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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by travisalfrey, Aug 28, 2012.

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  1. travisalfrey

    travisalfrey Member

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    I am building myself a personal skeet and trap range and have the concrete pads in for both. Wondering what to do about the "yardage labels" for each trap spot. I thought about a stencil and some spray paint. Thoughts?

    Travis in NC
     
  2. Rich219

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    That will last, about a day.

    Have you already poured the concrete? You could inlay some metal yardage markers in the concrete or you could stamp in the numbers.
     
  3. gdbabin

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    Find a woman with really nice penmanship and set her loose with an implement on the wet but stiff concrete....

    or

    Maybe buy metal house address numbers from Lowe's or the Depot and use them to press in the number imprints.


    Remember all you need is every other yard marked...



    Belay my last, a re-read renders the pads pored.


    Sorry

    Flat metal markers drilled and concrete anchored down would work better than paint I would think. However, it is a private range--good paint would last quite a while.



    I'm jealous.


    Guy B.
     
  4. rhymeswithorange

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    I'm jealous too, would like to see pics when you are done. Good luck.
     
  5. jmac_cope

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    I have done the same thing. My first try was with the stencils and spray enamel paint. The numbers came off within a few days. My nest try was with stencils and exterior latex paint that I brushed on over the stencil.. It has lasted all summer and still looks great. I water and mow over the top of the pads and the numbering stays perfect.

    JMAC
     
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    You will only need to mark the 20 and 25, most trapshooters can find their way from there.
     
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    Drimmel and burnishing head. Grind them into the finish.
     
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    I would suggest a young "nymph" to walk around with a sign like at a boxing match :)
     
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    I think this is most Cool,something most Trapshooters always want to do,Have a Private Club!

    Lets see,Just had second Lower Back Surgury,maybe I might be up to an invite to shoot in about 4 more Months!

    Good Luck you Lucky Devil!!

    Tarheel
     
  10. Unknown1

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    Empty a six pack (your choice of techniques) use a felt tip to write "18", "20", "22", "24", an "26" on the bottom of 5 cans leaving one spare can. Push a stick into the ground next to the runway at each of the appropriate yardages and stuff a can onto the stick.

    Keller
     
  11. travisalfrey

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    thanks for the responses- and I am glad you all are jealous. I am so looking forward to being able to shoot whenever I want to. The concrete is already poured so I will have to go with the paint way. I want to have most of the yardages shown since the range will be used by 4H and boy scout youths a lot.

    And Tarheel you are more than welcome when you are back shooting. I look forward to having many friends out to shoot.

    Travis in NC
     
  12. travisalfrey

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    thanks for the responses- and I am glad you all are jealous. I am so looking forward to being able to shoot whenever I want to. The concrete is already poured so I will have to go with the paint way. I want to have most of the yardages shown since the range will be used by 4H and boy scout youths a lot.

    And Tarheel you are more than welcome when you are back shooting. I look forward to having many friends out to shoot.

    Travis in NC
     
  13. travisalfrey

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    thanks for the responses- and I am glad you all are jealous. I am so looking forward to being able to shoot whenever I want to. The concrete is already poured so I will have to go with the paint way. I want to have most of the yardages shown since the range will be used by 4H and boy scout youths a lot.

    And Tarheel you are more than welcome when you are back shooting. I look forward to having many friends out to shoot.

    Travis in NC
     
  14. Joe Potosky

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    Not even shooting yet and already has a flinch...
     
  15. jptrapshooter

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    Look into acid concrete stain. It comes in earth tones. You'll need at least a couple of sets of stencils, don't use it with metal stencils. Lay the stencil as flat as possible (taped down perhaps). Put the acid in a plastic sprayer (no metal parts again).

    Make on overspray shield and lightly spray the crete until the open parts of the stencil are evenly covered. Pull up the stencils and let the acid go to work for awhile. Neutralize the acid with a brush/broom dipped in a solution of baking soda and water. Seal the concrete and enjoy your numbers for the life of the field. The numbers will darken more after sealing.

    This works best on new(ish) concrete. If it is already sealed, you will need to use a different method.
     
  16. travisalfrey

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    My wife says that I repeat myself a lot so she must be correct.
     
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    I much prefer the beer can method. I would use something that deteriorates rapidly so I could redo them.

    Another one: treated wood plates with brass house numbers and a huge nail or 2, stick in ground along side of proper spot. You can recess them enough to avoid contact with machinery.

    That said, we use epoxy paint and stencils. we also paint a 3 inch strip across the walk.

    Hint: Use green, it deteriorates the least in the sun.

    HM
     
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    Joe P, thats just too funny right there now! LOL
     
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