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Old 5th September 2016, 06:08 PM
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Was chatting today with a few people about practicing your standing shoots. It went something like this,
'I don't want to upset my neigbours so could you practice in your garden with another rifle (with a moderator) instead of your FT rig'?
Anyone think it would be of help?
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Old 5th September 2016, 06:29 PM
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I'd say your better of using your ft rig and either using dry fire or just don't cock the rifle , using another rifle with different weight and fitment won't help too much.It will just upset the muscle memory
trust me I shoot a few diferent rifles and positionals are always the first to suffer.
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Old 5th September 2016, 06:49 PM
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nothing illegal about using your rifle in your back garden as long as the pellet doesn,t leave the boundry,

but don't think the neighbours would be too happy at 2 am in the morning
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May seem daft but I practise indoors using a mirror and a piece of paper with a circle on it.

I have a mirror 1 end of the hallway and then have the paper the other end. By standing to the side of the paper and using the mirror to double the distance. Just try and keep ghe crosshair inside the circle. May only be about 15yds in total but gives me the chance to practise the hold and breathing techniques.

For me it works as in a GP I take 10 shots standing ( can not kneel due to bad knee joint)
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We practice in out Garden.
We get 15 yards outside and 20 from the lounge, through the patio doors.

Our neighbours both sides are fine with our airguning and, I always swapped to the moderator (got a shroud now, so more convenient )

One of our neighbours now has a neurotic pet dog that hates the plinking of the metal targets so, we now only shoot at the (almost silent 'thup') of my homemade pellet catcher (magazine padding). I print targets at work .

If I can get the bull at 15 yards standing I'm happy
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nothing illegal about using your rifle in your back garden as long as the pellet doesn,t leave the boundry,

but don't think the neighbours would be too happy at 2 am in the morning
I think there is something that you cant shoot within 50m / yards of a road as well ?
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I think there is something that you cant shoot within 50m / yards of a road as well ?
Only if the pellet leaves your boundary, i.e. you're out bunnying in a field and even then I think the 50yards is more for shotguns so as not to startle drivers.
Best bet with neighbours is to be pro-active, so go round, introduce yourself, explain that you are a serious competition shooter who needs to practice at home during the week and is that ok with them.
At least then they a.) have met you after 10 years and b.) know you're not some jihadi sniper practicing to take someone out...
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I think there is something that you cant shoot within 50m / yards of a road as well ?
No. the law says 50 feet (15 metres) from the centre of a public highway, bridleway or footpath.
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No. the law says 50 feet (15 metres) from the centre of a public highway, bridleway or footpath.
To be an offence it must also cause annoyance or danger to persons using the road, including footpath. So it doesn't apply to a neighbour who complains from their property, but a passing pedestrian startled by the sound does.
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