Thread: Shooting safely
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Old January 18, 2013, 03:45 PM   #4
Woody55
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Once upon a time, I built a wooden box about 4' x 4' x 4', filled it with dirt and used it as a target. I was careful to start at five yards and move back to make sure there was virtually no chance of missing the box. I think 25 yards was about it for a pistol.

Only thing I had to watch is the dirt settling in the box. It would leave a few inches emtpy up top and I had to fill it up every once in a while.

Sand bags will also work.

Eventually the sand bags and the wood get so many holes they stop being effective. The advantage to the box was I could just nail some more plywood to it.
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