Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by j1133s, Jan 19, 2007.
I'm in for whatever we end up doing.
Red's indoor range= expensive, crowded, too few shooting lanes and good probability one will be waiting for a lane- especially on weekends.
ARC sounds good- never been there.
Hill Country Rifle Range= fair price, many rifle lanes, suitable range for dropping a lot of brass and fine tuning the art of riflely. For those paranoid about Richard, going as a group it is very unlikely he'll talk to anyone about his "theories". And of the 20 to 30 times I've been there, I've never seen him packing any heat. I've never even seen him shoot any gun there period and it's his range.
The security company I work part time for had our "Top Gun" shoot there and got no lectures on "The Temple, The Jews, or any other end of the world goofiness.
I think as long as you dont engage him in conversation you will be spared the theories, and in a group, he will keep to himself.
Would there be a problem with me bringing other guests along who are not ARC members? How do we make sure theres not too many people showing up such that theres enough ARC members to act as "hosts" for the non-members?
If ARC isn't going to work due to weather or political issues, I'd say HCRR is a good choice. As long as it isn't actively pouring down, HCRR is still a great range. The caliche out there soaks up the rain so it isn't all that muddy.
Also, as it turns out, Richard is now allowing full auto rifles again on the smaller pit range between the pistol range and the longer rifle range, so I can actually bring my select fire toys if its decided that we should meet out there instead. To be honest, I still prefer HCRR as a first choice as ARC is an unknown quantity to me as well.
Theres a new range way out just north of Williamson county out off 183 between Seward Junction and Briggs (no, not Stan's, further north of Stan's) called Astro Village. They've been open about a month and have some great facilities. Separate covered pistol and rifle ranges and they have steel targets on both rifle and pistol. Only down side is that the rifle range is only 100 yards and they require you to shoot off the bench (yawn). They claim that they'll be building a 300 yard range here soon and may allow people to shoot from field positions on that range. Cost is $12/head for all day no matter what you shoot (no NFA/50cal, sadly though I'll be working on changing their minds). Just another idea...
Weather will be fine on the 31st.
I'm sure as heck going to try and make it out again this year, it was tons of fun last year. I'll be praying for sunshine all week, it has been a little dreary out lately.
It's funny 'cause it's true
I'm gonna try and have several sizes available. I think I'm going to simply hang them from chains, as someone suggested.
Have we decided on a time when we're gonna start showing up? I looked though the previous posts and didn't see one.
Austin Rifle club 3/31 11AM
I will have two plates I can hang that are about 10" in diameter. I will also have some horribly cut 1" teflon sheets cut to about 10" square (don't laugh at them, they were cut with a portable band-saw and show it...) that I can hang up for some rim-fires.
Lastly, I was unable to cut the aluminum plate....SO....I was going to drag it out via dolly to the 100 yard berm and lean it up against it...I am sure that there are some folks out there that would like to see what an FMJ can do vs some of that...and I am still in search of more range fodder...
I was going to drag into town on Friday if anyone wants to meet up for some evening grub. PM me if you want and I will provide my cell and we can meet up when I get there, mebbe.
I've got some heavy steel core for my Russian Mosin-Nagant rifles that might be interesting to put up against that aluminum
I'll be there if I am not flying.. Unfortunatley, I wont know until 6pm on friday if I am flying that weekend.
Something else I have been kicking around....if anyone has stuff they would like to trade mebbe this would be a good place to bring it?
I know I can offer up 500 rounds of Wolf polymer coated 5.56, a set of RCBS .243 dies, a set of Lee 25-35 WCF dies, and a Redding crimp die for 44 Mag.
anyone else in the mood for Bartertown?
I've got a ton of sealed WWB .45ACP ammo, numerous Marlin .22LR rifles, some accessories and holsters, etc.
I'll bring it all along with.
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And we are still hoping for a dry, usable range when we get there!!!! Would like to get in some shooting with my .22 S&W M41, scoped .44 S&W M629, and .45 1911 pistols.
Good shooting and be safe.
According to the locals the weather report is saying dry and pleasant...not like around here in the more southern
Weather report is calling for thunderstorms Thursday and Friday. It will be, at a minimum, VERY sloppy.
If the weather is rainy in any of the days leading up to Saturday, ARC could be untenable. The range is down on a flood-plain, as in navigable-by-boat at certain times of the year.
Not trying to hijack the event, but if someone checks on ARC on Friday, and finds it to be water-logged, should the event be moved to HCR? It would seem far easier to move the event than to move the date.
Is someone still planning to go check out conditions at ARC on Thursday or Friday?
I'm certainly going to check in on this thread as we approach the date.
The good news: I am now an official member of ARC, so I can bring 3 guests.
The not so good news: if it'll rain Thursday AND Friday, the range is out of question, it'll be a lake. If rain on Friday only, it's doable, but we need somebody to check it out in the afternoon/evening. (I could do it in the morning, but I'll work in the evening, and things could change =more rain)
Just to quote myself:
So, I'll post Friday if conditions are bad.
Note: I'm more curious to see how their Sunday high power match is going to look like...
I understand it involves rowboats.
Then again, maybe it'll clear up, and we'll all just wear shoes that are easy to clean when we get home.
j113s: Have we solidified a Rain Contigency Plan?
Do we all shoot a new azimuth and head to HCR, or to Red's?
oof. I hope it's clear enough to shoot on Saturday. I'd hate to see all that plate steel I bought at the metal yard yesterday go unused.
So where is this Hill Country Rifle range at? lol
I don't care if I have to get some duck-boots, though...I would like to see the aluminum stand up to some stuff.
Hill Country Rifle Range Directions. This map is old, but you still get the idea. BTW, FM 3238=Hamilton Pool Rd.:
We should have lunch together and discuss it. That way the folks who show up get say where they'd like to go. This THR meeting is really a social event with shooting as an added bonus.
Any restaurant suggestions?
BTW, I'm going to head out to ARC today and check out its condition since we've had a few day's rain already.
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