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    Posted: October 11 2018 at 1:16pm
Yes! tires somehow held together on a frame should work well.
A pair of "rails" at the bottom, to stop them rolling away & a third longeron over the top, the ends could just be 2X4 square frames connecting to the ends of the longerons.
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That's encouraging; thanks!
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I have seen the tube made from old tires used at one range that I visited. It worked well.
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Thanks for confirming that Shamu, I suspected it was around 20". 
That is good news; it is available in France in 6 metre lengths.
I may be able to make something similar because at work we have loads of old tyres that are from 19" and  20" wheels; so if lined up to make a 10 foot tube; it may be a good alternative. Free tyres for the club and clearing out the space at the workshop!
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I haven't actually measured them but I'm guessing about 20". There's a 24 " & a 30" but the price climbs sharply.
20' long seems to be the standard so you'd probably get a set of 3 with adequate length buy  cutting. (Again guessing from the pics @ about 6' long each?)
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Shamu, regarding your original reply. What diameter are the pipes used at your local range?

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would not be safe here - too many that are unsafe and no protection for the traffic , i wish it otherwise , BUT  it is hunter sight in for the great minnesota deer hunt coming up in less than a month , there will be over a million hunters in the woods , the ones i see here have convinced me not to take that up , 
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Meanwhile, In Switzerland . . .

Punch this into "Google Earth"'s search box, then go to "street view" (Drag & drop the little orange guy onto Rt 11) & you can virtually drive through the firing lines.

"Erlenbach im Simmental, Br├╝nnlisau gun range"
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Gotta love Ontario. I live out in the country side. Only one neighbour within easy walking distance, but many more within ear shot.  I put a goodly sized dirt backstop behind and off to the side of my garage. Thick bush behind on a steep hill and nobody living back there beyond.

I can shoot from a bench built inside on a garage window sill for when it is raining (often snowing). My outdoor firing point is set up at fifty yards. I max out at 100 yards.

There are a few 'gun enthusiasts' in the neighbourhood. It is like howling to a wolf pack and getting a response. All quiet until I hear distant gunshots from one direction, listening to the shot string by somebody plinking. I then hear gunshots from another direction. So I join in with whatever I have with me that day and take a few shots too.

Jungle telegraph. It is almost hunting season.

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Gents, it makes me appreciate shooting on our own range here on the farm..
 
It must be hard to get used to such set-ups.
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At my range at both the 100 and 200 yd positions, about 25 yds out are humungous railway timbers supported by wood telephone poles that run continuously in front of all shooting tables. Unless you shot over them, (they are about 7' off the ground and maybe 15' high) you can't breach the been at the target end. Our pistol and shotgun ranges have a similar set up, albeit only 50 yds long.
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

How do you shoot prone, sitting or standing with this set up? Our soldiers who carried this rifle did not have such convenient benches to rest the rifle on.

Unfortunately you can't. But the range mandates shooting from the bench ONLY anyway!

This is not an uncommon restriction either. Its a desperate attempt to stop "flinging one over the bank" by the less talented shooters. Sadly an event far more common than they'd like to have you believe. That range shown had such an incident which was what prompted the damn things in the first place! Look at the image looking through the tube, see the bullet strikes all over the inside! (particularly at the 7~8 o'clock position).
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All our large bore service rifle competitions are shot from prone position; but not everyone shoot's service rifle, So I suppose we need to make it bench height, with a table adapter to lie on when shooting prone
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

How do you shoot prone, sitting or standing with this set up? Our soldiers who carried this rifle did not have such convenient benches to rest the rifle on.
 
Yes they did... They were called trenches and firing steps..LOL
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we have uninsulated tubes on our 200 yard range , they are loud , i see the appeal of these and the drawbacks , thanks for showing these options , i will pass them to the range manager here , i think it worth considering 
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How do you shoot prone, sitting or standing with this set up? Our soldiers who carried this rifle did not have such convenient benches to rest the rifle on.
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