The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 29, 2011, 03:48 PM   #1
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,562
Got a new place to shoot

Perhap y'all remember me whining about having to drive an hour back and forth to go shooting. I found a place that is an easy 45 minute drive in northern North Carolina. It backs up to the Great Dismal Swamp and is about 12 acres of almost completely wooded flatr land. It is owned by an acquaintence who only just recently found out I am looking for a place to shoot.

Drive back through about a quarter of a mile of trees.



The path opens to a cleaning about fifty to seventy five yards on a side.



Easy to get the truck in and out



Some of the passages are a little tight but the owner keeps it mowed. There are paths all through it.



I envy you guys who can just step out your back door and start blasting away. Forty five minutes may sound like a long drive but compared to an hour it is heaven. This morning I ran off about a hundred rounds and did not see or hear another soul. My kind of morning.
__________________
Doc

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Old May 29, 2011, 04:55 PM   #2
Bill Akins
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 28, 2007
Location: Hudson, Florida
Posts: 1,030
Glad you found a good shoot'n place Doc.




.
__________________
"This is my Remy and this is my Colt. Remy loads easy and topstrap strong, Colt balances better and never feels wrong. A repro black powder revolver gun, they smoke and shoot lead and give me much fun. I can't figure out which one I like better, they're both fine revolvers that fit in my leather".
"To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target".

Last edited by Bill Akins; May 30, 2011 at 05:18 AM.
Bill Akins is offline  
Old May 29, 2011, 05:16 PM   #3
Hardcase
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2009
Location: Sunny Southern Idaho
Posts: 1,906
It looks like a little slice of heaven, Doc!
__________________
Well we don't rent pigs and I figure it's better to say it right out front because a man that does like to rent pigs is... he's hard to stop - Gus McCrae
Hardcase is offline  
Old May 29, 2011, 05:27 PM   #4
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,562
HC

Coupla months ago I was thinking about buying the plot next to this land. But the guy wanted a hundred thousand for it. It is not planted in trees, just cleared land. Nice to have someone else paying the mortgage.
__________________
Doc

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Old May 29, 2011, 07:12 PM   #5
mykeal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 8, 2006
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 2,757
What's behind the target frame?
mykeal is offline  
Old May 29, 2011, 09:35 PM   #6
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,562
Trees

Trees and swamp for about ten miles.
__________________
Doc

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Old May 30, 2011, 01:41 PM   #7
noelf2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2008
Location: Stafford, VA
Posts: 1,744
Hey Doc keep 'em low. My daughter and son in law are environmental biologists and work in the Great Dismal Swamp.
__________________
Liberty and freedom often offends those who understand neither.
noelf2 is offline  
Old May 30, 2011, 02:54 PM   #8
ClemBert
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 2, 2009
Location: Orlando
Posts: 929
Kewl deal. Pretty place he has there.

The best part is that it is free and maintained by someone else.

My 12 acres has to be maintained by me. 6 months out of the year it sits in hay. But then again, it is too unbearably hot for me to shoot during those 6 months anyways.
ClemBert is offline  
Old May 30, 2011, 02:56 PM   #9
bedbugbilly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 19, 2009
Posts: 2,177
Nice looking area Doc! Congrats on finding something closer. Looks like a great place to shoot or just sit back and appreciate the nature around you. Just don't let "the swamp thing" sneak up on you and drag you back into the swamp for lunch! Very nice area and thanks for sharing the great photos! Enjloy!
__________________
If a pair of '51 Navies were good enough for Billy Hickok, then a single Navy on my right hip is good enough for me . . . besides . . . I'm probably only half as good as he was anyways. Hiram's Rangers Badge #63
bedbugbilly is offline  
Old May 30, 2011, 03:28 PM   #10
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,687
Looks like a good place to plant some winter grass and stick up a shootin house. Nice truck too.
Hawg is offline  
Old May 30, 2011, 04:43 PM   #11
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,562
BBB and Hawg

BBB,

I think I might have messed up. When I took the photos home and showed my wife, she started talking about going along and just sitting and reading while I shoot. That would be fine BUT it means she now has an excuse to expect to go to........you guessed it ........ church. Don't seem like much of a trade-off.

Hawg,

We are on the same track. I thought about asking the owner if I could put up a house and a bench. The owner and his wife shoot too so they might be happy to have it happen.
__________________
Doc

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09974 seconds with 9 queries