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Finishing up my new precision rimfire training range. #7105114
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Been working on this for a few weeks.

My goal for a while now has been to have a PRS style training range with all kinds of obstacles and shooting positions. I have lots of places to shoot LR centerfire, but I can't leave obstacles, targets and such set up all the time. Instead I wanted a place real close to the house or work so I could shoot cheap and easy multiple days a week, and really work on my positional shooting. Soooo, the answer was a precision rimfire range back behind work in and around an abandoned cottonseed delinting plant my brother-in-law owns.

It started with a bullet trap. I used the old bottom out of a big bin turned upside down. Cut the end out of it and set it up, 22 bullets just hit the angled 1/8" steel and dump right in the dirt. I have all kinds of little swingers and paper target backers that can be moved around inside the opening. I'm still working on a KYL steel swinger target, that should be done next week.

Then I spend a pretty decent jag of time building and moving around some different obstacles, mowing shooting lanes, cutting tree interference, and so forth. Furthest distance I can get in this spot is 105 yards, with most of the obstacles being in the 75 to 45 yard range. Rooftop, tank trap, old car, pallet stacks, old trailers, trees. Then there are shooting positions from inside the old delinting plant itself. Doorways, windows, even a catwalk 20' up off the floor if you are brave enough. Pretty much there are enough options to do about anything a guy wants to do in this spot, and change it up whenever he wants.

It should be ready to roll by this weekend. I am pretty excited about it! Gonna start giving the Kidd 10/22 a workout back there.

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Re: Finishing up my new precision rimfire training range. [Re: JTPinTX] #7105119
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Looking back from the target trap towards the shooting positions.

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Re: Finishing up my new precision rimfire training range. [Re: JTPinTX] #7105221
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very cool idea. looks like fun.


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Re: Finishing up my new precision rimfire training range. [Re: JTPinTX] #7105266
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Re: Finishing up my new precision rimfire training range. [Re: JTPinTX] #7105359
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Re: Finishing up my new precision rimfire training range. [Re: JTPinTX] #7105363
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I think its going to be a lot of fun. I'm going to get my daughter out here with me too and I bet she will have a blast with it. She is pretty protective of that Daddy/Daughter time. She also has a very accurate 10/22 I built for her several years ago.

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Iím pretty damn jealous right now.


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Might be good to add a berm. Those tires filled with dirt ought to do the job.


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Iím pretty damn jealous right now.


Same here. That is freaking awesome up

Re: Finishing up my new precision rimfire training range. [Re: JTPinTX] #7105491
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I have a pretty tactical range set up but dang, that is really cool!

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Sitting here in suburbia listening to lawn mower really makes me hate some of u guys out of pure jealousy. I wish I could take a 5 minute walk and do something like this.

Great set up.

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Thanks for the complements guys. I am sure it will be a work in progress, always changing and adapting as I go. I will get bored with certain setups and distances, and swap them around. All part of the fun of it.

Parallel to this range, on the other side of the building from where the car is, I have a 200 yard centerfire range I can do some 100-200 yard rimfire on. I will have to swap things around a bit to do it, but it can be done. I shot at 175 last week getting some dope for the CCI SV.

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Sitting here in suburbia listening to lawn mower really makes me hate some of u guys out of pure jealousy. I wish I could take a 5 minute walk and do something like this.

Great set up.
Agreed

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I have spent plenty of time either in the military, or away doing some long jobs where I could not shoot, hunt, or fish for long periods of time. So I get that. Thankfully though that phase of my life is past. Now I get to do all those things whenever I want, pretty much. And I am very, very thankful and appreciative of being able to do it, and realize most folks would love to have that capability.

Now it is time to start collecting good dope and start running through bricks. Hoping my positional sling from SAP gets here next week.

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Quite jealous, very nice setup.


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It's always great to get trigger time regaurdless of what it is. Very cost effective for the option you have. Don't give up the Daddy/Daughter time either, they grow so fast and then some hairly legged boy shows up. It may be a good thing to show any boys how well Daddy and Daughter shoot. Enjoy it, looks good. up

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