I use shot marker for load development at my personal range. It is absolutely AMAZING!! Measures group size , velocity at the target and very easy to switch between guns or loads without the need to go to target to mark shots or change target !!
With today's ballistics programs you could probably reverse engineer your 100 yard zero on level ground from your 30 degree target at 100 yards. Should get you fairly close until you can confirm your zero on level ground or at hunting camp.Unfortunately for me the “down hill would probably be close to 30degrees at the 100yd target and I just don’t think it would be very helpful for load development.
I have a home built range with soft soil no problem for target set ups but also have a west Tx canyon country ranch and understand the rock situation my idea would be pour concrete in 5 gallon containers for the form with 4x4s or posts to frame from for your targets of choice then you can move them or square them from any angle or distanceI've been playing with the free version of GeoBallistics and it has a shot angle feature. I just tried it and it gave me the corrected 100 yard correction for my rifle and load.
Very similar to my setup, now if only I can keep my dang cows from thinking it’s a back rubber.Here’s the style of targets I’m going to be using to make a more permanent range the u-bolts seem to work well holding up the electrical conduit between the t-posts. The straps are mud flaps from an 18wheeler cut into 4” strips. The top t-post is not needed and was there from a previous target that I hung with bailing wire. It lasted about 10 rounds
The setup I’m setting up is very similar to huntsman 22 the only thing I’m doing different is my targets are made from 3 disks welded together from a old abandoned piece of farm equipment that at one time was use to break up sod or roots after a bush was bulldozed. My targets and stands are made to take down when I’m done shooting because my setups are on private property, but that doesn’t stop trespassers from shooting the tar out of my targets which take a lot of work to build my set up. Because it’s in a farmers hay field I have taken lids off of plastic 5 gallon pails and spaced them out every 100 yard increments and spiked them into the ground. Then when he comes in June to make his hay he just swathes over my markers bales up his hay and then by the middle of June I have my 1,000 yard range to shoot my merry days away until the snow gets to deep which some years are almost 11 months and if I’m lucky every 4 years I either am drawn for a either sex Moose or some years both a Either Sex Elk tags which I shoot in the same hay field which boarders the North Saskatchewan River here in Saskatchewan Canada. Good luck on your range and have fun shootingI’m planning to setup a range for load development, drop confirmation and practice near my house. I have a spot that looks down a canyon and my plan is to set up targets going down the canyon at various distances from about 300 to over 1000 yds. My hope was to use steel t-posts to hang the targets but it may be difficult because the terrain is pretty rocky. I also want to be able to do load development and don’t really have any good ideas on how to set up a target for load development because there is nothing flat. There is a pretty steep drop from the shooting position which makes for the first target location being at 300yds. Anyone built their own range have some helpful tips?
Loonie ,I’m on my second range now with targets from 100 to 2000 yards. Have a bunch of these u shape stands made from pipe with just a dog leg for a brace. Lean them backwards for elevation. Use chain links from old skidder tire side rails. Very hard . Easy to stand up. On hill sides , just pound one side in to level .