My Little Suburban Rifle Range


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cslinger
July 1, 2006, 05:10 PM
I just came in from a little plinking and thought I would share my suburban rifle range setup. I have really come to enjoy airguns not simply as low power practice for real guns but for their own merits.

I bought my first adult airgun several years ago because I wanted the ability to practice my shooting and plink without having to make a trip to the shooting range. I did a little research and found that airguns had come a long way since I was a kid and these were darn nice actual firearms, minus the fire.

So I picked up a .22 Beeman GS1000. I realize this is Beemans cheap entry but in sure made a darn nice first air rifle and easily approximated the shooting I wanted it to. As an added bonus I was amazed at the ballistics of those little .22 pellets. They really pack a punch within their effective range.

As time went on I picked up a CZ Slavia 631 Lux, that I love, to have an iron sighted plinker. Then came a replica of my SIG P225, the CP225 C02 pistol in order to practice some pistol presentations.

Now I find myself sitting here with two more on order. An RWS Diana 46 Stutzen and a IZH 46M pistol. These will be my first foray into the higher end guns and I cannot wait.

So anyway I thought I would show you guys my backyard plinking range. It measures out to just about 50 feet on the nose.

First we have the rifles. My Beeman and CZ.
http://www.hunt101.com/img/394819-big.jpg

Then we have the bench area or as I like to call it, the stairs. :D
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My shooting lane.
http://www.hunt101.com/img/418563-big.JPG

My Trap with Shoot and See Targets.
http://www.hunt101.com/img/418564-big.JPG

So what do you think of my little suburban rifle range?

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Fly320s
July 1, 2006, 05:19 PM
Looks nice. I need to get myself an air rifle. It's on to get list, along with one thousand other things.

Have you tried hanging targets from the trees for a little variety and moving target practice?

cslinger
July 1, 2006, 05:26 PM
Have you tried hanging targets from the trees for a little variety and moving target practice?

Not as of yet. I want a softer, quieter backstop then the fence. Currently I stick to the trap as it contains the pellets nicely.

Sactown
July 1, 2006, 05:43 PM
If you're looking for a quieter pellet trap try the Gehmann traps. They have a spring loaded back plate. That's what I've been using. Really cuts down on the noise and there are no bounce backs. I've shot my HW50 and IZH46M at it and I've had no problems. Pellet guns are fun.

Griff
July 1, 2006, 11:10 PM
Nice setup you have there, Sir. Congratulations!
Old phone books and Sears / JC Penney's catalogs both work well as backstops and pellet traps, too.
If you run into any problems with your air rifles, give this guy a yell:
http://webpages.charter.net/guru1/index.html

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