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danger zone of # 7 1/2

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by twopipe, Jan 14, 2010.

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  1. twopipe

    twopipe Member

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    Anyone know the official danger zone for 7 1/2 ( & smaller ) shot ? Feds shut down one of our traps for shot fall violation.
     
  2. twopipe

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    falling on the highway, they claim. This is in Canada
     
  3. letts

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    At our club we are considering a new 5 stand set up. 300 yards were said to be required for fall zone. I do not know where the rule came from.


    Letts
     
  4. hmb

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    A strong tail wind can increase the distance the shot travels. HMB
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    300 yards has been the standard for ears. If a 7 & 1/2 pellet is blown further than that I want to be in a good sturdy storm cellar.

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  6. Auctioneer

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    300 Yards is the rule. I would also go and look at the highway and see if there really is any shot on the road way. Someone on the highway dept just might have a bone to pick with you all.
     
  7. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Canada has a federal standard for range layout and safety zones.

    I've provided the PDF link to the publication. Makes for an interesting read.


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    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/information/club/const_guide/RangeDesign/RDCG/RangeDesignConstructionGuidelines.pdf
     
  8. Bucko43

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    Twopipe,

    If you and your buddies like shooting at your range, then I suggest you get your heads together and figure out a way to stop this from happening. You should also go clean up any shot that you can find right away.

    I'm a member of San Diego Shotgun Sports and our range has been completely shut down for 1 1/2 years because the feds found shot outside the fenceline of our range. We have been waiting for an environmental impact report for the majority of that time. They keep delaying and delaying and dragging it out. I hope the same doesn't happen to you guys.

    Here's our website if you want to check it out.

    http://www.sandiegoshotgunsports.com/

    Good luck,

    Kevin
     
  9. redhawk44

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    http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geu6sMm1BLcoMA4l9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzOG45ODdkBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA0g0ODJfMTQx/SIG=12p2652ji/EXP=1263660172/**http%3a//www.shotgunsportsmagazine.com/downloads/shotgun_statistics.pdf
     
  10. short shucker

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    This and noise abatement are two of the biggies that small clubs are getting hit with these days. Since the range protection act was passed, new ways to get a club shutdown had to be pursued.

    I would strongly urge everyone that has anything to do with a small club to inspect and measure their shot fall zones. If you live in an area that gets snowfall, a good visual inspection can also take place by looking at the snow for impact areas.

    If you are well within the confines of the clubs property then have it surveyed and documented. This will save a lot of hassels on down the road.

    ss
     
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