Hello from Illinois

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by bugstew, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. bugstew

    bugstew Member

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    Hi,

    My name is Scott and I am from east central Illinois. I enjoy shooting a wide variety of firearms. I shoot targets up to 500 yards at the local rifle range with my centerfire rifles. I also shoot sporting clays with shotguns and shoot pistols. I hunt whitetails with bow, shotgun, muzzleloader and pistol in Illinois and use rifles in Michigan. I have been to Wyoming to hunt antelope four times which is where I made my longest shot (380 yards). This year I shot a 4x5 bull elk in Colorado for my first elk. I also hunt waterfowl with a passion. I have two teenage daughters that hunt deer with shotguns and my wife also hunts. I enjoy reading about guns and hunting anf I find it enjoyable to read about others experiences. That is about all for now.

    Scott AKA "Bugstew"
     
  2. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Where you from? I am slightly north or Peoria between Dunlap and Princeville.

    Brian
     

  3. sams57

    sams57 Well-Known Member

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    welcome aboard theres much to learn here
     
  4. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, I'm about an hour into Wisconsin.
     
  5. bugstew

    bugstew Member

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    I live near Newton, approximately 30 miles east of Effingham (where I-70 and I-57 cross).

    Scott
     
  6. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Good to have you on board. I have family in Mattoon, and Neoga so I know your area.

    Do you have any places to shoot past 300 yards down there? 300 is about it for actual ranges up here.

    Brian

     
  7. bugstew

    bugstew Member

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    I shoot at the Effingham County Sportsmans Club by Lake Sara. They have berms at 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 385 and 500 yards. Funneman Gun Shop website has membership info and a map.

    Scott
     
  8. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Scott, I might have to check that out. It would be a bit of a drive but combined with a family trip here and there, it might work. It's hard the find a place to shoot 500 yards in this state!

    Nice to meet you,

    Brian
     
  9. bugstew

    bugstew Member

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    Brian,

    Let me know when you will be in the area and I would be glad to show you the shooting range. I am usually off work on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fridays are usually a good time to shoot because there are few people at the range.

    Scott
     
  10. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate that!