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We’ve had a 300 yard range with a backstop at our home for about 20 years. But, it was impractical for handgun work, as the brass was near unrecoverable......so, we did very little practice with our defense handguns! That was changed today.....though, still some work to do.

We cleaned an area of about 60 feet wide and 40 feet in front of the berm. Then we put about 24 yards of road-base (sand/rock/clay mix) on the cleaned area. This will allow us to be able to move about in a more tactical manner while engaging our targets and recover most of our brass. We still want to add some more road-base for additional thickness and add more sand to the front of the dirt berm! Hoping to put it to use soon! memtb

 

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I was gonna wait for a while before completing the job and get other things done around the house......but, have waited too long to get this far. I will get more road-base and sand added today! The other work will wait until tomorrow! memtb
 

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Our club recently built up the ranges with about a six inch layer of road base, clearing drainage around the edges. By building it up over time and then using rollers it hard packs into a great surface for shooting.

Here's how it ends up looking:

Jeans Tire Asphalt Road surface Plant
 

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Looks great! You will be able to set up a variety of targets to engage with any firearm. Keep us up to date.
 
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Praying for some rain now, to help the road-base set-up to a firm surface! The handgun aspect of the range may not see much use for a bit......hunting season is very close, and the 300 yard target will see more activity! 😉 memtb
 
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