how far do you drive to your range

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how far do you drive to your range

Post by hardcase » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:30 pm

My nearest rifle range with more than 100 yrs is 26 miles one way. I can get 100 yrs in my back yard but miss the fellowship. Would you drive this far?

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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by smustian » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:40 pm

Closest outdoor range to me is 38 miles.

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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by Doc68 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:41 pm

Closest range to me is around 90min from me(that has longer than 100yd). The county just opened a range from my house about 20min and they are currently making lanes out to 500. It's a nice range. It's 10.00 to shoot all day and kids 14 and under shoot free!

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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by thumpher80 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:44 pm

I open my back door. Sometimes I step out sometimes I don't. I stop shooting inside when the smoke alarms go off. Lol. Here I have a 400 yard shot to the woods and 240 yards to my deer feeder. I practice both shots. Never know where something is gonna walk out. :mrgreen: if I go out in the field I can get a 900 yard shot but dont. My nearest public range is 20 miles. It sucks. Private ranges are an hour away. They are pretty nice but I'm not a member. I'm not gonna pay their prices for a couple times a year. The only one I'm a member at is 2 hours away but it is where I buy my NFA stuff and it is indoors and actually cheaper than the others. They let me shoot items that are in "jail". And I find myself driving to that town regularly.

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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by 20X11 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:54 pm

My PREFERRED range is 55 miles from my door. There are closer ranges, but they are more expensive (not only in dollars, but PITA and wasted time)

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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by Scratch » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:02 pm

I have a 250 yard range off my deck for rifle, and if I want to drive the 250 yards to the target, I have a 50 yard deep by 80 yard wide pistol range that I use for IDPA style shooting.

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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by ploptoken » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:29 pm

My usual 100yd range is about 30 minutes from my house, but that is because the speed limit is like 40 mph and I like pissing off people behind me.
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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by tfbit » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:19 pm

20 minutes for pistol bays (IDPA, USPSA, and steel matches) and a 25-200 yard rifle range.
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Post by lamrith » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:25 pm

3 miles from my door is 0-130yrd members range and 0-200yrd public range. They open 600yrd one day a month. Best thing is $100/yr and as of Monday they went to 6pm close so I have been going after work.
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Re: how far do you drive to your range

Post by KTMRacer » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:09 am

No, if I had 100yds at my house I wouldn't drive across the street much less 100 miles.
I belong to a private club and it's less than 15 miles. The public (some) ranges around here can be a real adventure and down right dangerous.

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