Who wants to help settle a dispute?

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by RustyShackleford101, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    Gunny A says That a thick tree cover is a safe backstop, gunny B says it is not,and a berm or rock ledge is neccesarry. Who's side are you on and why?
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I was on a camping trip when somebody was shooting on the other side of some trees. The bullets came through several times. They came rambling through the camp. We were pissed.
     
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  3. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Know your target and what's behind it...ain't nothin' behind a good berm but more berm. Rock ledge/wall? 1 word...richochet...:cool:
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Just how thick and deep is the thick tree cover? What's beyond it? How many rounds are being fired? What caliber?

    Not nearly enough info my man. It's fine for a backyard in the boonies and doing some plinking with a .22. But maybe a company or battalion level M240 and .50 Cal shoot? Maybe not.
     
  5. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    The tree cover is about 250 yards deep, very thick. A hill that sometimes has livestock and farmers is behind it. Usually the guys shoot 30-30, .22 ,9mm .45
     
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    There is no way I would shoot a 30-30 into trees that have people on the other side. I would think that a 30-30 should be able to travel 250 yards. People deer hunt with them out to 150 pretty easily.
     
  7. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Got to go with the berm.
     
  8. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    Berm of dirt!

    NO rock wall!!!!

    250 yards of thick trees is iffy, at best, doable if nothing on the other side for some ways..but eventually the dirty turdy will have its was with the brush/foliage then there will be nothing left to stop the bullet. Also, you NEVER know what or who may be in those trees, wandering about. You KNOW theres no one wander in a berm of dirt.
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Berm of dirt gets my vote.
     
  10. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have to agree with berm.

    A round trunk of a tree gives very little area to shoot at safely (if the bullets don't go through), you cannot see what is behind the tree, and ricochets have wide angles to travel.

    Bales of straw or hay may be good for arrows, but not bullets.
     
  12. Longrange

    Longrange New Member

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  13. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Berm is solid

    The end
     
  14. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    <--------Gunny C says BERM!
     
  15. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A well constructed berm of dirt or sand.
     
  16. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I choose the Ghetto as my back stop, I mean a berm
     
  17. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Have your buddy go stand behind a 6" thick tree and pop off a 30/30 at it. That will settle the dispute real fast.
     
  18. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When I lived in WA we had 22lr rounds go past the house from people shooting in the woods behind the house. A couple of rounds from a 45-70 and a 50 muzzle loader into a log convinced them to stop shooting. Woods are not a safe backstop.
     
  19. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    definatly the BERM for the win!!
     
  20. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it is truly amazing how good a shot murphy is. he is simply amazing and is quite capable of weaving a bullet just right through 250 yards or more of trees and pick that farmer's child right off his tricycle 1000yards away....

    berm of dirt