GUN Anyone shoot in their basement?

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  1. Buzz Killington

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    If so, what sort of backstop would one need for something low-powered like .22 shorts?
     
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    Nothing bad could possibly come from this.
     
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    I have heard of plenty of people shoot indoors with heavy-duty air gun backstops using weak-ass ammo like the .22 short. The CCI .22 shorts have 30ish pounds of energy at the muzzle. That is 7-10 times less than a 9mm through .38 round and 1/3 as much as a regular .22 LR - or roughly double what a regular air rifle is capable of.
     
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    You're going to contaminant your place with lead, this is a very bad idea.
     
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    Your neighbors are going to call the police on you.
     
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    :hsugh: Colibris are as loud as a pellet gun when shot with a rifle.
     
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    That is one thing I am worried about.
     
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    Do what you have to do man. I don't care either way.

    I hope you don't get hurt, or go to jail. :hs:
     
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    I'm going to go moose hunting with my Westernfield and a pocket full of subsonic .22 ammo.

    Wish me luck :x:
     
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    what basement?
     
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    No, but I do in my apartment's hallway :mamoru:
     
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    wont that be reallly loud?
     
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    Lol, Tonster. Go back to .net ;)

    He already addressed that it wouldn't be as loud.
     
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    :noes: :ugh:

    Wish I even had a basement to try this out. I am guilty of shooting phone books with my 22lr once. :mamoru: What did I learn from this exercise? 22lr rounds won't penetrate two regular sized phone books that are dry. I hear wet phonebooks prevent less penetration.
     
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    :rofl: your wife will NEVER allow that
     
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    i've shot at phonebooks in my living room with colibri's out of a bolt-action 22


    wasnt loud :dunno:
     
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    i run my .50bmg daily in my basement with no backstop at all :dunno:
     
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    Don't do it. Really.
    Cordite + lead spall make for a nasty mix.
    Lead poisoning is insidious.
    Stays in your body forever.
    Makes you a retard before it kills you.
    I try to not even shoot in indoor ranges.
     
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    Unless you have an excellent fan system to deal with the lead and powder build-up, don't even think about shooting indoors. Recipe for disaster...
     
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    Made me think of him.
     

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