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    I live on 5 acres outside the city limits . I had a friend of mine construct a box built with 2x8 and put 3/4 inch plywood on the front and back . It is 4 ft x 4ft built on 2x 8 legs.

    About 6 ft tall, filled with sand , 17each 40lb bags. The sand is 8 inches thick. Really nice.
    Wanted something to stop 9mm, 38 with. Concerned with busting up plywood too quickly. He made it where I can unscrew plywood , put new piece on or add to it.
    Trick would be laying it down to do that , seeing how heavy it is.

    Any way a guy at work gave me a piece of conveyor belt material 4 ft x 6ft , 1/2 inch thick rubber. Very dense .

    He said I could put that on the front on hang it a few inches in front of the backstop.

    My concern , Could the bullet possibly bounce back ?? I dont see anything penetrating that rubber ?

    The whole idea might be a bad one using that rubber material, boy its thick and dense ?

    Any ideas appreciated.


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    I've seen folks use old tires on a back stop and there weren't any problems.

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    It won't bounce back with 1/2 inch material....shoot-houses use tires filled with sand or other dense material...shouldn't be a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polish Armed View Post
    He said I could put that on the front on hang it a few inches in front of the backstop.

    this line is the key.

    free hanging like that will absorb a great deal of the energy and transfer it to the complete sheet. I would be surprised if it made it through the rubber. but if it did I do not think it would make it through the plywood.
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    Leaned the rubber piece up , shot it with 22 pistol from about 25 feet away. While I was behind a tree.

    Did not penetrate it, didnt hear a richocet, but couldnt find the bullet.
    Same thing with a 9mm.
    Barely noticed the mark on the rubber that either one left. Is the bullet dropping very close to the rubber ?
    Chances of it returning to where it is being fired from ?

    I need to test some more, this stuff is probably 5/8 thick, very dense.

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    I'll bet if you put a credit card on one side and my ex-wife on the otherside that rubber wouldn't even slow her down getting to the credit card
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    The holes from the 9mm are probably sealing up after the bullet penetrates. Put a sheet of cardboard behind the rubber and retest. Lots of rubber type material bullet stops out there that can take thousands of rounds and still look almost new.

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