4 Things To Help You Build A Personal Shooting Range
If you're fortunate enough to own a piece of property large and secluded enough to build a shooting range, you're going to need some supplies. Here you'll find a few tips to help you build your range in a safe and efficient manner.
Before you go through all of the work of building your range, make sure that the local community isn't going to cause an uproar. The best way to find out if the range will be an issue in the area is to take a trip down to your local police department. They'll have all of the information that you'll need to learn if building your range on your property is a good idea or if it's going to cause problems for you and the community.
Build a Back-Stop
This is probably one of the most important elements of your range – the back-stop. Fortunately, it's probably going to be the most affordable element to construct. One of the best things that you can use for a good shooting back-stop is stacks of used tires. The good news about used tires is sometimes you can even get paid to haul them away from mechanic and tire shops. Take some time to call around to see if anyone has a stash of used tires they're waiting to get rid of. Since they have to pay for disposal, they'll be happy to provide you with whatever they have laying around. Before you know it, you'll have a stack of 50 tires to use to build a back-stop.
Stock up on Aluminum Plates
Aluminum plates are one of the most entertaining targets to shoot – they make a great sound when you hit the target, and they last quite a while before needing to be replaced.
If you pick up several aluminum plates in various sizes, you can create a pretty intricate shooting gallery at your range. Set them high and low, make them small and large – different targets will improve your shooting skills and make shooting at the range a little more entertaining.
Hang a Warning Sign
One thing a lot of private range owners fail to do is to post signs in the area warning that there is a shooting range present. Give people a warning so that they don't go walking through the woods nearby and put themselves at risk.
Building a shooting range is easier and more affordable than many people think – it's a lot cheaper than paying for a membership at the local shooting club. Get started today and soon, you'll have your own private range to shoot at whenever you feel the need.
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