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Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska: Make yourselves heard!

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. husker

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    Omaha. & yes we need a place to shoot. i have been to rifle sight inns at the ENGC several
    times. always very very windy. nice place for $120 a year + a 1 time buy in fee of $120.
     
  2. Crusader 4B

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  3. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Anybody use the DNR sight down in good ol' Pee-Jay (Pacific Junction)? It's got some long ranges to shoot on, quite worth the 20 mile, southbound drive from Council Bluffs.
     
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    One more from CB.

    There's a private range, a large one, down around Louisville somewhere. I understand membership is reasonable. LJ, i'd sure like to know more about that Mills Co. DNR range... I just finished doing an installation of a ladder sight on my Buffalo Classic which I've not yet tried out. And then there's the unfired Mosin carbine, and that Enfield I haven't shot yet....
     
  5. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Well what would you like to know? Lol

    It's pretty large. Free to shoot on, and through range estimation I'd say maybe 600 yards one way, probably 800 or so the other.
     
  6. Jim NE

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    Live in Lincoln, grew up in Omaha.

    HEY, LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, ever been to the old abandoned loess hills quarry up north of CB, but south of Crescent, along I-29 to shoot? I'm talkin' 35 years ago. The Iowa state patrol started chasing people off about 25 years ago. Some folks were starting to build houses up around there and didn't want a lot of shooting going on. Before then, it was pretty isolated.

    People came from all around the area, IA and NE, to shoot into the dirt cliffs or sight in their rifles for deer season. Not at all regulated, but I dont ever remember hearing of anyone getting hurt. In the earlier days, everyone was quite friendly, too. Had to walk across the railroad tracks to get to it.

    I think of that place often, because it probably typified a lot of places around America where you could shoot without paying fees, or joining a club or being watched closely by someone.

    Heck, some friends of mine used to climb along the structure underneath the south Omaha bridge and shoot at bottles floating in the Missouri River. Back then the cops just chased them off. Now they'd get arrested (after the swat team was called out.) Those days are long gone, but not forgotten.
     
  7. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Been there to shoot myself, only quit shooting there a couple years ago because I found the land down in Pee-Jay to shoot on. I'm only 22 years old. Wish I had more land to shoot on that wasn't regulated in some way or another.
     
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  9. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    One of these days we should all get together for a shoot. Don't see what it'd hurt, and it could be quite fun.
     
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    Near Lexington. If anyone is interested our group will be offering private memberships to a range consisting of a pistol, carbine and machine gun, shotgun and long range rifle. Long range includes steel targets to 2000 yards! Final details are being finished and awaiting NRA insurance to be in force. Email me for details.
     
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    omaha here
     
  12. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Glad to see as much people as there are this close.
     
  13. Husker1911

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    La Vista.
     
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    If you are headed to Iowa, Manning has a range. No fee, two covered shooting benches out to 300 yards.
     
  15. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Last I checked, Manning isn't too far from Council Bluffs, is it?
     
  16. WaterH

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    Manning is about an hour and a half from C.B
     
  17. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Yeah the. It isn't terrible. Bout the same distance away as Sioux City is.
     
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    New guy here, lurked awhile before finally joining, extreme SW Iowa here outside of Shenandoah. Live out in the country and cheat with my own range in the backyard :)
     
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    Wow! this thread came back from three years ago! Bad thing is the subject hasn't improved much. I'm thinking about trying to find a place with a good backdrop in the wma area between omaha and Ft Calhoun.
     
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    Well, I know I sound like a dreamer, but if I hit the lotto, I'd build one heck of a range on rural land. Nice, long ranges, sturdy benches, 3 Gun courses, IDPA, IPSC, all the goodies, lol.

    Too bad the likelihood of that isn't there.
     
  21. 45bthompson

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    If you hit the lotto I'd love a complimentary membership.
     
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    If I hit the lotto membership fees would be that you bring friends and have a good time. I don't think anyone should have to pay to shoot.
     
  23. Husker1911

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    Several years ago, there was a proposed Nebraska state public shooting range to be built at the new Wanahoo area, near Wahoo. I don't know what became of the proposal, but believe it's fallen by the wayside. Probably due to the failed economy.
     
  24. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Probably. Like I said a while ago in this post, there was supposed to be one here close to CB, grant it, it'd be rural. The LGS, George at Der Jagerhof in Council Bluffs, off of Glen Ave, said he and a bunch of other people were pushin for a public range with around 600 usable yards for range, IIRC. Haven't heard any more about it, I'll have to see if anything changed or if they're still planning to do it.
     
  25. Chimper

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    A couple hours west we are starting a new range. Early website up www.1kplus.com .
     
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