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  • Ultimate home pistol and rifle range

    So im buying 7 acres to build the new house on and there is already a berm in the perfect spot on the property for a pistol range and a rifle range out to 230 yards. Does anyone have any pics of a home target range that I can get some ideas from as far as the targets and permanent stands are concerned? my idea is to have pistol targets on one side and rifle targets on the other.

  • #2
    Sink some pipe in the ground that you can stick a 1x2 into and attach card board to your 1x2's. This way you can remove the targets for mowing and also keep the cardboard dry when it rains by removing them.
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    • #3
      I wouldn't spend anything before checking with the local authorities. The NRA also has some guidelines. There is law down here that you cannot discharge a firearm within a thousand feet of a public road. Nobody says anything about the occasional round fired by the hunters but they have used it to shut down a few private ranges. We had a commercial range shut down by a homeowner that lived a half mile away. If you live in hill country you may not have the problems we have down south with no natural backstops. I wish you the best of luck. Everyone should have a backyard range!!

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      • #4
        There are no laws regarding that here in Pitt co NC. the property is at LEAST 1000 ft off the road with absolutely nothing for miles back behind the berm accept deep woods. I'm really just asking about target racks and such. thanks for the heads up though.

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        • #5
          You really need to keep the targets near the berm unless you have a giant berm. I would think multiple shooting positions might be a better option. Depends on what you want to do and how serious about it you are about doing it.

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          • #6
            oh, the targets will only be infront of the berm. nowhere else. i'll have multiple shooting positions.

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            • #7
              Well I tried to put a picture of my range up for you but apparently they are to big.

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              • #8
                Keep your range flexible. Buy equipment that you can move around to change the dynamics of your range. If it's static, or only set-up in one configuration only, you & your buddies will quickly tire of training there. Build V-Tac barricades out of plywood, look for donations / contributions to set up or build obstacles. Anything at all to challenge you, the shooter! Consider water drainage as well. Nobody will like training in a swamp, or not being able to use the range because it's under water. I'm not sure how much you plan to invest in props, but everyone likes to shoot steel.

                A grill at the range is never a bad idea. A small shed to store equipment wouldn't hurt either.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WATERWALKER View Post
                  Keep your range flexible. Buy equipment that you can move around to change the dynamics of your range. If it's static, or only set-up in one configuration only, you & your buddies will quickly tire of training there. Build V-Tac barricades out of plywood, look for donations / contributions to set up or build obstacles. Anything at all to challenge you, the shooter! Consider water drainage as well. Nobody will like training in a swamp, or not being able to use the range because it's under water. I'm not sure how much you plan to invest in props, but everyone likes to shoot steel.

                  A grill at the range is never a bad idea. A small shed to store equipment wouldn't hurt either.
                  The range will be at my house and maintained weekly. water drainoff won't be a problem, nor will storage for anything. everything will be steel except what I use for grouping and load development. I really just need target set up ideas. I plan on building obstacles and barricades to shoot off of. Thanks for everyone's replies so far.

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                  • #10
                    55 gallon drums, large tractor tires, barricaides, shooting tower/elevated platform for obstacles.

                    Gongs, pepper poppers, pistol racks, KYL racks, movers for targets.

                    Good luck!

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                    • #11
                      Get on Pinterest and search gun range, there's a ton of them there.
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                      • #12
                        I recently built a bunch of steel targets for my private range. I ordered a 2'x4' sheet of AR500 from a local distributor and then reached out to a local machine shop and rented some time on their waterjet. I built some simple frames from common lumber and welded up some mounting "hats" from mild steel using 2"x4" bar stock and some 3/16" x 2" flat stock.

                        All in, I think it cost me about $600 plus a solid 8-10 hours of build time to produce about 10 targets than can be setup in a multitude of configurations.

                        I attached a few photos from the various plans that I drew up as well as some of the in-progress pics during building. I am heading up to my range this weekend, so I'll take some more photos of the final products all assembled for you.

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                        • #13
                          Nice!

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                          • #14
                            Here is my new 300m range. I am shooting one of the newest "vintage" sniper rifles. A Steyr SSG 69...now discontinued. 7.62x51 caliber with a Zeiss Conquest scope. I really like the Zeiss reticle. This gun was sighted in at 100yds several weeks ago, and what you are seeing is a cold-bore shot at 300m on an 18" plate with about a 10mph crosswind. Listen for the hit. 300m is at the arrow.



                            Last edited by buffalowinter; 07-18-2017, 12:10 PM.
                            Rick Jones
                            MAJ, SF (Ret)

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