500+ yds in west Michigan

Discussion in 'Shooting Ranges - Places To Shoot' started by outdooraddict, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a 500+ yard place to shoot in west Michigan even in northern Indiana .
     
  2. SuperSeal110

    SuperSeal110 Active Member

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    Look at Young's in Northern IN. I'm a member there. Look at the thread for long range IN shooting. I posted some pictures of Young's.

    Young's Longshot Range, Inc.

    Where in SW MI are you located? I'm located in Coldwater. I have another buddy that that's a member at Young's too. Spring and summer, we're usually down there 2-3 times a month. Mainly on the weekends.
     

  3. avengeusa

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    i am also a member there, I do a lot of shooting there, and go through coldwater on the way, nice place
     
  4. kcsoccer52

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    Although I dont really have the equipment that I need a long range likey youngs, I've heard great things about it. Unfortunatly we kinda get shafted for ranges around here only the Kzoo rod and gun club by us lol. If you want a google earth thing that adds shooting range locations just pm me and I can email it to ya, cant for the life of me remember where I found it online.
     
  5. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    I live in Otsego just noth of kzoo and I have a membership at the KRGC but the range is only 200yds its nice for sneekin out after work but to practice longer I might look into northern IN thanks guys
     
  6. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    Hey kcsoccer Im guessing your a kc grad like me. Im class of 96
     
  7. wadevb1

    wadevb1 Well-Known Member

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    South Kent gun club has a 500m range. At the Kent/Allegan County line. A lil pricey to join but nice shooting facility.

    Wade
     
  8. teddy12b

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    If you're within dirving distance of Young's Range, then that's where I'd go. I've been a member there for less than a year, but that place is like heaven on earth to me. The range goes out to 1000 yards with steel plates.

    The range I used to go to went out to 300 yards, but it's not the same shooting paper. I like seeing the reaction of the steel when it gets hit. That's especially useful when comparing hunting rifles. For instance a 30-06 with 220gr handloads makes the steel move a lot more than the 30-30 with 170gr, and the 44 mag with anything really rocks them too.

    The people at that range are as nice and helpful as a person could ever hope for.
     
  9. AJ Peacock

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    Interesting, I wonder how nice and helpful they'd be, if I shot their steel with my 338AM :eek:.

    I wish it was closer.

    AJ
     
  10. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy who shoots out there with a 338 lapua. Out of respect for the range property and other shooters there he does not shoot at steel targets closer than 500 yards because it just tears up the steel.

    Instead he just hangs paper targets at any of those distances and shoots those.

    I don't think anyone at any range would put up with too much of one person trying to tear up the range and ruin it for everyone else. The nice thing about a gun range, is that everyone there has a gun, so there aren't too many cases where people try to mess things up for everyone else.

    There's a lot of guys that really appreciate that range and what the Youngs are trying to do there. I wouldn't have a second thought about asking someone to leave if they were there just trying to ruin stuff.
     
  11. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Teddy,

    I was just trying my hand at humor. I wouldn't shoot steel with my 338AM, I've done it and seen the holes it left in MY steel. Sorry you took it wrong.

    AJ


     
  12. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    I didn't take it that you were going ot show up and destroy the range at all. I guess I was just getting on my little soap box for a minute because I have been at other ranges where people are only there to let lead fly and damage the range.

    The best part about Youngs is that everyone I've met there so far has been very nice and helpful. They'll help anyone shoot as far as they'd like to. I didnt' take it in any negative way, and I'm sorry I started blabbing on about other ranges where I have seen people just get crazy with guns. I like ranges that keep irresponsible people out and good people in.

    I'm just guessing here, but I think it'd be very safe to say that anyone who shoots a 338AM knows how to be responsible with a rifle and would be a welcome addition to Youngs membership.

    I hope heaven has a range like Young's.
     
  13. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Good,

    I'd love to visit Young's sometime, it would be a couple hour drive, but would be worth it for a weekend of longrange practice.
    I guess all I need now is an invitation from a member :D that wouldn't mind playing with a 338AM a bit.

    AJ

     
  14. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    AJ, we need to get together.