Shooting in round hay bales?

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Re: Shooting in round hay bales?

Postby Craig Miller » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:47 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Aint no plank wall gonna stop no 50 caliber bullet--------Lonesome Dove I believe.


But a dentist will
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Re: Shooting in round hay bales?

Postby snoopdog » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:09 pm

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Re: Shooting in round hay bales?

Postby BK9954 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:14 pm

I wouldn't do it. I use them for targets with my archery, my arrows go a couple feet in, especially with broadheads. Would be worse shooting bullets through that. Better idea would be to dig a long sloping hole angling down, and shoot from an elevated platform or hill so the rounds go into the ground. I sight mine in at 100 yards with the target facing a hill or down into a ravine, that hunters education course they make you take where they explain a 22lr can travel over a mile makes me think about how far that bullet can actually go. Years ago had a site knocked crooked on a rifle, didn't see it and the rifle shot completely over the target with a tracer round. That one instance made me reevaluate my gun range locations, luckily it was a tracer and we saw it. It's better to be completely sure then have to someone's family sue you for everything you own the way I see it.
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Re: Shooting in round hay bales?

Postby Ready.Fire.Aim » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:39 am

Won't be a problem on a 5ft round bale. Done it for years.


I shoot into the flat side. Immediately behind my round bale is a large lake. Never once had a round go through it. Never had a splash. On my own land.

Be safe, assume you could miss the bale and hit what is behind it, so have a safe background.
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Re: Shooting in round hay bales?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:54 am

Ready.Fire.Aim wrote:Won't be a problem on a 5ft round bale. Done it for years.


I shoot into the flat side. Immediately behind my round bale is a large lake. Never once had a round go through it. Never had a splash. On my own land.

Be safe, assume you could miss the bale and hit what is behind it, so have a safe background.


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Re: Shooting in round hay bales?

Postby TexasBred » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:18 pm

Ready.Fire.Aim wrote:Won't be a problem on a 5ft round bale. Done it for years.


I shoot into the flat side. Immediately behind my round bale is a large lake. Never once had a round go through it. Never had a splash. On my own land.

Be safe, assume you could miss the bale and hit what is behind it, so have a safe background.



I think that's the main concern. You just never know when just one might manage to go thru the bale or even miss completely. If nothing else i think I might use two bales.
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Re: Shooting in round hay bales?

Postby Bullitt » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:12 am

Bigfoot wrote:Aint no plank wall gonna stop no 50 caliber bullet--------Lonesome Dove I believe.


Jake Spoon: A muleskinner threw down on me in a saloon and I shot back at him with a buffalo gun and kilt a dentist. A plank wall won't stop no 50 caliber bullet.
Gus McCRae: But a dentist will. Well, nobody likes a dentist anyway.
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