I bring sad tidings of a closed range...

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Tango3, Jan 3, 2007.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    bought some target stickies, grabbed my plugs, muffs and safety glases,and tossed it all in a gym bag along with a box of solid gold jacketted ($22.00) box of federal 180gr.303 and a couple of hundred rounds pf .22lr and headed for our county range today. came up against a locked gate and a schedule starting in MAY!I gotta finda a gravel pit.How can they just shutdown now ? We still have half of the small game season left yet!...:mad::mad:
    that sucked...
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Sounds like they need range officers to open the gate. Where is it? Close enough, and I'll volunteer. (Meaning how many hours from NORTHERN Virginia --)[booze]
     
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    wisconsin 20 or so hrs.
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Maybe next year --. I will be pulling stakes, just no idea where to yet.
     
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Man that sucks, I know your anxious to fire up that Enfield. I'm so glad I have family land to go shoot on whenever now.... not tryin to rub it in man.
     
  6. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Maybe they are just pulling an early April fools joke on ya. Would suck any other way.
     
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Maybe they are doing a needed renovation?
    We were closed for seven months of one calendar year awhile back (two periods of closure) - they did some nice upgrading and reworking. Still sucked not having a place to shoot!
     
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Itst been 40's, usual temps are 20's and below; end of jan there s usually two weeks of -20, so they just never had "customers"( outdoor range) until spring, Other than LEO's who shoot when ever they need to .They do shutdown to cleanout the berms, s'nice range, trenches up to the target pits. Swing down target holders.
     
  9. griffin1340

    griffin1340 Monkey+++

    Well Tango3 as a fellow WI resident I know of a few ranges in the South Central area that are open all year. It just depends on your location as to if its logical to join one.
    Also there is a [county owned?]range near a Air Force impact area somewhere near Ft.McCoy. I think, never been there myself.
     
  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    " Air Force impact area somewhere near Ft.McCoy.":

    There's a pretty cool bombing range near Necedah. I think its called the :"Hardwood gunnery range", its got an observer area with picnic tables and a pa system ( you can hear the range officer clear them into the range as a speck on the horizon.. ) on the pilots freq. They only drop small practice bombs ( that I have seen) but they do have a cargo net set up verticaly as a strafe target I could sit all day watching f16s rush in close enough to count rivets then the guns open up, rip the air and they pull up ....they have a phone # for the daily schedule,its very public friendly. I'll look for the link..[flag] http://www.volkfield.ang.af.mil/www.volkfield.ang.af.mil/Hardwood.html
    bring A COOLER AND 7X BINOS
     
  11. griffin1340

    griffin1340 Monkey+++

    Yup, that's the one!
     
  12. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    Granite Peak is open [LMAO] (Just kidding)
     
  13. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    thats the view from my backyard (literally), guess I could sit out back and snipe downhill skiers..( maybe half mile lineofsight)they'd catch on pretty quick.there actually is an old pit up there somewhere on the backside of the "Mountain", iIll have to hike it in the spring,Might be a good place to cache stuff... Its so close I never think of hiking there I usually drive 20 miles to a wildlife area. Alot of the mountain is private, some is a state park.
     
  14. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    If I ever head down with the family when they go skiing I'll wave
    [fnny]
     
  15. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    [LMAO]Okay, Note
    "don't pick off the waving skier"...Okay so the brain dropped a decimal point maybe 5miles? line of sight?Hard to judge that kind of distance...[flag]
     
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