Building a Shooting Range – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3! By far the biggest leap toward a completed range and you’ll see why shortly. If the parts were named you could call this the “mulching” part. The video that is at the bottom of this post is the longest thus far in the series and probably the most interesting to date. I’ll try to continue to make them more interesting. If you haven’t done so already check out part 1 and part 2 of the series.

Disclaimer repeat: I’m in no way an expert range builder, so take any advice and try any techniques at your own risk!

 

Step 7 – Mulching

Forestry mulching is one of the coolest processes to watch, that being said reading about it is rather boring. So let us get right to the pictures of before + afters. Big shout out to Monster Mulching for really speeding up creating our range.

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Cost

ItemCost
Stihl Chainsaw$579.95
Culvert Pipe$296.77
Dump Truck Load of Dirt$175.00
Mulching$1,500.00
Running Total$2,551.72

What’s Next?

Next will be to remove the remaining trees inside of the shooting lane. The plan is to do a time lapse video felling the remaining trees in the lane and removing them from the lane. Once that is complete I will rebuild the road that leads to the range to be able to get fill dirt to the berm. Some big decisions about the berm will need to be made once the road is complete. New estimate for completion will probably be early September, just in time for less bugs (hopefully).

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