Originally Posted by gman51
Your trap with that much sand and metal plate backing will be the cats meow for your safe target shooting. I doubt the backing plate will even get hit with that much sand in front of it. I don't have that much sand and bullets don't make it through to oak back up.You did a super job making this trap. Kudos Try the freezer paper roll for target and you have super inexpensive target shooting.
I'm sure the sand will stop most bullets, but just in case someone shoots a little high it's there as a back-up. Also, that is nearly 5000 lbs of sand so having to shovel it back out is not the kind of exercize my lower back needs. As is, this makes for a 4' x 4' square in which to place targets or about 2' x 6' across the bottom. The painted reference marks (in the first pic) are 48" apart and line up with the steel plate.