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Old 04-25-2012, 01:04 AM   #11
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I put up my right handed screen so my brass doesn't go flying at the person in the lane next to me. Before each session calls a cease fire (each session lasts about 15-20 mins.) I'll preload my magazines, then when the line goes hot again I'll have my fiancée hop on the line. While she's shooting I'll sweep up my general area, dump brass and load up the next set of magazines. Keep it moving, keep it clean. And I grab my target before we leave, I've actually had the range officer(s) tell me to leave them before, kinda threw me off, but hey, it's their range.
Our range is usually pretty empty (most I have ever seen was about 10-15 people and most of them were boyscouts or something, and they only took up half of the range. The rest of the time, there is only 1-3 people there.), so I haven't had to worry about that yet. I'll be sure to use a screen, or shoot somewhere that I won't hit anything with the spents. thank.

Thanks everyone for the advice, it was a lot of help.
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Get yourself a cheap stapler for your range bag. Each range can be a bit different. Ours uses plywood backers, covered in a hearty layer of targets. About every 3-6 months, the shot up plywood and accumulated targets gets pulled, and recycled thru the range shack stove.

When I am shooting 17 HMR, I use a 9 panel Dirty Bird target- when I put up 3 of those, that is 27 sets of 5 round groups- a lot of shooting. I will let other nearby shooters know if THEY need a cold range to pull targets, and I am still shooting- SAY something to me!

If I need to go downrange for something, I try to wait until nearby shooters reach the end of a magazine, and ask for a cold line.

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Get yourself a cheap stapler for your range bag. Each range can be a bit different. Ours uses plywood backers, covered in a hearty layer of targets. About every 3-6 months, the shot up plywood and accumulated targets gets pulled, and recycled thru the range shack stove.

When I am shooting 17 HMR, I use a 9 panel Dirty Bird target- when I put up 3 of those, that is 27 sets of 5 round groups- a lot of shooting. I will let other nearby shooters know if THEY need a cold range to pull targets, and I am still shooting- SAY something to me!

If I need to go downrange for something, I try to wait until nearby shooters reach the end of a magazine, and ask for a cold line.
That's EXACTLY how my range is. (well, was. They cleaned it last week.) How well can you see those dirty bird targets from 100 yards? 50? (my eye sight isn't the best)
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About range etiquette.... We were shooting at the range one day and my friend was shooting his Barrett M82-A1, and this guy comes over and starts picking up all the .50 cal brass to take. My buddy turned around and cussed him out real good for that one.

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About range etiquette.... We were shooting at the range one day and my friend was shooting his Barrett M82-A1, and this guy comes over and starts picking up all the .50 cal brass to take. My buddy turned around and cussed him out real good for that one.
Heck, I'd probably give someone hell over my 30-06 brass, let alone .50 BMG. How much is the brass alone? $1 each? $2? I'd never take someones brass without asking. Usually, I just take what they leave.
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On that note. The local gravel pit is where all the college kids shoot. They never keep their brass, and every time I go, I get a ton of 30-06,30-30,223, .45 9mm, etc. anyone know the best way to make money off all this brass, short of reloading it myself?

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On that note. The local gravel pit is where all the college kids shoot. They never keep their brass, and every time I go, I get a ton of 30-06,30-30,223, .45 9mm, etc. anyone know the best way to make money off all this brass, short of reloading it myself?
Gunbroker, other gun auction sites, local ads, ect. There is also a stick in the reloading forum where you can trade it for other types of brass (if you reload). How much 30-06 do you have? I might take a little off you hands if the price is right.
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I'll have to count it up. Pm me sometime with a reminder. 30-06 I'd guess a few dozen off the top of my head. I have finals coming up, then I'm shipping out may 5th, so it's a busy week, plus I work 2 jobs. So I might forget. But yeah, I'd work with you on that.

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I'll have to count it up. Pm me sometime with a reminder. 30-06 I'd guess a few dozen off the top of my head. I have finals coming up, then I'm shipping out may 5th, so it's a busy week, plus I work 2 jobs. So I might forget. But yeah, I'd work with you on that.
Sweet, thanks. I'll pm you in a few day if I haven't heard anything.
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Dirty Birds are mainly black. a .17 HMR makes a white 3/8ths in dot. Shoot-n-c targets do same thing, but have green at center, then yellow, then red out in the 1-2 rings.

Birchwood Casey USED to do free samples- try this: http://sport.birchwoodcasey.com/ContactUs.aspx

You still need a spotter, but it is a LOT easier with these.

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