1,000 yard ranges near DFW?


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Mark-Smith
March 15, 2011, 01:25 AM
Is there anything closer than Tac Pro Shooting Center to DFW that has a 1,000 yard shooting range?

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esheato
March 15, 2011, 08:19 AM
Best of the West (http://texasshootingrange.com/) down in Liberty Hill.

Mark-Smith
March 15, 2011, 06:01 PM
Best of the West down in Liberty Hill.

Cool place, but that's 3 and a half hours from DFW vs Tac Pro (2 hours or so). Totally going to have to stop by there next time I'm down in Austin though...

Is there anything else near DFW that has a 1,000 yard range that's less than a 2 hour drive?

pdd614
March 15, 2011, 06:55 PM
Sorry Mark. Tacpro is as close as it gets. Get ahold of me if you want to meet at Tacpro. I am there at least once or twice a month.

Mark-Smith
March 15, 2011, 06:57 PM
Sorry Mark. Tacpro is as close as it gets. Get ahold of me if you want to meet at Tacpro. I am there at least once or twice a month.

Will do when I've got something capable of hitting the same area reliably at that range :D Hopefully before the year is out.

Cop Bob
March 17, 2011, 06:24 PM
Sorry to say, that even in the (hats off please) GREAT STATE OF TEXAS..(ok you can put your hat back on.)... there are very few 1000 yard ranges...

I am only aware of Three, One near Wichita Falls, don't remember the name..

One in the Hill Country, Best of the West.. and

Bayou Rifles outside of Houston, (hwy 288 S) However that is a Private members only range, and one must qualify or "Show Proficiency" to be able to use the 600 and 1000 yd ranges, and they are only available a few hours a day. (use of the long ranges shuts down the 2-300 ranges which see more use, therefore open longer.

There are specific caliber and bullet weight and velocity restrictions, you would need to contact the club for information, their website is: bayourifles.org

esheato
March 17, 2011, 06:40 PM
From what I've seen and I've only been in Texas a year, it's all about who you know.

Find a guy that owns property.

Mark-Smith
March 17, 2011, 06:45 PM
From what I've seen and I've only been in Texas a year, it's all about who you know.

Find a guy that owns property.

I've been contemplating that, even pooling in with a group of friends to buy some land that has a good backstop and is just big enough to fit a 1,000 yards or so. Unfortunately, I don't yet know how close to DFW I could find cheap land like that, and also what the yearly property taxes would be.

saltydog452
March 17, 2011, 07:03 PM
There is a l o n g range in/around Shreveport-Bossier City that caters to the .50 crowd. If you visit the .50 Caliber Forums, betcha you could find it, or something similar.

salty

esheato
March 17, 2011, 07:17 PM
My local range is 200 yards...I've been whining and complaining about it for going on a year. Turns out one of the guys I work with knows a guy with a lot of property. The guy I work with wants to get to 500 and I want to stretch my legs like I used to...one phone call and we have permission. 1500 yards down a fence line that dead ends in a hill.......10 minutes from my house and it's private. What more could you ask for?

Find a guy...start talking at the range, meet people, let them shoot your guns, get the word out that you're looking for a place. When you find it, don't say a word and treat the owner like gold. LOL. Serious.

animator
March 21, 2011, 01:54 AM
From what I've seen and I've only been in Texas a year, it's all about who you know.

Find a guy that owns property.
In my experience, this is probably the best bet. All I have to do is make a phone call, and that yardage is available, granted it's a bit of a drive. The drive is worth it though, considering there's no range fees, no restrictions, and is full-auto friendly :)

TechBrute
March 21, 2011, 07:39 AM
I am real impressed if someone knows someone with enough land to shoot 1000 yards safely that's closer than Tac-Pro. That's easily over a $1M chunk of land, and the only people I know that have that much land have cattle on it.

animator
March 21, 2011, 11:51 AM
I am real impressed if someone knows someone with enough land to shoot 1000 yards safely that's closer than Tac-Pro. That's easily over a $1M chunk of land, and the only people I know that have that much land have cattle on it.
lol. That's the caveat to the property I shoot at. You shoot a cow accidentally or otherwise, you just bought it. Cows aren't cheap. Most of the time they stay away from the loud noises. :)

TechBrute
March 21, 2011, 12:01 PM
The main place I shoot is a private property south of Waxahachie. It's 268 acres, but due to the terrain and neighboring properties, the best you can do is 200 yards. I don't know how much he paid for the property, but I can tell you that I looked into listings and similar properties were $1.2-1.8M. While I can't brag about 1/4" groups at 1000 yards, it affords me a good place to shoot any way I want up to 200 yards, and I've constructed a nice little pistol bay with 3 target stands where the RO doesn't explode when you want to do an El Prez or other holster work, or fire more than 1 shot every 30 seconds.

Bartholomew Roberts
March 21, 2011, 06:54 PM
In addition to Tac Pro, there is L. T. Dillon in Waco; but it is 2 hours at least as well and it's a private range that is only occasionally open to the public.

DFWBioFuels
March 21, 2011, 08:52 PM
Some friends and I just drove out to TacPro last Tuesday. I was very impressed with the facilities. It was totally worth the drive!

I can't imagine a property owner doing A FRACTION of the kind of work that Bill has done out at Tac Pro for serious shooters.

Safety is everything and Bill owns quite a bit of land out there. That range is enormous! At the 1000yd line, there's benches and cover from the brutal Texas sun.

pdd614
March 21, 2011, 10:39 PM
Thats why when I don't have time to drive out to the ranch in Brownwood, I always make time for Tacpro. Great facilities, great people, and it's only an hour and a half from Grapevine. I can get out there when they open at 8 a.m., and stay until 1ish. This gives me plenty of time for shooting, and I still have half the day to spend with the family.

Bartholomew Roberts
March 23, 2011, 03:51 PM
Yeah, I haven't been able to get out to TacPro in forever; but last time I was there they were rigging turning targets and movers for the 1,000 yd range. That was over a year ago so they are probably up and running now. TacPro is definitely one of my favorite ranges.

I'm not sure whether they just have less range abuse or they are just better about fixing it; but another nice thing is that the range equipment is usually in good working order. It seems like the closer you get to DFW, the range equipment gets less elaborate/cheaper, more abused, and there are more rules that are aimed at the lowest common denominator.

pdd614
March 27, 2011, 04:18 PM
Bart, don't you think it's about time to open up the safe and make the drive to Tacpro. I will be out there next Sunday morning, you should come.

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