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#1 ronzo

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:11 AM

I'm not at that stage yet but I'm looking ahead. I envision test firing one barrell at a time. I don't want to pack up tools and everything and head for a range to test fire 1 barrel. My shop is in my basement so I thought about setting up a backstop made from 2x4's a few feet from my test stand. I fired a 22 pistol at a double 2x4. Went through both of them. Is anyone else using a backstop? Ideas would be appreciated.
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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

I heard 6 inches of sand will stop any round up to 50 bmg. I seen a link somewhere where a guy built something using shreded tires. Let me see if I can dig it up!



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:55 PM

I used a stack of phone books for my backstop. Postmaster was glad to get rid of them as no one seems to want them anymore.

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#4 Sparky_NY

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 01:00 AM

you can also buy 22 cal bullet traps at many sporting goods stores, they are pretty cheap.



#5 Timcor123

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:11 AM

I used a 2x4 frame covered with 3/4" plywood and filled with sand. Hundreds of .22 shorts into it with no problem so far. Every so often I tape up the holes to keep the sand from coming out.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 05:39 PM

Ground up tires, rubber mulch sold at wal mart or home depot is what I will end up using in a bullet trap.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:34 PM

Ground up tires, rubber mulch sold at wal mart or home depot is what I will end up using in a bullet trap.

Wowzers !!!     A small bag for purposes of a bullet trap isn't bad BUT this stuff isn't going to replace regular mulch for landscaping any time soon !!!    2.65 yards for $733 !!!!!!!!!!!!      Regular mulch sells for anywhere from $12-$25 a yard locally depending on the color.   Somebody is making a ton of money grinding up old tires.   Especially when you consider that they usually charge you to dispose of old tires.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:54 PM

6.99

 

http://www.homedepot...1vZbx4aZ1z0ugz3



#9 captainbarred

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 01:23 PM

I got a box, simple 10 wide by 6 deep by 8 tall in inches.  stuffed it with phone books and cardboard and old schoolbooks.  Most everything stops in the very first book.

 

I only use it for .22.



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 12:47 PM

Attached File  P1010230.JPG   922.77KB   3 downloadsThis a bullet trap that I built very cheap, the bottom is filled with 4 inches of sand, top is 1/4 crs. Works very well.






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