New Member Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by RobStar, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. RobStar

    RobStar Well-Known Member

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    Howdy,

    My name is Robert and I seemed to keep coming back to this forum for all the great information so I signed up.

    I grew up hunting whitetail and birds in the Southeast US but haven't hunted in 30 years. Now I live in Vegas and the hunting bug has bitten again.

    Hunting out West is a whole new world so I'm here to learn and contribute where I can.

    My real job is a stunt cameraman and Steadicam operator for film and television and I also work as a professional motorcycle pilot and referee for the major pro bike (cycling) races and marathons.

    We have a great range about two miles from my house with several 300-400 yard ranges and at least one that stretches out to 650 yards. I plan to do a lot of practice there between now and the season just to get comfortable at 300 yards which for you guys is nothing but I have to start someplace for this first season.

    Thanks in advance!

    Robert
     
  2. Semper Fi 10463

    Semper Fi 10463 Active Member

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    im getting back into shooting/hunting as well. I got dishearted after thieves cleaned me out in 85. after I introduced my wife to the sport as it saved a fight with selling re-loading equipment in yard sales I created a monster. she took my 25-06 for herself. anyway there are soo many people on here that have a lot of valuable info joining was a must. don't think I qualify for long range though as 300 yds is my max on deer so far.
     

  3. Garyshome

    Garyshome Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Range!
     
  4. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  5. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!!! What range is this?? I'm in henderson
     
  6. RobStar

    RobStar Well-Known Member

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    The range is Desert Sportsman Rifle and Pistol Club (DSRPC) in Las Vegas located on Hwy 159 / Charleston Blvd toward Red Rocks just a mile out of town. The membership fee is very affordable ($200 year and less if you are 60 or older) plus you have to take a two hour range orientation.

    Desert Sportsman's Rifle & Pistol Club

    There's a very active long range shooting group out there as well as competitions put on by locals on the Nevada Shooters forum.

    I know there's a 650 yard range and multiple 400 yard ranges. I believe there was or still is a 1000 yard berm but it is closed. Don't quote me but I know it's not open anymore. My assumption is 650 yard is child's play for the experienced shooters here but until I get there it's a long distance.

    RobStar