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    BB Trap

    I've been considering joining a local IDPA chapter and try doing some competitions. To be able to practice often and save a little money, I've been picking up a few co2 powered pistols lately that are close in size to my real guns.
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    I decide to start building a BB trap tonight in the back of the shop, which I wanted to be able to hang three full sized IDPA targets side by side for practice drills. This is the main box, which is 4' X 8' X 20". It will have a few layers of heavy cloth hanging from rods above to slow down and stop the BB's. I used a full sheet of osb for the back stop, which has about a 30* angle to it, but hopefully it won't be needed often and the front layers will stop the BB's prior to getting to it. If they do make it that far, I wanted to deflect the BB so it would have to travel another path back through the layers.

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    Still need to add some deflectors on the sides, top & Bottom which will probably extend those about 6"-8" further and have some straw bales that will be stacked below. I've been pretty good at keeping my shots on target, even at 15 yards, so I doubt I'll need them, but better safe than sorry.
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    Uhhh, Darren? How big does your shop have to be to have a shooting range in it? Inquiring minds, etc.
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    Oh boy can you just imagine what would happen here with my nn if i did that or even carried those bbs to my shop. I can see the headlines.........Man arrested for ..............you name it ........(lol) .

    Enjoy your shop and freedom Darren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Uhhh, Darren? How big does your shop have to be to have a shooting range in it? Inquiring minds, etc.
    Other than my office and a small room in the back corner, I don't have any partition walls, but the shop is 32' x 60'.

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    I shoot bbs out of a less powerful gun all the time.
    I hang a few towels and that seems to kill the velocity of the bbs and they fall into a box.
    I only shoot from 18-20 feet. (sometimes I use action figures as my targets, so the bbs ricochet.
    I also shoot from my blowgun, but I was putting too many holes in my lumber, so I decided to stop using the metal darts.
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    The towel idea is what I was going for, figured I'd do at least three layers. It's pretty addicting isn't it Allen. My wife is thankful that there aren't shooting ranges around here like there are golf courses as it's really my version of golf.

    Rob, Honestly they don't sound any louder than an air nailer, but I'd still do it with the windows closed at least on the side of your NN. Might hang a picture of him up as a target though.
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    Darren is a trouble maker....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Darren is a trouble maker....
    Don't worry...the packages that Fedex brings don't say "Air Gun Depot" or anything like that on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    ...How big does your shop have to be to have a shooting range in it?...
    Depends on how accurate your aim is.

    Looks like it's gonna be fun, Darren.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    The towel idea is what I was going for, figured I'd do at least three layers. It's pretty addicting isn't it Allen. My wife is thankful that there aren't shooting ranges around here like there are golf courses as it's really my version of golf.

    Rob, Honestly they don't sound any louder than an air nailer, but I'd still do it with the windows closed at least on the side of your NN. Might hang a picture of him up as a target though.
    Id rather be shooting my 686 or gold cup. I have a county range, which is pretty reasonable, 7 bucks an hour,(noone times you) if you are a resident.The fee might have went up, but its a nice facility and now and then my nephew(a police officer) drags me there and I do enjoy shooting his rifles.
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