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  • MattM37
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    Our family woods has a picnic/camping spot with a good 70 or 80 yards of wide open space and a steep embankment at the far end for backstop. None of us hunt deer with rifles so that's plenty of space for .22 plinking and shooting slugs and patterning turkey loads.

    For plinking targets I use all the cans and other trash that the trespassing party kids, and certain relatives, leave behind. Handy!

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    I shoot a couple hundred rounds a week at skeet, sporting clays, and trap. No pistol shooting anymore and as little as possible rifle shooting at the range. Once you take up shooting moving targets there's no going back to paper. Since I started shooting low gun at skeet and clays my scores have jumped up to the point it's almost boring. I try different stuff to make it more challenging, like turning away from the station ninety degrees so I have to readjust my whole body when the target is pulled. Or I have someone pull the targets randomly. Doesn't seem to make much difference. Those Montana pheasants better make fall funeral arrangements!

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  • DakotaMan
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    I live in the Burbs and my range is 12 miles away. It costs $900 to join and $300 annually to retain membership. It is extremely safe and well organized with dozens of venues from cowboy, action pistol, all shotgun disciplines and lots of rifle ranges out to 600 yards. My favorite is a 500 meter range with gongs every 100 meters. I can enjoy shooting tight groups on the gongs without having to set targets.

    I shoot at a private property about 2 1/2 hours away when I want to shoot at ranges out to a mile. I enjoy long range shooting and with so many trees in Georgia, it is difficult to find a location where I can see a mile, let alone SHOOT a mile. I also fly to South Dakota when I can to get more long range shooting opportunity. I shoot prairie dogs for challenging small target, variable distance shooting out to 1000 yards or so. I can't get that kind of wind (25-50 mph) very often in Georgia so it is nice to get that experience there.

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  • Srbyam
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    I shoot in a gravel pit twenty minutes from my house because I don't have a range setup

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    This is his 700 in it's current configuration
    Nice! Guess you know we are all pulling for you guys to do well.

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  • fitch270
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    This is his 700 in it's current configuration
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  • fitch270
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    This phone has been giving me trouble last couple days........

    Anyway, the top rifle is my Rem 700 BDL .270 now in a Greyboe Outlander stock. Both 700’s wear Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40s, mine in Talley Lightweights and the boy’s 7-08 in standard Leupolds. I may switch his to Talley’s as well, it would get the gun just under 8#s scoped. Both have Montana Slings as well.

    Bench is just a plywood top on 4x4 legs cross braced with 2x6’s. All pressure treated scraps.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    Fitch270: Did you ever show us any pictures of your finished rigs? I enjoy the pics everyone posts of their rigs and how they set them up. Sometimes gives me ideas and food for thought.
    From last year after we picked up the Rem 700 Mtn Rifle (Second one down) If you recall I posted that gun the day we brought it home in a Boyd’s laminate. In this pic it’s in a Hogue that came with it also. Both those stocks were sporter contours and heavy. I bought a B&C Mountian Ti for it last fall between the youth season and regular deer. It had that stock for his second deer
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  • CD2
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    I used to shoot bow, indoors or outdoors, 3 or more times a week.
    Gun at least once a week. For decades.
    Not saying it made me good.
    But it made me consistent, enough to set sights for it LOL
    I grew up shooting a fair bit so it was just natural.
    Now I shoot once a month tops.
    But then, I don't need to.
    Pretty much just check zero before season and am good.

    But with the new 9mm, it's going to take some work.
    My other handguns, rifles.........like riding a bike.

    Am willing to spend the time and $ to get the HK working for me.
    Or I would not have bought it.

    Think it's gonna need some Grayguns parts though.

    Monday's Steyr and HK fun fest at club ruined, got a dr appointment.
    Maybe run over tomorrow instead.

    Let the ol lady shoot it maybe.

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  • FirstBubba
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    I live on 80 acres. Nearest neighbor is a over a mile away.
    I just built a new bench I can shoot out to 400 yards....but I don't. Two hundred is about my limit.
    Not the guns limit, "my" limit.
    Handgun range right out the back door.
    I can literally hunt dove in the front yard.
    I keep shotgun, .22LR rifle and handgun and a .223 available at all times.

    After this shoulder surgery, I won't be shooting ANYTHING for about 6 months!

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  • CD2
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    I can shoot to about 25 yards w bow in back yard.
    My old house had a 40 yard range.........downtown (victorian housing area).
    40 was from the sidewalk out front, had shed for backstop.
    People would honk, try to make me mess up.
    Cops never said a thing.

    Used to have a sportsman's club not far from work, just outside of town. 10 min drive from home.
    Shot there on lunch hr, after work, weekends...........dang near lived there before I got married.
    Kids and ol lady fished there. Good memories.

    But they forgot their charter, turned into a sporting clays type of club. Did not maintain property as I thought, fees went up........so I said screw em. Was member and on board, for about 20 yrs.
    Done.

    So for gun I shoot at a private club 40 min drive one way. 25,50,75 and 100 yds.
    200 I can drive the other direction and go to state range.
    Or a shop w a range...........that goes to 700.
    Think 15 bucks they charge for all day.

    Did have private range 5 mins from house, but buddy put in a pond. LOL.

    I refuse to shoot indoors, LGS has indoor range. I prefer to go to my private club in the morning, like on a Monday ..........when nobody there. Safer.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post

    Those benches don’t wiggle!
    Fitch270: Did you ever show us any pictures of your finished rigs? I enjoy the pics everyone posts of their rigs and how they set them up. Sometimes gives me ideas and food for thought.

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  • Happy Myles
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    How do I shoot? Ok for an old man. These days pretty much I only use various rifles. Occasionally, a bIt of bird hunting with a beautiful, old Browning over and under in 12 gauge.
    My rifle range is an old one for Southern California, because it is an inholding on US Forest Service Land preventing it from being engulfed by housing development which has been the nemesis of most Los Angeles area gun ranges. Such facilities get little sympathy from L.A. politicians. I have no idea what the daily fee is as I have been a shareholder for fifty years and therefore shoot for free. I only shoot early morning weekdays because weekends are a nightmare, the various ranges, shotgun, rifle, pistol, are flooded with 100s, yes 100s, of customers.
    The clientele has changed drastically in type as well as quantity. During the old days there were bench rest competitors, amateur big game hunters sighting in Springfield’s with Bishop stocks, WinM70s, and Remingtons mostly bolt action, mostly 06 cartridge. Things reasonably calm. On the far right a designated ten benches for founders and friends. Alex Kerr and Dr Karl Morgan might be giving pointers to the likes of Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart or Bob Stack. Rifle quality at that end took your breath away. Even saw Jack OConnor once. In those days, big game hunters were respected, even in Hollywood. Nowadays, customers are loaded down with huge amounts of ammo and Armalite type semiautos. Firing 100s of rounds at 25, 50, and 100 yard targets until ankle deep in empty cases. Yesterday, next to me,were two 50 cal sniper rifles super heavy with ten inch muzzle brakes. The ground shook when they went off. My marbled walnut stocked rifles looked pretty timid next to them. Times have certainly changed, I have no idea for better or for worse, just changed. I just have not.........
    the range is 21 miles from home
    Last edited by Happy Myles; 08-10-2019, 08:17 PM.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post

    Those benches don’t wiggle!
    The seats do pivot to the other side for lefties but yes those are concrete slabs. A little toasty this time of year😉

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    Conservation has this range in the middle of public land off county road 708 near Zalma. When there's a group of us we sight in there and if you want the group record for tightest group and your target put on the wall of fame in the barn you have to do it here. I have a bench at my house and a table on the balcony deck I shoot off and sometimes hunt off of. For shotguns and really long distance I have several farms available. This is at Zalma. 4 tables each at 25,50,&100 yds. With a bathroom and handicapped parking. No shotgunsClick image for larger version

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    Those benches don’t wiggle!

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