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Where do you shoot your rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by InkEd, Nov 9, 2010.

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  1. InkEd

    InkEd Member

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    I do my pistol shooting at an indoor range. They allow 5.56 but only one day a week and with expensive frangible ammo. The only outdoor range near me is a private club and membership is rather expensive.

    I was wondering where you guys shoot your centerfire rifles?
     
  2. group17

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    Have a rod and gun club with a out door range that only charges $25 a year. You can pretty much shoot anything there. Not very often in the winter.
     
  3. possum

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    i shoot my handguns, and ar (with .22 conversion kit) at the indoor range 5 minutes from my house.

    I shoot .223/5.56, shotgun and ak at a range that is outdoor and free, about 40 minutes from my house.
     
  4. sansone

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    behind my store.. 125yd single lane range for "smithy" work
     
  5. InkEd

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    Do alot of "test firing" do ya?
     
  6. GBExpat

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    My back patio, primarily ... sometimes I walk over to the farm ... and, yes, I realize how very lucky I am. :)
     
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    InkEd, you sound like you live in my neck of the woods. I swear those are about the same rules I have at my local indoor range and the nearest outdoor shooting range is pretty expensive, plus you have to have a background check.
     
  8. Dr T

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    The rifle club (60 miles from the house) or the ranch (765 miles from the house). When I go, I tend to make a day of it...
     
  9. doubleh

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    I usually shoot at the gunclub range which is 20 miles away. You can shoot whatever you want as long as it's legal to own. Backstops and target frames out to 400 yards and miles of empty country behind it so it's safe. Cheap at $35 a year. Some times I go to a caliche pit which is a little closed when just plinking with .22 rimfire and handguns. Used to shoot the .22s at home but too many people have have moved in close by so it's no longer safe to do so.
     
  10. lions

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    In my backyard.
     
  11. ssyoumans

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    Free Ga DNR outdoor ranges. Ga has about 8 of them scattered over the state. One has 12 lanes of 84 yards, the other has 10 lanes of 50 yards and 10 lanes of 100 yards. They can be crowded on weekends, so best to go after work, which is no longer an option now that it gets dark at 5:30. Ranges close at dusk or 7pm, whichever comes first.
    Both have range officers, funded by our hunting licenses?
     
  12. Z-Michigan

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    1) Rifle club at which I'm a member, $80/year, great club but almost 40 miles from my house. (However, there are 4 other clubs that are closer, I simply happen to like this one.)

    2) About 40 yards out from my basement walkout, into a big sand berm we had brought in for this purpose. Oh it's nice. :) I live on a small farm in a farming area.

    3) We have free DNR ranges that are decent facilities but the rules are very restrictive (single loading only for many guns) and they still attract unsafe idiots despite such rules. I haven't used a DNR range since joining a private club.
     
  13. ChefJeff1

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    There is an outdoor range on BLM land that is free and about `10 minutes drive.

    Everyone, please remember to clean up your used targets and stuff.
     
  14. MTMilitiaman

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    Here in Montana, we are fortunate enough to have access to a good deal of public land that is unpopulated enough to be safe and legal to shoot in. So basically, I've never in my life in this state been in a position where I couldn't drive 30 minutes in any direction, pull out a rifle, and start shooting. This is where we did a lot of long range shooting with our hunting rifles, various semi-autos, and the AR-50 seen in the bottom pic. Seen here is the view down my M1A at the 16"x32" brown cardboard torso target I was shooting with iron sights about 600 yards down the right hand treeline.

    [​IMG]

    And my grandpa owns some property, and has a 200 yard shooting range cut through the trees on the flat next to his house. Here my cousin is touching off 210 gr of powder under a 750 gr Amax in my bro's AR-50. It's New Year's Day, and he's going into the year with a 'bang!" Note the muzzle brake cover flying off the bench!

    [​IMG]

    BTW, that would be the minimum amount of ear protection you'd want with that thing--it will rock your world!
     
  15. Vern Humphrey

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    Same here -- but I shoot from my front porch, across the pasture.
     
  16. InkEd

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    Must be nice. (sigh)
     
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    Front porch or in the driveway.
     
  18. EmbarkChief

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    At our farm, its about 120 miles from where I live.
     
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    DNR free range--70 miles from home--6 cartridges allowed.
    strict rules---makes a safe place.
     
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    Load up my rifles in the truck and head North/East/South/West, set my targets against a good backstop (hill/washout/canyon/etc) and pull the trigger.
     
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    Public (State DNR provided) range about 8 miles from the house. It's got 5 benches and one standing area for shooting handguns. Only 100 yards, but it's free to use and usually ok, albeit a bit crowded sometimes. There used to be a second range about the same distance but in the other direction from my house, but it got closed down due to excessive garbage left on the premises (people would take computer monitors, refridgerators, etc out there and shoot them, then just leave them lying on the range). It's a shame, as the people doing that sort of thing are also the ones who would care the least about the range getting closed.

    Oh well. There's an indoor handgun-only range that's a bit farther (about 30 miles) if the 2nd public range gets closed. No clue on where I'd go to shoot the rifles though.
     
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    I've got about a half million square miles of public rifle range surrounding me.
     
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    Southern NJ is still pretty rural (unfortunately, it is still in NJ), and I live in a good area. I belong to two outdoor clubs with controlled entry - one is a 15 minute drive (two stop signs), the other 30 minutes. I can access both of them 7 days a week. One has a better pistol range, the other a better rifle range. For longer distances, the Fort Dix range is available and is also about a 30 minutes drive.

    I do envy those of you that can go out on your porch. Maybe when the Dow hits 16,000 and I retire...:)
     
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    I have a new shooting park about a mile from the house. It is still building. They only have the first phase done, which has a 25 bay trap range, covered handgun out to fifty yards, and rifle that goes out to 200. Eventually they will have rifle ranges out to 1200 yards.

    When long range is need now, or just having fun I have lots of BLM land all around me.
     
  25. deafdave3

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    Public shooting range on a Wildlife Management Area. Dad and I are plannin' to go this afternoon to sight in our rifles.
     
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