Where do you shoot?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by notdku, May 21, 2007.

  1. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Where do you do most of your shooting at?

    Here in Texas we have no public land to shoot on so it's either private ranches, public ranges or private ranges. We just lost our private shooting ranch access this week so now we are scrambling to find another one. The nearest public range is almost an hour away.
     
  2. bkt

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    Private range. It's a nice facility but I'd rather spend the $200/year dues on ammo.
     

  3. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Where do we shoot?

    Hello all


    RON L here = SERESURPLUS


    I'm in WV, we have some land that a friend of ours has, it's limited, but we can shoot there whenever we like! I'm not a big fan of indoor anythings, But we do have a few good indoor ranges that are reasonable cost here as well!
     
  4. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    My family has a 160 acre farm about 35min from my home. I go there to shoot rifles in the warm season. I use an indoor range for pistols once the temp starts to get below 40. I dont get to shoot my rifles much in the winter, since the only indoor range near me thats less than an hour away is only 50 yards. They allow centerfire rifles up to .308, but shooting a rifle at 50 yards is pointless IMO. I go to the local sportsmens club in the fall during the "meat shoots", and informal trap meets.
     
  5. ScottG

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    I usually shoot in the open desert, but it's not so open anymore. I used to have a great place with easy access, then the BLM closed it to shooting and sold it off to a developer. There's supposedly another place north of me, but you need a fwd or pickup with clearance to get to it and I have neither. Once Clark county gets the nation's largest shooting range open, I 'll have a place. Until then I have to use an indoor range as all the outdoor ranges are membership places and I don't feel like paying that much for it and waiting two months to get approved.
     
  6. marmac

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    We only have 1 public shooting range in Mobile, and it is an indoor range. It's very nice, but the nearest public outdoor range is west of Mobile off of I-10 about 20 miles away.

    I don't know how much they charge, but the indoor range is only $10 and they don't put a clock on you. If it's not busy, they don't care how long you are there, but if it's Saturday, they encourage you to spend no more than an hour. They will provide you with ear protection and shooting glasses, but the targets they sell you are $1.50 each but they let you bring your own if you want.

    I have a friend of mine who has about 30 acres of land that you can hunt and you can shoot a shotgun there, but there's not really a place for rifle targeting. Too flat!! :eek:
     
  7. BLS33

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    I shoot at one range which is 30 minutes away from time to time because they have a 200yd rifle range but mostly it is at a range about 10 minutes away only goes up to 100 yards but it is $4 for the whole day for members. It is much more fun on you own land where you can shoot reactive targets, melons, old appliances and what not.
     
  8. Dude

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    The family farm during the Winter and the local range during Summer.
     
  9. JoeLee

    JoeLee New Member

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    I was never big on range shooting,to formal and people with guns that old Joe don't know.The best is a gravel bank that the Boss lets us shoot at,or one that's been shutdown.The side of a Mountain is good but sometimes range is limited.
     
  10. Sambo

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    My office uses a military range about an hour from my house. Typically i just go to local private ones that charge a minimal fee.
     
  11. Rebailey

    Rebailey New Member

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    Where do I shoot?

    I bought 40 acres six years ago in the boondocks. Have a 200-yard range shooting from the front porch of my cabin.
     
  12. jtoddellis

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    I live in the country so I can pretty much shoot anywhere. My dad owns 40 acres next to me. My grandparents own 80 Acres a few miles down the road and I live 4 or 5 miles from a lake that has plenty of public land all around it. Perfect for shooting, jeeping, fishing, hunting, camping, etc.
    Mississippi is the Promised Land.:D
    BTW: does anyone here Grabble or Noodle for those of you from up north.
     
  13. teknoid

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    Public range, free and close. I'm looking at buying some land, though.
     
  14. A5Mag12

    A5Mag12 New Member

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    I just step out the door and shoot.
     
  15. Old goat

    Old goat New Member

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    At home, built a range in the back yard. I out in the sticks and have a few acres.
     
  16. aussierogue

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    I go to the local indoor range they rent guns out and it's pretty cheap 65 dollars which includes 100 rounds of ammo, gun hire, range fees and targets once I get enough money I'll buy a gun and then it will be even cheaper :D

    John
     
  17. 1984cj

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    I am a member at a private out door range that is good enough to have steel plates, 25,50, 100, 600 and 1000 yard ranges but it aint cheap but it aint to far. It takes me about 20 minutes to get there. I also have some land about an hour North East of Birmingham that I can shoot on. There is also a public range at the neasest Wildlife Management area but it gets a little scary when the yahoos show up!
    There is an indoor private range near me but they won't let you pick up your brass so I don't patronize them.
     
  18. Catfish

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    I usually shoot for just out side the frount door, or at least that`s where I do my load development and zero my rifles.
     
  19. pioneer461

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    Most of my shooting is on land owned by timber companies, a couple of miles from home. That's where I do most of my fun shooting. When I want to get serious, I belong to a gun club, about 15 miles from home, so I don't get there too often. Annual dues are only $20.

    There are a couple of public indoor ranges I go to during the winter, but they don't allow rifles.

    For HR218 qualification, I go to the police range/s.


    I'm presently engaged in a mouse hunt with an air rifle, around the outside of the house. Little bugger has been terrifying my wife, but he doesn't have the common decency to hold still and let me kill him. However, I'm determined and have plenty of pellets. I may even resort to bait. :mad:
     
  20. cplbvz

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    Where don't we shoot !

    I live in up state New York on 50 acres, we have our own shooting ranges at 100,200 & 500 yards. We use a concrete shooting bench under a roof in our front yard for our IBS practicing and do lots of shooting in the rain since we can't mow the lawn or paint the house. (good excuse Bruce) ! Also a 2 mile trail for hunting practice and Sporting Clays. All the guys have their own ranges at their homes or farms so there is no shortage of places to shoot, just over choice. Hunting is great all year round, Pasture Poodles in the summer, crows, coyotes,and other types of varmints. Lots of deer,turkeys and black bear in the yard also. Thanx to Senator Hillery (HA HA) we still have our guns.