So, I'm about to move house and was hoping to set up a practice range (100 yards) in the back field.
I have an open cert and the property (1.7acres) is surrounded by fields.
The land is flat and i would be looking at building a suitable backstop out of earth. I'll put more thought into this when i move in. I deem the land to be safe to shoot on as there are no public footpaths and the nearest neighbour is over 100m away followed by a few more at 300m. (It's the countryside)
In the direction i would be shooting there is nothing until 1km away, and that includes if i happen to shoot left or right by over 45degrees.
I deem it safe, and other than potentially upsetting my local neighbours can anyone offer advice for whom has set up the same. I'd likely meet them first and explain to them if they hear any shots coming from my direction it's just me and to not be alarmed. I would obviously ensure that i keep them happy.
P.s. The range would only be used for zero checking before i go out or for quickly testing home loads, not everyday shooting.