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Thanks for the info Gents.  I kind of guessed I would need heavier pellets.  Just need to find some over 10 grains that are "Match", if they make such a pellet.

Yes, I saw the tote and rubber pellet trap video.  Very simple, and apparently effective.

 

Walter3rd, that has tons of targets.  I guess the shrubbery is your backstop.  I live in the high desert, so I don't have lots of native plants growing, none of which would stop a toothpick  I like the concrete block backstop id from Harves.  That's doable even for me.  My biggest thing is making sure any strays I shoot at my 6×6 inch target card get stopped.  The biggest time of danger for that happening is when I am first zeroing my rifle scope.  After that, the only time I should miss is if I hiccup while squeezing the twigger.  🙂

 

I did read about using normal powder gun bullet traps.  If the trap can stop a .22 bullet, then it should be able to stop a .177 10 grain pellet

 

I think the first thing I need to do is go out with some wood stakes and a hammer, and survey my proposed small target range so that I have an idea of how much space I have.  Then I can slowly construct the most important part, the backstop.  CaleyAnn