Shooting ranges in Illinois ?

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by dabbson, May 21, 2012.

  1. dabbson

    dabbson New Member

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    Hi I live in the suburbs of Chicago and I have been looking for gun ranges around here, I know Gat Guns has a range but it's only hand gun caliber allowed including .22lr which is great considering the fact that I only own Armscor M1600 with a bi-pod and Nikon p-22 scope. The range is $20 an hour and its 25 yards which is good for hand guns. Before the scope and the bi-pod I have already put 750+ rounds and its still honestly a better rifle then what I've read reviews online. The point I'm trying to get a cross I want to be able to shoot long distance and or a cheaper range because $20/hour for shooting a .22 is a little crazy IMO. Thank you for looking
     
  2. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    Megasports and Rinks are the two I go to because I live in dupage. There was an outdoor range within an hour but is currently closed due to complaints from neighboring businesses. Article 2 in Lombard is another option.
     

  3. dabbson

    dabbson New Member

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    Thanks guys that was a lot of help. I'm loving the gun clubs
     
  4. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    Also, look at this link: Shooting Ranges Illinois

    [ame]http://www.google.com/search?q=shooting+ranges+illinois&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.yahoo:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox[/ame]
     
  5. Jtelli71

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    I also agree with the Megasports referral. I shoot every week at
    Article II/Gunworld in Lombard IL.
    $21/flat range fee. .
     
  6. dabbson

    dabbson New Member

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    Thanks a lot. How do you like Article II/Gunworld ?
     
  7. Jtelli71

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    Article II/Gunworld is an ok place. The prices of guns there are a bit high, but the lgs's in IL are normally high. I like that you can shoot both pistol and rifle at there range.
     
  8. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    What caliber can you shoot up to?
     
  9. dabbson

    dabbson New Member

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    Any caliber I think correct me if I'm wrong
     
  10. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    i think im thinking of mega sports but from what i can remember theres an indoor range at a gun store near fox valley mall gander mtn and a chucky cheese there range looked pretty big last time i went to the store (1-2 years ago)
     
  11. dabbson

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    My buddy was at Article II/ Gunworld today and was shooting a S&W 500 , AR-15 .223 and a Mossberg 500 12 ga. He likes the place I haven't ha the time to check em out
     
  12. Jtelli71

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    I don't know the caliber restrcitions at the range, but I routinely see guys shooting ar15, 223 caliber, etc. I am sure they list it on their website. They also have a facebook page.if interested. Just my opinion that I think the guy named Keith over there is the best guy behind the counter. One thing I notice is that they need to sharpen up the customer service. They aren't rude or anything like that, just not the.most attentive at times.
     
  13. JackofTrades

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    I've been to gat guns, I'm in kinda the same area of you I bet. If you know where Crystal Lake is, they just opened up a new range called OnTarget. http://www.ontargetsite.com. They are a bit expensive though, but they have a 50yd indoor range for rifles, and a 25yrd (I think) handgun range. 12 lanes on each, so they are pretty big. The rifle range allows all calibers, except .50 BMG, I think they say they allow half loads for that one. If you don't want to go there, there is HP shooting center in McHenry. They are alright, they have a 50 ft range, for handguns and handgun calibered rifles. but every time I go there I need to scrub the inside of my nose because the filtration in that range sucks and there black s*** that gets in your nose. HP is the cheapest. Hoped this helped.

    edit: If you do go to Ontarget get your ammo at walmart or somewhere cheaper, they are a tad expensive on the ammo too.
     
  14. dabbson

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    Yea I on target is not that at and it's new I havn't been there yet but looks really nice. By the looks of the website they need to work out some bugs. F.Y.I I heard they check your bags and stuff before entering the range not a big fan of that
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have shot at GAT Guns several times. I have never had them check through my range bag. I bought a gun there, too and looked at many, MANY others there. The salesmen have been more than patient with me and there's one that remembers me and whenever I go back he asks how I like the Sig I bought and am I still thinking of buying that Henry rifle. I think it's a very nice place and you won't find a place around with more guns to sell. I think their prices are pretty fair, too. I have also been to The Bullet Stop Gun Shop in Loves Park. It is much smaller but family owned and helpful sales men. Their prices are a bit higher and their indoor range is a little disappointing.
     
  16. JackofTrades

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    I haven't had them do that to me, but I've read their range rules, and this pisses me off, but they don't allow hand loads. That might be why they check the bags. The reason why I will still go to them though is probably becuase their range is about 10 minutes away from me, and is the nicest one in the area. Everything else near me is 30 - 45 min away, and their ranges are shorter and not as well filtered.
     
  17. 7.62 Man

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    The way they talk most of Chicago is a shooting range.
    I know it is hard to adjust the sights while doing a drive-by.:rolleyes:
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You don't use the sights in Chicago. You hold the gun sideways.
     
  19. beastmode986

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    because thats how it comes in the box lol^