. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    My father built a shooting range at his home in Oklahoma, the berm was about 10 or so feet high. Zero issues... Depends what is behind it too, his was private land ( hardwood forest. )
     
  10. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    What do you want pics of? The TV or my wife?
     
  11. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I was thinking 8 or 10 feet would be sufficient. There's a rise on my land into which we'll be digging the berm, there's farmland behind that. I was thinking about 12 feet wide for two lanes?
     
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  12. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Modeller along with your excellent idea of pushing up a berm. You can also increase safety with Blue Sky panels. hangin out in front of your shooting position that will keep any round from being discharged at an angle steep enough to travel over your berms
     
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    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    I believe that is more or less what he did, width wise. Seems reasonable to me, I have shot at packed public ranges with seemingly less width.

    Be careful who finds out, you may have all sorts of new friends. My dad had the local church group up at his and the pastor bringing class 3 full auto weapons for weekend shoots.
     
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  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Well I'm planning on an 8x10 shelter, so space will be limited :eek:
     
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  15. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    The wife of course......:p