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Old July 1, 2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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How far to your Outdoor Range ?

I am 26.2 mile from the the Club range I belong to. It is a nice in the country drive with a few stop signs and turns. 42 minutes driveway to driveway.
It is the closest one.
Then other club I don't belong to is 28.5 mile and involves a little traffic to get to it. Two thirds of the trip would be Intersate, then the traffic. I haven't timed it, but has to be close to the same time to drive and is a more stressful trip.
Where I live everything is either a distance that way or the other way, nothing local.
The congested flat lands of Ohio.
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Old July 1, 2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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It's five miles from my house to the public range.
It's free and has handgun and rifle ranges.
You can shoot out to 500 yards.
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Old July 1, 2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Two indoor ranges are about 17 and 12 miles away - the one that is 17 miles away is in another state (MA) and the second one in (RI) has not opened up yet. It was suppose to open in June, then this week and today they said July 15. They are having some 'discussions' with ATF - even though they were already inspected and approved. I am a founding member but the wait is killing me!

The outdoor range (about 14) is actually one that my son belongs to - He takes me as a visitor. I am waiting for them to 'force' me into membership.

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Old July 1, 2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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Hate to's just about 15 feet to the back of our deck here on the farm, then it's 25 yds to the fence rails, 100 to the home made berm, and then all the way out to 300+ yds if I've kept up with the mowing. Life's good...Rod
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Old July 1, 2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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Old July 1, 2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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The one I like best is about 30 miles away.
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:10 PM   #7
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The range I belong to is about 10 miles away, or 20 to 25 minutes drive for me. Not exactly in my backyard, but considering that I am in the northern Illinois I am lucky to have one that close. The closest open range is in Wisconsin, about an hour drive...
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:16 PM   #8
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The public range is about an hour away and my uncle owns a farm about 1.5 hours from my home. I may join one of the private clubs which are a little closer maybe 45 minutes, but for now I generally make do with indoor ranges five or six within about 20 - 25 minutes.
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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Mine is my private club and is 25 minutes away.
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:30 PM   #10
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Re: How far to your Outdoor Range ?

I've got about 20 minutes to two outdoor ranges, 10 to an indoor pistol range, and 30 minutes to my favorite place to shoot. Out there I get to shoot out to 1,000 yards, and if I found a gun capable of shooting 1 mile that is also possible.
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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It takes me about ten minutes to get from my house to the range I belong to, only goes out to 100 yards but they have regular trap shoots which I have yet to utilize, and it costs about 1/3 of the other three ranges in driving distance, Ones $85 a year, one is $75 a year plus NRA membership required and there is a member limit so there is a waiting list, the new ones $80 a year, plus $1 per gun clean up fee every trip.
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Old July 2, 2013, 12:17 AM   #12
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< two miles to our LEO range. Just too sorry to go most days, hate to go by myself tho. My shooting shows it too.
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Old July 2, 2013, 01:31 AM   #13
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19.5 miles to my favorite range, 3.5 to the nearest one.
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Old July 2, 2013, 01:42 AM   #14
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Indoor range is about 4-5 miles, outdoor about 50-60 and a one hour drive up into the local mountains. Both decent places to shoot!
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Old July 2, 2013, 04:58 AM   #15
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rodfac has me beat.

I have to walk a couple hundred yards, and then I only have a 100 yd range. But, it'll do.

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Old July 2, 2013, 06:14 AM   #16
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One mile north to the outdoor range and one mile south to the indoor range at the LGS.
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Old July 2, 2013, 06:23 AM   #17
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25 miles and it takes about 45 minutes. Traffic has made the trip more difficult but there are surprisingly few other places to go. Have been a member since moving here and it is a really nice place to shoot. Being retired makes it nice to go during the week when the place is almost empty.
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Old July 2, 2013, 06:27 AM   #18
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My regular range that has regular hours and out to 200-yards tho not closest per se...

33 miles and 46 minutes, or, 30 miles and maybe 52 minutes on alternate route.
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Old July 2, 2013, 06:28 AM   #19
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45 miles to the closest handgun range I will go to. There is a public one in the Nat'l Forest you couldn't PAY me to go
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Old July 2, 2013, 07:16 AM   #20
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mine is 5 miles away. I usually go about once a week. With all the rain the past 2 months its been tough with the mosquitos.
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Old July 2, 2013, 07:26 AM   #21
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9 miles to the club I belong to. It has a combat range, trap range, pistol range both indoor and outdoor, rifle range out to 300 yds, archery range and two fishing ponds with great small mouth bass fishing catch and release only, crappy fishing and you can keep what you catch.
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Old July 2, 2013, 07:47 AM   #22
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Open door and I am there.... Nice

Open door and I am there.... Nice isn't it.

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Old July 2, 2013, 07:57 AM   #23
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My club range is about 40 miles. A free public range about the same.
A private for-pay range about 25 miles. A club range I don't belong to about 15 miles.
And.....OH, yes own in the yard. About 20 feet from the door.
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Old July 2, 2013, 08:05 AM   #24
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7 miles and a 10 min drive(no traffic or lights to deal with) to my local DNR range. They have rifle out to 100yds, 10yd pistol, trap, archery and knife/axe throwing lanes. Its $4 all day and kids are free. After that there are lots of other ranges but the ones I go to are a structured one on a state game area an hour away where its free to shoot and you can rapid fire, holster draw etc.. The other place is in a field deep in the woods with a natural backstop on a state game area 45 mins away. That one is where we bring all of our reactive targets and play all day for free.
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Old July 2, 2013, 09:27 AM   #25
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About an hour. On the freeway.
There are several. All about the same distance, in different directions.
My favorite is 3 days on the motorcycle. Because it's in the middle of nowhere in Utah.
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