Homemade Backstop

Discussion in 'Shooting & Fireams Training / Skills' started by Zeek, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Zeek

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    Here is mine. This pic is from a few years ago and I had it well set for some guests. It's since grown in size... probably 9ft high now at its peak. Almost exclusively wood from the hurricane we had come through here a few years back.
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    Are you worried about any ricochets off the wood? Especially with different angles everywhere.

    I built this and have added more to it since this picture. It's around 5' tall now.
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    Working on ours currently. It will resemble a bigger version of Justin's. Currently we're shooting against a debris pile, but I don't shoot the larger calibers much as I don't want them to go through.
     
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    Initially yes. Like I said, that pic is a year or two old and a unique day for some guests. I've never since had it set like that. I have rearranged some of the wood in more of a horseshoe shape and it's set with either two steel plates in the center or a single paper target in the middle. Also after a couple years the wood seems to allow the bullets to penetrate more so rather than bounce the bullets back at me. Also, I'm out in the woods a couple hundreds yards from the house or any other structures. Wood is definitely not ideal, I like your setup better.
     
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    I'll have to measure mine. It's a lot bigger than it looks in the picture. I wish I could double it, but my tractor FEL can't go as high as I'd like.
     
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    Damn...another reason for me to buy a tractor. :)
     
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    @Bcamos how you liking the Kubota? My brother just happens to work for a Kubota dealer.:cool:
     
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    Absolutely loving it. I need some more weight, tires filled and a ballast box. But otherwise it's a really impressive machine for its size.
     
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