Thread: Shooting safely
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Old January 18, 2013, 04:59 PM   #5
Aguila Blanca
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Originally Posted by Paul81
My question is about shooting safely. I live in a rural area on an acre, with 640 acres of open flat land behind me. The closest house is 3/4 mile across this field. I have never seen anyone on or using this land but I don't want stray bullets flying around.
What would be the best way to build a little target range?
Plow up a berm at least ten feet high for a backstop.

3/4 of a mile isn't far. Even a .22 short will carry that far. It doesn't matter if the land behind you is 6.4 acres, 640 acres, or 6,400 acres. YOU own one acre, and you have no right to allow your bullets to leave your one acre.
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