I shoot my 10mm in the back field and shoot into the bench (a big hill) directly behind me - but 1/8th mile away. Needless to say, a 10mm G20.4 is LOUD and the echoes from the bench send the reports back to me in a few moments. I hear neighbors firing shotguns, medium and small caliber stuff all the time... no-one complains. We have real cowboys here and they aren't gonna let someone's shooting bother them. These "real cowboys" OTOH complain though about a 4" snow and in the summer they see the sun and start crying they're gonna burn up 'cause it's so hot. Cowboys aren't what they used to be I guess but they seem to rather enjoy firearms and the noise they generate. Ya oughtta be here on the 4th of July! This afternoon (while I was in my front driveway torching out a front wheel hub on a Dodge 4wd for a neighbor) a party of 20-24 horseback riders came by and almost all of them were wearing a sidearm. Where I live we have front yard bar-b-ques in the summer and we just fire up a portable unit and open the front fence gate and put up a sign inviting the neighbors in - I even make sure we have some bluegrass music for them if they wanna dance. Rule 1 --> BYOB and if you want something special, bring enough for everybody. Other nearest 6 or 8 neighbors started to reciprocate the same way and we rotate all around the 600 acres where I live for anyone who wants to get into the BBQ rotation. OIC - that might be confusing - my property isn't 600 acres. That's the approx area of the neighborhood. I'm going to bed now - there's a gun show at the fairgrounds that I want to get to EARLY:30 and I'm very tired of wrestling with that stupid MOPAR hub!