please help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chris_in_Tx, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Chris_in_Tx

    Chris_in_Tx Member

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    I decided thatI would introduce myself, My name is Chris, I just moved to Tx and I dont kniow of any place to shot long range, have posted before and not gotten any feed back. I have a custom 7mm RUM that really likes Berger 180 VLDs and lots of open land.
    any help would be appreciated. I've been here a week already without any trigger time, HELP!
    Chris [​IMG]
     
  2. texasdave

    texasdave Well-Known Member

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    Chris:
    Let me ask a dumb question. Where is Hickory Creek? I am in Dallas and I asked the same question a few weeks ago and found several places. I will try to help you if I can.
     
  3. Chris_in_Tx

    Chris_in_Tx Member

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    Hickory creek is south of Denton and north of Lewisville. Its on the northen bank of Lake Lewisville on the eastern side of 35E.
    I live just off the Swisher St. exit
     
  4. texasdave

    texasdave Well-Known Member

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    Chris:
    There is a range at old Ft Walters which is in Mineral wells, Texas here is their web page http://www.fwssc.org/. There is also a longer range in Cumby Texas. I was looking for their web page and can't find it quickly. I plan on going out there this Friday with another guy who posts here to check it out. i think the longest their range is is 300yrds. There also is a 1000Yrd range west on I 20 west of Weatherford Texas I must have their link on my other computer at my office. I will post it for you later. The Guy who runs that range is an Englishman and ex special opps. I understand they do sniper training there also. Hope this at least gives you a start. Keep in touch and I will get you more info. Feel free to e-mail me if you would like davedenn@swbell.net
    Good Luck
     
  5. Hunter66654

    Hunter66654 Well-Known Member

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    Chris, I am the other guy Texas Dave is talking about that is going to the range in Cumby Texas this Friday. The web site is www.outbacksportsman.com . Neither of us have been there yet but I have talked to them and they said they have 100, 200, and 300 yd ranges. They are open for shooting from 10 til 5 Wednesday thru Sunday. Hope this helps. Welcome to Texas.
     
  6. Hunter66654

    Hunter66654 Well-Known Member

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    Chris, I live in Lewisville.
     
  7. jhw1st

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    Hello Texas fellas. I am from the Dallas area{Mesquite}. There is the Winchester Range off Luna Rd in Dallas. Haven't used it in several years but is usually a lonely place on weekdays. I have only used the 100 yd facility and don't know about the longer ranges if they have any. Chris, the sticking bolt after firing a round can be a sign of excess pressure. In other words the powder in the load may need to be adjusted to a lesser amt.
    I have experienced this when I get a little carried away with the powder dispenser. Good to hear from you guys.
     
  8. texasdave

    texasdave Well-Known Member

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    The winchester range is great. I go there all the time but it only has a 100yrd range. They also had to build a large berm that has corrigated pipe thru it and that is what you shoot thru. The people there are really nice and helpful.
     
  9. Chris_in_Tx

    Chris_in_Tx Member

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    Thanks for your help everyone. I appreciate it but am wondering where I can go to stretch my legs (ballisticaly speaking). I get the feeling that there isnt much here (Tx) unless you get connected to some private land owners.
    Thank you all,
    Chris
     
  10. texasdave

    texasdave Well-Known Member

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    Close by that will be a problem. Hunting or hunting leases are big business here for land owners