Moving to Colorado

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chain, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    Moving to Colorado between Ft Collins and Denver. Looking for info on ranges and places to shoot. Going on ReCon trip this week. Will be there 1 June. Thanks
     
  2. ilscungilli

    ilscungilli Well-Known Member

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    I live in Longmont, near the peoples republik of boulder. I shoot at http://www.ncrgc.org/, and I think we are accepting new members. Many of the clubs around here have long waiting lists (I was told the wait at one club was 106 years!). There is a public range at http://www.pawneesports.com/ that seems reasonable. One benefit to the pawnee area is that you can shoot in the pawnee grass lands. All you need is a GPS, and a map of the area. The other range I have shot at is http://wcfw.org/. Most of the ranges cost around $70-120/year, with some sort of work requirement. The ones I listed are closer to Ft. Collins.
     

  3. Supermag

    Supermag Well-Known Member

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    I've shot at the Pawnee Sportsmen's Club and it's a pretty nice range but only goes to 200 yards. There is also a cowboy actions range, trap, skeet and five stand. It is on private land and not the grasslands though. This range is about 1/2 hour east of FtC on Highway 14. It has public hours and also a membership option that allows you to shoot whenever there isn't a organized shoot.

    There is another members only range north of town that probably has a long waiting list and stretches out to 600 yards or so.

    You can shoot in the grasslands too, but be sure to have a map and gps so you don't trespass on the checkboard of private land in the area.

    Good luck with the move, it's a beautiful country with great weather and you can't beat resident permit prices for elk tags!
     
  4. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys. I am looking forward to it. Wife is dragging her feet though. Economy is pretty piss poor here in Michigan, I wonder if the Democrat/Woman Governor can see what she has done the last few years.
     
  5. RogerK

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    If you ahev the time and inclination, head up to the Pawnee Grasslands. There is place to shoot to the right as you drive in. I've left a lot of lead at that spot.
     
  6. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I was looking at it on the map. Do you just go in there and set up and start shooting ? Do you need a permit?
     
  7. alldayhunter

    alldayhunter Active Member

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    This is a great post because i am moving in june to Grand junction. I cant wait for the move but need to find out about facilities in that area. Good luck with your move. It sounds like you are looking forward to it as much as i am.
     
  8. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    I am looking forward to it. I was out there last weekend looking for housing. Stopped off at Rocky Mountain National Park, What a place.
     
  9. MagMan

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    I figured you were just tired of the mild winters. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of mild winters, Last week I tried to fly out to Colorado on Thursday a.m. The plane I was to fly out on skidded off the runway and lost the front landing gear the night before. Lost a day and hotel plus a buch of appts. I think last weeks snow storm can be attributed to global warning.
     
  11. MagMan

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    I think last weeks snow storm can be attributed to global warning.

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    Ya think, 17" of snow in April. I'm thinking all of our seasons are off a month.