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NC1760 02-22-2012 04:57 PM

Shooting range question
 
Hello everyone. NC1760 here. I live in Cary (just West of Raleigh) and I wonder if anyone knows of a close by outdoor shooting range for rifles and shotguns (skeet, trap) that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I'm also not interested in joining a club (for now... just too busy to commit). I just want to get some shooting (other than defensive/pistols) in.

Thanks and GO CANES!!!

tCan 03-02-2012 03:46 AM

There's not alot near cary.

http://www.claytargetsonline.com/list.php/NC

NC1760 03-02-2012 10:49 AM

Thanks buddy. Looks like Drake's Landing is my best bet. I went there once while in the neighborhood to check things out. People seemed friendly enough and the facility was nice.

silverado113 03-02-2012 11:17 AM

About an hour and a half from Cary is Uwaharrie National Forrest in Troy. They used to have an outdoor range where you could bring anything you wanted as a target. My favorite was old furniture or appliances. It was free years ago and you could camp and ride the 4wheeler trails. It may be worth checking out for a weekend trip.

NC1760 03-02-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by silverado113 (Post 726139)
About an hour and a half from Cary is Uwaharrie National Forrest in Troy. They used to have an outdoor range where you could bring anything you wanted as a target. My favorite was old furniture or appliances. It was free years ago and you could camp and ride the 4wheeler trails. It may be worth checking out for a weekend trip.

Well now the cat's out of the bag!!...:D Thanks and I'll try to get up there when my son and I have some free time.

silverado113 03-02-2012 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by NC1760 (Post 726373)
Well now the cat's out of the bag!!...:D Thanks and I'll try to get up there when my son and I have some free time.

Bad news http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72 BTJw8jAwjQL8h2VAQAzHJMsQ!!/?ss=110811&ttype=recarea&recid=72005&actid=106&nav type=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&navi d=110350000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&cid=null& pname=Uwharrie+National+Forest+-+Flintlock+Shooting+Range I don't know why it's closed, but nonetheless the Forest is a great little weekend get away.

strick23 04-03-2012 05:16 PM

Is there any clubs in the Fayetteville or Sanford area?

tCan 04-03-2012 09:37 PM

Yeah it's been closed for a while. I read something on the website about the range potentially opening back up by the end of this year. I've never been, but I'm sure some landscaping was in order. Or something.

Nomadjcb 06-21-2012 05:39 AM

The Wake County (just out sid of Holly Springs) public range is a good location.

NC1760 06-22-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Nomadjcb (Post 844080)
The Wake County (just out sid of Holly Springs) public range is a good location.

Yeah, I went there for my CCW range qualification and that place is not for me.... too restrictive and clickish for my needs. I appreciate the response though.


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