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My Range is Missing This....

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Grizzly Targets, May 15, 2017.

  1. Grizzly Targets

    Grizzly Targets Member

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    What's the one target you wish your range had that it currently does not? The answers to this are usually pretty interesting.
     
  2. grampajack
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    A shoot and see type target that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
     
  3. GBExpat

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    My range is in my backyard, so if there is a target that I wish were there, I either craft it or buy it. :)
     
  4. hdwhit
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    Well, let's see:
    • Shade
    • Something more than rocks to sit on.
    • Remotely resettable human silhoutte targets like we had on the range at Ft. Knox.
    • A 4x4 foot sandbox to the side of the shooter with removable screen to simplify brass recovery.
     
  5. FL-NC

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    Steel gongs. Lots of swinging steel gongs.
     
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  6. Jack B.

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    I belong to 3 different ranges and what one doesn't have one of the others does. I just have to decide what kind of shooting I'm going to do that day or just go to all 3.:)
     
  7. rbernie
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    A place to shoot rifles from field-expedient positions (e.g. not off of a bench).
     
  8. AZAndy
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    IDPA/USPSA/IPSC style targets. I have to bring my own paper versions.
     
  9. hdwhit
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    It's unfortunate that more ranges don't offer positions that allow people to shoot from prone, sitting, kneeling, standing and standing propped up with a support; you know, all the ways that you would actually have to shoot if you were trying to harvest a deer to make sure you had meat through the winter.

    I actually have that at the range on my farm because I don't have any kind of bench at all.
     
  10. hdwhit
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    A simulated tree stand so you could get used to being in an elevated position and strapped to the tree with a nylon harness.
     
  11. jmorris

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    More room. I'm like GBE, I just make what I want. Just don't have the room to set it all up at home.





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  12. jmorris

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    I built a couple of these that can have you shooting from positions that you never even imagined before.

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  13. muzzleblast...

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    That's a sweet bullet trap you have there!
     
  14. herrwalther

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    Air conditioning. I went to my indoor range yesterday to break in a new to me handgun. Was probably 90+ in the shooting lanes.
     
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  15. Chuck R.

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    I've also got my own range (25-800 yards), complete with a couple V-TAC barricades, AR500 plates, IDPA target stands, knockdowns, mover (for Tueller Drills) and an IDPA swinger. I've pretty much gathered enough "stuff" to put together a couple challenging IDPA stages. I try to add a new target every year or so. Earlier this year I built a Bianchi Barricade to get ready for the IDPA Classifier. I think my next project is building a "Drop Turner" as I shot one in a match and did not have a lot of fun with it.

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    I've got a little range shack I keep it all in (minus the permanently mounted rifle swingers @ 200-800y) and I'm getting a little tight on space.

    Chuck
     
  16. Wishoot

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    My club has an outdoor range. They only allow paper targets. Nothing reactive. Not even balloons.

    Punching paper get's old.
     
  17. Varminterror

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    My Texas Star was stolen 2yrs ago, and I haven't taken the time to build a new one, and can't bring myself to pay the asking prices of factory versions. So that's what I wish I had at my range currently.
     
  18. armoredman

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    Dang, that's a heck of a thing to steal, sorry.:(
    I'd like some full size targets like I saw on a Hungarian black powder video I saw on the board, but they are probably too expensive. For paper punching targets are either bullseye or realistic, and I think many different types of realistic targets are a good thing, especially for those practicing for defensive purposes.
     
  19. Mn Fats

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    Tannerite.
     
  20. Meplat 308

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    Pop up / knock down targets on the rifle range..
     
  21. herrwalther

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    The outdoor range near where I used to live was the same. Only thing we were allowed to shoot was paper. There was a water bottle left out by the 100 meter berm one time. I had used all my paper targets dialing in my various rifles and handguns I brought. So I wanted to do one last confirmation shot so I hit that water bottle. They didn't let me come back to the range for a month.
     
  22. Mn Fats

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    Not a target for me, but a tech guy. My range (usually) has a working camera at the end of the 100, 200, 300, 400 etc so you can see your hits right on a small TV screen without needing a spotter. It works off and on but it sure is handy...when it works...
     
  23. swampcrawler

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    ....anything over 100 yards...
     
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  24. DeepSouth

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    My back yard is my range to but I know what it's missing....
    A Texas star.

    I've always wanted one, but I'm to cheap to buy one, they're a little pricey for me.
     
  25. loose noose

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    I also have my own range, however it is on BLM land and all my targets are portable, however I can shoot anywhere from 3yards to 1000 yards if I so desire, also have a portable shooting bench, ground cover for shooting in the prone or sitting position, and quite a few steel reactive targets as well as stationary paper targets. BTW the range is less than 5 minutes from my front door.
     
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