Places to shoot in or near Cook County

Discussion in 'Illinois Gun Forum' started by ralphmtz_94, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. ralphmtz_94

    ralphmtz_94 New Member

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    I have an AR15 and prefer to shoot bottleneck ammo. A lot of the shooting ranges only allow straight wall. Anyone know of any indoor shooting range where i can shoot bottleneck? I do not mind shooting outdoors but sometimes with the weather I would like to shoot indoors. Preferably in or near the Leyden Township area.
     
  2. mybigguns

    mybigguns New Member

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    Article 2 in Lombard isn't all that far from you
     

  3. magnumman

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    Fathead00 New Member

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    Alot of indoor ranges are only 100 feet and shooting an AR would be useless. Also, the indoor ranges will let you shoot up to a certain caliber. There is a outdoor range in Indiana called Willow Slough that has 120 yard range and about a 30 hour more in Jasper another outdoor range of 200 yards, but I don't know the name of that one.
     
  5. ralphmtz_94

    ralphmtz_94 New Member

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    Ok I think I'll check out Article 2. Thanks
     
  6. downsouth

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    +1 on Article 2. I shoot there every week. Lots of AR's getting shot there. I was there last week and a guy two stalls down from me was shooting a 460 sw mag. Wow was that LOUD! It's a decent place. Prices on guns there are way high, but the staff are pretty cool.
     
  8. JD1969

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    I'll say Article 2 as well. they even let me shoot my black powder stuff there.
     
  9. gvw3

    gvw3 New Member

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    Article 2 is your best bet around here.
     
  10. beastmode986

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    There's another one I recently went to. It was by a bus place, I forgot the name. Pretty sure it was maxxon. Prices are reasonable, nice folks, helpful and knowledgeable as well. Shotgun ammo seemed high priced though. I was shooting there for about an hour with my mom. Surprisingly enough they were selling a browning 1919 in semi auto which was pretty cool. Good selection of firearms for such a small store.
     
  11. bhee321

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    Watch out at maxxons. I've heard of people getting robbed as they come out for their firearms..
     
  12. CGS

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    I generally will only function check an AR indoors when I have built up a new one or need to site in a red dot or something. Then I take it outdoors for some practice. Generally speaking I do my indoor shooting at Maxons in Desplaines, and will go to Bristol in WI for shooting up to 200 yars. McMillers in Eagle WI has up to 300 yards but is a drive.

    There really is no good place to shoot rifle IN Cook county that I know of, no matter where you want to go, Racine WI, Aurora Sportsman, ISRA, it's going to be a DRIVE from cRook county.


    I know Maxons has been broken into a few times but have never ever heard of anyone getting robbed for their guns outside the store.