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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by vampire847, Mar 16, 2010.

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  1. vampire847

    vampire847 Member

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    never being at an indoor range before i was wondering how the back wall stops rounds without causing ricochets or being destroyed?
     
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    Usualy there is sand covered by rubber plates, chains hanging from ceiling, or steel plates that deflect projectiles to safe direction, wood logs works well too..
     
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    Angled or curved steel boiler plate forcing the bullets down usually into trays for cleaning out. Very simple set up.
     
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    Generally a thick steel plate leaning towards the shooter at a 45 degree angle or more, deflecting the bullets downward into some sort of sand trap at floor level. Like the bottom two lines (lower half of the sideways "V" down) of this symbol ≤
     
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    It depends on the construction of the backstop.



    I've seen all different sorts of them.
     
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    As Bullfrog said, there are numerous ways they could be set up - it really depends on the range.

    Sometimes though a range isn't constructed properly, or not maintenanced regularly enough and rounds can get through. I remember awhile back one of the local indoor places near me was closed for "remodeling". Turns out that one of the reasons for the "remodel" was that the staff had spotted daylight coming in through the ceiling in a few spots - likely caused by idiots aiming too high (or not at all) and sending rounds into the ceiling tiles.
     
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    I think the indoor range I go to has some rubber covered steel at a downward angle. You can shoot just about anything less than a .50 cal.

    Did I mention that indoor ranges are noisy? Ours keeps the rifles on the right in another area, but they share the same open range. It's pretty loud when guys sight in their deer rifles.
     
  8. vampire847

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    very insightful! thank you all so much for the information! i asked mainly out of curiosity and when i build me dream home it'll have a gun range in it<.<
     
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