Friday, November 15, 2013

The bullet stops here

Now that the steel house roof is done I can get to work on some of the "fun projects" that had to be put off.

A new shooting range back stop. Made from used railroad ties. This is a nice improvement over the log wall backstop that I had before.

The design is simple but very strong with deeply cut notches forming the joints between the three ties that make up each side.

The steel bullet trap on the left will be used for paper target shooting. I plan to design and built a target pulley and cable system here so that paper targets can be reeled back and forth.  The right side will be for self-setting steel targets and glass bottles! Will be putting some leftover roof steel below and use the plastic barrel to collect the broken pieces. Just a few more ties needed to bring the back stop to full height.  

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