Friday, June 02, 2006

Air Range

One of the things I love about living alone in a large commercial space is the opportunity to fire air-rifles. I have to say that this is probably the shooting niche I mostly employ.

The photo shows my indoor range, which is approximately 15 yards. This may not seem like a lot, but with the sucky lighting it can be right challenging. I use a Xerox box filled with phone books that is supported by a chair as a trap. To date, No pellet has made it through, even at 1,000 fps muzzle velocity. In addition, I use a large particle board as a back-stop to the trap.

With this configuration, I can bench, prone, or sit. Occasionally, I get my fat ass up and shoot off-hand, but that is the exception not the rule. Please note, I never drink when firing at the range.

I freely admit that I break one of the bedrock rules of shooting when I am airgunning at home: I drink.

My range rules (it being my range) include the clause that either no one else is there and the door is dead-bolted, or 1 (ONE) person is behind me. Thus, I don't feel I'm betraying the cause by having a couple of Tecates and shooting at 2 o'clock in the morning.

This is where I will be shooting Mr. Completely's Postal match for the month, for which you can find targets and instructions at Carnaby Fudge, as he is the host.
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That is sweet! I need to go get an air rifle :)
Very cool! That's a bit like my 10 yd range out in my barn/shop.

....Mr. C.
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