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Old 04-14-2018, 06:23 AM   #1
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On my way in a few minutes. I've gotten to where I really dread the 40 minute trip. I try to get there around 11, seems there are usually a lot of early shooters that leave around then. After that there's usually just a dribble in and out that don't stay long, either. I hope these "usuallys" pan out today.

Taking both SPs and a Bearcat, to try the new rocking AR500 gopher. I probably won't shoot but two, but I couldn't decide which ones yet.

Coming home to at least part of the yard work..........
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:40 AM   #2
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I'm pretty fortunate having 4 different indoor ranges in a 10-12 mile radius from my home. I usually make it to one of them at least once a week and shoot 500 rounds or so..
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Enjoy your group therapy bcatter!
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:55 AM   #4
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I'm pretty fortunate having 4 different indoor ranges in a 10-12 mile radius from my home. I usually make it to one of them at least once a week and shoot 500 rounds or so..
At least my range is free, outdoor Forest Service. Costs me about $ 6 gas round trip.

There's one indoor range about 15 minutes away, and it's $ 20 for one visit, up to 3 hours IIRC. Several membership options that are too pricey for what time I have available. Plus they have a reputation for being extremely picky, and you can only shoot paper. Bad example, one of their employees shot herself in the thigh a couple of months ago when reholstering her own gun.


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Enjoy your group therapy bcatter!
I don't know about my groups being good, besides Gunner Forum........ I set the gopher at about 40 feet. Did 300 rounds of .22 Auto Match and 50 of .38 Federal FMJ. I think all but 4 or 5 hit the gopher, but they were all over him. Partly because I did some DA shooting. Surprised me that the AM shot 100%, no duds.

I had to remember my snub shooting low. Aiming six o'clock on his chest, I left a line of hits on his "feet". Using 12 o'clock on his forehead, I hit his chest. That's about four inches drop.

The gopher was a disappointment. After barely rocking from a couple of .22 hits, it settled into the dirt and stopped rocking. Then all I had was a "ping" which was hard to hear over too many AR dummies blasting away. The .38s still rocked it okay.

FWIW, the Bearcat came home clean.

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Glad you got out to breathe in some fresh burnt gunpowder. Wish I had an outdoor range worth going to in a 40 minute drive. Shooting indoors is mighty loud and kind of gloomy.
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You're starting to sound like yours truly, only trigger time I seem to get lately is IPSC/USPSA and CQB matches. I have three ranges within reasonable driving distance, one has a rifle range out to 500 yards, the next goes to 200 yards, and the last to 100. The first two have the worst crowds, the last is the county law enforcement range and you have to be a member to use......
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:16 AM   #7
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I would love to shoot more but the closest indoor range is in Tacoma about 30 moles and a toll bridge plus about $20 in range fees. I have an outdoor spot about 5 miles from the house but with our weather you'd need waders. I guess that is one of the drawbacks of living in the sticks.
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We still have two feet of snow covering our range and it's snowing, again, today. Makes it tough to wade though all that snow to put up targets. Other than a few range trips, this winter, only shooting we've been able to do is air guns, at home. We've had no spring, at all, this April.
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Well Bearcatter, what makes the trip shorter and more enjoyable is to take a shooting partner.
You get to discuss many things that make the trip more enjoyable, plus there is no wife to put up with.
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I'm lucky to have 2 state of the art state run ranges within 20 miles that charge $3.

They supply nice paper targets, supply clays if shooting skeet/trap & are not crowded Monday-Friday.
Weekends flat out stink, so I solve the problem & don't go then.
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We still have two feet of snow covering our range and it's snowing, again, today. Makes it tough to wade though all that snow to put up targets. Other than a few range trips, this winter, only shooting we've been able to do is air guns, at home. We've had no spring, at all, this April.
Hello NCG!

It's freezing here in STL also, with wind chills in the low 20's. 1 more day & we are supposed to be in the 60's
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take a shooting partner, plus there is no wife to put up with.
Ouch, if she saw that you'd be in the doghouse for a l--o--n--g time........ I got accused once of meeting women at the range, when she was actually mad about something else. She gets jealous easily. No shooting partner works for me, I like the trip quiet, usually don't even turn the radio on.
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