200+ yard ranges in AR, OK, TX, MO, or TN?


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grimjaw
March 9, 2009, 08:04 PM
I'm going to use my spring break to air out some lead in my rifles. I was looking for someplace that has a line longer than 200 yards, and in Arkansas it's harder to find. I'm going to drive up to five hours to get there, so my choices are all between Little Rock and:

1) Dallas along I30
2) Oklahoma City along I40
3) Nashville along I40
4) St Louis along I55

The only 200 yard public range I know of in AR that I'm willing to shoot at (Mayflower is not in the running) is an AGFC range outside Paragould. The kicker is that they've got to allow stuff like Wolf ammo (attracts a magnet).

Any suggestions are welcome. I already know about the NRA's lookup, but I was hoping to get some individual feedback.

jm

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Hungry Seagull
March 9, 2009, 08:12 PM
The best I know of is either Moore in or near Camp Robinson and a 100 yard indoor range in Searcy.

Moore is a outdoor range and may have the yardage you seek.

taliv
March 9, 2009, 08:17 PM
there's an NRA Mid-range Regional match in memphis 21-22 MAR

http://forums.delphiforums.com/tnhighpower/messages/?msg=1283.1

they'll be shooting both days from 300-600 yrds

they'll let you shoot all the woof you want, but you probably won't win anything :)

grimjaw
March 9, 2009, 08:29 PM
Hungry Seagull, I believe you're thinking of the Mayflower range, which is just north of Camp Robinson. They're 200 yards, and I've heard so much negative press about the ROs there that I've refused to go. I'm shooting for MY enjoyment on spring break, not theirs, which means faster than one round every two seconds occasionally.

taliv, thanks for the recommendation. I work 24/48 hours on the weekends so those days in March are out, unfortunately. NRA says that range is private, but I'll give them a call to get more info. Sounds promising, though.

Hungry Seagull
March 9, 2009, 08:37 PM
Moore is too far from us. Also they are a regulated range meaning if you were breaking a rule on thier property citations start at 100 and max out 1000 dollars. So we stay away from that one.

We go to shoot, learn and improve. Not to be cited if we forgot something. There is already enough going on as it is just going to a shoot.

Our RO in Searcy is a good one and generally we have no problems.

Good luck on your search for a good range.

grimjaw
March 9, 2009, 11:52 PM
Could a moderator move this to General Gun? I think I might have posted it in the wrong forum ...

Thingster
March 9, 2009, 11:56 PM
There's a 300 in mid-missouri, Gist Ranch Conservation Area. It's a conservation dept. range, open access, free.

http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/applications/moatlas/AreaSummaryPage.aspx?txtAreaID=9729&txtUserID=guest

redbandit98
March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM
http://ofgc.org/new/clubinfo.html Im a member here. The only thing is , you have to be a member to go in. I dont know where you are from in Arkansas, or what dates you are going to be coming. I am going to be off of work (temp laid off) I would be available march 18th, 19th, and 20th. If your interested in possibly saving yourself some driving time you could meet me up here one of those days and we could go to the range.

grimjaw
March 10, 2009, 12:15 AM
redbandit98, thanks for the info and offer. I'm in Little Rock.

Looks interesting. I'd like to see the facilities and maybe meet some of the members before I drop the $80/year for access. I don't know if I can make it before 3/23-3/27, but if I can I'll see if we can't work something out.

jm

redbandit98
March 10, 2009, 01:30 AM
oh i wasnt implying you join up. I can take anyone that is over 50 miles away as a guest for free. I just thought if you were around in that time frame, it may save you some time. I definately wouldnt join a gun club that was no where near my immediate location.

matt

grimjaw
March 10, 2009, 01:52 AM
I definately wouldnt join a gun club that was no where near my immediate location.

Given the sad state of affairs in Little Rock, I would. ;)

Plus, I don't mind getting away from this town for extended periods of time. I liked it before I had to live and work here. Now, not so much.

redbandit98
March 10, 2009, 03:15 AM
haha well, I wouldnt know. I dont get down that way much. From what I hear, I dont need to. I have been told its not the greatest place to dwell.

Red Tornado
March 10, 2009, 03:35 PM
Thingster, thanks for that link. I wasn't aware that any of the MDC ranges were over 100 yards. I may have to make it over that way sometime this spring.

I may also have to try the range by Paragould, I didn't even know it existed.
RT

BBQLS1
March 10, 2009, 03:58 PM
Wasn't on your list, but http://www.lra-tti.com/ has a 1000 yard range and is in the northern half of Louisiana.

3pairs12
March 10, 2009, 04:00 PM
Dallas along I30 is a 300 yard range in Greenville called APG. Just west of I30 on 380. Cool place. About 45 minutes yourside of Dallas. Let me know if you go there maybe we could meet up.

etex
March 10, 2009, 04:38 PM
www.evansguns.com 300 yards

DeathByCactus
March 10, 2009, 04:40 PM
Delete this, miss-read your post.

Big Larry
March 10, 2009, 06:17 PM
Gibson's Gun Range, on Lawson Road, in Mesquite, Texas. I believe it has about 4 slots for 200 yard range. It's south of I-30 and Highway 80, but north of I-20. Mesquite is about 13 miles east of Dallas. I don't have a phone number or I'd give it to you.

R.W.Dale
March 10, 2009, 06:24 PM
The OFGC 300m river range is prolly your best bet. That's were I do a lot of lead slingin

Rollwave88
March 10, 2009, 06:28 PM
It sounds like you are in little rock. Have you considered joining the Benton Gun Club ? I am a member and would be willing to take you so you can check it out. I am off work the same week you are talking about.

http://www.bentongunclub.org/index.html

grimjaw
March 10, 2009, 07:07 PM
Rollwave88, I've seen just a little about BGC but haven't talked to anyone directly who's a member. Yeah that'd be great. IM for the rest of it.

jm

Superlite27
March 10, 2009, 07:27 PM
How about 600?

http://www.shootingstl.com/

It's a nice place.

bluetopper
March 17, 2009, 11:37 PM
Nice 200yard rifle range in Paris, TX. No crowds. Most of the time you will be the only one there.

$50 a year and they will give you the combo to the gate.

It's my nearly every weekend getaway.:)

grimjaw
March 26, 2009, 06:08 PM
Just wanted to say I was wrong about Mayflower. I went today for a few hours, had a good time.

jm

SomeDude
March 27, 2009, 05:20 PM
Bench Rest Rifle Club of St. Louis has a 600 yd range. Never been there but they tell me it's nice.....

gym
March 27, 2009, 06:57 PM
They should convert some of those Golf Courses. Perfectlly good land going to waste

Gun Geezer
March 27, 2009, 09:43 PM
Angelina is a private range, but any NRA memeber can join. We have a 500 yard range with intermediate target holders.

Angelina is located about 10-miles outside Nacogdoches, Texas.

SaxonPig
March 27, 2009, 10:24 PM
I am also a member of the Benton Gun Club. I think there is at least a 300 yard rifle range available and maybe longer. There are some serious high-power shooters there and there are some regular matches that are held.

This is a membership club and it costs $100 to join and $65 per year which is dramatically higher than when I joined a few years ago but still not horribly unreasonable. The good thing is that members get keys and can use the range 365 days a year unlike Mayflower which is top-heavy with rules and is closed on Mondays and all holidays. I live in West Little Rock and it's about 25 minutes from my house to the range.

woad_yurt
March 27, 2009, 11:28 PM
The Montgomery County Shooting Complex has up to 400 yards for rifles. It's maybe 50-60 miles due west fo Nashville.

Flyboy
March 28, 2009, 01:46 AM
OKC Gun Club is nearer to I-44 than I-40, but if you're driving 5 hours, the extra twenty minutes is negligible. OKCGC has a 300yd benchrest range and a 600yd highpower range; the entire club is one of the nicest facilities I've ever seen.

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