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Offline Nessmuck

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How far away is your Range ?
« on: March 29, 2021, 06:03:31 AM »
I have a 30 minute drive to get to my gun club....not too bad.  How about Yinz ??

Offline smylee grouch

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 06:23:29 AM »
2&1/2 miles. From late spring to mid Sept. my vine over the loading bench gives me some shade.  Regular sit down bench and stand up bench on the sides for the heavy kickers. Bullet traps at 25, 50 and a 8 ft. high berm at 100.  For me the downfall is the shooting deck is only 10 ft. x 10 ft. For one guy its right but two makes it cozy. Then there is about a 3 hr. grass cutting job too.







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Offline Daniel Coats

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 06:26:14 AM »
My personal goal is to buy a nice piece of property and shoot off my back porch 8)
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 11:25:10 AM »
My back yard is my range. If I need further than 75 yards then I can cross the fence an shoot in the neighbors pasture which he keeps cut for hay but no longer has any cows
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 01:24:43 PM »
11 miles from door to door

Offline Tim Ault

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2021, 01:27:28 PM »
About 10 min drive to my buddies farm .

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2021, 01:44:03 PM »
My personal goal is to buy a nice piece of property and shoot off my back porch 8)

I used to shoot off our deck until they built houses behind us. Then I shot at our Izaak Walton range about 5 miles from our house but the ranges were shut down by the county due to noise and homes being built around ranges. Now I shoot on my own range on property we own 47 miles away.

I occasionally test fire/check sights on a county wild life management range about 20 miles from my house but you have to fire through large concrete culverts which really anoys me!
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 03:07:34 PM »
I am blessed, I actually have 3 ranges on my property. One is out the basement door, its only like 20 yards, but mainly used for load development using the chronograph and such. The other is off of my front porch, i have steel swingers at 35 yards. Then I have my range which is 200 yard and i have targets at various yardages. I have a building with a deck on it to shoot from which makes it nice on those cold days when ya want to shoot. I consider myself a very lucky man. Problem is with this you have no excuse to ever loose at a match. But that still happens....
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 03:20:00 PM »
325 feet from my house.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 03:33:42 PM »
As  the crow flies it is 6 miles. Takes twelve minutes, never checked the mileage.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2021, 03:37:30 PM »
Out to 50 yards I can shoot off my back patio.  If I want to shoot farther, my gun club range is about 15 miles away.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2021, 03:40:09 PM »
I used to be able to shoot off the back deck but a few houses have been built and can no longer shoot.  Sportsman's Club is a mile away.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2021, 03:43:26 PM »
15 minute drive to my R&G, which has a 100 yard with only 3 shooting bays ó the club is either deserted or crowded, no middle ground.

Iíve considered buying undeveloped property for my own range but it would be at least 2 hours drive away. Probably Iíll hold out to buy a property where I can shoot off my porch. Oh, may the stars align.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2021, 04:01:21 PM »
42 minutes including unlocking the gate.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2021, 04:19:50 PM »
1 hour each way!

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2021, 06:36:36 PM »
About 12 miles; It is our 250 ac. farm with 30, 50 and 300 yard dozed berms.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2021, 07:27:08 PM »
It's a 10 to 15 minute ride to the range I belong to.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2021, 07:35:21 PM »
Our gun club has two sites...the old one is 15 minutes away and has our trail walk and up to 200 m. rifle ranges.  The new one is about 23 minutes away and we can shoot out to 1400 m.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2021, 09:58:33 PM »
I can shoot on a creek behind the house that is on forest service land.  The climb back out of the draw is a bear, and on rare occasions bears will forage the creek bottom.  Need to add a bear spray pouch to my hunting bag.  Legit range is 45 minutes.  Only ML club is 2.5 hours.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2021, 11:21:39 PM »
Back in Georgia I used to just step out the back door and shoot up to 100 yards.  And a friend's farm about 4 min away let me both shoot much farther AND hunt all I wanted.

Now, in Maine, I shoot at our rod & gun club range which is maybe 10 minutes away.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2021, 12:43:12 AM »
In my backyard....and if I really want to stretch out....I drive 500 yards north to this one:

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2021, 03:25:24 AM »
That all depends how far from the house I want to walk in order to try and bother our four dogs less. The doberman is definitely not a fan of gunfire, and the littlest mutt gets so stress out he shakes! I usually try to walk out far enough that its pretty quiet up at the house or I go to my friend's house since he has a proper range and only lives a few miles away.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2021, 04:06:03 AM »
50/100 yd. covered at the farm 2 1/2 minutes. The club I belong to 25/50/100/200 all covered plenty of room, 25minutes away. Smylee love the angled metal back stops. I been wanting to do that for years to catch the lead and reuse, guess I have too much lead , still haven't done it. How thick is the metal, and does the lead drop right down.       Steve

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2021, 04:19:26 AM »
50/100 yd. covered at the farm 2 1/2 minutes. The club I belong to 25/50/100/200 all covered plenty of room, 25minutes away. Smylee love the angled metal back stops. I been wanting to do that for years to catch the lead and reuse, guess I have too much lead , still haven't done it. How thick is the metal, and does the lead drop right down.       Steve
I am not Smylee but I have several metal gongs that I hang of portable supports with chains hooked to Carriage bolts through holes at the top of the gongs. I use two nuts on each bolt allowing the first nut to allow the metal gong to be on an angle. The balls/bullets strike the gong and are deflected into the ground. Most I just pick up others are pretty shallow under the ground.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2021, 04:24:56 AM »
Hi Steve: That 4 ft. x 10 ft. sheet is 3/8 inch thick. I salvaged both from a demolition project. The bullets follow the steel down to the bottom back and don't go into the dirt under the sheets. I used some scrap lumber screwed to the bottom top to staple cardboard to, like windshield boxes and then staple targets to the cardboard. Works great and is handy to find the lead right at the bottom on the outside in back of the sheets.