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So I live in a "rural community" and everything is in my favor on my home range except the noise bothering neighbors. I have 2 acres and I will be firing at my backstop from inside my built in garage. the target is 25 yards from my shooting position and I am 10-15 yards INSIDE the garage. shooting a 22lr it would be completely silent no one would here it but I want to shoot my shotgun I'm getting and i don't think it would bother anybody with #7 birdshot. They also make subsonic bird shot....any ideas or thoughts
 

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Maybe if you talk to the neighbours you can find a time when it wouldn't bother them so much. Maybe agree to shoot no more than an hour at a time. Or only between the hours of noon and 1700. That being said, if you are doing everything legal, then maybe they'll just have to put up with a little noise.
 

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It's only problem with the noise because of particular neighbors that call the cops if a fly farts......I wouldn't be doing anything wrong but I the officer would just say yeah keep it down or something like that but that's annoying

How much louder is birdshot then a 22lr that's what I need to know I think
 

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If your community has no noise ordinances people can call all they want. The police will arrive, take a report and drive off. One woman in our area has called 911 hundreds of times. Finally the sheriffs department pressed charges on her for calling 911 when there was no emergency.

This is just waffle house rumor. The deputies warned her several times that noise is not an emergency. To call the sheriffs dept directly. The charges are real her case was posted in the weekly rag.
 

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It might save you some hassle to let the local copshop know beforehand that you will be plinking, so they will know what is up if they get a complaint. Maybe write them a note on a box of donuts and drop them off, the first time you plink.

Be sure to use some hearing protection if you are shooting a shotty inside a garage, ouch.
 

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It might save you some hassle to let the local copshop know beforehand that you will be plinking, so they will know what is up if they get a complaint. Maybe write them a note on a box of donuts and drop them off, the first time you plink.

Be sure to use some hearing protection if you are shooting a shotty inside a garage, ouch.
Thanks I think that's a great idea!

Keep em comin y'all
 

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The only problem I ever had with neighbors shooting was when they started at 6 AM on a Saturday and continued until 9 PM that night with a short break for lunch. I called the local sheriff department (which is what put an end to their session at 9 PM) and filed a report when the deputy arrived. And no, I didn't attempt to talk to them first. I have my reasons.I knew the guy personally and approaching him even in a courteous manner could have set him off.

The biggest courtesy you can probably give them is to not do it at unreasonable times, or an unreasonable amount. I would think most people at or around mid afternoon for an hour or two works be perfectly fine. But it's a great courtesy to ask.
 

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So I live in a "rural community" and everything is in my favor on my home range except the noise bothering neighbors. I have 2 acres and I will be firing at my backstop from inside my built in garage. the target is 25 yards from my shooting position and I am 10-15 yards INSIDE the garage. shooting a 22lr it would be completely silent no one would here it but I want to shoot my shotgun I'm getting and i don't think it would bother anybody with #7 birdshot. They also make subsonic bird shot....any ideas or thoughts
Sub sonic bird-shot? Did I miss a memo? I don't think that there are "stealth" shotgun shells, and you will see the difference in sound level when you touch one off in your garage. I think that you would do better to get your neighbor over to shoot with you. If he likes it he may not care about the noise. Kinda on the same principal as inviting your neighbor over to a loud party
 

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Maybe if you talk to the neighbours you can find a time when it wouldn't bother them so much. Maybe agree to shoot no more than an hour at a time. Or only between the hours of noon and 1700. That being said, if you are doing everything legal, then maybe they'll just have to put up with a little noise.

Well, You could do that too.
 

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Just make sure there are no kids nap times involved. That really ticks moms off.
 

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Well, he could add some of that sound-absorbing foam to the walls of the garage (might keep it warmer too). He could also consider making one of those shooting tubes that looks like a big plastic culvert lined with similar sound deadening material.

http://www.shootersforum.com/general-discussion/23982-backyard-shooting-range-noise.html basic idea but rigged

Yep, that looks like a nice weekend project. Ah,where does Mom keep her car? Better check with her first. Wives can be more dangerous than neighbors. Remember John Wayne Bobbit?
 

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Yep, that looks like a nice weekend project. Ah,where does Mom keep her car? Better check with her first. Wives can be more dangerous than neighbors. Remember John Wayne Bobbit?
Had i the name "bobbit" i think i would be more careful how far out on the "crazy, wild" meter i dated. At least his name wasn't "fillet". :eek:
 

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Shotguns are noisy but you aren't gonna shoot them much. Keep the garage doors closed to the extent you can. Shooting from inside it baffles and redirects the noise. Even hanging a few plastic Dollar Store shower curtains around the inside of the garage would probably dampen the noise. Don't shoot before 9AM or after 5PM, and tell the neighbors you've done what you can.

Better yet, invite 'em over to shoot once you're done, show them, tell 'em your plans...
 

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