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Thread: Safety, shotgun and small lifestyle blocks

  1. #16
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    May 2016
    Ive given up on using a 22 it ricochets, and am using a 17 hornady with a suppressor. Bullets seem to break up on hitting grass as i cant hit bunnies if they are in long grass.

  2. #17
    Just like Mimms the First
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Tai Tokerau
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    Not so. See section 48 of the Act. No mention of the words "may" or ,,"without lawful purpose".
    You're right. That's not the exact wording. Empasis mine:
    Quote Originally Posted by Arms Act 1983
    Discharging firearm, airgun, pistol, or restricted weapon
    in or near dwellinghouse or public place
    Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary
    conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months
    or to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to both who, without rea-
    sonable cause,
    discharges a firearm, airgun, pistol, or restricted
    weapon in or near—
    (a) a dwellinghouse; or
    (b) a public place,—
    so as to endanger property or to endanger, annoy, or frighten
    any person.

    49 Using, discharging, or carrying certain firearms except
    for some lawful, proper, or sufficient purpose

  3. #18
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    Feb 2017
    Jafa land
    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    You will be mildly shocked how many rounds of your .22LR are actually ricocheting unless you are shooting into a backstop. I personally have stopped shooting my .22LR where houses are within a Km and the terrain is flat - way too risky. IMHO this is where the .17HM2 has a niche application and is what I uses in these situation. Its got 90% of the performance of the 17HMR, but a little quieter when suppressed.

    At the end of the day, which is more dangerous to the public - noise, or a ricocheting bullet?
    Of course the bullet. But I'm not going to go out and get a 17 hm2 for a few days a year of rabbit shooting. There's less than ten rabbits above the ground on his place

  4. #19
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    Aug 2019
    I have a full length suppressor on a single shot Yildiz 410 shotgun. Quiet and safe re ricochet risk. In my opinion the best option for lifestyle blocks bar none. I am killing rabbits out to 30m. Made by Gunworks. Legendary wee gun and oh so much fun. Way better than an air rifle for the same money. I wont use a 22 anywhere near houses now. Too much risk.
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