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Posted: 10/25/2019 4:19:22 PM EST
OK Guys. We have had some awesome get togethers over the years. Webb, and Manatee were the main venues. As the Democrats have slowly eroded and chipped away at our rights, we seem to have just layed back and took it. I know I have been guilty of this. Waiting for someone else to do something.

So Webb is now run by semi fascist gov't thugs and Manatee was railroaded be lefty infiltrators( pardon my oversimplification of the situations). I haven't been shooting (other than the odd Armadillo) in a couple of years. So, what are our options? Shoot Straight here in Ft Misery has always been welcoming, but indoor shooting just sucks. Any suggestions?

Okeechobee has a pretty nice range. I am not really familiar with how they would welcome a group, but I believe they rent range space. It is a bit far for most of the shooters I am familiar with. I know there is a range in Lake Wales that I could make some inquiries. It is, um, a little rustic? But that's ok. I really don't want to take on full responsibility, but if not me, who? I mean, I have the good looks, manners and charm. Like, a fat George Clooney.

Anybody got any suggestions? The weather we be getting a bit better. What say ya'll?
Link Posted: 10/25/2019 4:51:27 PM EST
The last shoot I attended was up at St. Augustine.
Not sure if that range is still available but its the only one off the top of my mind which could accept a group.
Link Posted: 10/25/2019 4:53:48 PM EST
Isn't there a range in Leesburg (Lake county)?

Easy access by I-75, the Turnpike, and SR44 from I-95.
Link Posted: 10/25/2019 5:33:12 PM EST
It is Ares Training Facility. Currently closed for updates. Heard they are getting complaints from neighbors.

https://arestrainingfacility.com/

Don
Link Posted: 10/25/2019 5:44:22 PM EST
There’s Hernando Sportsmans Club in Brooksville. Never been there but it might be an option.

Clicky
Link Posted: 10/26/2019 4:21:15 AM EST
Not sure if the new facility in Citrus county would work... of course that puts the event on the central west coast.
Link Posted: 10/26/2019 7:54:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2019 10:43:59 AM EST
Thanks Guys! That gives me a few venues to think about. I'll do some research and see what I come up with. other than work being busy as fuck from now until New Year's......
Link Posted: 10/29/2019 6:09:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By dajr:
It is Ares Training Facility. Currently closed for updates. Heard they are getting complaints from neighbors.

https://arestrainingfacility.com/

Don
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Ares would be great once they get things sorted out, but I’m up for any of the ranges mentioned.
Link Posted: 10/29/2019 8:28:30 AM EST
Triple N Ranch is a relatively new Public Range in Osceola County between St. cloud and Melbourne, Looks big enough, open to the public.

https://myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/shooting-ranges/triple-n-ranch/
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 10:59:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PR361:
Triple N Ranch is a relatively new Public Range in Osceola County between St. cloud and Melbourne, Looks big enough, open to the public.

https://myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/shooting-ranges/triple-n-ranch/
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Triple N is great. I have been going there recently. It is new and big.
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 5:35:23 PM EST
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Triple N is great. I have been going there recently. It is new and big.
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Originally Posted By Tachyon_01:
Originally Posted By PR361:
Triple N Ranch is a relatively new Public Range in Osceola County between St. cloud and Melbourne, Looks big enough, open to the public.

https://myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/shooting-ranges/triple-n-ranch/
Triple N is great. I have been going there recently. It is new and big.
Rent golf carts and do sporting clays
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 9:19:39 PM EST
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Rent golf carts and do sporting clays
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Originally Posted By Tachyon_01:
Originally Posted By PR361:
Triple N Ranch is a relatively new Public Range in Osceola County between St. cloud and Melbourne, Looks big enough, open to the public.

https://myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/shooting-ranges/triple-n-ranch/
Triple N is great. I have been going there recently. It is new and big.
Rent golf carts and do sporting clays
The 200 yard range is nice too. 200's are hard to find outside of club ranges around me.
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 9:42:00 PM EST
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The 200 yard range is nice too. 200's are hard to find outside of club ranges around me.
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Did they make you Qualify to shoot the 200 yard range?
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 9:44:44 PM EST
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Did they make you Qualify to shoot the 200 yard range?
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The 200 yard range is nice too. 200's are hard to find outside of club ranges around me.
Did they make you Qualify to shoot the 200 yard range?
Yes. Just had to put 5 rounds into a fairly easy target space at 100 yards and then get it signed. That's what makes the 200 so good IMO, not many people on it.
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 9:50:08 PM EST
Tachyon_01

Where do you live

I'm at Narcossie (sp) & boggy creek
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 9:51:03 PM EST
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Tachyon_01

Where do you live

I'm at Narcossie (sp) & boggy creek
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Longwood, about 12 miles north of Orlando.
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 9:54:04 PM EST
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Longwood, about 12 miles north of Orlando.
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So you come down the 417

I was here picking up parts today, 265 W Marvin Ave, Longwood,
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 9:59:22 PM EST
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Yes. It takes me about an hour and a half, maybe less to get there.
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 10:00:53 PM EST
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So you come down the 417

I was here picking up parts today, 265 W Marvin Ave, Longwood,
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That's right down the street from my old high school.
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 10:31:29 PM EST
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M4 clone with EOTech 512 @ 100.

Link Posted: 11/15/2019 10:35:33 PM EST
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M4 clone with EOTech 512 @ 100.

http://dl.dropbox.com/s/qczbef0982c3cct/IMG_0235_2.jpg?dl=0
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I'm old school, I shoot irons even with my old eyes
Link Posted: 11/15/2019 10:52:52 PM EST
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I'm old school, I shoot irons even with my old eyes
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I'm ok with irons out to 100 but prefer something illuminated for anything longer. Been using a 3.5x ACOG for the 200. Would love to be able to get decent groups with irons at that range. My 50yo eyes aren't up to that though.
Link Posted: 11/30/2019 9:27:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/1/2019 3:17:01 PM EST
FWIW, Okeechobee Shooting Sports will rent private ranges to groups. Might need to have one of their RSOs unless someone is certified by an outside org, I think. Private ranges go up to 100 yards now. Also have shorter ones.

No need to qualify to be on the 200 yard public ranges.

They have a lot of church groups and Scout groups come out so they are used to it. They let Scouts camp sometimes.

If this ends up there, I'm in for sure.
Link Posted: 12/29/2019 4:21:57 PM EST
Any updates on this? Would love to get together for a shoot!
Link Posted: 12/31/2019 3:17:23 PM EST
Ares is now open in leesburg
Link Posted: 1/2/2020 9:41:16 AM EST
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Was just going to post about them reopening as well. I'll be up for Ares, it's about 1:15 mins from my house.
Link Posted: 1/10/2020 8:30:38 AM EST
Volusia County Gun & Hunt Club is pretty decent. It's on US-44 (east of Orlando and I-4) so that is the other side of the state. Monday and Wednesday are open range (non members can use all day for $15). See the website for pictures of the range and calendar of events (which is pretty active).
Link Posted: 1/10/2020 4:57:42 PM EST
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Volusia County Gun & Hunt Club is pretty decent. It's on US-44 (east of Orlando and I-4) so that is the other side of the state. Monday and Wednesday are open range (non members can use all day for $15). See the website for pictures of the range and calendar of events (which is pretty active).
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I like this club but probably not built for groups. Most of the bays are pretty small. They do have one large bay but maybe only 50 yards max.
The rifle range is no where near the pistol range and not sure how many people it can hold.
Link Posted: 1/18/2020 9:40:58 PM EST
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There membership rates are higher than giraffe coochie.
Link Posted: 1/23/2020 8:50:13 AM EST
I like the idea of Okeechobee. It's been far too long since the Webb and Manatee days!
Link Posted: 1/23/2020 2:53:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By osprey21:
This is a relatively new venue JTAC Ranch but I don't know anything about it except what's on their website.

It's in Nichols Fla. (Polk County)
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I'd go there. It looks great
Link Posted: 1/23/2020 4:52:39 PM EST
Why not go to the Hernando County machine gun shoot
Link Posted: 1/23/2020 5:12:24 PM EST
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Several Orlando shooters will be there. Pm me if anybody else on here is going.
Link Posted: 2/4/2020 10:38:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By osprey21:
This is a relatively new venue JTAC Ranch but I don't know anything about it except what's on their website.

It's in Nichols Fla. (Polk County)
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That is close for me, never heard of it. But I have not been shooting for a while and
have been itching to get out.

Interested
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