Looking for Colorado Springs local shooters

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  1. Vandy321

    Vandy321 Well-Known Member

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    Frontier is 1-2 years. Pueblo is a little far for me, I'm in Monument.

    Looking at CRC for a long term solution until frontier or pikes peak opens up closer to home. Will miss the orientation at CRC this Sat and have to wait a month. CRC does look like a fun place ro start entering a few local/for fun comps.

    Have a place to shoot now in the meantime that sounds like it will be great.

    Maybe this spring we can work on getting a shoot together on some BLM with some area locals, set up some steel, bring the smoker/grills in the truck and make a day of it, get to know some other local shooters. I'd be happy to try and organize something as the snow melts.
     
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  2. PuebloShooter

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    I run a 600 yard precision match on the 3rd Sunday in Pueblo even though I live east of the Springs.

    It takes me 2:15 to get to CRC. I drive to Limon and then backtrack. Same time if I took I-25 up and took a right at 225.
     
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  3. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    YEEESH!
     
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    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Ya know, that'd be great, if the DOW built a shooting center/complex, on the East Slope, like the facility that was just built on the Western Slope...just sayin'?!
     
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    Look into ben lomond if you are wanting to join--- they go out to 600y with talks of going out to 1000
     
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  6. Barstooler

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    Cheyenne Mt Shooting complex limits 300 Win Mag and 338 magnums to range #3, which is 100 and 300 yards

    But that only applies to magnums - not all “30 caliber”

    Range #1, goes out to 1,100 yards, is available on weekends (reserved for police and military Monday thru Friday) and many a 308 and 30-06 are fired on range #1
     
  7. 7mmRUM

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    I live in the Springs. I used to do all of my long range shooting up on Pikes Peak. I'd take a gong up with me (yearly car pass) and hike it out as far as a wanted to shoot. If you have enough energy to hike out a gong, once you get above the treeline you can shoot as far as you want.

    Now I'm spoiled during the week (I work in Alamosa), and I can shoot up to a mile and drive up to the backstop. The SLV isn't short on open spaces.
     
  8. Vandy321

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    Random, but...anybody here have a Magnetospeed V3.....I'm looking to borrow the thick rubber spacer so I can chrono a load today. I bought one off the hide and it came with only 2 spacers.
     
  9. PuebloShooter

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    I will be at the range tomorrow running a long range rimfire match.

    I always have my magnetospeed in the car so it’s there for people shooting the match.
     
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  10. PuebloShooter

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    45-50 minutes away.

    I have several guys in Monument that come down each week.
     
  11. Vandy321

    Vandy321 Well-Known Member

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    If I show up to that I'm going to end up wanting a Vudu 22:/

    I think i found a solution to get it close enough, if it's not registering, I may take you up on that tomorrow. Really hoping to shoot today and load up the next round tomorrow to shoot again Sunday.
     
  12. PuebloShooter

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    You say that like its a bad thing...
     
  13. Vandy321

    Vandy321 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, I do want to build one but hoping to build something in the 6.5 for a more long range steel oriented gun that I can antelope hunt with too. Hoping to take shooting a little more seriously as a hobby and try a local match or so for fun and to improve overall for hunting.

    I think I ran into a buddy of yours that shoots the 22 ELR stuff down there. Was showing me his 6.5 SST, pretty awesome cartridge.