Introduction: Wood Log Shooting Backstop

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Me and my brother made this simple backstop on our fathers land. It was easy to make and we shot a random assortment of handguns, .223 30/30 and other randoms lol they were cut fresh so they were pretty solid and the support pole's were 3 feet in the ground. We had to of shot 2000 rounds that day doing lane runs lol


Jackoffmanytrades (author)2013-03-23

Just want to say don't use hardwood, a large bullet will ricochet when the wood dries. I've been there, was shooting a .357 into a couple of logs. Heard something solid hitting the house behind us looked and it was a compressed bullet. Always be careful and use a soft wood or cover the front in a shallow dirt pile.

when I say handguns in the description, I am turning a full 90' to my right at the pistol range.......

Yikes, I hear ya there lol.......I have a separate pistol range, I never shoot at this wall with anything besides a rifle and never closer than 100 yards and its literally a mile in the woods lol. But you do bring a very valid point to the table I can see is a very important tip for all.....Thank you.

dadoffour (author)2012-06-06

You still need a natural backstop, the gaps in the between the logs would allow rounds to pass through. Just in the first pic I can see some pretty big gaps.

DootMadskills (author)dadoffour2012-06-07

That is just a solid to shoot at. and behind that in the thick no more than 70 more yards is a steep hill up to a second flat and 400 acres of privately owned land behind that. with our multi generation military family down to my mom we shoot no other way than safe.. I think it is also safe to say that anyone who is shooting a gun should be responsibly enough to know the difference between safe and not safe shooting. Safety first gun owners!

dadoffour (author)DootMadskills2012-06-09

Wasn't trying to trash your idea, just wanted to point it out. Glad to hear you've got a natural back stop! I just scored about 30 free bowling pins from a local bowling alley, guess I'll be spending tomorrow rigging up spinning pin targets :)

DootMadskills (author)dadoffour2012-06-10

I got yea, I feel lucky to have a place these days to even shoot with no issues lol we just hung a few water jugs today actually for my buddy's Saige 12 but bowling pins would be amazing lol. We spent about 3 hours today drilling rivets out for a new trigger assembly new trigger guard with ergonomic pistol grip pull out/folding stock ,folding for-grip new door breach,full front quad-rail and bi-pod. and at first the bi-pod seemed strange on a shotgun but proven to be very nice for shooting slugs in prone. I was very impressed with the outcome and with the weight it really didn't kick anything like expected. I should have taken pictures of the steps it was a lot more involved then I had foreseen. it took a lot of drilling and fabricating of small parts to convert the mag well, trigger assembly /guard and a lot of cutting on the stock itself but was a fun project. I want bowling pins! lol

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