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    justanobody

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    rifle range

    Post  justanobody on Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:30 am

    What is considered a target sighted handgun. What is considered a long range. Handgun
    what is one to me may no t be to someone else

    Wayne

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    Re: rifle range

    Post  Wayne on Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:44 am

    A handgun used primarily for hunting. ie Rem xp100, Thompson contender, Scoped pistols, etc. A gun that would be sandbagged for sighting. What would not be considered would be someone standing at a bench shooting rapid fire. Hope this helps.
    Wayne

    justanobody

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    Re: rifle range

    Post  justanobody on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:16 am

    See here is why I asked the question.
    "A handgun used primarily for hunting. ie Rem xp100, Thompson contender, Scoped pistols, etc."
    Now most T/C's I've seen are scoped for hunting along with the XP-100.
    Scoped revolvers are in use too. Either with a traditional scope or a dot sight.
    Now does that mean that someone that wants to hunt with traditional iron sights and wants to work up a load at 100 with a revolver or a T/C and practice up to 100 yards is out of luck?
    I can shoot an iron sighted Vaquero at 100 offhand better than some can with with a scoped gun can offhand at 50.
    Now the rules say offhand is allowed if done carefully. How many shoots a scope handgun offhand? Not many. Bullseye shooters regularily shoot dot sights but that is another story.
    Now with that "offhand is permitted" rule do you really think irons are allowed knowing that few if any once a month scoped revolver shooter is going to shoot offhand?
    What about the allowing of blackpowder pistols on the rifle range too. Few are ever target sighted except maybe the Ruger Old Army and that is adjustable iron sights.
    See this is where the confusion is on my part.
    Maybe the real intent was to keep the semi auto guys from using the range and the rules were made with the objective of being somewhat nice without just saying "Semi Autos stay off the rifle range." This I can understand as they are rarely used at anything other than short distances, shot fairly fast and are not generally used for hunting except maybe the Desert Eagle in 357, 44 and 50 AE

    Just kinda step back and think this out with some deep thought and see if I make any sense at all.
    Are hunting type handguns allowed on the rifle range keeping in mind not all shoot scoped T/C's and XP-100's for hunting. Revolvers nationwide are still a very popular hunting handgun as are Iron Sights.
    Of course I am still covered as I have T/C's scoped and a scoped revolver with a few scope laying around I could slap on my other guns as well as a couple dot sights but prefer to use Irons this fall.
    And yes I do shoot out to 100 yards with Irons.
    Just think about this. Please

    Before you think I am some crazy person remember the "No 50 cal rifles on range rule" just after the rifle range was redone? Purpose was to keep the 50 BMG shooters from disturbing the benchrest guys because of muzzle blast. That would have take 50 cal blackpowder rifles and othe much much smaller 50 caliber off the range Ie 50 Alaskan, 50 Beuowolf, 50-70, 50 -100 the list can go on and these have far less blast than a 300 win mag that is allowed.
    Of course 50 BMG's are allowed now.

    See my point?????????


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    Wayne

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    Re: rifle range

    Post  Wayne on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:37 am

    Justanobody,
    I really think you are trying to split hairs here. I really don't think you would have any trouble shooting any handgun in a long distance / target situation. I have never had a complant on anyone shooting "precision" type and Black Powder pistols on the centerfire range. The conduct of Fire is most important.
    I think everyone would agree that the centerfire range is for long distance precision firing, no matter what firearm is used.
    Short distance rapid fire should be at the plinking area.
    We can never make rules that will cover every situation, that is why I always stress courtesy at every range. Think about what you are doing in relation to other shooters. Safety is always first.
    If you can think of a better set of rules, please submit them to me or Lynne and we will consider replacing or modifying what we have now. Without your input we will just have to go with what we have now.
    Wayne


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    Re: rifle range

    Post  justanobody on Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:25 pm

    Wayne sent you a PM

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    MarkEagle

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    Re: rifle range

    Post  MarkEagle on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:51 pm

    Hi all,
    I was wondering if it is raining and I want to check the sights (iron, laser, red dots, scope) on a pistol using slow fire at 25 and 50 yards, is there a specific range that could be used? Often there is no-one there anyway when raining, but if I wanted to stay dry and shoot a pistol at 25 & 50 yards where would be best?
    Especially nice would be to use a range with a wide cover, like the rifle range and the 50/50 range.
    Mark

    Wayne

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    Re: rifle range

    Post  Wayne on Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:24 am

    Mark,
    2 Options for your Question.
    Centetrfire range under the conditions set forth in my previous reply or the pistol range near the gate.
    Wayne

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