I doubt it. That would be unusual. Why don't you come up to Volusia December 9th for our once months Saturday LR practice and Qualifying? We can shoot out to 1000, but there are no benches or tables. We have a platform at each of two stations or shoot from your truck in a cow pasture. Plenty of steel out and always someone there to help spot.That sucks. I want to be able to get some DOPE at 600 and 1K. Do you know if you have to qualify every time you show up to the range?
I recently found out about Volusia but was unable to sign up for the practice/qualifier this month. Do you have to qualify there every month to shoot the local match? That is the closest LR match that I know of but it's 2:30 hrs away.I doubt it. That would be unusual. Why don't you come up to Volusia December 9th for our once months Saturday LR practice and Qualifying? We can shoot out to 1000, but there are no benches or tables. We have a platform at each of two stations or shoot from your truck in a cow pasture. Plenty of steel out and always someone there to help spot.
you can get numbers at all sorts of data points.
Cool. Got to join you guys. I do have DOPE out to 1400 yds with my 6.5 and 1600 yds with my 6XC. I'm relatively new to the Southeast and most of my shooting was in the Southwest. So I wouldn't mind verifying data here in the Southeast. Hope to catch you guys in Dec.If you have dope out to 1000 that is verified in your rifle, you can shoot the match. We do not qualify anyone at the match. Nor do we test you. If you haven't shot out to distance at all, you can opt to pay less and just shoot the short side. The short side is the morning portion, that includes targets and steel out to only 300 meters. The long side has targets anywhere out to 1000, sometimes 1200.
There are two long range practices almost every month. The second Saturday of each month and the Wednesday before the match. You can qualify just the once at one of these practices and it is a relatively informal process. The whole purpose is to make sure that you and your rifle are repeatable and can safely put rounds on target out to 1000. This allows you to gather your dope and ensures us that you will not be flinging rounds over berms or otherwise shooting in an uncontrolled manner.
Safety is paramount, but we also expect that you will all act responsibly as adults. We are not babysitters and there is no "staff". Just a couple volunteers that would probably rather be shooting, but want to make sure that people have a chance and a place to shoot.
Holy shit, what happened to that place?Add me to the "bummed out" list over Manatee....went a couple of weeks ago for the first time since re-opening. We went mainly to do some load development/chrono on my son's rifle, and were dismayed at no more 1k. I "qualified" for 600 with the rifle I had with me- but you've gotta do that with every rifle/scope before they'll let you shoot there.
Seems the owners don't really have a clue.. lady there started spouting off about how hard it is to shoot at 600 and as I rolled my eyes at my son she mumbled something about a second story/raised shooting platform on the roof of the clubhouse that made no fucking sense. Since they tell me the club was nearly shut down by the County guess it's better than nothing. But, you can't learn to shoot well at 1k yards when you only have 600 available.
Given all the huge, wide open spaces we've got in the middle of this State, there's gotta be SOMEWHERE, off-grid public land, where one can discreetly send a projectile for less than a mile safely like out West?
If anyone has some super top secret info I promise to be discrete....
Holy shit, what happened to that place?
Years ago when I lived in FL I used to go there as it was the only place that actually had anything more than a 100yd range that didn't totally suck. It was always run well with Gene being there (is he still there; I know he had health issues) and it was usually the same group of RO's and people running things.
From your description, it sounds like this isn't even the same place. No 1k range? Qualifying to fucking shoot? What is this faggotry?
Hell I remember getting sent to the 'hidden' 200 yard range in the back or Area 51 by Gene when there were too many idiots out front and we wanted to do actual drills. If they needed to change anything, it was the fucking group of the same 6 fucking guys with their custom wildcat bullshit guns that got out there at like 7am, shot 2 rounds and then camped their gear on the first 10 lanes and sat in the fucking clubhouse all day.
The only problems I ever had was when some guy decided to be an RO that also was a welder (he welded some of the range stuff) and he just wanted to go full press safety safety safety rules because safety; think his name was Mike or something, he was just a fucking moron and self appointed himself 'Lead RO' or some shit when in reality he did the club absolutely no favors with anyone by being there.
What the fuck happened?? Did they sell it or something? Sounds like a fucking pain in the ass place to go now.