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Buckeye Redneck

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Building a backyard pistol range.
« on: August 01, 2010, 05:35:26 PM »
What does WTA consider the ideal length of range for pistols only?  I've got about 150 feet to work with.  Is there a standard, or just whatever one is comfortable with?


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Re: Building a backyard pistol range.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 05:57:01 PM »
I would say use all of it. Build a good sized berm at the end and move your firing line and/or target stands to suit your needs. If you build it short, that will guarantee you'll eventually wish you'd built it longer.
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Re: Building a backyard pistol range.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 06:28:10 PM »
I would say use all of it. Build a good sized berm at the end and move your firing line and/or target stands to suit your needs. If you build it short, that will guarantee you'll eventually wish you'd built it longer.
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Re: Building a backyard pistol range.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 06:36:32 PM »
I kinda thought that's what you guys would say.  I'll do that then.   

I've got about 300 tons of fill in a big-ass pile on the end of my lot, that I've formed into a huge U shape for the berm,  Just gotta lay down a layer of screenings for a table/ shooting position .

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Re: Building a backyard pistol range.
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 06:45:01 PM »
I kinda thought that's what you guys would say.  I'll do that then.   

I've got about 300 tons of fill in a big-ass pile on the end of my lot, that I've formed into a huge U shape for the berm,  Just gotta lay down a layer of screenings for a table/ shooting position .

Does your state have any regulations about minimum lot size for firearms?  I ask because for Texas, it's 10 acres.  Might double check before you go too far with the project.  Couldn't hurt.

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Re: Building a backyard pistol range.
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 10:40:59 AM »
100 yards.

Seriously, I want a 100 yard pistol range in my backyard at some point. I'd like at least 1000 for rifle.

Build it and you will shoot it.

As much as space allows is my answer.


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