Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hammerklavier, Mar 4, 2014.
It's beautiful out here and very quiet most of the time.
Just kidding, enjoy your range.
Have fun1 I know you will!
100 yards from kitchen door to back stop...
^^^This. Having other neighbors that shoot regularly means those that don't shoot have already been exposed to frequent gunfire. This is half the battle with a "home" type range. 10 acres is not that big of area and means neighbors may be close. In an area where neighbors are close and frequent shooting is not already being practiced, one can expect phone calls and a visit from local authorities. After having several "private" ranges on several different parcels....ask me how I know. Unfortunately, many folks buy their ten acres out in the country for the peace and quiet and gunfire interrupts that. To them, the sound of frequent gun fire does not sit well with them, especially if it bothers their dogs and they have children that play outside. I've found that checking to make sure there are no local ordinances against it, having a safe set up from the get go and informing those around you that your set up is safe and not to be concerned when there are gunshots, is a good thing.
Had my own 100 yd range when I had my farm. Great to be able to load five rounds and waltz over to the range and test them out.
One of Son2's and my greatest memories was when I wanted to get rid of all the pigeons in the barn. He was too young to handle a shotgun, but not too young to throw rocks at the barn to "flush" the pigeons.
Stood in the parking area with him next to me, I'd holler "Pull!" and he'd pitch a rock into the hayloft through the open doors. Out would come a pigeon or two and I'd blast it or them. Got ten of them that way, cleaned 'em and Wife1 cooked up the legs and breasts with lots of garlic.
Good eatin', shinin' times.
They will be back in a month or two. Neighbor actually saw me out doing some yard work on Monday and asked why I didn't come over and join in the fun. Have to say we got really lucky when we bought our house. Have great neighbors, in a good school district, out in the country with plenty of wildlife around, have my own pistol and archery range, nearly unlimited access to the neighbors rifle range, and only 25 miles to Huntsville.
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