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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:10 pm 
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i am wondering how far 12ga steel shot bb could go, anyone know? Just want to be safe thanks


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 Post subject: Re: safe distance
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:08 pm 
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There is discussion of fall distance here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=186082&start=0

The conclusion was roughly 300 yds max. travel distance (which is the recommended safety zone for shooting ranges.) Of course the pellets have little or no energy at that range. I've been rained on by shot several times. When someone shoots up at a bird it's not uncommon for hunters 100 or so yds away to get rained on. That's much different than pointing a gun and shooting directly at someone 100 yds away though!

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 Post subject: Re: safe distance
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:22 am 
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thanks john


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 Post subject: Re: safe distance
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:47 am 
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Whoa there. Are you talking about BB shot or are you talking about 7.5s? Big difference.

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 Post subject: Re: safe distance
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:20 am 
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bb steel 3 inch and 3.5


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