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Laws On Shooting On Private Property?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by c4four, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. c4four

    c4four Active Member

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    Hi all, I was wondering what are the laws regarding shooting inside your private property using rifles (not air rifles). Is there a minimum distance to shoot from someone else's house. As long as you eliminate the risk of a projectile leaving your property are you okay to shoot? Would it be a valid reason to buy a sound moderator to not disturb people near where you are shooting?
    What are the ways I could make a back stop for live .22 rounds? Sorry for asking so many questions, I don't expect anyone to answer them all.
    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Spray1Mark

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    It's very simple! presuming you have an FAC it will be conditioned (or not) for the area in which you shoot to be passed for that calibre (and quarry) by the authorities, unless you have a .22 for target only? in which case you would be breaking the law.

    If you have a less restrictive condition allowing you shoot where you deem safe then "technically" you are okay to shoot the specified quarry, however this does not allow you to carry out "target practice" on your property, that is purely reserved for approved ranges.

    So if your FAC condition only allows you to shoot on land that has been approved, you would have to get your property approved.

    Unless you have a very large piece of land or one that is very remote you have two hopes, plus calling the constabulary and asking them if you can target shoot at your property, will probably and correctly end up in your FAC being revoked rather quickly!

    Does that answer your question?
     
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    buffy vampire slayer LOW BELLEND THRESHOLD

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    you will never get permission or a condition to target shoot on domestic premises.
     
  4. Spray1Mark

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    Well put Buffy, wish I could have been that succinct!


    You could just do what the rest of us do and join a shooting club with a safe backstop already installed, meet new and interesting like-minded people.

    Insurance already in place, Home office approved etc. etc. what's not to like!
     
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    That's really definitely what I would be doing, but I was just curious if there is anything stopping someone from doing such a thing. Thanks for the clear answer. I have a lot to learn before applying for an FAC...
     
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    "I have a lot to learn before applying for an FAC"

    Don't worry, most of us have asked the same questions at one point or another, seriously look to finding a local club, there are plenty of them and the wealth of knowledge is invaluable!
     
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    Plus 1 for that.:thumb:
     

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