Hi, new member in central PA

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Knife, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Knife

    Knife Member

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    I figured I'd join since I was finding a lot of answers here for my searches. Still going through the archives... trying not to keep re-asking the same questions. A little about me:
    Retired Air Force, Airborne, intelligence collection, codebreaking, linguist/translator. Spent 16 of 20 years overseas.
    I've shot out to 1,000 meters but have never taken game past 400m.
    Recently started building my own guns. A couple of AR15's, re-barreled a Savage 340 (that got me hooked on Savages), re-built a Savage 10FP, then stripped a Savage 111 (30-06) to the bare action and re-built it as a .300 Win Mag (consistent 3" groups @ 500m).
    I reload my own ammo, do as much of my own gun smithing as possible without a lathe (but I do have a small milling machine).
    Current projects to build: A light-weight long range hunting rifle for moose/elk, a 1911 45ACP, a long-range AR10.

    Cheers,
    Knife
     
  2. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    Hi knife , your a hometown guy . I'm in Gearhartville . Jim
     

  3. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from blair county!
     
  4. Knife

    Knife Member

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    Hey, neither of you are far. I'm in Morrisdale. Do either of you use the range near Allemans (?sp). Looking for a place to get out to 1,000m for this summer. Local range is only to 500m.

    Knife
     
  5. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Reade Range is about 35-45 minutes from me. It's in the fallen timber area. I'm going up there in a few weeks to shoot @ 1000! Welcome to Reade Range. A guy I work with has access to 1500 - 1800 yard strip jobs, hoping to tag along next time they go!
     
  6. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    I use west branch , I'm guessing that's where you go too . I've never been to Reade , I think it's the one in Allemans . I've looked through their schedule and there is not much open time for a guy to just go and shoot . there is also Ridgeway rifle range . I'm just about positive it's 1000 yds . I think I'm going to check out the range that is around Lewistown it looks to have a little more open times , than Reade , for a regular guy to go .

    Welcome to Mifflin County Sportsmens Club. Lewistown, PA.



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  7. Knife

    Knife Member

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    Thanks for the info... Looks like Reade is still my best bet, kinda pricey though at $80 a year and only able to shoot at set ranges. I was a member before they expanded the range and it is not quite what I want. Since I work weekends, it's usually easy to get a range all to myself if I am able to get a key.
     
  8. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I believe they had trouble with people shooting propane tanks and what not, so they raised their rates and got rid of some of the trash!