well, this is a question that i am sure many of us have wondered about in the past... and i have googled, and googled some more to no avail... taking into consideration how far a bullet can travel, ricochet, and lord only knows what else... what would you guys say is needed to make a LEGAL & SAFE gunrange at home??? how much distance would you need between you and any other homes or places where people may be, to allow for stray bullets... what would you use as a backstop??? mother earth would be best but what else would be a good bullet stopper??? i would love do do something like this, but i would want it to be ABSOLUTLEY safe for not only myslef and others using the range, but others folks around the area too... is it even doable??? i mean, lots of people go out to someones back field and shoot at cans & stuff... but i have always worried about how far any stray bullet might go... to me, it doesnt seem safe to shoot at cans in a field with a treeline behind it... remember, one of the 4 cardinal rules is be sure of your target AS WELL AS WHAT IS BEHIND IT... how can folks justify shooting in a direction where there are woods downrange... there could be people in those woods for gods sake!!! but this is something i would want to be completely safe... could you dig a pit, line the top where the ground is, making a complete horseshoe with tires filled with dirt, so that you are about 10 feet or more below the top of the tire backstop and that be legal??? what about any bullets that for who knows what reason might go over the top of your backstop??? are there any places on the web for finding laws governing such things???