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Old 07-28-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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Not sure the best place to post this. it's not really a range report, so I didn't go there. Hand guns aren't as critical because when shooting level they're into the dirt in 200-300 yards anyway.

but Rifle...those suckers travel!

So... to the point, Who has built an at-home berm for target practice? I'm in contract on a 5 acre piece of land that's long and skinny. I plan to build a small berm in the back, and I'll have an at-home range that's 200-250 yards long.

there are no houses or anything behind it. Just about an acre of woods, then a farmers field, then a creek, and more farmers field. I just want to build a berm to know exactly where my bullets go.

For those of you who have built one, how did you do it? just a pile of dirt? did you build any kind of retention wall out of brick or wood to help build up the height of the dirt without having a pile of dirt that's 20 yards wide? Start with loads of gravel/stone to build it up then cover it with dirt to reduce amount of dirt used and to prevent it from washing away flat within a year?

And finally, anyone have any pics of how you did it?


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Old 07-28-2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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One thing to think about: just because there are no houses behind the range doesn't mean there are no people. A bow hunter can be scouting for deer sign in the woods, a relic hunter can be walking the freshly plowed field, etc.
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One thing to think about: just because there are no houses behind the range doesn't mean there are no people. A bow hunter can be scouting for deer sign in the woods, a relic hunter can be walking the freshly plowed field, etc.
exactly. that's why I want an extra margin of safety by building a berm to catch my bullets. I didn't say it would be my only safety device, and with a berm, I can go out and start shooting without first checking to make sure that no one is in the field. But...Rifle bullets go a lot farther than I can see. Especially if they hit a tree branch and get tossed up into the air at crazy angles.
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