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    jbm427 is offline Junior Member
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    Safe shooting distance?

    I'm wonder what a safe distance for plinking. Behind my house there is an open field and it is about 2200' to 2500' to the next road... My question is that a safe distance to step behind the house and plink cans of a saw horse?

    Thanks in advance..

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    Not if you are using a .22?

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    Are there any berms, hills, ditches, etc. that you can shoot into? That distance is not good for any shooting unless you have some kind of backstop (preferrably something like earth, gravel, etc.) Not really enough information to comment effectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Are there any berms, hills, ditches, etc. that you can shoot into? That distance is not good for any shooting unless you have some kind of backstop (preferrably something like earth, gravel, etc.) Not really enough information to comment effectively.
    Sorry shooting Pk380...

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    Thanks but I was referring to the terrain and any backstop type structures. If that area is relatively flat with no backstops, I wouldn't recommend shooting any firearm there. Depending on the angle of the barrel, I'd bet most projectiles from a firearm (aside from maybe a small gauge shotgun) would leave the property. A good earth bermed backstop might be the answer. Just my two bits.

    Oh, and Welcome to the forum!

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    Charlie is spot on; you need a good earthen berm.

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    We went further out and shot.. Everything is pretty flat around here.. I found a spot that had a little over a mile of farm land. I figured that would be good enough. Now to find some deals on some ammo so she can shoot the gun a get a good feel for it......

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