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A buddy of mine has a large farm way out in the country.  We went shoting in a valley that would be perfect for a range.  We discussed constructing a small shooting building of some kind.  Something with a bench, table, and cover to keep the snow off.
 
Do any of you guys have any kind of drawings of something that works well?


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I have a angled room structure using old wooden telephone poles cut down covers about 20x30 with a couple 1/2 picnic table benches we made.  It can pour rain and we dont' get wet until we have to go downrange and change targets.  Built a small roof from a single piece of tin for our targets. about 5 foot long. NO drawing but as long as you have some basic carpentry skills I wouldn't get to particular unless your going public with it.... (ie building permits)

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I was looking for something to help me come to some conclusions based on what hundreds of shooters have found to work the best.
 
How high and what design should the desk part of the stand be?

Heck, I am not sure what questions to even ask about dimensions..... see what I mean?
Perhaps even some pictures so my buddy and I can discuss some more concrete thoughts rather than "winging it" and see what ends up being built.


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...some photos would be nice too.   I am not a carpenter type of guy that can build by intuition.... but I can follow a plan.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I have a angled room structure using old wooden telephone poles cut down covers about 20x30 with a couple 1/2 picnic table benches we made.  It can pour rain and we dont' get wet until we have to go downrange and change targets.  Built a small roof from a single piece of tin for our targets. about 5 foot long. NO drawing but as long as you have some basic carpentry skills I wouldn't get to particular unless your going public with it.... (ie building permits)

How far out do you shoot?
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I'll be in your AO next week.......Big Grin
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At the range I am a member of we have some small buildings but the one that really makes sense to me is about 12 ft x 16 ft and has a wood burning stove in it a tin roof and there are two wooden window openings that can be opened up to shoot out from inside.  there are also attached to it some covered tin roof carport type structures with picnic tables and shooting benches under that.  I would probably build a small structure 10 to 12 ft by 12 to 16 ft  whatever you can afford and make the whole thing out of galvanized steel using 6x6 supports for the up rights and 2x10s across the roof with CSB or plywood then topped by galvanized.  I'm not a very good carpenter but I will say that if you start with a level concrete pad you will probably have a lot better success.  I tried to build a small building at the farm like this and it looks horid because its on a hill and I just did the best I  could by myself using old lumber from an old deck, but its got a wood burning stove in it and one window and a home made door. I'll have to take some photos sometime so everyone can get a good laugh.
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The structure is set so that we can go from 100-300 by moving the target and still have adequet backstop.  after that we use a dirt pit for longer distances up to  1200 yds.
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Here is the bench I made for my brother and myself... Sturdy, Heavy, easy to build and Low cost... Plans and parts list are included... Good Luck!
 
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Dude, that was exactly what I was looking for.  I can manage a concrete slab and cover myself.......
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Kool! Glad I could help!
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Originally posted by Ick Ick wrote:

Dude, that was exactly what I was looking for.  I can manage a concrete slab and cover myself.......
 
stuffs expensive these days.  check on asphault for a bit cheaper if you don't care.
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