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is there any place in westchester county one is allowed to shoot a air rifle in the woods? I want to sight my pellet rifle in but it seems silly to have to pay to go to a shooting range for a air rifle as opposed to my other firearms.
 

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Any reason you can't shoot it in your yard?
You only need 10 yds.
IIRC air rifles are considered 'firearms' under westchester law and cannot be discharged within 500 feet, which a few of my neighbors are unfortunately.
 

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Is that the DEC hunting definition you are going by or is it a local code? If it’s a local code does it differiant between low and high powered air rifles?
 

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Call Blue Mountain near Peekskill. I've bore cited a few rifles up there.

is there any place in westchester county one is allowed to shoot a air rifle in the woods? I want to sight my pellet rifle in but it seems silly to have to pay to go to a shooting range for a air rifle as opposed to my other firearms.
 

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If all you want to do is sight it in, why not just do it in your house.
You only need 30', a gallon jug full of kitty litter, and a target.
It will not go thru. I shot in the basement for years with my kids.
1/2" low at 30' will give you a 2" kill zone out to 35 yds.
 

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I looked through the NY State Consolidated laws - are you in Yonkers? Only legal choice if you are is a range. If not why not just discuss it with one of those neighbors and get permission.
 
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