do you guys have this problem at your outdoor ranges?

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by donthav1, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    brass scavengers. i don't mind at all if someone wants to go sifting through the gravel & spent casings behind the firing line for spent brass but when they step out past the firing line to scrounge & interrupt what myself & other people came to do it starts to annoy me.

    earlier today there was a guy that just hovered around me & the other couple shooters at the outdoor pistol range collecting our empties. when we would call the range safe & go check/reset our targets he would go out onto the range & look for brass & it everytime he wondered around & searched the ground long after we were back at the line waiting to go. when we mentioned to him we were waiting to shoot he said "go ahead, don't worry about me" & stayed well out in front of the line. well no way in hell are we gonna load up & open fire when there's a person still 5 or 7 yards downrange.

    sorry for the rant but what really bothered me is that he just didn't care that we were there to shoot & he was interrupting that, time & time again, no matter what we said or how many times we said it. some people :mad:
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A phone call to the board would get him barred at our range. I save my brass and would be "upset" if a scrounger was stealing it. I will pick up abandoned brass if no one is there but will only pick up my own brass if there are other shooters.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Slap him around a little bit. If he didn't ask before hand that's called stealing.
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Correct. Like jtj i police brass when no one is around but i also reload pretty much anything so it all works out. I also keep a 5 gallon bucket in my truck for that purpose when i go to an actual range. I just tell other people that if you dont want ypur brass throw them into the bucket(s) in my truck bed. The range i go to makes you police your brass. They provide buckets and trash cans for it all but all they do with it once its full is poor em into trash bags and throw em into a dumpster::mad: at very least they should seel it to a scrap yard and put that $ back into the system. Its a MDC range by the way. Its a staffed range that you pay $2 an hour. Or you xan pay $10 and shoot for 4 hours at any of the ranges. Be it pistol, rifle, shotgun, or skeet

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  5. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Im pissed off now and I wasnt even there. I would have reported him, that is something the owner/board would want to know because there would be lawsuits everywhere if something would have happened. What a jerk.
     
  6. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    The range I'm a member of would have physically escourted him off the property for being the only one downrange picking up brass and holding up the fireing line. They tolerate zero stupid and they are not in business to supply spent brass.

    That being said the state of California here considers the residue in the spent brass Hazmat and requires the range operaters where I shoot to get the brass picked up off the ground farily quickly. So if you don't pick up your casings in short order they get the spent brass and place it in barrels. We do have scrounges going through these barrels now but they are at least not downrange.
     
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  7. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I agree I consider it stealing, I don't reload yet but I'm going to I have tons of empty cases in the closet waiting I always save my brass. I don't go to a public outdoor range I have private property I shoot on but if I had some guy sitting there on the fire area just being a d*ck I would be half tempted to kick his arse.

    Then again this is the reason that I don't use public ranges,
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Think this should clear the stoppage..........
     
  9. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    he did ask me after i shot my first magazine if he could have the brass, if i would've known how he was going to act i would've told him no & to beat it. since this is a public range with no range officers or anything like that, not much can be done to keep him from doing it except maybe a good arse kicking.

    but seein as how i'm 30 & he was 60ish, i'm not gonna go down that road. i'll let someone closer to his own age whoop his butt :p
     
  10. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    That is a real nice fixer;)

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  11. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    I belong to a range that you have to pay to shoot. They do have a "public" side which you pay and a members only side that you pay anual dues. Theres hardly any problems here but most of their work time is spent monitoring the public side.
     
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  12. Jeepergeo

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    At the range I frequent the most, all brass becomes the property of the club EXCEPT your own brass. Bottom line, you can pick up your own, but no other brass. It seems like most folks comply with the policy.

    Today at the handgun line, I was at position 12 of 15. 13-15 were empty and there was a guy at 2. Two guys come and set up at position 13! They then got upset when my brass flew their way! You'd think with so many stations open' they would have been a little more selective. Anyway, their presence made picking up my brass a bit more difficult, so the range got a little donation of gold.
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ya people tend to throw a fit over some of the littlest/dangdest things.

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  14. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    And now you know...your new standard answer at that particular range is NO! I keep my brass.

    Tack
     
  15. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Yep.;) unless they know me most dont throw theirs in my buckets but some do and what i dont/cant reload i take in for scrap

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  16. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Albuquerque City range is good, normally the brass collector(s), will pickup their own and not go to other areas. The Albuquerque rakes up the brass; however, once in awhile someone decides to go pass the concrete when the range is hot - they get a talkin' like no ever and never do it again!
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Isn't there a range officer there patrolling for people like him? :confused:
     
  18. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Alot of ranges are unmanned...at least in missouri. They are conservation ran...go figure

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  19. jpattersonnh

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    I would have asked him to wait till you are done. Given him a time frame. Next time tell him to keep his grubby mits off your brass or anything within 2 lanes.
     
  20. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I was recently at a range that had pull down cloth screens (see through) between the stations. You brass pretty much stayed in your area. I am going to put some kind of brass screen together to take to the range.