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Old March 15, 2010, 06:17 AM   #1
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1000yd range in ky?

Does anyone know of a 1000 yd range in ky? I think fort Knox has one but i do now know if it's open to public
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Old March 15, 2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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Sorry I have to camp this thread I need to find a new range.
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Old March 15, 2010, 11:18 AM   #3
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I am looking also. I would like to find a public one where you don't have to shoot through a tube.

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Old March 15, 2010, 12:02 PM   #4
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Fort Knox does, but not open to the public AFAIK. I shot there years ago for NRA sanctioned High Power Rifle matches.
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Old March 15, 2010, 12:06 PM   #5
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I am looking also...the only one I know is in Crittendon, near Walton....you also have to shoot through a tube...range needs work!!!
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Old March 15, 2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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I see references to RockCastle Shooting Center having distances of up to 1500m. Give them a call.
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Old March 15, 2010, 12:57 PM   #7
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Scott Mountain range at Ft Knox is open to the public but only for sanctioned matches. Both long range 1,000 yard and NRA highpower.


http://www.kysrpa.org/
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Old March 15, 2010, 06:34 PM   #8
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I have been told there is a range in waco.tx that is a 1000yds. Me and my uncle juct made our 700yd range and we have a place in the texas hillcountry where we are trying to go to 1000yds or more.if we do this i will let ya'll know. John t
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Old March 15, 2010, 08:21 PM   #9
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Waco, TX seems like it would be a bit far from KY.
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Old March 15, 2010, 08:37 PM   #10
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Ahhh yes fort knox the school of hard nox, 1000 meter long range wish i had a dollar for every 7.62 round i sent down range. No its not open to the public unless you get a invite , but if you ever go the check out the m1 abrams firing range where they send them 125mm down range.
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Old March 15, 2010, 08:39 PM   #11
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Oh yeah you find one in miss let me know.
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Old March 15, 2010, 10:22 PM   #12
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[QUOTE]but if you ever go the check out the m1 abrams firing range where they send them 125mm down range./QUOTE]

Must be all those *WHUMP* booms I hear in Shepherdsville. They're 5 miles from my house, judging by the flash and boom time lapse.
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Old March 15, 2010, 10:28 PM   #13
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Must be all those *WHUMP* booms I hear in Shepherdsville. They're 5 miles from my house, judging by the flash and boom time lapse.
Isn't Knob Creek GR a stone's throw from Shepherdsville? I work with some guys from there.

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I am looking also...the only one I know is in Crittendon, near Walton....you also have to shoot through a tube...range needs work!!!
Appleseeds will be in Crittendon a couple times this year, surely they aren't going to shoot through tubes?
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Old March 16, 2010, 06:33 PM   #14
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There are two ranges in Crittendon. The "public" one has tubes. there is another one that you need to belong to a club to access. Both are on state owned ground. Never been to the other one so I don't know what it is like.
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Old March 16, 2010, 06:48 PM   #15
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Old March 17, 2010, 02:18 PM   #16
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1000 yard range in KY

Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a member of the Meade County Sportsmen's Club and the Kentucky State Rifle & Pistol Association. We shoot 1000 yard matches at Fort Knox on Sundays of the weekends that we have our High Power Rifle matches. Take a look at http://kysrpa.org/2010/2010-lr-match-bulletin We have 1000 yard matches scheduled for April 21, 2010, June 13, 2010, July 18, 2010, and Championships on September 12, 2010. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. DennyMac
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Old March 18, 2010, 04:55 PM   #17
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A match would be fun but I would like a place to practice first
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Old March 18, 2010, 06:58 PM   #18
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I would be happy with a 100-200 yard range I don't have to shoot through tubes.

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Old March 18, 2010, 07:59 PM   #19
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What are tubes everyone is talking about?
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Old March 18, 2010, 08:19 PM   #20
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Most public ranges in KY have long pipes about 24" in diameter you have to shoot through. Kinda intense with a rifle that has a muzzle break.

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Old March 18, 2010, 08:33 PM   #21
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Boyle County Fish and Game club has a 300 yd range. Only about an hour from Lexington. I joined last week. You can get a membership at Curtsingers Sunrise Outfitters in Danville, Ky. $30 a year.

Someone mentioned the Abrams firing at Fort Knox. Man do I remember that during the rifle matches there.
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Old March 18, 2010, 10:11 PM   #22
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Can someone enlighten me on this shooting thru tubes thing?
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Old March 18, 2010, 10:59 PM   #23
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wow this really makes me appreciate living in the country, no need for range, but still would like to strech it to 1000
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Old March 18, 2010, 11:12 PM   #24
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sorry, didn't read posts 19 and 20, but still, why the tubes, does it make things safer or something?
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Old March 19, 2010, 07:20 AM   #25
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The tubes keep someone from shooting over the berm or backstop.

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