Ya'll must be married to eastern women
All I have to do is make sure the muzzle brake outside. When I announce Fire in the Hole, she goes into the living room.
As for the neighbor, my kitchen window is the same distance from the front of her garage as my shooting bench is behind it and same distance away. Deputy Sheriff has appeared a couple of times when all I had was a 270 Win and a 375 H&H. Neighbors called 'em while I was shooting the 270. The officer was impressed with my set up and popped off a couple of shots himself.
The only trouble with the little lady was when she discovered the three dents in the maple kitchen table make by the Hoppe's rest. I now have a leather pad to prevent that.
My only problem is set up time as all the shooting stuff is in the basement and the back area (to 1300 yds) is a crossing area for deer, elk and yotes. If it were a hunt area things would be better.
To cure that problem, I'm put some major death chemicals to the two willow trees about 100 feet in back of the house and will remove them in a couple of weeks. I'll then be able to have command of whole distance from the family room floor via the basement door.
I still have to holler REALLY LOUD, fire in the hole, as the basement door is right below the open (in the summer) kitchen window. Wife gets pretty up tight when the blast from the braked 270 AM or 338 RUM (I forget which it was) caused her to drop the hand mixer in the cake batter.
I can't wait for that 375 AM to get here.
I really feel sorry for some of you guys.
As winmag said this kind of stuff is pretty normal in some parts and wasn't intended to be humorous even a little bit.....