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Where to shoot in AZ?

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Unread 02-25-2011, 10:37 PM
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Where to shoot in AZ?

Anybody know where I can shoot 1000yds. close to Phoenix?
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    Unread 02-25-2011, 11:43 PM
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    Re: Where to shoot in AZ?

    Ben Avery shooting range is in the N/W valley off the I-17 and carefree highway. For the east side try Rio salado sportsmens club in East Mesa both are very nice, and offer a variety of different shooting regimines.
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    Unread 03-02-2011, 11:25 AM
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    Re: Where to shoot in AZ?

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    Ben Avery shooting range is in the N/W valley off the I-17 and carefree highway. For the east side try Rio salado sportsmens club in East Mesa both are very nice, and offer a variety of different shooting regimines.
    I called Ben Avery and the 1000 yd. range is not open to the public. I don't think Rio Salado has a 1000 yd. range and if they do I don't think it is open to the public either. I would be fine with just finding a spot out in the desert somewhere near Phoenix that I could shoot 1000yds. and be able to drive back and forth to check the target but it is not easy to find. I want to be able to shoot all the yardages in between 1000 also so finding a flat piece of land that big that is not covered in brush and has a road across it is near impossible it seems. If anybody knows of a spot they use I can keep a secret.
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    Unread 03-02-2011, 12:27 PM
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    Re: Where to shoot in AZ?

    Opps my mistake I know that rio salado has no tgt lines near 1000 yds, sorry for the misinformation.
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    Unread 03-02-2011, 01:22 PM
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    Re: Where to shoot in AZ?

    Go north or east of the valley in the mountains. Lot's of canyons that are full of good rocks out to any range you want. Gives you good experience on doping the wind at all ranges. I go out every 2 weeks or so and shoot 10-15 times a session. I shoot my 338 edge anywhere from 600 out to 1300+.

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    Unread 04-19-2011, 10:57 PM
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    Re: Where to shoot in AZ?

    You really need to get out quite a ways from Phoenix in order to shoot safely at 1000+ yards any more. Phoenix is just too big with too many people wanting to get out of doors. The rolling terrain in the desert makes it difficult to see hikers, horses or quads moving through a wash. More than once I have been surprised by someone moving through my "range".

    Nowadays, I travel up I-17 and exit on Dugas Ranch road. Head east, but watch for campers. They usually stay within 1/2 mile of the main road. Head north off of Dugas and you will find some great open valleys with an unobstructed view of 1000 yards or more.
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    Unread 04-19-2011, 11:06 PM
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    Re: Where to shoot in AZ?

    Thanks for the reply! I've been going off Bloody Basin Rd. but have only shot 700 yards there. It starts to get less level after that. Can you drive to your target off Dugas? If you have to walk 1000 yds. to check your target you don't get much shooting done.
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