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Shooting shed?
« on: May 09, 2021, 01:35:53 AM »
Hi,
Iím hoping some where on the Forum there is some info on building a shooting shed.Any help on locating it would be appreciated, or a referral to any sources. Looking to build something 2 can shoot out of. Guess I could just go the Garden shed drill and fix one up that way but was hoping to find some intel on what others may have done that had worked.
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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 08:07:58 AM »
That's a good idea.

I guess you could say I am a fair weather shooter.  I shoot off my uncovered patio ( LOL, it's close to the fridge and coffee pot).

From my patio I can shoot 60 yards straight back level terrain or 100 yds with a downward slope. If its raining I just don't shoot. If it's cold I put on a jacket plus my propane patio heater helps.

I have a 2'x2'x4' lockable metal box on the patio that houses all my shooting accessories and add some paper targets.

At the 20 yard out is the swing set/ fort where I have another 2'x1.5'x3' plastic truck tool box (waterproof) where I house additional paper targets, target backers (discarded political posters), and my metal reactive targets.

 I store my metal target stands at 60 yds behind a large tree ( I'm wanting to get a garden tool shed for them soon.)
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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 08:26:47 AM »
If I remember right, our past Brother Booger had a nice shooting shed.
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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 08:44:20 AM »
I would go the pre-built wood garden shed. My BIL got a kit one time and it was minimalist at best on qty., quality, type materials. Junk. With the pre-built, you can customize, insulate, whatever. You mentioned 2 people, so you will need some size. Around here, there is places that sell them and have them all displayed. You know exactly what you are getting. They are not cheap ($) though. Wood cost have risen 2-300%.
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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 08:57:21 AM »
Here was Boogers in the "Early Days"




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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 10:54:01 AM »
 I went with a poly shed, they are available in various styles and sizes, setup was less than a wooden structure, I have set and assembled these for past customers in larger sizes also. I'm still debating adding a gun port to the door.


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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 07:58:51 PM »
My concern with these sheds is visibility outward, for safety.
If you are deep inside the shed, as in HD's picture.  You cannot see anyone approaching the shed from either side . . . until they appear in front of the open door.

Unless you live in COLD or WINDY conditions, I would prefer an open porch-like setup, so that no one can wander in front of the gun, without you seeing them coming.
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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 09:46:38 PM »
I shoot out of my bedroom
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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2021, 10:36:02 PM »
Just make sure you have your range flag up, Who would walk onto a range with a flag up? ;D
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Re: Shooting shed?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 12:16:19 AM »
Just make sure you have your range flag up, Who would walk onto a range with a flag up? ;D

When I was growing up, and shooting in my backyard, NO ONE knew what a range flag was.  And if they knew, they were likely to ignore it.
In fact my old range set up was definitely NOT safe, because I had one of those blind corners.  As soon as someone came around the corner of the house, they were in the shooting lane.
Most people don't know what a gun REALLY sounds like (forget TV shows), so they would not know what the noise around the corner was from.
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