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fatmarley

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  1. The more I think about it, the more I'm not happy about the whole idea (shooting in the garden). I've found a local shooting range and I've decided to book him in for a session or two to see if he likes it. If he does, I'll buy him an air rifle and use the shooting range. This is the gun I'll probably get - LINK
  2. I am starting to wonder if it's worth the bother. Perhaps I should buy him some lego instead.
  3. Will tarpaulin stop a BB? I was worried it would go through it.
  4. He'll be supervised by me at all times and will wear safety goggles at all times. I'm going to fit bipods to the rifle and will only allow him to use it on the floor. That way he wont be able to accidentally fire it over the 6ft fence. The BB wont be able to ricochet because the backdrop will be old carpet or something. I was only going to put some metal mesh above the fence as an extra precaution that probably wont be needed, but will give piece of mind. I didn't realise a BB could break the skin at that distance. Guess I wont be able to tell the neighbour that then.
  5. Good idea. I'll take some and refer to them as plastic balls.
  6. Exactly - I'm not prepared to take any risks, however small they are. Think I'll also knock on next door to explain that my son will be firing plastic ball bearings in the garden and will emphasis the point that these plastic BBs can't break the skin.
  7. I've got some black tarpaulin here. Not sure if it would look ugly though. Would a BB be able to smash glass?
  8. I'm not too worried about them bouncing back because the chances of it getting shot would be slim. It's only a safety precaution to stop BBs hitting next doors window (I'd rather they bounced back than hit next doors window). Also, I'd fix it loosely to the framework to try and minimize ricochet.
  9. Yes it's for stopping BBs. I want to build a frame and cover it with something permanent but I want it to be see through if possible, so as not to block out light or look ugly. The framework below the fence line can be anything just to stop ricochets (probably old carpet) but above it would probably look better if it was some kind of mesh. May have to take a trip to Wickes to see if this would be any good - Metal lath
  10. http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-6mm-Galvanised-Mesh-Panel-600mmx900mm/p/187720 Shame the holes aren't a bit smaller
  11. There is a house opposite with a 1st floor window that is visible above our 6ft fence. Unfortunately that is the direction we will have to aim, so I was going to buy a bipod and only allow my son to use the gun when it's on the floor. That way he wont be possible to shoot next doors window. Point being, the gun size shouldn't matter if it's being used on the floor. Or would it? Only really thought about next doors window this morning and it is worrying me a bit. May have to build some framework that projects up over our shed to give me piece of mind. The last thing I want to do is fall out with the neighbors. Does anyone know if there is some kind of clear mesh that can stop a bb?
  12. Right so that's the gun and scope sorted. Any suggestions for bbs? There are so many different makes and weights, I don't have a clue what would be best.
  13. If I go with the Visionking scope and Well MB06A, what mounts would I need?
  14. Think I'm going to go with the Well MB06A and the AMC 3-9x40AOE Scope. Am I right in thinking that there is a minimum focus distance on scopes? Just hope the AMC will be ok at 8mtrs?
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