Depends on what we're shooting. Pistols and .22's, about 25 yards max. High Point carbines, 50 yards. M1 Garand or other big rifles, 100 yards and beyond. Also depends on the targets. If me and the grandson are shooting paper, we're closer than if we're shooting cans full of water. I like to make it somewhat challenging, it's not as much fun if it's effortless to bust every target.
We're plinkers, we shoot everything from paper to water-filled cans and plastic bottles, clay pigeons, cheap crackers and cookies glued to cardboard, water balloons, Necco Wafers, you name it. I like 1 gallon jugs filled with water at 100 yards with the M1.