We have mostly been shooting precision rifles from under the shelter. And with that, I have neglected to admin a problem at the main Rifle Shooting Position: Mud.
You see, from this location, we get two specific conditions which are useful for rifles.
- The 100.00 yard target stand sits horizontal from this location.
- The 200, 300, 450 and 500 targets are placed exactly at the distances they are labeled from this spot.
And while shooting from a bench has always been possible, prone shooting has gotten a little-bit messy with the mud sliding off the hill.
So today was the day to fix that.
Scrape all the surface mud off the deck. Dig out and install a small retaining wall. Re-gravel the entire deck.
As the rock settles and some rain comes through, I expect to lay a little more gravel over the next week or two. And then it all should be stable.
Final note: ideally I would have liked to put railroad ties as the retaining wall here. But all we have on the range currently is a load of gavel and this stone. And with the COVID-19 shutdown, we are not allowing outside vendors on site.
This should be fine.
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