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Old 11-26-2008, 01:51 PM   #11
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The liability issue can be huge. I would imagine some of the rules are a result of the insurance carrier imposing their own rules as a condition of coverage.

A range here in the Austin area experienced a nearly tragic incident a couple of years ago. A doofus, wanna be gangsta was shooting rapid fire with his AK and sent some rounds over the berm at the 100 yard line. About a mile away a pickup was driving down US 290. The truck caught a bullet in the windshield, through the rearview mirror, out the back window, hit the tailgate and fell out the slit between the bed and the bottom of the tail gate. Driver was narrowly missed but did catch some glass in the face (nothing major). I made the scene and started looking at the map and the range layout. found that the range was angled toward that spot on the road. By the time we got to the range, the dumba$$ had departed. That left the range owner holding the bag. He had no records of names of shooters to fall back on. At the time he did not have an employee actually standing watch to control the range. That range is no longer open.
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Oh I know. The public range here in Ft.Worth has a 3/4" steel plate wall set up about 25yrds from the shooting line on the 100yrd range and it is about 6' above the ground and has all kinds of holes in it from idiots that don't have the common sense to own/shoot any type of firearm. Some are from 50BMG rounds,and that really makes you wonder"Why does someone bring a 50BMG to a 100yrd gun range,those people need IDIOT tatooed on their forehead for the whole world to see.
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That's one think I like about Knob Creek, they don't restrict calibers either. Anything between .22 and .50 BMG is allowed and on some occassions (the big bi-annual machine gun shoot) they even bring in feild artillery and tanks. I once saw them shoot a 90mm howitzer at a car, it was on Mail Call with R. Lee Ermy.
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