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I've got a Ruger 10/22 I want to pop a few rounds off with, but other than that just shotguns. So no 'real' rifles.
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Lets not get crazy here. If I put a beer bottle in a sock and hit it with a hammer over and over I get sand. Do that with a spent fuel rod and you get radiation poisoning.
I don't know about radioactive decay, but I HAVE walked on a lot of sand, and a few broken glass bottles, and I can tell you there's very little similarity between the two!
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I don't know about radioactive decay, but I HAVE walked on a lot of sand, and a few broken glass bottles, and I can tell you there's very little similarity between the two!
How often have you walked on the ocean bottom past the 12 mile limit?
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beej67 -
Please do at least some of us a favor. Next time you want to ask a question like your original post, don't ask, just do it. That would save us from all the politically correct posts.
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How often have you walked on the ocean bottom past the 12 mile limit?
Probably the same time you last played with spent fuel rods?

Anyway, if you want a place to break in your guns, and you're near western Pa, stop by and well set out some silouhettes or empty cans in my fields. Neighbors don't care here, in fact, they'll probably show up to help.
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Agreed, FSMike.
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I get so fed up with all this liberal vs conservative bull****.

Wanting to keep health hazards out of the environment has nothing to do political leanings - we all have to breath the same air, swim in the same water, eat food from the same sources, walk on the same beaches. It doesn't matter whether the pollutants get there from shooting bottles or throwing garbage overboard or industrial sources or... As sailors and users of the ocean we should be try to preserve it. And for those who think otherwise, let me come and take a sh*t on your doorstep and then ask you how you like someone polluting your environment.

Unfortunately human nature is to do what the hell we want, ignore the consequences and then come up with arguments to justify it. I doubt anything here is going to make any difference.

As far as the legality is concerned. It probably contravenes some treaty or international law or local law somewhere. I have no idea how it would be viewed but I can't imagine that the CG/ law enforcement wouldn't a least check you out if they become aware. I'd jump on ch16 if I heard gunshots from the vicinity of another boat.

As far as target practice is concerned, I think you should look for a safe, controlled location. Sail on the ocean - shoot at the range. I know that's not what you want to hear. Oh well!!
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......... I'd jump on ch16 if I heard gunshots from the vicinity of another boat.
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Why?
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Why?
Oh, i don't know. Maybe the same reason I'd call the cops if I heard gunshots from someones house. Not a normal place to hear shooting. Potentially someone shooting at someone.

If anyone hears shooting near my boat, do me a favor, call it in. Thanks!!
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Not uncommon at all to hear shooting at certain times of the year where we sail, but its hunters with shotguns, which as I said earlier poses little danger to other boaters, since they are generally shooting upward and shot doesn't carry far or return to earth with a lot of energy.

Rifle calibers fired horizontally over the water up the ante considerably.
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