Originally Posted by jpfrog
Thanks for the replies- the one shooting location with multiple targets certainly does make sense in terms of ease of packing/unloading. The hill option would have me shooting top of the hill down facing south southeast and shooting up the hill would be facing north northwest. From the fields, we can setup in just about any direction wanted.
I live in Dallas, but my buddy's place is a couple of hours east of Dallas.
I'm in Allen just north of Dallas and shoot several places including our ranch 2hrs south at Buffalo.
We've gone to shooting steel for long range for the immediate feedback.
You can get AR500 steel targets in south Dallas here:
Call them and they'll cut whatever size/shape you want. I usually just get a 12" square with a couple of .5" holes at the corners. Then, hang from a couple of chains with clips. Two steel posts in the ground make great hangers. The main thing is to keep perpendicular and suspended to absorb impact and not deflect.
This is also a fairly mobile target setup. So, you can re-orient things to practice in different conditions, distances, etc.
We contemplated building a nice bench and ultimately decided on shooting prone. We have several spots that work well. And, you can dump a load of dirt if you need to build a burm.
If it's not an all day public range, wildlife will adapt.
Best of luck!