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My Range - mac66 - 06-14-2019

Most of you know that I have some hunting property in northern Michigan.

 I set up a small range on it.  I just added the orange knock down Champion targets to it. I can go back 50 yards.  I also have a food plot.  I can move the steel targets to a stand in the food plot where I can shoot out to 170 yards.

The left side is for center fire, the right side is for 22s. The round plates are from shootingtargets7.com as are two of the three silhouettes and the plate on the center fire side.

In case you're interested the first three centerfire targets as from left to right... 3/8", the last one is 5/8". The 3/8" can handle up to 30-06 and the 5/8" can handle up to 50 BMG at 100 yards. Both will also handle 12ga slug/buck. The rimfire side plates are 3/16" which can handle all rimfires and up to 380s.


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Right side...

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Close up of the 22 side...
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I've since ordered some bowling pin shaped steel targets for the center fire side and a another set (one of each) of Champion knock downs for the 22 side.  Like most other things, it is a work in progress.

Being painted.... Haven't decided whether to hang them or put them on hinges to fall over when hit. They actually come with carriage bolt for the bottom that holds them up to use as a knock over. Bowling pins are 1/4" which can handle up to 45 acp.

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RE: My Range - bmyers - 06-14-2019

That is great! I hope to eventually to get my own range setup, but lots of work has to be completed before I get to the point. (Mostly because if I just focus in on the range and nothing else, I won't do the other work, will be to busy playing.)


RE: My Range - mac66 - 06-14-2019

In case you're wondering it is dug into the side of a hill. I took the dirt from the front and piled it on the top of the back. It has since grown over pretty much. I intend to widen it out to the left eventually.

Here's a bit wider angle shot...

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RE: My Range - David - 06-14-2019

So when do we get our invite?   Big Grin


RE: My Range - mac66 - 06-14-2019

(06-14-2019, 03:07 PM)David Wrote: So when do we get our invite?   Big Grin

Come on up! It's only about 3 hours north of Detroit.

And....some more targets were delivered from CDNN and shootingtargets7.com

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RE: My Range - Ronin.45 - 06-16-2019

Looks fun. Nothing like plinking on steel for an entertaining afternoon.


RE: My Range - mac66 - 06-16-2019

(06-14-2019, 12:50 PM)bmyers Wrote: That is great! I hope to eventually to get my own range setup, but lots of work has to be completed before I get to the point. (Mostly because if I just focus in on the range and nothing else, I won't do the other work, will be to busy playing.)

The one nice thing about steel is that once you set it up you don't have to patch or replace targets.  Just spray it once in awhile with paint. It's kind of a permanent setup. I cover the whole thing with a tarp when I'm not there. 

I usually cut wood all day and then shoot in the evening after dinner. There is no internet and intermittent cell coverage up there so there's not much else to do although wrestling a chainsaw all day makes my hands and forearms cramp up and ache.


RE: My Range - Bob - 06-16-2019

It's not Hancock45 - but I'd shoot there!


RE: My Range - Tom Mac - 06-16-2019

ways to make others jealous; see above !


RE: My Range - David - 06-16-2019

(06-16-2019, 01:31 PM)Tom Mac Wrote: ways to make others jealous; see above !

This Big Grin 

Nothing like shooting steel for that immediate feedback...and satisfaction!