My original outdoor range was only 50 yards and was just fine for my needs, then back in March the property across the road from mine was purchased and a very nice family began the process of clearing the land and built a nice three bedroom two bath home directly downrange of my backstop. Now my backstop is designed to U.S. Department of Energy specifications and will stop anything up to a .50 round, but being a responsible firearm owner and shooter, I will not take a chance of a round going downrange and hitting something or someone outside of my property line. I simply will not put someone else at risk of property damage or injury because of a round that any of us fired. So yesterday my son and I took down the original backstop brought it into the shop and made an improvement by adding another sheet of one half inch AR500 to the front of it and changed it from a six bi six wood frame to a 2" by 3/16" angle iron steel frame to support the additional weight of the back stop. I also designed a new set of side splatter guards upgrading from two by four splatter guards to two by six splatter guards. I use pressure treated wood planks because they absorb the lead and jacket splatter versus having it ricochet somewhere else, they last about a year of so and then get replaced with new ones once they have absorbed splatter from a couple thousand rounds. I only protect the sides as what goes up merely falls back to earth and is so light it cannot cause an injury and what goes down just gets buried in the sand, however what fly's off to the sides can cause an injury to anyone within a hundred feet or so from the backstop. We re-installed the backstop on the South side of my property backed by an undeveloped two and a half acre lot I bought last year. What follows is the description of the installation of the new backstop. The backstop and the holes for it to be dropped into. Up with the crane getting ready to place. In place ready to be leveled and plumb. Continued next post.