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Range Shade- It's HOT in GA!!

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I've been thinking about options for shade on the home range. The canopies seem nice, but some seem overpriced for the quality. Also 1 person setup would be ideal, and the main goal is to have something that can stay up year round. The canopies don't fall into either category it seems. I was looking at large patio umbrellas. Home depot sells one that is held in place with a sandbag. Seems promising.


What is everyone using to stay out of the sun and stay cool this summer on the range?

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On 5/29/2019 at 9:46 PM, Hi-Power Jack said:

I used to use 10' x 10' tents - take a few minutes to put up or take down.    :) 

I was thinking that would be the easiest option, but for under $100 I'm not sure I would trust ones durability to remain outside in the weather. I have no need to take it down after shooting. 


On 5/30/2019 at 3:37 PM, belus said:

Not suitable as a long-term range improvement, but I've mounted this beach umbrella to my Creedmoor service rifle stool / cart. It works in a pinch if you're looking for some personal shade and can travel with you to other matches.

Nice for a match but I want something larger that I can put up and never worry about. The idea about a used carport was good. 

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