I have a townhouse and my finished basement is 19’. Is it a bad idea to set up an airgun range for a Gamo Varmint Air Rifle .177 Cal?
I’m thinking that a sheet of ceramic backer board won’t be enough...
- KennyLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Hang a piece of old carpet in front of your backer board about 2 to 4 inches away from the board . That will slow the pellet, cut down on the sound and help control ricochets
- Mr.357Lv 72 months ago
Clearly ceramic backer board would not be enough. Try cardboard or crumpled up news paper.
- davidLv 62 months ago
Great idea! With the right kind of backdrop, the pellets or bb's will simply drop. We did this in my basement 30 yrs ago, by shooting into an open bucket tilted onto it's side. The bottom of the bucket was stuffed with shopping bags and a piece of cardboard. We would put various targets in it like toys or pictures. It would absorb and contain all the shots within the bags.
- HereticLv 72 months ago
Basement shooting ranges exist throughout America. Air rifles, co2 rifles, up to actual firearms. So no, its not a bad idea unless you go whole hog. A .458 Win Mag is a bit excessive though.
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- JJLv 72 months ago
It's going to be louder than you think. Your neighbors are going to hear it.