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Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

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Unread 11-08-2011, 02:33 PM
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Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

Hey all, I recently moved from Minnesota to IL for work, I am now looking for a range somewhat near Chicago that I can shoot mid-long range.

I am in the western suburbs and willing to travel 1-2 hours for a good range.

Most of the ranges I find in Illinois are 100yd or less and I am looking for something I can practice and improve my skills and handloads, especially from 200-500yd. I am not against crossing into Wisconsin (Milwaukee is 2 hours and Beloit is just under 2 hours) or Indiana (Gary and Crown Point are both 1 1/2 hours).

So far the best option I have found is Aurora Sportsmenís Club in Waterman, IL, they are an hour away, but I think their membership fees are crazy - new members pay $280 "initiation fee" plus $280 a year, so just to get started is $560... They offer 25, 50, 100, 200, and 600 yd ranges...

Suggestions welcome!!
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    Unread 11-22-2011, 07:25 PM
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    Re: Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

    Anybody?
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    Unread 11-22-2011, 08:06 PM
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    Re: Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

    Here's a link to the longest one I know of in southern Wi. Winnequah Gun Club It's a little under 2 hours north of the Il /Wi border so probably a 4hr trip from you, but it goes to 1200 yds.

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    Unread 11-25-2011, 10:32 AM
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    Re: Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

    There is a 1000 yd range in northern Indiana:

    Youngs Long Shot Range
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    Unread 11-25-2011, 08:14 PM
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    Re: Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

    I was going to PASA near quincy for 600 yds but when I figured the gas +time the fee for ASC is not that bad. Racine also has 600 yds and is a little faster to get to than Lodi
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    Unread 11-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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    Re: Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

    Before I joined the military and left IL I used to go to FOX VALLEY GUN RANGE.

    I'm sorry but I don't remember and location of fee's details.....

    Was within 2 hours of Chicago if I remmeber correctly.
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    Re: Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

    There is a 600 yard range north of Racine, just off the lakeshore,

    7 mile road???
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