Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tortuga, Apr 1, 2021.
Well, he is in Kansas, so the only problem with long range shooting is finding a natural backstop!
Sure smells like a woke managed-by-government facility. Sorry to hear such stories. Damn shame sensible enthusiasts like yourself can't find a place to just have fun, Makes me appreciate rural Kansas. For me there is an old quarry in the middle of some public hunting land just 10 minutes from my house, but most people don't go there because a few yahoos made it questionable. Instead I drive 30 minutes to a private membership range where I've been shooting rifles and pistols and having great fun for the last 20 years; all outdoors. There is a new indoor pistol range just 10 minutes away, but I don't really care for indoor ranges. But, I could go there for a small fee if I have a need. Hang in there and keep up the search.
Not really. I pay a fella about $300 per mow, three or four times a year. I have a Kubota 24 horsepower tractor, brush hog and a 60 inch finish deck along with a 54 inch zero turn. If you are going to live out, you have to man up the equipment. But, still, I usually just pay for the back area and I keep the front area.
At least other people are enjoying the sport. I might just drop some serious money on a piece of nearby property and shoot there.
To be (potentially) fair, those operators may be constrained by Insurance requirements, that they have (inexpertly) 'doubled down' upon.
Tha could e from having chosen said insurance by price rather than applicability (the rules needed for a range within a City must needs be more strict than one in the rural, sub-suburan lands, or in a wholly rural setting.
We have our own steel targets and stands for paper targets.
Sometimes I’ll drive an hour to meet friends and shoot. Always a good time there.
Also black and white targets tend to blend in to the scenery....
We do have a decent backstop though called "Colorado".
Rifles or clays? About 70 miles each way.
Airsoft or BB/pellet guns? The backyard.
Indoor pistol range about 10 minutes from work that I've been to a couple of times now.
A friend shot an RPG a while back. Paid a bunch of money to do that.
There's a few fish game clubs nearby too, they all have club bars.
You very fortunate few with your private back yard ranges exempted of course. One assumes they have safe backstops and no access to the field of fire.
One caters more to trap shoot, but maintains a decent pistol and 100 yd. rifle range. The other has the main attraction of cowboy town (SASS) and up to 500 yd rifle range.
I use to travel 100 miles to another range for matches but now that I'm a lot older I'm not willing to make that drive.
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