If you’ve got a garden with a range of above 20m then you’ve enough room to set up an air rifle range at home.
The rules are you must stop pellets from travelling beyond the target. Pellets must never stray outside the limits of your garden. So use a safe backstop. Don’t leave your airgun unattended even if it is unloaded.
You should also tell any neighbours nearby what you are doing. Make sure everyone in your home knows they cannot go into the garden until you have finished and keep children and dogs out of the way. Make a sign saying “Shooting in Progress” and hang it on the entrance to your property as a warning.
We’ve taken a look at air rifle targets for different types of practice and come up with some options.
Nitehawk Self Resetting Magnetic Air Rifle/Airsoft Knock Down Shooting Target
Best for hearing that you've hit the target
A fun target that gives a satisfying clang when you hit it. Reset it when you have hit all four ducks by shooting the disc in the middle to make the targets pop back up again.Buy Now
Firebird Exploding Targets Airflash Extreme
Best for sound and visual impact
These reactive targets emit a bang, flash and smoke when they're hit. But don't use them if you live in a built-up area.Buy Now
GUGULUZA 14cm Paper Targets for Air Rifle BB Gun Shooting Practice,Card Targets,Pack of 100
Best for tracking improvement
If you're new to airgunning these inexpensive paper targets will help you to hone your skills and refine your technique. They're also good for keeping a record of how you're improvingBuy Now
Splatterburst Targets - 8 inch Bullseye Reactive Shooting Target
Best for visibility
If you're concerned about noise, these targets splatter silently, illuminating in florescent yellow when hit correctly. Good for dull days and dull conditions when the sun isn't out.Buy Now
Oypla Swinging Auto Reset Air Rifle Gun Shooting Practice Target Set
Best for uninterrupted practice
When you want to hone your skills use these targets which swing when shot. Keep going until you've hit all four and then hit the top 5th target to reset them all.Buy Now