Reply To: Checking targets down range and setting up your Home Range
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Pete, I work in an asphalt lab so I use the discarded asphalt core specimens buried in my yard for my yardage markers. Like you I have them buried just low enough to mow over. But I have mine set every 5 yard increment from 10 yds to 55 yds for my Field Target practice.
I have a wooden rod with one yard increments that I move between the 10 yd and 15 yd marker. I also pick it up and move it for when I need to shoot 1 yd increments between the 15 yd and 20 yd marker. I set my targets every 2.5 yards from 30 to 55yd mark.
I have about 6 pellet traps with paper targets that I move around the range when practicing along with a half dozen metal targets. I use hold over so this helps me be a little more precise by shooting on paper. I have a 10-50X60 Sightron Siii set on 30 power and have no problems seeing the pellets hit the paper all the way out to 55 yds. I copy my hold overs to a dope sheet that I use for the matches.
I like to use Ed Canoles 3/8 inch bulls on 5/8 inch squares target sheets on my pellet traps. That was shot early last year. I like to think I’m a little better than that now? LOL
I was able to see these pellets hit the target at 50 yds with my Sightron on 30 power. I was elated at the bottom left group 😉
This photo of Renae shooting you can see the wooden stick on the ground. It’s actually two sticks butted together and the near end is at the the 10 yd mark. Looks like first target is at the 25 yd mark and the far target at 45 yds.