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Old 08-05-2019, 04:21 PM
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I'm blessed to live in the county and can shoot out to 100 yards in my back yard and out to 500 behind my shop. Where I shoot behind my house I'm shooting into a hill side. Having said that I wanted a positive back stop so I built a couple bullet traps. I built one very similar to these last fall to shoot my airguns indoors in the winter. It's only 14 gauge and a little light for .22 rimfire. These are built out of 11 gauge sheet metal, it's almost 1/8" and should be fine for their intended purpose. Also on these I put the door to empty them on the bottom. All I have to do is place a bucket under the pipe and swing the door open and let gravity do it's thing.
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So they look cool, and if the steel is thick enough and tough enough they should be fine.
I like them because they can make hanging a target a breeze, and you're not going to shoot them to pieces like a typical wood framed stand.

The one thing I always mention with steel hard edged traps, is if you hit an edge just right you'll get a ricochet which is why I always like to see a berm of clean dirt right behind them tall enough and wide enough to catch it.

I did catch that you have a hill behind it.

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Old 08-05-2019, 09:01 PM
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I tried them out this afternoon, they worked fine.
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Like I said, an aesthetically pleasing design, and so nice to hang targets on.
Crisp and clean for sure.
Just don't hit an edge.

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