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Turns out the town I just moved to 200 yard range.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by daniel craig, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. daniel craig

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    Turns out the town I just moved to 200 yard range. In my neck of the woods that’s actually pretty rare most ranges how about 100 yards or less needless to say I’m excited. Especially considering it’s only $60 a year.

    I’m really excited… Now if I can just get all my reloading stuff together from the move so I can get to working up some loads.
     
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  2. sequins

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    Going out past 100 sure is a lot of fun. You really feel like you're getting somewhere banging steel at 600+ though, but I've only got to do that a few times in the southwest when I'm fortunate enough to visit my shooting buddy down that way.

    I shoot mostly 100-200 as well as im fairly urban.
     
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  3. daniel craig

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    I mean really the hunting I do needing more than 200 yards is rare. But I still appreciate having a 200 yard zero vs a 100yd zero just in case I need to reach out a little bit further
     
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    Inside your brain, 200 yards now…interesting. ;)
     

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  5. 4v50 Gary

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    We used to think 200 yards is long range but that was when I was a city boy. I'm still a city boy (because I don't know squat) and the ditch digging and dirt road maintenance never ends.
     
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    Which town are you in now.

    I zero all of my rifles at 200, most drop 8-9 in at 300. @sequins is right about longer distances. I shoot to 500, not often, buddy usually has corn on his fields. If you aren't too far away Halstead rod and gun club in PA has a 600 yd range they put in last year. Could be a long drive from western ny though, price for membership isn't too bad either, 100.00 for family, unlimited access.
     
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  8. daniel craig

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    Exactly
     
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  10. jmr40

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    200 yards is a good range to shoot. The club that I belong to officially goes to 300. That is as far as the land is cleared, but some of the members have hung steel plates from trees at 350. Most of the guys don't even know they are there. You have to really be looking for them and know where to look to see them.

    I only shoot at 300 yards if I'm at the range alone. It takes too much time to walk down and back and I don't like to keep other shooters waiting. I do shoot at the steel occasionally since I don't have to go down range.

    I zero at 100, but once zeroed prefer to shoot at 200. Minor errors in the zero may not show up at 100, but will at 200. I still prefer to keep a 100 yard zero. That way I'm not going to be more than 1" high or low between the muzzle and about 130 yards. A 200 yard zero means I'm 2-3" high at some point before 200 yards. Making it more difficult to thread bullets through tiny openings in brush.

    At longer ranges I use the hash marks on the scopes. It may not be precise enough for target shooting, but I'll be within 1-2 inches out to 350 yards. That's close enough for big game hunting.

    I've shot a few times as far as 600. None of my scopes have enough hash marks to get me that far. I do have a couple with dials to twist for that though.
     
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    You will enjoy the new club. I just joined one with a range out to 300 yards. They have steel set up from 200 yards out to 300. In different size targets. Great way to work on your marksmen ship. Enjoy the new range.
     
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    Enjoy your new found range. With urban sprawl living in the greater Cleveland, Ohio suburbs I drive about 1.5 hours to enjoy my 200 yard range. Then too, as winter comes along my range is a frozen tundra so I make the most of spring, summer and fall. Winters I am resolved to loading and the indoor range about 30 min away. More and more difficult to find a good club sporting a 500 yard range.

    Ron
     
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    Ok so your a little closer to me now.
     
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    The great thing about old military (especially the foreign made ones) rifles is that the sliding range adjustment is amazingly accurate, at least out to 600 yards where I shoot. Living in the west with rancher friends has its benefits.
     
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    I was chatting with my neighbor this morning, he mentioned that he was a member at a 800yd range here in Missouri.
    I need to go check it out. Membership is $100 for the year, no sponsorship required. Full auto is allowed on the rifle range and they have AR500 steel gongs going all the way out to 800yds.
     
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    Yep, you need gongs past 500y. Paper is worthless out there.
     
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    Nice. Enjoy! I shoot prmarily at my brother's Rod and Gun Club, which has lead targets and gongs at 220m. For me, that is enough to fulfill my need to shoot "long range." Plus, the price is right. I'd join myself, but I'm 45 minutes away, my brother is closer to 20 to 25.
     
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    I wish I could find a nice flat stretch of 200+ yards. My range is 100yard and the place I lived before where I had my own range set up was 100yard too. I live in VT and it's hard to find anything greater than 100yards that isn't someone's private property, farm or some place else. There is one particular stretch of land that's about 10 mins from me where there is easily 1000yards+++ of flat open land and I've always wanted to ask the owner of the property if I could shoot on it, but I never have. I don't know the worst thing they could say is no, I have a feeling it's not quite the same as asking for hunting permission.....
     
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    In the late 80s, I bought a used Rem. 700 with a 3-9x scope on it. In testing the reloads I made for it, I was sighting the scope in for a 200 yd. zero. This range was a public range next to the Missouri River just inside St. Louis County. Unfortunately, the "Flood of '93" wiped out both this range and the Missouri Benchrest Club's that was next door.
    I haven't found any "public" range in over 20 years, much less one with anything over 100 yds. :(
    The only range within 50 miles charges almost $400/yr. dues plus "sweat-equity" of a certain number of hours to clean & maintain the property.
     
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    My local range goes out to 300 yds. Nice to be able to shoot at that distance.
     
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    Here in SE Wisconsin we have one public range that charges a hourly or daily fee with ranges at 25yds, adjustable to 6yds, 50yd, 100yd, 200yd and 300yd. Then there is a 22rimfire plinking range with steel. At the 200/300yd range they provide golf carts to the patrons to set and remove targets. Then about 40 minutes east of me on the shores of Lake Michigan there is a private club that goes out to 600yds and on some weekends they have open to the public competitions.
     
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    200 yards is long range, heck I have trouble hiking out and back to the 100 :(yard range.
     
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    I took my 11 yo grandson out, told him its 300 meters. We walked out to set targets, about 25 yds past the 200 yd mark he asked "how far is a mile?".

     
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    OP, does that range have steel? My range has an 8"-10"-12" gongs at the 300 yd mark, and a full size whitetail silhouette. It's great off-hand practice. There are few things that give me greater satisfaction than hearing the ping at 300 yds.
     
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  25. Doug444

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    When I last lived in NY (Glens Falls) we had the Dunham's Bay Fish and Game Club. Built around benchrest shooting, so had moving backers for matches, and targets out to 200 yds. Growing up in Western NY (south of Buffalo) I don't think I EVER shot at a range...we lived on 2 acres and big game was hunted with shotguns with slugs. 100 yds. was a LOOONNNGGG shot. Now I live out west the outdoor range I frequent (and volunteer RSO at) has targets out to 300 yds. No steel targets allowed (hell we're practically still inside city limits o_O), but another 20 minute drive and I can shoot out to 600. I like the West.
     
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