Northern IL or Southern WI ranges?

Discussion in 'Shooting Ranges - Places To Shoot' started by freak007, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. freak007

    freak007 Member

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    Hey all, I recently moved from Minnesota to IL for work, I am now looking for a range somewhat near Chicago that I can shoot mid-long range.

    I am in the western suburbs and willing to travel 1-2 hours for a good range.

    Most of the ranges I find in Illinois are 100yd or less and I am looking for something I can practice and improve my skills and handloads, especially from 200-500yd. I am not against crossing into Wisconsin (Milwaukee is 2 hours and Beloit is just under 2 hours) or Indiana (Gary and Crown Point are both 1 1/2 hours).

    So far the best option I have found is Aurora Sportsmen’s Club in Waterman, IL, they are an hour away, but I think their membership fees are crazy - new members pay $280 "initiation fee" plus $280 a year, so just to get started is $560... They offer 25, 50, 100, 200, and 600 yd ranges...

    Suggestions welcome!!
     
  2. freak007

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    Anybody?
     

  3. winmagman

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    Here's a link to the longest one I know of in southern Wi. Winnequah Gun Club It's a little under 2 hours north of the Il /Wi border so probably a 4hr trip from you, but it goes to 1200 yds.

    Chris
     
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  5. George63

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    I was going to PASA near quincy for 600 yds but when I figured the gas +time the fee for ASC is not that bad. Racine also has 600 yds and is a little faster to get to than Lodi
     
  6. Daves762

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    Before I joined the military and left IL I used to go to FOX VALLEY GUN RANGE.

    I'm sorry but I don't remember and location of fee's details.....

    Was within 2 hours of Chicago if I remmeber correctly.
     
  7. Coyboy

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    There is a 600 yard range north of Racine, just off the lakeshore,

    7 mile road???
     
  8. George63

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    almost certainly does not exist anymore
     
  9. George63

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    somewhat complicated to find
    it is a private range so you need a public event or other arrangement
    membership totals 220 + work hours for first year



    Range: Racine County Line Rifle Club

    Address: 4300 7 Mile Road
    Racine, WI

    Website: Racine County Line Rifle Club
     
  10. zuba

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    There is a public range in Shiocton, about an hour-hour and a half north of Milwaukee. They have a 'donation box' and I think they as for $3 per person for the day. They have a berm out to 400 or 500 yards. I know its a little farther then you would like, but it will do you good to get out of IL! :)
     
  11. George63

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    great story of this range, it is municipal owned, they were considering putting in a pool but with the short season put the range as an alternative and the voters chose the range
     
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    I didn't know that. Its a nice place, I've always been there when there is snow on the ground, but it looks like they have a nice archery setup as well.
     
  13. kmrs75

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    i was at one down by kankakee last week but it only goes to 300 yards.

    have you found anything yet?

    i know some people that i can shoot up too 1000 yards but havent taken them up on there offer yet
     
  14. freak007

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    I have not found anything yet...


    I am really interested in the one in Racine though...