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My very own test range!!

Discussion in 'Projects & Builds' started by MR Redneck, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. MR Redneck

    MR Redneck TGT Addict BANNED!!!

    To travel to my local range, its 35 miles one way for me. A 70 mile round tripp adds up considering gas cost $2.60 a gal and I like going at least one time a week. Sometimes Im over there 3 or 4 times a week.
    I have a shop that is 150 foot long. The cost for me to travel to the range would pay off If I were to buil me an indoor shooting booth in my shop.
    Here's what I plan to do.
    A 30 foot long enclosed booth. It will be built like a big box. The side walls will be double walled and filled with sand so bullets cant get out. The rear wall, will be the same along with 4X4 piled up in the back wall. It will have a door that will be closed because I dont even want the sound of a shot getting out.
    So, what do yall think? Could a personal booth like this be built to keep the noise level silent, so me and my budds could shoot and not have to put up with the local range issues. Im not looking for profit, just fun!!

  2. texas1willy2

    texas1willy2 Active Member BANNED!!!

    Apr 20, 2009
    I've got a young drummer invading my peace and quite right now, I could loan him to you and nobody would ever hear your shots.
  3. kyletxria1911a1

    kyletxria1911a1 TGT Addict

    May 22, 2010
    hey mean how u been my friend build it and i will come winter is comming so a lot of ot
    for me butttttt let me know whrn you get er done and and mabye meand momma can come and i will bring the tommy
  4. MR Redneck

    MR Redneck TGT Addict BANNED!!!

    Will do.
    It'll probably be this winter before I get it done though... My projects keep stacking up.
  5. Rum Runner

    Rum Runner Well-Known

    Mar 21, 2010
  6. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

    May 12, 2009
    yeah ventialtion is an issue. ofcourse you could get some current gas masks and a bunch of extra filters and practice shooting with those on ;)
  7. MR Redneck

    MR Redneck TGT Addict BANNED!!!

    Yea, I already thought about some exhaust fans or something.
  8. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

    Nov 11, 2008
    Austin - Rockdale
    I've thought of doing something similar myself. I think if you fill the walls with sand like you plan to, the sand should absorb quite a bit of sound. Also, if you hang heavy curtains from the ceiling to the floor all the way around the shooting room that'll cut down on noise as well. Don't forget to do some sound proofing on the ceiling, too. Strong ventilation is going to be a must.

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