Air Rifle Range Improvement Age 55 Years 89 Days

7216 Days Remaining

Every day I try to improve my life, even in what seems to be very small ways.

I have learned many things in my increasingly long life and one of the most important is that the steady accumulation of even small gains over time will eventually become large and potentially life-changing in power.

Moving tires in a wheelbarrow to the air rifle range
Moving tires in a wheelbarrow to the air rifle range

Today’s small project:

The Odin Mountain compound has an air rifle range where I like to practice rifle skills using a 22 caliber single shot pump air rifle.

Today being an unseasonably warm November day in the tepid North Woods near-winter sun, I decided to make an ad hoc shooting bench.

To do so I simply wheelbarrowed four used truck tires, the top of an old trashcan lid, and two heavy iron railroad plates to the 25-yard line of the rifle range.

Creating Air Rifle Tire Tower
Creating Air Rifle Tire Tower

The job was quick and easy. It makes for a handy bench for air rifle pellets as I can now simply reach over an pick a pellet from a tray to reload into the rifle.

Also, I can use the tire tower as a bench rest to help sight in the air rifle from a steady position.

Trash can lid cap held down by iron railroad plates
Trash can lid cap held down by iron railroad plates

I then went on to fire 25 rounds at the target, having to select, insert, cock, aim, and fire one at a time.

22 Caliber Air Rifle Live Fire Practice
22 Caliber Air Rifle Live Fire Practice

This is excellent practice and an important part of my training.

The new setup works so well I will made another at the 40-yard line tomorrow.

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