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1000 yds + in SW PA

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:34 PM
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1000 yds + in SW PA

I have a decent piece of property that I use to shoot up to 1000yds plus. Perfect layout for it. Thought about putting a club out there. Would there be much interest out there if I did?

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:47 PM
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Re: 1000 yds + in SW PA

What part of pa are you in?

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:11 PM
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Re: 1000 yds + in SW PA

I am out near Brownsville area. About 45 mins directly south of Pittsburgh. I have been looking for a club that offers long range. I couldn't find anything with distances over 300yds...
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:38 PM
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Re: 1000 yds + in SW PA

I'm in Saxonburg...20min N. of Pgh. I have a few that can get out there pretty well. ..........................................
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: 1000 yds + in SW PA

suggest you look at the Reade and Williamsport ranges in PA first.

Talk to guys at both. Find out what works, what does not and most importanly what mistakes NOT to make.

There used to be 1k BR club in SE Ohio that attracted a lot of shooters. Right layout for 600 and 1000 BR and if possible F class is what you want. F class calls for pits and that is expensive. You would have a bunch of 600 and 1k shooters in that area.

The club in SE Ohio is Thunder Valley and they run a lot of tactical steel matches with good attenance now. Another possibility. They can shoot out to one mile also.

Key will be personalities and how you run it. That can make or break you.

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Old 01-28-2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: 1000 yds + in SW PA

I shoot f-class at reade range I live in butler just north of pittsburgh and I would be interested in a 1000 yard range that is a lil closer to get to and I got others I know that would be interested as well. Keep us posted.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:57 AM
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Re: 1000 yds + in SW PA

Thanks guys for the advice. I would like to go check out a F Class course and see what its all about. See if I can get something going for that. Maybe even get into some competitions. I really want to get into it more. But its hard when I can't convince any of my buddies to do the same. But anyways at very least I would like to put up some nice targets with backstops I do some excavating as a side business so moving the dirt isn't an issue for me.

So what I am thinking is this. Talk to an attorney to get a CYA form made up. Hopefully by then I will have about a dozen or so people interested in doing this. Make a modest membership fee to help pay for targets and taxes. (I'm not doing this to make money, but I dont want to lose a bunch either ). Then hopefully with some help get a course set up and going. The place has a gate on it thats locked. But with the membership you will get a key to the gate to shoot whenever you want. There is a decent road that goes all the way up so you will be able to drive up to the targets. Oh and build some benches of course.

And who knows, long term, maybe we will get enough to put up a club house with a garage and atv to use to go back and forth from the targets. . Doesnt hurt to dream
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