Hello all. We were able to get out to our land by the lake the other day and were finally able to shoot a little there. It surely makes both of us want to set something up for next time. (We were working out of bags on the ground this time…) I’ve been doing a bit of research but would like to know some “good ideas” and some “things to avoid.” Perhaps this will help others also.
My thoughts so far:
1-A bench or two (facing slightly different ways, if two of them) similar to this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQjMDgWTYZY). I would like to add adjustable seats to this model, maybe even with more than one seating surface, where we could just add one more for shorter folks. Cheap and easy. I would precut and finish with stain/paint all of the pieces, carry it all out there and then build this on site on top of some concrete blocks.
2-We would also need something to set all of our crap on once we hiked out to the shooting spot ~1200 feet in. There is a sold earth backdrop already as this is down a hill.
3-Something to catch brass with. Is this as easy as a way to attach a tarp like an “L” to the right?
4-Does it make sense to cover it when we’re not out there or does that just build spider heaven?
5-A place like this looks like it makes reasonably priced targets, especially when they have a 50% off sale. http://www.xsteeltargets.com/1-2-AR500-s/103.htm Some say 1/4" is enough, others 1/2", but always 500 grade. Thoughts?
6-Does the lead just stay in the environment or does it make sense to build in a trough for it to fall into and be collected/disposed of properly?