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Old 04-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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I live in Oklahoma. My residence is currently in Glenpool. I realize that there are restrictions on the discharge of my firearms within city limits. I am also aware that landowners outside city limits (outside incorporated areas?) are sometimes allowed to shoot on their private property.

What requirements must be met to allow non-self-defense discharge of firearms (practice shooting) on private property? Is the restriction simply owning enough land (i.e. 10-15 acres)? Is there any regulation defining private shooting range requirements (size of backstop, access limitation, etc.)?



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Old 04-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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Rules vary by state and locale. You need to check with local authorities to be sure what's legal and what isn't.



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What requirements must be met to allow non-self-defense discharge of firearms (practice shooting) on private property? Is the restriction simply owning enough land (i.e. 10-15 acres)?
Unless someone complains there should be no problem shooting on 10-15 acres. A good backstop is a must.
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I live in Oklahoma. My residence is currently in Glenpool. I realize that there are restrictions on the discharge of my firearms within city limits. I am also aware that landowners outside city limits (outside incorporated areas?) are sometimes allowed to shoot on their private property.

What requirements must be met to allow non-self-defense discharge of firearms (practice shooting) on private property? Is the restriction simply owning enough land (i.e. 10-15 acres)? Is there any regulation defining private shooting range requirements (size of backstop, access limitation, etc.)?
I think if you are outside the city limits, you're good. I've encountered county LEO while shooting on private property, they had no problems with it.

I would check with the sheriff first, just to be sure.
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I live in Oklahoma. My residence is currently in Glenpool. I realize that there are restrictions on the discharge of my firearms within city limits. I am also aware that landowners outside city limits (outside incorporated areas?) are sometimes allowed to shoot on their private property.

What requirements must be met to allow non-self-defense discharge of firearms (practice shooting) on private property? Is the restriction simply owning enough land (i.e. 10-15 acres)? Is there any regulation defining private shooting range requirements (size of backstop, access limitation, etc.)?
Just west of Norman, you can shoot since its "agricultural land" because I'm out there all the time shooting skeet. Some of the neighbors don't like it and we've had the cops called but it's completely legal and they actually joined us once for a few rounds.
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This is one of my two ranges; its on 80 acres of rough property. It has been cleaned up since the photo was taken. We have target butts to 250 yards but usually limit ourselves to 150 yards. The backstop at 250 yards is inadequate for large caliber rifles.

The closest neighbor is about 1/4 mile away. i usually shoot on Sunday mornings when they are away at church. They never complain about the noise.

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Here in CA it is legal to shoot in most unincorporated areas, the exceptions are where there are county ordinances prohibiting it. Your local Sheriff's office would be able to tell you if such prohibitions exist (and they may not in OK).

As stated earlier, when shooting you absolutely MUST have a suitable earth backstop, just some railroad ties or logs will not do. I have several railroad ties in in front of an earth berm and the high powered rifle rounds will easily penetrate fully through the railroad ties and still have enough energy to be lethal.

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I live in Illinois and in the country. The rule here is the bullets must not leave
your property, can't imagine it to be any different in OK, call your Sheriff,
they will know. So as stated a good backstop is needed.

I know of 6 private ranges within a mile of my house. In the last 4 years alot
of new ones have been built in the county were I live.

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Does that mean u can shoot in Ur backyard in residential areas as long as the round stays in Ur backyard?

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If you're in city limits, you must be in agricultural land to discharge a firearm on your property. I'm here in Norman and go shoot skeet at a friends house who lives in agricultural land. We've had LEOs come out due to people up the road but they've confirmed that we can shoot



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