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Old 05-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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My first memories are if shooting guns with my dad. He's one if the good ole boys and I was hooked from the first recoil that knocked me on my butt

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Old 06-13-2012, 05:52 AM   #12
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Sorry for the late reply. I didn't receive the notify email.

I actually love the winter here. Yeah, we are deep in rural Big Lake. About 7 or so miles past Steve's.

I'm from the island of Kauai which is also extremely laid back as well so I am just more comfortable with the slow, easy, chillax lifestyle.

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I had very rare opportunities to shoot anything but an air rifle or paintball gun. LoL.

I'm an entrepreneur, working on starting a restaurant and beginning my investing career.

You used to be a pilot? How did you hurt your shoulder?

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To bad I moved! I had my own range when I lived on Foothills Blvd!
All I can suggest is you get to know someone who lives rural and hook up with them.
Sorry to hear the Valley is getting so overly civilized!

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I use to shoot from my back deck, out to 50 yards. Sadly it IS too civilized now.

There are a few spots out near Palmer and way out to Sutton in the coal hills.
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Sorry, I didn't mean to be snotty, I just don't come around here much any more.
Anybody from Alaska still hanging on?

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I live at mile 71 in Willow and the nearest range is mile 94 upper Susitna shooters Association.

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I live at mile 71 in Willow and the nearest range is mile 94 upper Susitna shooters Association.
That might be the nearest 'range', but we were looking for something a bit less organized, like an old gravel pit or cleared area with a back-stop that locals might use to "tune up" their rifles, or do some pistol work. Now, in all that 'wilderness' there is no plinking place to shoot?

Most of the real good places around here have been thoroughly trashed (by Valley Trash), not real gunners. I have personally hauled hundreds of pounds of household crap from the Knik area only to find thousands of pounds replacing it the next time I visited. Too sad, and I have lost my faith in the goodness of people--people are basically crap, and will $#!t in their own water supply!

Sorry for the rant, but I get pretty angry every time I think of that.
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We have shot at two working gravel pit's for years with the permission of the owner but were told last year that the new neighbors were complaining of the noise and "danger". We had been shooting their for many years but the new neighbors complained so we no longer have permission to shoot. The neighbors are many hundreds of yards away and the backstops are 150ft high but to not rile the neighborhood we no longer have a place to shoot.

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