Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Maryland Regional Discussions > Southern Maryland
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 25th, 2020, 04:41 PM #81
ralph.mclean ralph.mclean is offline
GOC (Grumpy Old Cop)
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Edgewater, MD
Posts: 72
ralph.mclean ralph.mclean is offline
GOC (Grumpy Old Cop)
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Edgewater, MD
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sirex View Post
I like the idea of the tires lined up like a giant sound baffle. I have seen that before. At Hap Baker in Carroll county they have shooting boxes you put your barrel/muzzle in to muffle some of the blast. Maybe build a gun box and spray it with rubberized undercoating to help deaden the sound? I would kinda make notes of all the compromises you have tried to make, along with noting any interactions you've had with him. Log the times you shoot. That way if the complaints escalate you have some kind of reference for the LEOs.

I live in central Carroll county, and I am just inside the city line, in a small tucked away townhome community. I can't even legally shoot airsoft or BB guns on my property. However, across the tracks, about 1/4 mile away, there is a farm where the shoot sometimes. Kinda freaked my wife out at first. I told her not to worry about it, as we are in the country, but she asked, "What if we have bullets whizzing by the house???" I jokingly told her to return fire. She has gotten used to it, as most neighbors have, but we have some newer ones who swing a bit left and seem a little bothered by it, although I trued to assure them it is normal, we are far enough away, and its nothing to worry about. I just wish they'd invite me over to shoot over there, lol.
Walk over to the farm when they are shooting, and ask if they need any help. Maybe they'll be neighborly...
ralph.mclean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2020, 08:06 PM #82
Action Action is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 1
Action Action is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 1
Private range

This reminds me of the similar problem Duffys gun room in Sparks Md, Baltimore County incurred. Im friends with the owner. I went go High School with in fact. I graduated 1976, he around the same time.
Sometime later he became the owner of Duffys Gun Room retail gun store and repair shop. Thus he also had an outdoor shooting range down the street from his shop, which at the time was considered to be out in the country, though not far from suburbia -( Hunt Valley). He was able to work on guns and take to his range close by to test fire and pleasure shooting. Wouldn't you know it before too long he too started to get complaints same as you. His position was you people move into the country where it is commonplace to shoot, then you complain about hearing the noise as if you had decided to stay in suburbia. In essence, your bitching has forced these one sided laws because the county looks at future growth of communities and stores. Future development equals more tax base for the county! Money controls everything. People forget the importance of our second amendment and need to accept the importance of these rights, but in the end, gun owners seem to lose more times than not.
Action is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2020, 09:24 PM #83
Rwrighttt Rwrighttt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 15
Rwrighttt Rwrighttt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 15
Thanks everyone for the responses. Due to the increase in ammo prices, this is giving me some time to evaluate my range rather than using it. Im going to look into moving further back, away from this neighbor. That way he cant "see my rifles barrels".

I called the local sheriffs office and was told if your 150yds away from his house, they cant tell me to stop. If homeowner requests a decibel check, they will bring a meter out. Anything above 65 decibels at his receiving property line, is noise violation and i have to stop/move further away.

Now the question is if his property line is 450ft away from where i take my shots, does a .308 carry over 65d at his line
Rwrighttt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2020, 09:30 PM #84
slsc98's Avatar
slsc98 slsc98 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Escaped MD-stan to WNC Smokies
Posts: 1,753
slsc98 slsc98 is offline
Senior Member
slsc98's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Escaped MD-stan to WNC Smokies
Posts: 1,753
Guess that would require you discharging said caliber during the sound test (hint, hint) !
__________________
Here’s something I can say with 100% certainty — every bear market in the history of U.S. stocks has led to new all-time highs at some point in the future” - Ben Carlson, 3/13/2020

hey, Hey, HEY! You heard it here first: IVANKA for POTUS, 2024!!!!!!!
slsc98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2020, 09:34 PM #85
Rwrighttt Rwrighttt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 15
Rwrighttt Rwrighttt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by slsc98 View Post
Guess that would require you discharging said caliber during the sound test (hint, hint) !
that caliber being .22lr? lol
Rwrighttt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2020, 09:37 PM #86
slsc98's Avatar
slsc98 slsc98 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Escaped MD-stan to WNC Smokies
Posts: 1,753
slsc98 slsc98 is offline
Senior Member
slsc98's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Escaped MD-stan to WNC Smokies
Posts: 1,753
LOL, if you have a S&W M&P 15-22, that’d be perfect - looks just like an AR and I can see your neighbors head explode when the Deputy Sheriff is packing the sound meter back in its case shaking his head at that neighbor for wasting his time
__________________
Here’s something I can say with 100% certainty — every bear market in the history of U.S. stocks has led to new all-time highs at some point in the future” - Ben Carlson, 3/13/2020

hey, Hey, HEY! You heard it here first: IVANKA for POTUS, 2024!!!!!!!
slsc98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2020, 11:12 PM #87
FrankOceanXray's Avatar
FrankOceanXray FrankOceanXray is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 9,225
FrankOceanXray FrankOceanXray is online now
Senior Member
FrankOceanXray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 9,225
I wonder what law enforcement agency has a forensic sound measuring device for such a charge to ever be worth the court time. They attack alcohol testing and it's needs for chain of custody, maintenance, records, user training, etc. A sound meter?
FrankOceanXray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2020, 08:56 PM #88
Boss94 Boss94 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,796
Boss94 Boss94 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rwrighttt View Post
Thanks everyone for the responses. Due to the increase in ammo prices, this is giving me some time to evaluate my range rather than using it. Im going to look into moving further back, away from this neighbor. That way he cant "see my rifles barrels".

I called the local sheriffs office and was told if your 150yds away from his house, they cant tell me to stop. If homeowner requests a decibel check, they will bring a meter out. Anything above 65 decibels at his receiving property line, is noise violation and i have to stop/move further away.

Now the question is if his property line is 450ft away from where i take my shots, does a .308 carry over 65d at his line
I know a few deputies in Calvert. if your 150 yards away , and you have the proper back stop. there is nothing your neighbor can do. make sure the muzzle are facing away from your neighbors. and the noise will travel away from him. I have heard several stories like yours over the years. if you do your part the police will tell the neighbor to pack sand !! there is no reason if you have the land and a proper back stop , that you cant shoot on your own property!! and the sheriff's department will back you up !!
Boss94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2020, 08:58 PM #89
Boss94 Boss94 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,796
Boss94 Boss94 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,796
the law reads 150 yards from his dwelling. not the property line.
Boss94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2020, 09:09 PM #90
Biggfoot44 Biggfoot44 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 19,637
Biggfoot44 Biggfoot44 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 19,637
The proximity law is to dwelling . The noise law is at Your property line .
Biggfoot44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Maryland Regional Discussions > Southern Maryland


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service