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Rebuild the backstop.
Sand bags were pretty much disintegrated.
Unbagged about 500 pounds so far, taking a break.
Also going to sift through the sand when it gets dry for bullets.
Then rebag it in new dog food bags and backfill with more sand.

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That does not sound like any fun at all. It is just one of those things we need to do.. Good luck.. Just remember it did not all happen in one day, take your time..
 

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Get yourself a Pith hat, focus on the recovering of bullets, and treat it like an archaeological expedition to make the
time go faster! :D
 

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Get yourself a Pith hat, focus on the recovering of bullets, and treat it like an archaeological expedition to make the
time go faster! :D
That's fine, but if another archeologist shows up wearing a fedora and carrying a whip, put the shovel down, pull your sidearm and check your six. Do it quickly.
 

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If a tall man with a black pith helmet and a resperator and a cape and a sword that glows blue shows up.....get back in your desert hovercraft and bug out quick.... The emporer just took over your range...
 

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(Thanks a lot, Bender, you got me laughing so hard I almost choked.) :thumbup:
 
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I hate dragging things out. I may finish today after all.
Old fart like me just needs to take a lot of breaks.

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Oh, it was more like 600 or 700 pounds of sand.
Each back holds 100 to 120 pounds.
 

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I decided it's good enough for now.
Later on I may add more sand on the top.
From the 15 yard line:
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4X digital zoom:
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From 3 yards:
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Top of the sand pile:
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Did a little more work to clean it up.
Last week the wind ripped my brass catcher to shreds.
Old plastic tarp, sun and weather just did it in.
So I cleaned up the brush and small trees, raked it and will just patch up the tarp with duct tape and stake it down on the ground tomorrow.

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I like your shooting range. :rating09: Can't have that where I live lol not when the closest neighbor's house is 25ft from mine .... I really need to move so I can "relax":guns: lol

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Nice work! But I need some help, looks like your distance markings are 180 out? Or maybe my mind isn't working 100% after my weekend of work.

Shouldn't the numbers get smaller the close to the sandbags? They are the backstop of the targets, right? Are you shooting towards Ol'Roy or away from him?
 

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The target stand is moveable.
The posts are pipes and I just set the stand into whatever range I want for pistol.
Firing line is always the same spot, so I don't have to did through pine needles looking for brass.
 

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Get yourself a Pith hat, focus on the recovering of bullets, and treat it like an archaeological expedition to make the
time go faster! :D
It would go faster if you get a helper that looks like Laura Dern from Jurassic Park!
 
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