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Pictures of where you shoot.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Enginetech88, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. Enginetech88

    Enginetech88 Member

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    I read alot of you guys go to a public range indoors and outdoors. Some of you guys just shoot of your back deck. Others have an area set-up on their own propertys. I am currently working at setting up a range for myself friends and family on my own property. It will have the capabilities of going out to 200 yards. I have never shot at an actual public range. Always just been on my own farm or the state land around the corner from the house. Just a big pile of dirt as a back stop and thats it. So I really dont know how to have everything. Any suggestions? Pictures of where you shoot would greatly help. Ill have some up in the next couple days of where I want to set this up once the rain clears out. :rolleyes: Thanks! Josh
     
  2. Quilbilly

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    Cool thread idea enginetech. Ill try to get a couple pics early next week.
     
  3. cchris

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    The crappy range in Union, SC:

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    Just mounds of dirt at 15, 35, and the back of the range is around 100. No markers or anything, and you gotta bring your own wood and stuff. Unmanned free range, and the DNR official in charge of the range is a jerk - sits in his car all day watching people and waiting for someone to do something wrong.

    Next two are my favorite range in Mountain Rest, SC:

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    Another unmanned range. Nets hanging up at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards. Clothespins brought out by regulars of the range, targets printed out by the regulars there too. Operated by the townspeople of Walhalla. The DNR official in charge of this one is a really cool guy, he comes out and shoots with us and just chats. Even though it's "paper targets only", he'll still let us set up water bottles with red dye at 100 yards so we can see if we hit them.

    Not to mention, the drive from Clemson is a nice one - up a few winding mountain roads and the range is down a dirt road, with a creek flowing right next to it. Places like this are the reason I love living in SC.

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    Thought I'd include this one, it's a picture looking downrange, a friend of mine took it with his camera and I think it's a neat-looking picture.

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    I just want to get in here so I can get back with pics.
     
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  6. BunnyPuncher

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    Bullethole Range in dry, dusty San Antonio. Not fancy, but good people.

    Here is one I took over my 1934 Tula Mosin Nagant 91/30 on the 100yd line, you can see the 200 & 300yd berms if you look close over on the left.

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    And here is a youtube vid a member took of two of our IPSC / Pistol League bays. Also have several steel bays for AASA. Vid is of some of our league shooters.

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    Range has the usual - pistol lines, rifle lines and lots of bays.

    Very nice topic btw. looking forward to seeing some of the fancy places :)
     
  7. Sharpie1

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    Normally, I go to our family farm in Southwest Virginia. The top 3 pics show this farm. The bottom one shows a little "area" of the farm which used to be inhabited by ancestors a few generations ago. That is the area where I shoot - since it is in sort of a "bowl" with somewhat flat land at the bottom and tall hills all around. No, the cattle don't cause a problem. If they're in one certain direction, I just set up my stuff at another hillside.

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    This is another place where I sometimes go shoot -- it is at another farm in Southwest Virginia where my mother currently lives. It is much flatter - and good for rifles (and groundhogs). Note: Groundhogs make great reactive targets.

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    There is actually a really nice gun club less than 5 miles from my house. They have a rimfire range, handgun range and a 400yd rifle range. They also have trap/skeet and all manner of nice stuff. I have almost decided to join, but I don't think I'd like to shoot there. I have been to public ranges (unstaffed) before - and I did not like it at all. Idiots had shot the place up - and when other people are there, you can't have a conversation with the person you came with because of all the shooting that's going on just 5 yards away. Also, you have to wait until they're finished shooting for everyone to go reset targets, etc. I don't like that. And the LAST thing I would want is for some stranger to saunter up to my "area" and start gawking at my guns, comment on my shooting, etc.

    I shudder. That's not for me.
     
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  8. DasFriek

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    Since i have a bad sense of humor and never take a camera to the range i drew you a picture of me at the range,not only that im holding my dream gun a DW Razorback 10mm.

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  9. danweasel

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    Hey, I think I saw DasFriek at the Cushman Range last weekend! If I go tommorow I'll put up some of that place. You're in for a treat! Especially if it's been a while since someone "cleaned" it!
     
  10. Enginetech88

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    Awesome pictures! Thanks!
     
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    Castlelaw Military Range Edinburgh Scotland.:)

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    This is the view near my house. The range is at the base of that mountain (Mt. Kinsman, NH) on private (land owner permission) property. It's about 500 yd. long and somewhat narrow. It's an old gravel pit with high sides (about 20 ft. high) Great protection and noise reduction. Of course, the trees and foliage are so thick around here that it really is a moot point. You can also get permission from the local ranger (USFS) to pretty much shoot anywhere you want (old logging roads and such) in the National Forest within bounds of the rules (no shooting across a roadway, within 1/4 mile of a trailhead, hut, ranger sta. etc.)


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    My wife shooting at Clark Brothers, in Opal, Va.

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    your ranges made me drool guys !

    I whish we had such space..
     
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    My range is a pasture with berms and shooting houses.Could only find the one pic right now,the view of Mt. st. Helens from the rifle range house.
    It's in sw washington state,btw.

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    Southern Indiana Rifle and Pistol Club. This picture is from the 500yd firing point.

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    I tried to post a few pics and couldn't do it...Help!
     
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    Not much to see, pictures are at 50, 100, and 300 yards. We can shoot up to 2 miles here and it is only a couple of miles from my house.
     
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    My gun club..... www.blgc.org . There's a bunch of separate ranges of different depths, plus a high-power rifle range out to 600 yards, a shotgun range, and a .22 silhouette range.

    Some photos I took there....

    This is covered now, a new 100 yard rifle range.

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    I usually setup my target stands right up close to the impact berm, but on this day I was just sighting in a new pellet rifle, so I didn't bother.

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    My range

    In the intermountain West. Me with my brother and semi-auto rifles:
     

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  24. blendingnoise

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    Indoor in the city at a private owned range that you can buy a membership or pay per visit.
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    Outdoor at a state owned public range
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    PS: you might want to check local laws and ask on a local board as to what a suitable backstop would be. A pile of dirt is not suitable for the most part.
     
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    couple of these are in my dads back yard during last winter. hes got a house and acerege out in NE, Washington in the boonies.

    the first pic is of some friends and I in one of our favorite camping spots on the back side of bald mountain in Eastern WA.
     
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