PNW Guns Forum
Go Back   PNW Guns > PNW Guns > Gun Talk

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2010, 01:46 AM   #1
Rifleman
 
Joined: Mar 2010
From: Spokane/Yakima WA
Posts: 135
Show off where you shoot

I do a lot of steel shooting cause they are easy to deal with. I have steel targets at 25/50 yards, 100 yards and 300 yards that are up all the time. While I can not get actual group size this way I can get an idea from seeing the marks on the steel. Also my 100 yard target has 6", 4" and 2" swingers on it. On my 25/50 yard range it is easy to put a box with a target on it to test.

I have built a couple of paper target stands over the years but they get destroyed or are big/bulky to deal with. I saw another range last year where the guy was using press board for backing and a simple 2x4 stand. I forgot what it looked like so I though I would try my luck and just start building.

I had a couple of sheets of crappy leftover press board from a friend and cut them into 2' strips (2'x4'). Then I went to town on the base that would hold the board upright and be easy to change. While it is not pretty it worked out. I am sure there was a better way to do this (I am open for suggestions).



Then I did a scary thing and got online to look up plans for target stands. I didnt really care if they were portable or fixed somehow. Most of what I came up with was bases to hold the 1"x1" strips for hooking IDPA type targets too. While they work well it is not what I wanted.

Then there was one guy with an idea too simple to be true. It was one of those "that isnt right that it is that simple" things. He said use metal fence T posts and then use wire to hold the board to it Well I do have more then a few T posts around here. The idea of the thread I read was to be portable and this easily fits the bill, they are easy to put in and take out. Simply drill holes in the board for the wire to pass though and pound the posts which takes less then 5 min for each target.



Here is from the 100 yard line. I now have paper stands at 25/50, 100, 200 and 300 yards from my back yard.


From the shooting line using the mound as a 25 yard,

 
Join PNW Guns


Welcome to PNW Guns, a gun and firearm community for gun owners in the Pacific Northwest. We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the PNW Guns family!


Old 03-31-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
Rifleman
 
migxdm's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
From: redmond,wa
Posts: 246
nice man! can you get me some steel?
 
Old 03-31-2010, 01:42 PM   #3
Rifleman
 
Joined: Mar 2010
From: Spokane/Yakima WA
Posts: 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by migxdm View Post
nice man! can you get me some steel?
Very nice set up.

I picked up a bunch of plate at a scrap yard for fairly cheep. I have a neighbor that welds so he cut some squares and welded pipe to them for the hanger.

The plates dont hold up too well to CF rounds, but it was cheep. Next time I have him build some I am going to have it hung from a few chain links so there is more give in the target.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 03:07 PM   #4
Sharpshooter
 
James's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
From: Pacific NW
Posts: 690
Talking TriCities, WA

TRI-CITIES SHOOTING ASSOCIATION (TCSA)

AND

http://www.tcsa.info/

and the High power Range...
http://www.tcsa.info/HighPower.htm

Cowboy and Cowgirl range too!
http://www.tcsa.info/Cowboys/2009-SA...pplication.pdf

Last edited by James; 03-31-2010 at 03:10 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 06:37 AM   #5
Moderator
 
sunofnun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: s. greenlake bitch
Posts: 1,683
stickied lets see some more..

I just went to west coast armory's facilities in bellevue, pretty nice!
 
Old 06-01-2011, 12:41 PM   #6
Gunslinger
 
Fossilman's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
From: Dallas,OR
Posts: 25
Just an old rock pit,but better than nothing...(double click the pic)





Last edited by Fossilman; 06-01-2011 at 12:44 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #7
Gunslinger
 
Inglewood's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
From: Renton, WA
Posts: 66
great pictures, OP. Is that on your own property? Score if so!
 
Old 06-13-2011, 04:41 PM   #8
Gunslinger
 
Joined: Mar 2011
From: US
Posts: 39
out in the forest around portland

I often take my dual sport, ride the fire roads, and stop to burn through a few hundred rounds.

 
Old 06-13-2011, 05:46 PM   #9
Moderator
 
sunofnun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: s. greenlake bitch
Posts: 1,683
location unKNOWN!!!!!!!!

 
Old 06-13-2011, 05:47 PM   #10
Moderator
 
sunofnun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: s. greenlake bitch
Posts: 1,683
ANOTHER unknown spot in AMBOY.

El Segundo knows a bit about this one:

 
Old 06-14-2011, 12:55 PM   #11
Marksman
 
RCJIM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
From: why you asking b ?
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunofnun View Post
location unKNOWN!!!!!!!!

little dirt trip a couple weeks a go (cle elum/liberty ???

Just a guess
 
Old 06-14-2011, 02:59 PM   #12
Moderator
 
sunofnun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: s. greenlake bitch
Posts: 1,683
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCJIM View Post
little dirt trip a couple weeks a go (cle elum/liberty ???

Just a guess
bastard..
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:47 PM   #13
Marksman
 
RCJIM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
From: why you asking b ?
Posts: 307

Last edited by RCJIM; 06-14-2011 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #14
Moderator
 
sunofnun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: s. greenlake bitch
Posts: 1,683
ok now I'm jealous.. barrett?
 
Old 06-15-2011, 11:55 AM   #15
Marksman
 
RCJIM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
From: why you asking b ?
Posts: 307
SASR, just a newer version of the barrett
 
Old 06-15-2011, 01:02 PM   #16
Moderator
 
sunofnun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: s. greenlake bitch
Posts: 1,683
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCJIM View Post
SASR, just a newer version of the barrett
DAMN.. I'd love to take a crack at that one of these days.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 01:39 PM   #17
Marksman
 
RCJIM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
From: why you asking b ?
Posts: 307
Yea i miss shooting her, just not all the shit that leads up to and after the shot.....
semper fi
 
Old 06-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #18
Marksman
 
Joined: May 2011
From: NW Quadrant WA State
Posts: 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCJIM View Post
Yea i miss shooting her, just not all the shit that leads up to and after the shot.....
semper fi
Not to mention the $3 and up per round.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 06:44 PM   #19
Marksman
 
RCJIM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
From: why you asking b ?
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadshot2 View Post
Not to mention the $3 and up per round.
Only had to pay for them in blood in guess.... plus a sabot round cost more like 50 bucks a pop
 
Old 01-22-2013, 05:30 AM   #20
Gunslinger
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: Northwet coast, Wa
Posts: 22
This is one of my favorite places and I can get just over a 1000 yards.

In all the times I've been there, I have yet to meet anyone but it is kind of in the middle of nowhere. I did bump into a herd of about 50 elk once in that little island of trees center right.

 
Old 01-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #21
Rifleman
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: Silverton, OR
Posts: 123
LINK> Facilities
 
Old 01-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #22
Gunslinger
 
John MF Rambo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: Everett, WA
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by moose View Post
This is one of my favorite places and I can get just over a 1000 yards.

In all the times I've been there, I have yet to meet anyone but it is kind of in the middle of nowhere. I did bump into a herd of about 50 elk once in that little island of trees center right.

That is beautiful! I went out on green mountain near granite falls. There were a bunch of no shooting sign but people just ignored them. So I went up a ways I figured the PO po would have to bust a few families before they came up.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #23
Sniper
 
richardlpalmer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 1,318
I primarily shoot indoors at West Coast Armory. I also shoot IDPA there. Shot IDPA once in Renton and it was awesome -- no pics though.

Went camping here just before Fall and it was real nice. Some may call my targets ghetto, but they were more satisfying than paper usually is. ;)



 
Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 AM   #24
Gunslinger
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: Northwet coast, Wa
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by John MF Rambo View Post
That is beautiful! I went out on green mountain near granite falls. There were a bunch of no shooting sign but people just ignored them. So I went up a ways I figured the PO po would have to bust a few families before they came up.
This is between Lake Crescent and Forks. You have to watch out for vampires and werewolves but people are kind of scarce.

I make target stands out of pvc pipe and scrap plywood and I paint them bright orange for long distances. (makes them easier for my old eyes to see). I've also got one of those one-sheet-of-plywood fold up shooting tables.

I found some scrap 1.25 inch plate at a quarry not far from here and used that for gongs. I made a metal frame out of rebar, some chain for it to swing on and presto, a noise maker resistant to high energy rifle fire :)
 
Reply

  PNW Guns > PNW Guns > Gun Talk

Tags
shoot, show



Search tags for this page
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Thread Tools
Display Modes



Facebook @pnwguns PNW Guns RSS Feed

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2009 - 2010 PNW Guns. All rights reserved.