My Makeshift 15ft/18ft BB-Gun Range and 10m/15yd SSP-Pellet-Rifle Range Set-Up

My Makeshift 15ft/18ft BB-Gun Range and 10m/15yd SSP-Pellet-Rifle Range Set-Up

Joined: September 21st, 2009, 8:40 pm

March 19th, 2017, 2:04 am #1

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BB & SSP-Pellet Range
1st Brick-15ft, 2nd Brick-18ft, 3rd Brick-25ft
4th Brick Past Sprinkler Head-10yds
3-Bricks to the Right of Near Crate-10m
Far Crate on Right-15yd, Far Groups of Pecans-15yd
Pie Plate Against Fence-20yd
This is the range I've set-up in my backyard to practice my iron-sight marksmanship.
The targets are small-pecan.
Lengthwise the pecan measure approximately 1 1/8 inches long.
Placed end-to-end, the diameter is approximately 1-inch.
But, no-less than 15/16ths of an inch in diameter.

I place the pecans end-to-end to present a-near 1-inch-round silhouetted target.
For my purposes, the 1-inch pecan placed at 10-yds simulates a 10-inch target at 100-yds.
And, presents a challenging target for off-hand shooting a Daisy 953 with AR-15/16 peep-sights.
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....................................10m.................................................. ................15yd
Now ... if my reasoning is correct, placing the 1-inch pecan target at 15-yds would simulate shooting a 10-inch target at 150-yds.
Or, replicates a 7.5-inch target at 100-yds.

At the 15-yd distance, my Daisy 953 Target Pro with aperature sights is my air rifle of choice.
The aperature sights lessen the workload of aligning the sights on the small pecans.
However, I had some good success hitting the 1-inch pecans at 15-yrds using the 953 with AR-15/16 peep-sights.
Not an easy shooting session ... but, I can do it.
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............................BB-Range
.............................Bricks at 15ft & 18ft..........................................Far Brick at 25-ft
The two near bricks are for posting targets for my Daisy Red Ryder with open-sights and Daisy Model 25 with peep-sights.
The Red Ryder can be counted-on to score reliable hits at 15-ft.
While my Model 25 with Avanti precision ground BBs can extend the BB-ammo distance to 18-ft.
Sometimes, when I hit a pecan at 18-ft, I can roll the disentigating pecan to over 20-ft before I start missing on a regular basis.
On a few occasions, I been able to make 3-out-of-5 shots at 25-ft with my Model 25.

By-the-way, I use my Daisy springers to warm-up my shooting-ability before I pick-up my Daisy 953s.
Keeps me from wasting pellets during warm-up. LOL <img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/im ... gif"></div>
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you must know what-to-do, and ... then ... do-your-best.
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March 19th, 2017, 12:34 pm #2

Hi Alejandro, That looks like a great place to spend time shooting, all that practice will pay off and sharpen the skills. Do you mostly shoot offhand? Offhand is pretty hard for me. We used to spend hours with our daisy BB guns shooting a hanging shotgun shell, and trying to keep it moving. All the practice made us pretty good shots. Thanks for sharing your range, wish I had a pecan tree!
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March 19th, 2017, 1:12 pm #3

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<img border="0" alt="" src="http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/a ... g~original">
BB & SSP-Pellet Range
1st Brick-15ft, 2nd Brick-18ft, 3rd Brick-25ft
4th Brick Past Sprinkler Head-10yds
3-Bricks to the Right of Near Crate-10m
Far Crate on Right-15yd, Far Groups of Pecans-15yd
Pie Plate Against Fence-20yd
This is the range I've set-up in my backyard to practice my iron-sight marksmanship.
The targets are small-pecan.
Lengthwise the pecan measure approximately 1 1/8 inches long.
Placed end-to-end, the diameter is approximately 1-inch.
But, no-less than 15/16ths of an inch in diameter.

I place the pecans end-to-end to present a-near 1-inch-round silhouetted target.
For my purposes, the 1-inch pecan placed at 10-yds simulates a 10-inch target at 100-yds.
And, presents a challenging target for off-hand shooting a Daisy 953 with AR-15/16 peep-sights.
<img border="0" alt="" src="http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/a ... g~original"> <img border="0" alt="" src="http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/a ... g~original">
....................................10m.................................................. ................15yd
Now ... if my reasoning is correct, placing the 1-inch pecan target at 15-yds would simulate shooting a 10-inch target at 150-yds.
Or, replicates a 7.5-inch target at 100-yds.

At the 15-yd distance, my Daisy 953 Target Pro with aperature sights is my air rifle of choice.
The aperature sights lessen the workload of aligning the sights on the small pecans.
However, I had some good success hitting the 1-inch pecans at 15-yrds using the 953 with AR-15/16 peep-sights.
Not an easy shooting session ... but, I can do it.
<img border="0" alt="" src="http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/a ... g~original"> <img border="0" alt="" src="http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/a ... g~original">
............................BB-Range
.............................Bricks at 15ft & 18ft..........................................Far Brick at 25-ft
The two near bricks are for posting targets for my Daisy Red Ryder with open-sights and Daisy Model 25 with peep-sights.
The Red Ryder can be counted-on to score reliable hits at 15-ft.
While my Model 25 with Avanti precision ground BBs can extend the BB-ammo distance to 18-ft.
Sometimes, when I hit a pecan at 18-ft, I can roll the disentigating pecan to over 20-ft before I start missing on a regular basis.
On a few occasions, I been able to make 3-out-of-5 shots at 25-ft with my Model 25.

By-the-way, I use my Daisy springers to warm-up my shooting-ability before I pick-up my Daisy 953s.
Keeps me from wasting pellets during warm-up. LOL <img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/im ... gif"></div>
<div>__________________
W. Edwards Deming ... <font size="2"><font>Quality</font></font>: It is not enough to do-your-best;
you must know what-to-do, and ... then ... do-your-best.
Ever-Onward ... Through the Fog ---- Fort Stockton TX 79735 </div>
I guess that the only thing that I might suggest is replacing the BB gun brick with a foam block, to eliminate the possibility of a bounce back/ricochet.
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March 19th, 2017, 2:02 pm #4

One of the best things about shooting air rifles is that
it is hard to run out of targets.

That sure is a target rich environment. Nice going!
With that many pecans you must have quite a few squirrels?
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Joined: September 21st, 2009, 8:40 pm

March 20th, 2017, 12:35 am #5

Hi Alejandro, That looks like a great place to spend time shooting, all that practice will pay off and sharpen the skills. Do you mostly shoot offhand? Offhand is pretty hard for me. We used to spend hours with our daisy BB guns shooting a hanging shotgun shell, and trying to keep it moving. All the practice made us pretty good shots. Thanks for sharing your range, wish I had a pecan tree!
I'm primarily shooting off-hand to practice for an upcoming qualification requirement.
A few months ago, I was selected to be the Armory Officer for the small prison unit I work at.
In due time, I must become Munitions Qualified.
One of the qualifying tasks for certification is firing 10-shots, off-hand, within the 8-ring
of a B-27 target at 100-yards.
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9 (ring)…..7-3/4” wide by 11-1/2” tall
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So, my 1-inch pecan target at 10-yards effectively simulates a 10-inch pie plate at 100-yards.
And, with my Daisy 953 modded with AR-15/16 GI peep-sights ... I'm getting some effective practice
in staying within the 8-ring.

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Joined: September 21st, 2009, 8:40 pm

March 20th, 2017, 12:48 am #6

I guess that the only thing that I might suggest is replacing the BB gun brick with a foam block, to eliminate the possibility of a bounce back/ricochet.
Awwww, I've been considering using some pressure treated 2-inch X 4-inch lumber
to replace the bricks.
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Joined: September 21st, 2009, 8:40 pm

March 20th, 2017, 1:01 am #7

One of the best things about shooting air rifles is that
it is hard to run out of targets.

That sure is a target rich environment. Nice going!
With that many pecans you must have quite a few squirrels?
Naw, no tree squirrels ... I live on the fringe of the Chihuahuan Desert.
And, few ground squirrels - too many hungry feral cats. LOL
But, when my pellet strikes break-up some pecans ... here come the birds - ready to eat. <img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/im ... if">[quote]<img border="0" alt="" src="http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/a ... g~original">[/quote]
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