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Garden Shooting

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by newy, May 6, 2009.

  1. newy

    newy Active Member

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    It is my understanding reading the rules that I'm ok to shoot in my own garden.

    can anyone clarify this..Is this so ?

    Like its quite a small garden enclosed with neighbours everywhere..

    I'm i legally allowed to shoot in my garden as long as the pellets does not go off my perimeter ?

    Ive ordered a metal target collector thing.. and were fenced in. I will also be placing an old shed door as extra protection between the fence and target. So is it legal ? or would the police turn up and confiscate my gun ?
     
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    halight Busy Member

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    Yes mate you are OK to shoot on your own land, As long as the pellet stays with in your own land.
    Just make sure that you have a good back stop, to make sure that no pellets can go through the fence
     
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    Scub Engaging Member

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    That plus you have to be 50 feet away from any public road/ footpath etc I think

    HTH

    Michael
     
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    You don't say weather you own you property or not as if it belongs to a housing assc i would check if i were you as one stray pellet or noise from pellets constantly hitting the target might start ruffling feathers with your neighbours and one complaint could have you a visit from your local Police or Council representative.
     
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    I think this only applies if you would be causing danger or nuisence to the public:confused:
     
  6. newy

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    Well i moved back in with my mom last year for various reasons..
    so its hers.. she owns it allbeit with a mortgage.

    And thats kinda what im concerned about.. neighbours complaining and the police turning up.. Just wondered if they can confiscate my gun for being illegally operated. Or some other crap.

    i read its 50ft 15 meters from the centre of a public highway..im probbaly just on the limit there.


    Do we have any freedoms too shoot on public land ? Or is it time to get permission from a land owner..
     
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    Permission from landowner or gun club mate! failing that buy yourself a house and about 30 acres in the middle of nowhere!:p
     
  8. andyhawkx3

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    An if ya (you) got any cash left I'll have one two :D
     
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    i forgot to pay my rent last week so new council man came out to have a moan but instead we got chatting as i was cleaning my rifle he ask a few questions wot i like doing with it so i told him he gave me a few names and numbers to ask for more permission top bloke also just said he don't have a problem with it as long as I'm not daft in garden and the old council man was same he shot with me for i while to pass his shift on
     
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    agree with ferreter on this one,some housing associations take a dim view on this
     
  11. i8allthepies

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    From the BASC website -

    It is an offence to fire an air rifle pellet beyond the land where you have permission to shoot, unless the occupier of the neighbouring land has also given you permission. Where someone under 14 is shooting, both the young person and the supervising adult can be prosecuted.

    It is also against the law, in England and Wales, to fire an air rifle within 50 feet of the centre of a highway if this results in someone being injured, interrupted or endangered. These offences could be committed, for example, when someone is shooting in their garden close to a road and the pellets ricochet onto the highway.

    It is an offence in Scotland to discharge any gun in a culpable or reckless manner. This means shooting without caring about the safety of others.
     
  12. The Bailiff

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    That just about covers it Davy, nice one!. :D
     
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    There is a great feature in the latest BASC mag about plinking in your garden. A great idea was using an old telephone directory as a backstop. Very safe and silent. Its worth a read,some of it is granny sucking eggs but on a whole very sensible and safety first. One thing it did mention was putting a 'shooting in progress' sign on all entry points which I do not agree with as this could atract heroin addicts!!!!:up::up:
     
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    Do you read it before or after you shot it?:rolleyes:
     
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    After every time mate. Then I look through it to see how many Barbour jackets and plus fours I have ruined!!!!:up::D
     
  16. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    I use a thin card board box, like a cornflake box as a back stop filled with dense dirt, this makes a nice quite back drop too
     
  17. newy

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    Yes that telephone thing is a good idea. (someway of making it all a bit quiter)

    I havent got the rifle yet, so need to test how quiet it is.. ITs got a silencer, so i guess we will see.

    If the police come i'll use some of my new found knowledge on how to deal with them.. answer a question with a question and ask what jurisdiction we are in.. and wont be answering any of their questions until they answer mine.. lol

    see how long that lasts until im arrested "under protest and duress" :D

    its all for fun!
     

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