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jacob.elliott
May 4, 2009, 05:36 PM
Just wanted to share my new backstop i built this weekend.

six semi tires filled with sand and put on skids.
shot it three times with 8mm-06 and could barely find the point of entry.
self healing and only cost about ten bucks for the hardware.

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geronimo509
May 4, 2009, 05:44 PM
do you have a pic?

Sounds like a good idea

jacob.elliott
May 4, 2009, 05:54 PM
kinda forgot that didn't i :rolleyes:

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jacob.elliott
May 4, 2009, 05:57 PM
im guessing it ways about 2500 lbs

jtuck
May 4, 2009, 05:59 PM
Just out of curiosity, do you shoot only high powered rifles at this backstop or do you shoot slower moving pistols at it as well? Someone once advised me against a tire/rubber back stop because the slower moving projectiles might not penetrate and could bounce back at you. I have no personal experience with this, just an observation.

jacob.elliott
May 4, 2009, 06:08 PM
that is a good point. very seldom is anything less powerful than a 30-30/sks shot though.

thanks for the post

Carne Frio
May 4, 2009, 06:12 PM
Wow ! Looks good. I'll bet .38 rnl from a two inch barrel at 25 feet would be too much excitement !:D

jtuck
May 4, 2009, 06:14 PM
It looks good though. I'd say it will stop about any rifle round you throw at it.

jacob.elliott
May 4, 2009, 06:15 PM
i hope so the tree we were using befor is right behind it and it is cut about half in two

CountGlockula
May 4, 2009, 08:04 PM
My local range uses tire pieces for their back stop.

I think they just go to a rubber tire junk yard, grab a shreader and shovel them into the back.

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