Gillette, Wyoming - Mac's Gunworks' 1,760 yard steel target range

Discussion in 'Shooting Ranges - Places To Shoot' started by Len Backus, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    What a treasure this shooting range is! It is located about 12 miles south of Gillette, Wyoming and about 1 mile east of Hywy 59.

    I have shot there a few times this year. Owner Chuck McIntosh has steel targets at every 50 yards out to about 1,000 yards and then every 100 yards after that.

    It is a fantastic place to validate your trajectory at long range.

    There are a few benches under a shade cover.

    You can drive your own vehicle on a 2 track road out to the targets for re-painting and target group measuring.

    I believe he charges $10 per day.

    For directions contact Mac's Gunworks.
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  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Thats awesome! That is very close to where we antelope hunt every year, would be awesome to check dope when we get there. Is it open year around?
     

  3. Ernie

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    Truly an awesome privilege to live so close to such a nice range.
    Longest target is 2078 yards.
     
  4. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    Beyond that Chuck is an ace of a guy. Also has been known to build some fine guns.
    God willing i'll be stopping to pay him a visit this fall. Just watch that damned coyote.
     
  5. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately his pet coyote was shot by somebody. Sore subject with Chuck. She was chained up at the time. Used to want to nip at people as they come in. Great range and a nice guy that is very knowledgeable. Bruce
     
  6. yobuck

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    Too bad about the coyote, i can understand chuck being upset over that.
    Amazing story as to how he got that and how it survived. Talk about divine intervention, thats classic in my opinion. im wondering how the surreget mother
    took all that. Good reason for me to call Chuck.
     
  7. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I had no idea.... But hey, i've only lived in Gillette for a little over 20yrs... :cool:


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  8. Win.308Stealth

    Win.308Stealth Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Now this means I will have to get to gillette a few days earlier and do som long range shooting. Or after I fill my antelope tags.
     
  9. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    Well I'll be headed out that way at the end of the month. I'll be in Rawlins for a week or so then headed up to Williston N.D. to work. I'm bringing one of my 6MM Competition Match rifles with me, this looks like a good place to stretch it's leggs, haven't done it in a while.
     
  10. Bigcat_hunter

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    He had a pet coyote? Someone please tell me the story about that!
     
  11. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    One morning with me playing with Mac.
    I sure miss that coyote!
    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594dvyJxpZk&list=FLfEoqqK-q7iARmKwk742NZg&index=17"]Mac The Coyote - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    So laying atop it's box while on a chain some low life fills the need to kill a coyote.
    They walk among us.
     
  13. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have an address for this range? I want to stop by on my way to Gillette.
     
  14. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I found it and talked with Chuck for about 2 hours and he showed me around his shop and some of the guns he has been working on and let me do some shooting at the range. I was able to put hits on steel out to 1000 with the 30/375 and 600 yards with my 284 win in a 15-20 mph wind. He is a cool dude and very friendly!