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Neely Burks (above) was out shooting with some friends and all they could manage to scrape together for a target was an upside down bucket and an empty bleach bottle. Figuring there had to be a better way, she put her imagination to work and came up with a heavy-duty cardboard fold-out target system she calls the Right Now Range (formerly known as Ready Range) . . .


With it’s spots for setting up clay targets, hanging cans and standard targets, You can have a full day of fun for $29.95. We have one on the way to Tyler for testing to see how it holds up under extended incoming rounds. It’s a dirty job….

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  1. 30 bucks for a cardboard box I can snag from an appliance store dumpster for nothing but the cost of a Sharpie?

    (Neely is kinda cute, tho…)

  2. It is $40 with shipping. For cardboard! I believe t is a great concept, but expensive. As someone has pointed out, a bit cardboard and some time and you can make your own. While yes, it will take you some time, you can more than one.

  3. Cool idea but for that cost I could make one out of scrap wood in an hour or two and have it last a damned long time instead of one or two range sessions.

    • The box will last more than two range trips if you do not use full soda cans. You simply keep using stick on targets over the printed ones. The shelf can be repaired with duck tape.

  4. I want to laugh at the concept, but then I remember that I paid the same amount of money for a cardboard playhouse for my rabbits since I was too lazy to sit down to cut and tape a few boxes together myself.

    At least I don’t have to worry about targets since I only shoot at ranges that provides them.

  5. This is just the ticket for anyone wanting to needlessly add $40 to the cost of a day at the range.

    Seriously, it’s made more expensive than it needs to be. Lose the glossy, multi-color printed paper that’s laminated to the corrugated, print it one color and be done. You could get manufacturing costs down to a few bucks and sell it for $10. Plenty of money to be made here if you’re smart about it.

    • ” You could get manufacturing costs down to a few bucks and sell it for $10.”

      Doubt it. The real cost isn’t the cardboard and ink, it’s the tooling for the cutouts and such. The dies are built by hand, they have a fairly serious investment in the tooling.

  6. Strange customer niche segment…..

    Not wealthy enough to buy long lasting targets….
    …but wealthy enough to pay $30 for a cardboard box.

    Don’t get it, but it’s not my investment dollars.

  7. Compared to some of the exotic items reviewed, this is much more in my price point and needs. Glad you posted something from a small business.

  8. Honestly this would sell well if she could get stores like Walmart, Bass Pro, and other similar big box stores to sell this product. I think it would do well especially for people who just want to plink in their back yard with .22’s and airguns.

    I will probably buy one 🙂 rather support her business over Cheapthandirt anytime.

  9. When I read this review, I purchased one and it’s been lurking in my garage ever since. The opportunity finally came – we spent a bit of time in the great outdoors on some land out near Jade Helm central (Bastrop/LaGrange) and I needed to make sure we could have some ballistic fun with the kids even though I had NO IDEA what kind of territory I’d find once we got there. This cardboard wonder was PERFECT for this. Light, slim, easy to pack, took maybe 100 seconds to set up, and since I had no qualms about trying to save it for a second outing, we let loose with everything up to and including archery and shotgun. We put clays pigeons on it, and we even but cans and empty plastic bottles (which we refilled with water) on the “stands” and it just kept ticking. Even the water that eventually rained all over it ran off most of the cardboard due to the ink/paint/whatever they use that covered the entire surface. I wouldn’t want to blow away $30 every time I went shooting just to get the targets, but as a free-standing, stable place to place all the kinds of things we like to shoot at, this means all you need to find is a good backstop and you are in business. Recommended.

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