Thursday, April 26, 2012

And a Great Whimper went up from the riflests

So I got back out and drove pins every 100 yards from the rifle line to the berm establishing a range of 780 yards to the foot of the berm. My SWAG wasn't worth a damn I guess since I did not factor that I had changed the angle we will shoot at somewhat .
 When I imparted this information to all and sundry in IRC chat a great whimper was heard ( We Want 1,000 Yards ).
 In the interest of minimizing the pouting on the firing line(s) of Blogarado I did a bit more driving and looking and This is what I came up with to get 1k out of the terrain I have . Click to embiggen and see full image

 Unfortunately due to the lay of the land the 1k stand is pretty much only good for 1k because too much intervening ground is simply not visible from that position . So It looks like we will just add a station out there for the folks who want to try 1k at some point , and still do most rifle from the original line .

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I haven't been real happy with my downrange rifle facilitates out at a any challenging range so i added a much needed official backstop for the crew that likes to play out there .

a couple of shots from the berm looking towards the fireing line. If you embiggin /zoom you can see one of the haul trucks in one for a sense of scale.

View from the fireing line looking at the berm.

And with a bit of zoom

The berm is approximately 300 cubic yards of screened material ( to insure there are no large rocks that could deflect bullets ), or put another way 50 truckloads.

To be done another day .. plant a 2" pipe frame to hang steel targets from and laze the exact range to the fireing line . It should come out 850 to 950 yards if i have my swag right .