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Range side berm construction ideas

Discussion in 'Competition General' started by shooters101, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. shooters101

    shooters101 OPFOR

    Posted this on P&S Off Topic FB Group. I want to post it here as a better place to store the info.

    Our range is wanting to expand. Unfortunately most of the people have no vision or the ability to think outside the box. Since we have such a huge crowd here what I am looking for is ideals for side berms and such besides dirt.
    Ideally pics of your local ranges that you go to would be nice. off the top of my head I'm thinking Hesco barriers (if we can get them), large concrete eco blocks 2x2x6 or I think they make some 3x3x6 ones etc.
  2. 275RLTW

    275RLTW Regular Member

    Hescos are dirt and leave a gap in between unless you go multiple layer thick. Bricks degrade over time and do not guarantee ballistic protection.

    Not the answer you wanted to hear but dirt is preferred medium.
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  3. Fatboy

    Fatboy Established

    Rail road tie retaining walls, then back filled with dirt?
  4. shooters101

    shooters101 OPFOR

    This works great at a managed range. Unfortunately we have people that think that RR ties are good to staple targets onto and shoot.
  5. Fatboy

    Fatboy Established

    Yeah, that's no bueno. Back to the drawing board.
  6. shooters101

    shooters101 OPFOR

    These right here are pretty cool. I sent them an email asking for specs and pricing. But I think shipping will be a deal breaker. I'll have to investigate if any of the local guys make anything like this.


  7. 275RLTW

    275RLTW Regular Member

    Double up on ear pro if you use those. They will reflect every gunshot and shooting that lane will be very loud.
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  8. Fatboy

    Fatboy Established

    Those look very similar to what we used to call Texas or Alaska barriers (the larger cousin of jersey barriers).

    Hope that helps find something similar if that is the direction you go.
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  9. PatMcG

    PatMcG Amateur

    I don't know if they use special materials in those cement walls but the look just like bunker silo walls that livestock farmers have been using forever.

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    MOLON_LABE Regular Member

    This was the cheap 95% solution my old range used. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. TacMed

    TacMed Newbie

    We have used wood chips. We have dozens of acres of trees, and we chip our own when we're clearing. They degrade and shrink over time, but we have a lot of trees that come down.
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