Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Magazine Articles > Technical Articles - Discussion


Best Of The West Shooting Range

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-20-2010, 10:24 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,118
Best Of The West Shooting Range

You can travel many miles in our country before you come across a 1000 yard rifle range open to the public. I believe there are less than a dozen. Last month the Best of the West Shooting Range opened four miles west of the little community of Liberty Hill, Texas on Hwy. 29. Situated on four hundred acres of grazing land is a facility that is very well conceived and designed. Even though it is not fully completed, you can tell the owners are on the right track. Located within an hour drive of Austin and centrally located in the state; this range will surely draw shooters from all sorts of shooting disciplines. Being on flat land, there was a considerable amount of dirt work done. Over a quarter of a million yards were moved and formed into safety berms and shooting back stops. Read More...
This is a thread for discussion of the article, Best Of The West Shooting Range , By John Johnston. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
What's In Len's Backpack?

See Len's take on his own 51 items.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 10-20-2010, 11:38 PM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Jan 2004
    Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
    Posts: 8,858
    Re: Best Of The West Shooting Range

    That sure is a beautiful range. All of the comforts of home, so to speak.

    From having been directly involved with the initial development of a range I appreciate the amount of work, effort and expense that has gone into this one.

    The features of the range help in making short work of drop chart development not to mention experience with wind and mirage.

    There are several ranges in our neck of the woods that serve similar purposes. None nearly as complete as this one, mostly due to our very low population density.

    Its good to see the investment to promote the shooting sport.

    There's nothing like the smell of burnt powder in the morning.
    Reply With Quote

    Unread 10-22-2010, 11:44 PM
    Gold Member
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Location: West Texas
    Posts: 537
    Re: Best Of The West Shooting Range

    Finally can't wait to go check it out. So you said they had steel past 1000 how far does it go.
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 10-23-2010, 12:53 PM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: central Texas
    Posts: 270
    Re: Best Of The West Shooting Range

    The maximun range is 1000. There are metal targets at some of the other (long) ranges. This s necessary to keep the range clear of foot traffic.
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 10-25-2010, 07:00 PM
    Bronze Member
    Join Date: May 2009
    Posts: 85
    Re: Best Of The West Shooting Range

    Wow! The Best Of The West range seems terrific! I wish I was visiting Texas to take advantage this neat new range. Another long range, and a bit closer to folks in Wyoming, is the one in Lander Wyoming. The Lander Valley Sportsman's Association (Lander Valley Sportsmen's Association) operates both a downtown indoor range (rimfire and archery and youth group activities) and a wonderful facility just 4 miles east of town. With a separate pistol and rifle range it is a terrific resource. The outdoor range has berms from 50 to 1000 yards and steel clangers out to 1650 yards. Nearly every weekend there are avid participants in myriad shooting disciplines. In the winter, the temps are usually tolerable enough to continue the fun. Of course, winter season at the indoor range is very active. The costs to become a member, or guest, are very inexpensive-- check out the link above). I no longer live in Lander, but I really miss this facility and the friendly club members. I didn't want to steal the thunder of the Best Of The West Range, but just wanted to let travelers know they should take their shootin' irons when traveling near Lander, WY.
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 10-25-2010, 07:22 PM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Location: Philadelphia Pa.
    Posts: 403
    Re: Best Of The West Shooting Range

    I'm always a day late and a dollar short AND i live in PA and this place is in TEXAS
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 12-11-2010, 12:58 PM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: Allegan, MI
    Posts: 1,423
    Re: Best Of The West Shooting Range

    I live way up in Michigan, but when I visit my folks in San Antonio in March I think I just might have to take a look at this great looking facility!!!
    Reply With Quote


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: Best Of The West Shooting Range
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    West TN Gun Range/Club ? scooterbear South 3 06-04-2011 11:07 PM
    Best of the West Hunting Long Range show Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 12-24-2010 01:19 PM
    Where to hunt long range in West NY rvander1 The Basics, Starting Out 1 11-12-2010 08:09 AM
    Closest long range club from west Atlanta? joseph Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 03-22-2010 10:10 AM
    Anybody shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) shooting system SDhunter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 02-15-2009 09:37 PM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC