I made a panoramic collage of the countryside near Biel in Switzerland. Only upon review at home did I notice an interesting detail.
(Click on the preview to load the full panorama. The area of interest is marked on it.)
Due to the extreme distance, it’s hard to tell the range size, but it’s most likely the standard 300m practice range for the reservists. Typical of the Swiss approach to gun safety, the road to the range comes very near the lane of live fire. I’ve seen ranges where the approaches are in a depression between the shooting position and the targets, too — not shielded from the shooters by any kind of physical barrier. At the same time, at least one range near Lucerne prohibits scoped hunting rifles because they are “probably unsafe and definitely not permitted by the insurance contract” while Sig 550 rifles are permitted.
PS: The other item I should not have left at home — a polarizing filter for the lens.