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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2021, 04:29:10 AM »
Hi Dennis: I have a few of those gongs too and it sounds like we both have them hanging about the same. Mine are angled just ever so slightly to one side too so the bullets go down and to one side.

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2021, 09:49:40 AM »
I am still looking for a range.  I know that there is one about 30 miles away, but having trouble hooking up with the guys that shoot there.

Smylee, get a couple sheep, or goats - that will take care of the grass mowing, AND you can get some great lamb or mutton quite easily.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2021, 04:52:46 PM »
I thought about a few critters to keep the grass down but I would need to build about a miles worth of fence and find hay for the winter months. I bought a Cub Cadet instead.  ;D

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2021, 10:27:18 PM »
My range (Sportsmans Club) is about 5 miles from my house.  Unfortunately,  there are only a few of us in the club that shoot flintlocks/caplocks, the rest modern rifles/pistols. We have a pistol range, a shotgun range and a 200 yd range.  All are surrounded by berms.  Even though the community is small, the club has about 400 members--not all active but enough so that target maintenance is continuous.  Here are a few pics from our range.  We are trying to phase out the wooden target stands as they last only one season and replace with portable re-rod/plastic fencing stands








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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2021, 11:00:46 PM »
That plastic fencing with clothes pins to hold the targets is kinda handy but sometimes the bullets make too big a hole going through if you don't have some backing behind the target. large pieces of cardboard from the body shop ( windshields come in them ) or appliance store, deep freezers and refrigerators.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2021, 11:14:42 PM »
I just walk out the door.  For longer range fun, there's a beaver pond 200 feet behind the house .
I set a full size ram target on the other side which is just shy of 200 yards from the edge ....or I can back up for a tad more distance  :)   I gave the ram a fresh coat of paint just before the ice went out.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2021, 12:42:41 AM »
Are there any fish in that pond, Bob?
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2021, 01:01:03 AM »
There were, however some otters moved in and cleaned them out. Still some minnows , though.
The pond seems to switch back and forth between beavers and otters.  One or the other. They don't seem to get along .

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2021, 03:49:15 AM »
Interesting, since they don't compete for food - perhaps just living space.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2021, 04:28:13 AM »
According to Google...

 "Beavers are vegetarians; and most of the books you pick up about the two animals announce that otters are predators of beavers. So it is obvious, when they are in the same pond, a beaver doesn't want to get in the way of an otter.Apr 12, 2011"
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2021, 04:38:45 AM »
Yup....otters kill for fun...but look cute. Iíve been trapping for the last 21 years....donít know it all...but a little.

Offline BillF/TRF

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2021, 05:08:01 AM »
This little otter showed up and decided to stay. I don't think he knew the way home!






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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2021, 05:08:06 PM »
35 minutes away. 

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2021, 06:09:04 PM »
30 ft. if I want to shoot at 50 yards, the target is my archery target but I clamp a board to hold rifle targets on the pressboard on the right for my M/L shooting. If I want to shoot at a fancy public range out to 100 yards it is 50 miles away.



Offline JBJ

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2021, 01:29:32 AM »
A 45 minute drive! Rapidly urbanizing areas and the resultant drive goes up and up.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2021, 03:15:32 AM »
  About 20 paces,

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2021, 07:33:53 AM »
For test firing, I just need to step out either the front or back door.  My real range is about 30 yards from my shop, I can shoot up to approx 300 yards there.  :D

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2021, 02:58:34 PM »
I envy all of you who can shoot in your own property. Only thing I can shoot on my property are bows and air rifle. If I were able to shoot in my property I would shoot at least one ball a day.  Conditions here are so dry that if I did that I wouldn't need to clean the rifle. Just wipe the fowling around the lock area.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2021, 03:32:07 PM »
Can shoot out the back door, and have and even had a 100yd bench setup at one time.  But too many neighbors within a 1/2 mile, so "my range" is back on my property-two miles from here.  There I only have one neighbor within a mile or so and much better backstops.

There is a public range in the area, but I have issues with the owner (did a friend wrong) and also general safety issues at public ranges.  I've never shot there and probably never will.

Forty-five minutes south of me is where the Elk River Longrifles shoot monthly, but as they never shoot for score, I've only been there twice.

I've not shot much in a few years as I can't justify the time/powder/Pb involved when I'm not yet solid on income streams. Things should be improving though.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2021, 06:33:30 PM »
100 yd is Pretty close but not back yard. Takes longer to load up than to get there. About 10 minutes if the gate is locked.  350 yard range is about 1/2 hour.
Nothing is hard if you have the right equipment and know how to use it.  OR have friends who have both.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2021, 06:44:12 AM »
about 15 steps from the back door to the woodshed to shoot off a bench with shade, no sunlight, no snow or rain for a 50 yard target, up at the creek and picnic table I can shoot a little over 100.
I did fire a couple warning shots off the front porch over a grizzly last year - he's H--- on my chokecherries. I like her jam.

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2021, 07:05:23 AM »
I would really like one within 5 miles or so, so I guess I need to go talk to some of the soy bean/corn farmers around.  At least with M/L's, we don't leave brass litter around.
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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2021, 04:23:06 PM »
 I live about five miles from the range. I feel so lucky being so close. With ranges closing up all over California, our membership has skyrocketed. Some new members travel well over a hundred miles to spend a day or two at the range. Luckily this is a resort area, so there are plenty of places to stay, eat, and recreate, for family members who arenít shooters. Some members have bought summer homes here. Iíd like to think it the proximity to our lovely range that inspired that.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2021, 04:55:00 AM »
I raise the garage door and blast away. I have to sit on the seat of my walker and use a cross stick rest, but I shoot whenever the mood hits.
Wish I could still stand and shoot offhand. I fall over if I try to stand still. Dang nerve damage.

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Re: How far away is your Range ?
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2021, 06:01:43 AM »
A little over an hour away to our 21 acre dedicated range



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