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Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

 
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:39 PM
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Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

Ok well Hi all. Im an average joe (Well Im Keith but thats besides the point) that enjoys exercising my 2nd ammendment rights. A little bio of me.

I was Born and Raised in Pueblo, Co (About 100 Miles South of Denver), enlisted in the Army Reserves at age 17 as a Petroleum Supply guy, spent a large amount of my childhood camping.

Goals are a good thing and i guess if i say a few of them some people that might be able to help me attain these goals might just pop up.

I want to kill my 1st elk (Hopefully will go hunting this year have a few options still so far concidering an offer in unit 12).
I want to be proficient at Wind Doping
I want to be proficient at Shooting 1000M targets (Possibly further).
I want to upgrade my 700BDL chambered in .270 Win
It has a 4-16x50 Tasco(Trash-co) scope and a marginal bipod. I Shoot Sierra 150 gn. SPBT using H4831 powder in my developed load. I only do precision loading for my 270 (Pistol i throw ) Im looking for a new Stock, I re did the trigger to 3# exactly (using the scale that weighs my malted barley for making something else ) I completely dissasembled the trigger (excluding the two pins that are crowned over) and using an arkansaw stone polished up every piece, then using a cotton cleaning rod and Jewlers Rouge attached onto my fancy Dewalt drill i polished the inside of the housing. Cleaned with Dawn and Water, then Alcohol then Cold Blue. Re assembling the whole thing took a liitle longer than expected as i did not take pictures, nor have i done this before. Now I did thouraghly check the safety of my trigger job but now i will not chamber a round until im ready to shoot. I was able to get the trigger down to about 5oz but did not fully check the reliability. In my oppinion it feels like a Jewle trigger (old buddie had one), as this has No creep or backlash and very crisp break.

I would also like to find a Chronograph for cheap eventually so i can work on my loads some more, and i would also like to always shoot through a Chrono so that i know if its me that is off, or the cartridge.

I am looking for people to go shooting with, i am also looking for places to shoot, currently there is Pueblo West Sportsmans Association but id rather not go there, and Rivers Edge. Rivers Edge is $10/hr/person or $200 per year for Rifle/pistol ranges only. There is also a place behind PPIR with 100Y range and im thinking you can shoot off the range proper (as its not an official range) and maybe get a 600 shot off, but i have yet to determine that is safe enough.

Im also looking to go coyote hunting and prarie dog hunting.

Well anyways im glad i found this site.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:58 PM
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Re: Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

BLGC.org might be a little far for you, but they have a 600 yard range and there are still some membership openings.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:09 PM
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Re: Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

Well i have looked into them, but if i have to drive 1.5 hours to get there it will cut down the amout of times i can go shoot, if i have to ill get in with them, but would prefer something a little closer.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:19 PM
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Re: Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

Most of Pike National Forest in the Springs area is closed to recreational shooting. I don't know of many other places.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

PW sportsmen has up to 425y ranges. Club is working at adding a 1000y range but I dont know status of that project.

Royal Gorge Gun Club in Canon has up to 1300y ranges.

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Old 08-07-2011, 11:07 PM
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Re: Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

My family let our membership lapse because of how crowded PW Shooting Club is. We like going out and taking our time shooting. It seems that PW is more into the putting targets down range shooting for 30 minutes and then getting off the range. The way i shoot i would shoot 3-4 rounds in that time if im lucky. I really wish i could find some public land or private land just to shoot on.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: Pueblo Colorado guy looking for some fun

Hi, I live in Pueblo as well and am prior service Army. There is a very nice range in Canon City off of CO 143 in the NF. It is about 45 minutes from Pueblo West, has quite a few options as far as ranges and is free. Just take something fun to shoot at and you can spend a whole day there! Best of luck.
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