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Old 01-05-2014, 02:54 PM   #11
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I think we've gotten a bit off topic for this thread. The individual living near St. Joseph was looking for a pistol range. He's in south central Illinois near Champaign/Urbana.

FWIW...there are pros and cons to living in States other than Illinois too. However, being a life-long IL resident, my hat is off to all the DOWNSTATE counties and all their state senators, congressmen, & congresswomen who worked so very hard to PUSH for and get concealed carry passed in this State. Without their support, those of us in northern Illinois are helpless in fighting the Chicago/Cook County run political machine that strangles the State with their political agenda. It is certainly no easy feat. I'm grateful for their persistence and political fortitude standing up to these bullies who, for decades, have used their political power to shake-down the good people of this State.

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Its getting closer to being finished , I think some time in Jan
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purehavoc....thanks for posting that link. My son lives in C-U and he'll be ecstatic...particularly with the high-powered rifle capability too.
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I think we've gotten a bit off topic for this thread. The individual living near St. Joseph was looking for a pistol range. He's in south central Illinois near Champaign/Urbana.
Cham-bana "south central IL"???

It cracks me up how most everyone north of I-80
thinks everything south of 80 is southern IL...

(I grew up in Cary)
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Which range are we talking about?
Mcmiller over in eagle wi. There is also bristol but that range isn't very good and run by a bunch of not very nice folks
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How far are you from the wisconsin border??
He is 4 hours from the border. Bristol is a joke for a range.

Your closest range right now will be the Illinois State Rifle Association near Kankakee. But it is an outdoor range but has both pistol and rifle ranges.

http://www.isra.org/range/

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Mcmiller over in eagle wi. There is also bristol but that range isn't very good and run by a bunch of not very nice folks
McMiller is great except for the 300 yard RO, but it's a long drive for me Bristol and their one round policy sucks. I never had a problem with the management there.
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He is 4 hours from the border. Bristol is a joke for a range.

Your closest range right now will be the Illinois State Rifle Association near Kankakee. But it is an outdoor range but has both pistol and rifle ranges.

http://www.isra.org/range/

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Cham-bana "south central IL"???

It cracks me up how most everyone north of I-80
thinks everything south of 80 is southern IL...

(I grew up in Cary)
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...and I grew up in Kankakee....

It's a bit like EVERYONE calling anything within 50 miles of Chicago a SUBURB too. FWIW... I went to school at U of I...so I DO know where it is. C-U sits almost exactly midway in the length of the State which is 390 miles long. I live 5 miles from the IL-WI line in the NE end of the state, 187 miles from my door to C-U ....so that IS, if you do the math, south-CENTRAL IL. to me. I didn't refer to it as "southern IL".
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I didn't refer to it as "southern IL".
No you did not, but it is north of the center line of the state.

192 miles from Urbana to the border at I-94 (57/80/294/94) and 239 miles down I-57 to "Kay-row'... Just sayin'

Yes I am being a smart ass...

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