Columbus, OH need a place to shoot


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rgoudy1975
September 19, 2005, 05:37 PM
I really detest my only option being an indoor range. I like to shoot paper, but not all the time. Does anyone have a place outdoors near Reynoldsburg, which is southeast of Columbus, that I can go shoot.

Thanks a million.
Roy
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71Commander
September 19, 2005, 06:41 PM
Johnson City, Tennessee. :evil: You'll be a lot happier too!

rgoudy1975
September 19, 2005, 07:04 PM
Sorry about your Michigan luck :( ...

JW in Ohio
September 19, 2005, 08:02 PM
If you go to the Ohio Dept of Natural Resources website,
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/Shooting/granges.htm

they have several shooting ranges located throughout Ohio. I have been to the one at Delaware State Park. Pretty good arrangement but you still can only shoot paper targets. As I remember, you get a season pass for around $24.

field70
September 19, 2005, 08:23 PM
There is one at Deercreek State park...near Mt.Sterling..about 20 miles south on 71.

rgoudy1975
September 19, 2005, 09:46 PM
I'd go to Deercreek but I don't want to pay the gas. Traveling any distance nowadays offets any range fees I may no tbe payin. I may as well join the indoor range 10 miles away. It's $100 a year. Is that a decent price?

71Commander
September 20, 2005, 04:44 AM
$100 a year is a great price. Of the two ranges in my area, one charges $100 for 6 months and the other one is $90 for 6 months.

Byron Quick
September 20, 2005, 06:03 AM
Friend of mine just turned down a job in Columbus. He's flying to Las Vegas this week to interview. Guess it's just as well.

CAS700850
September 20, 2005, 08:30 AM
If you mean New Albany Shooting Range, the $100 annual membership fee doesn't get you free range time, except for one day a week (Monday, I believe). Everything else is reduced rate. The State Park may be your best bet, or try making friends with someone who owns enough land for safe shooting.

Nazirite
September 20, 2005, 09:18 AM
Fairfield Fish and Game is about a 20 minute drive from 256 and I-70 in Reynoldsburg. Itís a private club in Fairfield county, $100 to join and $50 a year there after.
They have two ranges: a rifle and a pistol/shotgun. You have to bring your own targets and the ranges are not as nice as some of the state parks. I believe you can fish and camp for free and they have other activities as well. I go down there every once in a while with a guy I work with, itís usually pretty quiet until he lets lose with his 45/70 Thompson contender. :what:

OH25shooter
September 20, 2005, 09:36 AM
I understand your concern regarding drive time and gas. The state runs an outdoor range north of Delaware (I know...too far to drive). The only other outdoor range I'm aware of is a private gun club on Route 3 in the Mt. Vernon area. I did check it out and it is well kept, but you have to be recommended by a member to join. Regarding New Albany indoor range, the price has been increased to $150 per year (I think that's the price) and member shooting days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Did you look at the indoor range in Lancaster on Route 33 just north of the mall? Nice facility.

rgoudy1975
September 20, 2005, 10:10 AM
Did you look at the indoor range in Lancaster on Route 33 just north of the mall?

This is the range that I was referring to. It's $100 if you buy their ammo (which would be 1 box per visit & I'd bring my own from there on). They told me the price was going up soon. I've just about given up on someone w/land close by.

rgoudy1975
September 20, 2005, 10:13 AM
Fairfield Fish and Game is about a 20 minute drive from 256 and I-70 in Reynoldsburg.

Although, I will check this out.

Thank you guys.
Roy

Coronach
September 20, 2005, 10:15 AM
Also, over near Zanesville there is Briar Rabbit, which has several outdoor rifle ranges.

Mike

rgoudy1975
September 20, 2005, 10:17 AM
Thanks.

Also, Coldplay rules. I just saw them in Columbus.

dzimmerm
September 20, 2005, 10:44 PM
Hello,

I live on the east side of columbus ohio and I go to the Powder Room Firing range in Powell. The Powder room range fees are $6.00 per half hour. If you want you can become a lifetime member for only $75.00 and that entitles you to $1.00 off on the range fee and discounts on other stuff.

Check out their website, URL listed below.

http://www.powderrm.com/

I have also used the Delaware range. It is actually located in the Delaware wildlife area. It is north of the actual delaware park. The yearly pass for the Delaware wildlife area range is about $25.00 a year. The pass can be obtained from Nortons Gun store that is just west of Route 23 on route 229. 229 is the same road you take east from Route 23 to get to the outdoor range.

A map of the delaware range can be found at this location.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/PDF/pub107.pdf

I have never been to the New Albany range as I am not rich. I did vist the Blackwing range in delaware once but they are also a bit more expensive than the powder room.

I have been to the range down on route 33 just north of Lancaster. It seemed ok, I think I paid about $13.00 for one hour of range time. I did notice they had rentals. I think their hi-point rentals were free if you bought a box of their ammo. I was tempted to try the hi-point .45 caliber rental but I ended up practicing with my 9mm during that time. I went there because the Powder Room had been closed for about 3 months due to repair on the range and my trigger finger was getting itchy. :)

dzimmerm

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