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    Default Help with home range construction

    Also posted in my home region, but there are some counties in LV region that are just as close....




    Is there anyone local to the Kutztown/Topton area that has equipment to move dirt and rock. I am not talking about a hand shovel, more so backhoes, excavators or bulldozers.

    The pistol/22 range needs more material on top of the berm thats there now so I can put the targets up higher. Id like to also construct some sides. Perhaps a U shape.


    The rifle range is at 0% complete. I have a spot picked out and already ranged for 100y, but there is too much rock at the site of where Id like to put the targets. Unsure how big the rocks are as they go back into the hillside.




    So, anyone have access or own some larger equipment to move earth and rock that would lend a hand with some range construction and range testing? More than willing to pay fuel/reasonable costs for assistance. I already got a "rough estimate" from a local landscaping company.....and it was a bit more than I expected just to build out the existing berm at the pistol/22 range.


    Rock sprayed red. Tree marking was just to help locate from distance.

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    Can't help ya with the earth moving, but I know a place to get railroad ties for $14each if you want to make sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Can't help ya with the earth moving, but I know a place to get railroad ties for $14each if you want to make sides.
    Thanks for the response.

    I think i saw them on CL for $10/per before. They had been sitting for awhile....but those things really don't go bad quickly.

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    Default Re: Help with home range construction

    You are probably best looking at a rental place such as Total Rental for that specialized equipment. I grew up working on a farm and they have the equipment, but they are too far away from you.

    You are living the dream to be able to have a range on your property.

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    Default Re: Help with home range construction

    Rocks like that are usually at least 5x bigger underground in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aubie515 View Post
    You are probably best looking at a rental place such as Total Rental for that specialized equipment. I grew up working on a farm and they have the equipment, but they are too far away from you.

    You are living the dream to be able to have a range on your property.
    I grew up helping 2 uncles that were farmers, but theyre both 2hrs+ away.

    Dont I know it! Went from a house in Philly to a house in Berks with a sizeable chunk of land. Night and day difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyd2 View Post
    Rocks like that are usually at least 5x bigger underground in my experience.
    That is my experience (and fear) too. Which is why I havent gone back there with a sledge and digging iron. Guess It might be a good way to get some frustrations out (and cause new ones!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyd2 View Post
    Rocks like that are usually at least 5x bigger underground in my experience.
    So what you're saying is he needs dynamite, and lots of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    So what you're saying is he needs dynamite, and lots of it.
    That'd work too. Might need to give a few neighbors a "heads up" first. Lol.

    220.....221.....whatever it takes

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    Default Re: Help with home range construction

    We've got a rental place out this way that does mini excavators and 100 series Deere backhoes for about $250 a weekend, delivered Friday & picked up Monday. I can't imagine you couldn't get all your earthmoving done in a weekend with a buddy or two. If I was a bit closer I would offer to bring some farm equipment, but that's a bit of a haul to pull that weight.
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