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Quiet practice backstop ???

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by craig7, May 12, 2014.

  1. craig7

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    Ok guys we all know its far easier when dealing with guns the fewer people with the knowledge you own any etc the better.

    So while having a bit of practice in the garden with ranges etc whats the quietest backstop method ???

    any help would be appreciated , thanks
     
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    Rolled up carpet inside a cardboard box is pretty quiet.
     
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    double layer of carpet nailed to a board/back stop
     
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    Wooden box filled with rags.
     
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    exactly what I use and if you keep it as one piece and the fold at the bottom you will find most of the pellets catch in the fold and can be tipped out for disposal rather than end up in the grass.
     
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    Get a cardboard box, fill it with old clothes or cloth and use that. When the box starts to fall apart with all the holes, just transfer the cloth into the new box. Total cost about............................ 0.05 of a penny
     
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    Argos book wrapped in gaffer tape, once lead starts hitting lead,

    Its pretty silent, my neighbors can't here it!!
     
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    thermalite building blocks
     
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    This is funny. The other day I was zeroing a scope in the garden and my neighbours don't give a hoot (rural location) but the rifle I was zeroing had a bit of a crack to it so I fired up the mighty Briggs and Stratton Lawnmower and left it running for half an hour beside me to drown out the sound of the rifle :)
     
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    What a good idea lol :) never thought of that
     
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    I use a box of rags and I make targets from blu tack/white tack.Just roll it into various sized balls and hang them in front of your backstop.Both of my neighbours to the right have Air rifles so they are sound, but Grotbags next door would soon be moaning if i made a racket! View attachment 96114
     
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    holy sheeite, that looks like my gaffer :eek:.....:eek:
     
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    Flipping heck grotbags ..... lmao, thats a blast from the past right there...


    Thanks guys gonna have a play about with some ideas and see how works out , thumbs up peoples and keep em coming,

    Would quite like one of those metal style collector boxes that you slot the target cards infront of but imaganing they are going to ring a little, did think about using some car style soundproofing i have to line it but still think it will twang a bit

    :up: :violent3:
     
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    Wooden box filled with putty. Here's one i made earlier. Particularly pleased with my sculpturing skills as well[​IMG]
     
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    Bricks and cinderblocks with a sponge in front doesn't make much noise and works well.
     
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    Another vote for carpet off cuts, with something hard like a steel plate behind them to be 100% the pellets can't get through.
    Rearrange them every 100 shots or so to stop pellets working their way through over time, I think about as quiet as you will get.
     
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    A sandbag backstop filled with..Sand. No need to re-invent the wheel. :up:
     
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    Cardboard box filled with an old blanket. Completely silent and 100% stopping power.
     
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    Another vote for sandbag.
    And very easy to pin targets
     
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