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Shooting ranges south of Indianapolis?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ZeroX, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. ZeroX

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    Living in Bloomington, there's no where nearby to shoot. There are several places around Indy but I don't really want to make that drive all the time, especially with gas prices. There's a Conservation Club in Martinsville that'd be great but they only had memberships for 07 open for a week in January.

    A place that also rents handguns would a plus.
     
  2. wilson

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    I dont know if you asking if there is another place to shoot. Atterbury just reopend and its in Edinburg. Its brand new and its really nice too. You can shoot what you want and you can load more than one round at a time.
     
  3. El Tejon

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    You mean other than Sycamore Valley?:confused: What's wrong with Sycamore Valley?:confused:

    wilson, have you been to the new Atterbury? Can we shoot full auto there?
     
  4. wilson

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    Yes i've been there. I dont know if you can shoot full auto there or not it is at camp att. I dont know the rules on that.
     
  5. jimbob1911

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    I tried to make a haul to atterbury but got caught in a traffic jam due to 65 south being closed starting about 15 miles north of the exit. I mean stuck in traffic for like 40 minutes to go 3 miles traffic jam. Gotta love that 65 traffic. Now that I have started work don't know when I will be able to make it down, heard it was nice though. Anyone if it is open on Sat. and how crowded it gets. Figure if it is open on the weekend that would be their busy time.
     
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    To my knowledge full auto is not allowed at Atterbury. YMMV
     
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    To my knowledge full auto is not allowed at Atterbury. YMMV
     
  9. #shooter

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    No full auto and no rapid fire. What is rapid fire? Who knows? Once you do it you will find out because the RO will give you a warning. Since the changes it is $2 to start for 2 hours and a $1 per hour after. First come, first serve. Paper only. They have targets, ammo, clothes for sale, plus vending machines and bathrooms with running water. Pretty darn good for $1/hr. The wife didn't like using the pit toilets (who can blame her). So the bathrooms are a big plus for bringing the wife.

    The range is also very controlled. Every 20min there is a cease fire to change targets etc and you must be behind the firing line. A RO “walks the line” to make sure everything is bolt open and magazine out etc. .17-.50. are allowed, the .50 must be a ML or pistol. No .50 CFR.
    The ranges are now semi-adjustable. The targets are on stands and you place them at a min 10yrds ( I think). The different sections are 25, 50, 100 yards (200 is gone). So if you want to shoot 75 you must use the 100 and place the stand at 75. Must be 18 or older.

    There is also a trap and skeet range. $5 gets you 25 clays. It is ether voice activated or press a button and the clays fly away. Very nice!

    No shot shells can be used at rifle/pistol range. I am not sure if you can use paper targets at the trap/skeet range. Soooooo….. If you need to sight in a SG or test a pattern (buckshot or turkeyshot) I am not sure if that is allowed. It would be a good question to ask the RO next time I go.

    One more thing! It is now VERY LOUD! Because of all the concrete structures such as buildings, berm reinforcement, and a roof (yes it is covered big +) it is very loud. The sound bounces off of everything. Good ear protection is a MUST. It looks real nice and if you forgot your targets you get some there. Looks great. Hours of operation…if memory serves correctly it is tues-sun, 9-5 or 6. I think they are closed Mondays. I would call the IDNR to confirm when they are open to be sure.
     
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