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Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by benenglish, Mar 8, 2012.
First I have heard of a new range open to the public.
Oops, my bad. I was thinking about Shooter's Station in Conroe.
Shooter's Station's 100 yard range does let you shoot from the bench position. They've got chairs and a platform from which you can shoot. Also have a video screen at each station to view your hits. If you're shooting sub MOA groups recommend bringing your own spotting scope. The 100 yard range has never been busy when I've been there, even when the other ranges have been full. If I were working up loads for a new rifle this place would be high on my list.
Thanks for the info, MetalCutter.
I'll be ammo testing in my CZ 452 (22LR) but would like to remove the wind as a variable.
I've sited in a lot of rifles at SS, and the metal benches really hurt. The concussion from other shooters firing is so great, it's very easy to break shots in ways you didn't expect. Even if you don't flinch, the concussion alone from an AR next to you can make the muzzle rise a few inches (even in a sled). Ask them to put you as far away from other shooters as possible.
I never liked Shooters Station. Their lanes are lined with diamondplate top, bottom, and side. Even with double ear-pro, the sound is deafening and the concussion is excruciating. Whomever thought it was a good idea to line rifle lanes with diamondplate needs to be taken out back and shot like Ole Yeller
Haha... So Sayeth Ole Yeller.
I agree, never liked going in the rifle ranges, of course I am like that in every indoor setting, pretty much pistol lanes only.
Not to pile on but there are other problems there, too. The people are nice and the range is air conditioned; that's plenty for me in many cases. However, for critical work I have to disqualify the place because the design problems at 100 yards go well beyond the bench configuration and materials.
Jumping back to acorneau's original question, though, Spring G&A does have 100-yard lanes (and longer) at their outdoor range. I've never been and would love to see a range report from someone who has. It's a bit expensive for my taste. For example, the last email ad I got from them announced:
DEER SEASON SHOOT Clean the cobwebs, sight in your rifle, see if you can really make a
300 - 400 - 500 yard shoot.
Targets up to 600 yards.
One hour on bench. No time limit on short range and rapid fire shooting.
Range Officers will be available to help with scope adjustments and techniques.
Saturday, October 17th
8:30am - 11:30am
Ben, if I am not mistaken, it is accessible only at certain times, is it not?