I know this is a bit of an odd post, but I am hoping for some creative thinking here.
I am tired of riding 20 minutes to the range, paying $10/hour, and hoping the bench is open when I get there. Wife and I live in rural area (by our standards) on 7 acres of land. Got some neighbors, all shooters, LEO, etc.. but they are 150-300 yards away and we got about 3 acres of woods between us. I was out playing with the dog yesterday when it occurred to me that I have room across the back yard for a 100 yard range.
Thought if I put some kind of small building, storage shed, my 12 foot closed Harley trailer, etc.. in the corner of my yard, I could shoot to the other back corner (100 yards). What I am trying to figure out is what kind of 'structure' would be a good shoot house and at the same time keep the noise from bothering my neighbors. I live on the end of a long dirt road and shoot house would have me shooting away from all neighbors, so at least the muzzle is pointing in the right direction to disperse sound (and rounds of course). Will make a suitable backstop, berm, etc..
Would be great to just walk into the shoot house in my back yard and sit down on my shooting bench and try out a new load. Sure as heck would be handy when working up a reload for a given application, gun, etc.. Shooting 223 and similar stuff, they might not hear much noise at all if I do this right. Looking for any ideas for a shoot house with an emphasis on sound dampening. While it is legal for me to shoot guns on my property, I am wanting to be a good neighbor and all. Thanks for any ideas.