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Old 03-18-2017, 09:24 PM
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Talking My Makeshift 15ft/18ft BB-Gun Range and 10m/15yd SSP-Pellet-Rifle Range Set-Up



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BB & SSP-Pellet Range
1st Brick-15ft, 2nd Brick-18ft, 3rd Brick-25ft
4th Brick Past Sprinkler Head-10yds
3-Bricks to the Right of Near Crate-10m
Far Crate on Right-15yd, Far Groups of Pecans-15yd
Pie Plate Against Fence-20yd
This is the range I've set-up in my backyard to practice my iron-sight marksmanship.
The targets are small-pecan.
Lengthwise the pecan measure approximately 1 1/8 inches long.
Placed end-to-end, the diameter is approximately 1-inch.
But, no-less than 15/16ths of an inch in diameter.

I place the pecans end-to-end to present a-near 1-inch-round silhouetted target.
For my purposes, the 1-inch pecan placed at 10-yds simulates a 10-inch target at 100-yds.
And, presents a challenging target for off-hand shooting a Daisy 953 with AR-15/16 peep-sights.

....................................10m.................................................. ................15yd
Now ... if my reasoning is correct, placing the 1-inch pecan target at 15-yds would simulate shooting a 10-inch target at 150-yds.
Or, replicates a 7.5-inch target at 100-yds.

At the 15-yd distance, my Daisy 953 Target Pro with aperature sights is my air rifle of choice.
The aperature sights lessen the workload of aligning the sights on the small pecans.
However, I had some good success hitting the 1-inch pecans at 15-yrds using the 953 with AR-15/16 peep-sights.
Not an easy shooting session ... but, I can do it.

............................BB-Range
.............................Bricks at 15ft & 18ft..........................................Far Brick at 25-ft
The two near bricks are for posting targets for my Daisy Red Ryder with open-sights and Daisy Model 25 with peep-sights.
The Red Ryder can be counted-on to score reliable hits at 15-ft.
While my Model 25 with Avanti precision ground BBs can extend the BB-ammo distance to 18-ft.
Sometimes, when I hit a pecan at 18-ft, I can roll the disentigating pecan to over 20-ft before I start missing on a regular basis.
On a few occasions, I been able to make 3-out-of-5 shots at 25-ft with my Model 25.

By-the-way, I use my Daisy springers to warm-up my shooting-ability before I pick-up my Daisy 953s.
Keeps me from wasting pellets during warm-up. LOL
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:40 AM
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Back yard range

You have so many pecans on the ground that you really don't have
to line them up on bricks. I understand if you need to know the exact
distance but to just smack them where they lay would be good training
to help you learn how to estimate distance.
Very nice back yard range.
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Pecans on the Ground

When the grass begins to grow ... they're hard to see. LOL
Well, I do line-up on random pecans on the ground.
Makes it easy to see a miss and, accordingly, make corrections.

Also, it is fun to roll the pecans a little further down range.
Making for a more challenging follow-up shot.
Mind-you, with each impact ... the pecans have a tendency to become smaller.
And, here come the birds - ready to eat.
Moreover, when placed on the bricks, the pecans present a full silhouette.
As such, when I miss, it is a clean miss - a hit just in-front of the pecan
on the ground will be deflected on impact.
And still, strike the pecan squarely ... falsely giving the impression of a good-hit.
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Shooting Off-Hand for Qualification Training Practice

I'm primarily shooting off-hand to practice for an upcoming qualification requirement.
A few months ago, I was selected to be the Armory Officer for the small prison unit I work at.
In due time, I must become Munitions Qualified.
One of the qualifying tasks for certification is firing 10-shots, off-hand, within the 8-ring
of a B-27 target at 100-yards.

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Scoring areas are basically oval in shape and measure as follows:
(Approximately)
9 (ring)..7-3/4 wide by 11-1/2 tall
8 (ring)..11-3/4 wide by 17-1/2 tall
7 (ring)..15-3/4 wide by 23-1/2 tall
So, my 1-inch pecan target at 10-yards effectively simulates a 10-inch pie plate at 100-yards.
And, my Daisy 953 modded with AR-15/16 GI peep-sights ... I'm getting some effective practice
in staying with-in the 8-ring.

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