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Just wondering who shoots at the range, in the yard, or somewhere else? Or all of the above?
This may be a good poll.
 

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habanero said:
Just wondering who shoots at the range, in the yard, or somewhere else? Or all of the above?
This may be a good poll.
habanero, i prefer indoor ranges, but i often shoot at my mother's house( deep woods).

why indoor ranges????????????

i often run out of ammo-- :'( i shoot about 200-400 rounds in any given session.

of course, i shoot my mosin nagant outdoors.

i have kids. i don't like to be bothered when i am throwing copper and such down range.

side note, i generally carry about 2- 3 firearms with me when i do get to go to the range.

I have been toying around with easing into shooting competitively, but i am a big chicken.

best regards, ;D

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Brother-in-law's pasture. It has a dry sandpit with 30'-40' high banks. We can safely shoot in three directions from 0-250 yds.
 

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My parents land on 50 acres farmland borders a wildlife refuge and untouched woods on the other side. Second my buddies place groomed for shooting/hunting using his heavy equipment.
 

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I guess I should have said where I shoot, in the backyard. I've only been to an indoor gun range once in my life. I really love Kentucky.
 

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An indoor range...at $16 an hour... :eek:
 

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I piled up a large pile of dirt on the back of my property. $16. an hour at the range ? Is this because there is nowhere else to go in your area or just more enjoyable ? I find that I shoot much better when I'm along. All the shooting around me makes me nervous when I'm at a range.
 

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I have a outdoor range that allows me to shoot out to 300 yards. Also I've setup the barn so I can shoot inside ( max distance is 20 yards )
 

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I have a secret gravel pit about 20 minutes from home where I shoot at, mostly with handguns. If I put my back up to one bank the other bank is right at 100 yards away, ok to sight in a long arm, gets kind of boring after that. It used to be when I was a kid (long time ago, I know...) you could go anywhere to shoot, not like that anymore. As few people there is in Idaho, I can't imagine what it is like in a more populace state trying to find some place to shoot outdoors...For indoor shooting I load wax bullets and shoot up the garage, sometimes in the back yard. By the way, wax bullets make a very good non-lethal pest deterrent, good to about 30 feet...
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At the back of my 24 acre farm. Have a 12 berm pushed up with my tractor next to the branch. Make it sound like a small war. Shoot everything I have.
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Indoor range when I'm shooting in a league...outdoor other times except when it's really cold. Indoor fees are $30 per hour..ouch!
 

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I shoot in my field a few hundred yards from the house. Don't have a berm so I put up a big slab of 1/2" steel plate for a backstop.
 

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Two places... the Back Yard for any handgun .357 mag and less, and the local Outdoor USFS Range for the .460, the rifles, and trap.
 

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There's an outdoor range with up to 300yrds, but that's about 25-30min away. There's an indoor range about 15 minutes away, but they have some jack-arse range safety know-it-all ex-cop who thinks he's the world's best shot. I have to bite my tongue from saying "there have been times I've likely fired more rounds in an hour than you've fired in your lifetime" just about every time I go in there. And I always have a hard time walking after I pay my bill (prices a bit high).

My most enjoyable time shooting is spent up in the UP of Michigan just down the road from my buddy's cabin; a little area back in the woods with a natural 20' high berm covering close to 180 degrees with around 100yrds between ends. Shooting into the berm you can get about 100yards without resorting to moving back into the woodline. You can do just about anything out there and be alright. One time a group of us (numbering around 15) were out shooting clays when a Conservation Officer appeared in his truck at the top of the berm. How he didn't hear the noise of 10 or so shotguns for the last hour... is beyond me. But he appeared up there, stopped and looked around for a minute then left.

And once in a while I get in on LE shoots at various locations... and of course, the various military training
 
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