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Best of the West Liberty Hill closing long range

Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by Dawico, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Ranger60

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    Another example of baffling is at the Dallas Pistol Club. They use thick hanging conveyor belts to prevent a bullet from escaping. The Austin Rifle Club is working on baffling the longer ranges, one is complete. This is what is required for ranges as populations increase and gets closer to established ranges.
     


  2. howabouttheiris

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    In the case of baffled rifle ranges, do they have specific lanes for benchrest vs prone? Do they allow tripod?
     
  3. Ranger60

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    I have not shot the baffled range at ARC, but my understanding is the baffles are adjustable at the range during matches. I could be wrong so will welcome correction.
     
  4. Davetex

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    You are correct Ranger, they are adjustable.
     
  5. Ranger60

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    Thanks Davetex!
     
  6. rushthezeppelin

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    This blows.....I got the itch to go out and shoot 1k literally right when they initially closed the long range area. Been checking on the site every few weeks to a month and now I see this. I guess this is just another reason to add to the list of why I'm moving to CO sometime in summer. At least I'll be able to go shooting long range on BLM land out there.
     
  7. Bozz10mm

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    I would need a lot more reason than that to move to CO.
     
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    Having been assigned there, I agree. We *thought* it would be the perfect place to retire after a military career completed in CO Springs.

    We went there in 2013 with the intention to stay, built the dream home, did it all. Boy were we fooled, and our eyes were opened after our first year and the novelty of cocktails with the sun setting behind Pikes Peak wore off.

    I love the terrain, the outdoors, the weather, and a lot of other things up there. It’s a great place to visit, slowly being ruined.

    Living there was ruined a long time ago, primarily with accommodation of vagrancy and panhandling, compounded by the consequences of legalizing medical, then recreational marijuana.
     
  9. rushthezeppelin

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    I have tons more than that. I'm really big on rock climbing and Texas frankly sucks for that. I used to do alot of fly fishing in AZ and the fly fishing here is pretty terrible comparatively so I just haven't really done it much since moving back to TX. The traffic in Austin is freaking terrible now. The cost of living will probably be slightly cheaper and the rate at which it increases isn't as bad there. I also have wanted to get into snowboarding for most of my life. Also want to get into ice climbing. On that note I'll take cold winters anyday over hot summers. The scenery there is absolutely gorgeous and awe inspiring. Both Austin and the CO front range are filled with CA refugees so that won't change much but given that I'm a home inspector (and wanting to shift towards being a building superintendent) I have to live somewhere with a good real estate market. I know the gun laws are worse there but I'm willing to deal with that, they aren't CA or NY bad at least. Regardless I think TX will soon start going down the same path with the changing demographics turning the state blue. Watching Beto get so close to Cruz was a real wake up call on that.
     
  10. rushthezeppelin

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    Well Austin is no different on the vagrancy (in fact from my visits to CO it seems like slightly less of an issue there). As far as pot, you had alot of potheads initially moving there because it was the first to legalize. As soon as it's legalized nationwide (which I guarantee is going to happen in the next decade) those people will slowly start to spread back out. Legalization isn't going to result in more potheads overall in the country, they are just currently more concentrated in the legal states (and many of them are likely moving to Canada now since they are more progressive anyway plus the whole orange man bad stuff).
     


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