Lets Discuss “Range Etiquette” for a moment!

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  1. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Yup. U be like that’s lapua brass don’t touch! Lol
     
  2. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I keep an cheap extra spotting scope in my truck for f*** tards who dont have the common decency ( or common sense) to get a zero before ruining a 200 yard shooting range!

    A LOT of peope are either idiots or A** holes... but probably both!!
     
  3. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    It’s both and u can see the wheels turning as they figure out which way they need to turn the turret ! It ain’t going to go good if u can’t get on paper! Pack up and roll!
     
  4. manitou

    manitou Well-Known Member

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    I am lucky too. I walk out my back door about 40 yards to my range. I sure don't miss my public range days. I feel for you. The two ranges around here, about thirty miles distance to each, get pretty crowded. I always enjoyed the boneheads with 12 ga. shotguns shooting cans and trash, then leaving it.
     
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    300whisper Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I agree with everything except number 6. If the guys need help I usually help. They see the guns I bring and know I mean business so they ask for advice which I don’t mind.

    I think you covered it, but for some reason the old guys LOVE talking to younger people and reminiscing. The Vietnam vets at my range will literally chew my ear off. The only reason I’m not short with them is out of respect, and I know it’s the highlight of their retired days talking to young folk about cartridges and shooting.

    If we are talking about private ranges another one you can add are the self appointed range cops.

    “Hey bro, you a member here?? You got proof?”

    That happens at my range every time I go. It’s getting old.

    Also, you’re an --- I use the ---- out of those shoot and sees!!! Lol :D:D

    Great and funny topic.
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I go really early in the AM during load development and normally done by the time another shooter shows up. Then switch to shooting for fun.

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    (Not load dev't but I went through a couple of boxes barrel break in; got the 200 yard range to myself - http://gfssc.org/).
     
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  7. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I figured u would shoot at them shoot and see targets and be f’ing pumped when u hit it! Figures! No help! Lol
     
  8. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Hilarious!!
     
  9. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Well we all can’t be as technical as dem der Air Force folk. Our standard for promotion is having a pulse!!
     
  10. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Never been to a public range other than matches but I enjoyed reading the posts lol
     
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  11. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Did u see my Air Force M4 class post, at least they are smart on paper what does your peeps for going for them! Pulse, really for AF? That your folk, need help with spelling their name tape on their uniform!
     
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  12. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree with this. I am at my local range every weekend for 4-6 hours. I shoot 2800-4000 centerfire rounds each year. And half of them are doing load development. The other half are at ranges from 500-1700+.

    There are several regulars, including a couple who are LE trainers that shoot hundreds of rounds weekly from SBRs and handguns. It can be annoying, but they are awesome people honing their skills to teach others. Lots of other guys who are learning and practicing.
    Every rifle I own has a brake. From 6CM to .300RUM and 6 others in between. Plus the opportunity to shoot 40 or so other rifles each year.
    I welcome questions from lesser experienced shooters. I regularly offer help to people who need it. Both in helping sight in their rifles, with tools to help, and with information.
    All of my personal rifles are high end customs. With top tier glass. No big deal when people ask me about them, or want to see what a true high end optic looks like. Most of the other rifles I get to shoot are customs or high end factory rifles too. Always nice to look at sexy toys and discuss them. Not everyone can afford high end toys, but everyone like to look at them.
    Only takes a few seconds to help spot for someone. Not everyone getting into the sport can afford high end glass to see 6mm holes at 200+ yards.
    It is not that difficult to bore sight a rifle at 100 or even 200. I do it all the time by simply pulling the bolt and looking down the bore and dialing to get on paper. I actually NEVER bore sight and zero a scoped rifle at 25 or 50 yards. Ever. And I zero 40+ rifles a year. If you can't bore sight it past 25 or 50, maybe you need the help.

    Helping others is good manners and improves the sport. Everyone starts out sometime. No need to be an elitist and discourage others who need help. If you want the place to yourself, don't go to a public range.
     
  13. tbrice23

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    You are actually right. My rant was just me venting... I actually know I'm an a** hole, I keep it inside at the range. I bought the spotting scope just for those people to use. At least they are interested in the shooting sports.
    I still think people should be considerate to others and be somewhat prepared or at least research what is involved in being responsible with a firearm.
     
  14. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I’ve helped several hundred people thru the years..
    Now I just want to shoot and not be bothered.
     
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