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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jacob.elliott, May 4, 2009.

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  1. jacob.elliott

    jacob.elliott Member

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    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.
     
  2. geronimo509

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    do you have a pic?

    Sounds like a good idea
     
  3. jacob.elliott

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    oops

    kinda forgot that didn't i :rolleyes:

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    im guessing it ways about 2500 lbs
     
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    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.
     
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    that is a good point. very seldom is anything less powerful than a 30-30/sks shot though.

    thanks for the post
     
  7. Carne Frio

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    Wow ! Looks good. I'll bet .38 rnl from a two inch barrel at 25 feet would be too much excitement !:D
     
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    It looks good though. I'd say it will stop about any rifle round you throw at it.
     
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    i hope so the tree we were using befor is right behind it and it is cut about half in two
     
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    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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