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Posted: 8/14/2005 8:35:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 8:36:04 PM EDT by Painter]
Went to an indoor range today and my throat is killing me. Only went through about 3-400 rounds, and my lungs and throat are smoked. That has never happened. Same with my buddy who was with me. I was shooting Winchester Q3131 55 grain. At least my ARs ran fine, as did his Ruger AC556. Did a couple full auto mag dumps with his Ruger, maybe that did it. Hmmmm. Anybody have this problem?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:36:37 PM EDT

Sounds like their ventilation wasn't working right. I believe there are usually pretty strict requirments for that kind of stuff for indoor ranges.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:38:34 PM EDT
The indoor range that I used to go to in Michigan prided themselves on their air filtration system. You couldn't even smell the power burning on days when the range was packed. Some places spend the money, some places don't.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:39:14 PM EDT
I was wondering about the ventilation also. I have not had that problem at this range before. Not the best range in the world though. But they allow full auto, so....
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:44:08 PM EDT
+1 for the venthilation. That could get pretty dangerous if it was bad enough to leave you feeling it later in the day.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:37:56 AM EDT
Their ventilation-fu is weak. Must have been pretty bad if you still felt it much later in the day.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:41:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
The indoor range that I used to go to in Michigan prided themselves on their air filtration system. You couldn't even smell the power burning on days when the range was packed. Some places spend the money, some places don't.



+1

And I've been to a place where I was hawking up gunpowder-flavored loogeys the rest of the afternoon...

I went once, haven't been back.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:44:36 AM EDT
Bitch ... Bitch ... Bitch ....

Someone call the WAAAAAAAAA-mbulance.


Any day at the range is a good day. Suck it up!

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:46:36 AM EDT
I can still feel it this morning. I have a cough and a slight weez when I breathe in. Damn. It's the feeling you get when a cold is just coming on, and there is that tickle in your throat that you just can't seem to clear.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:47:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tacberry:
Bitch ... Bitch ... Bitch ....

Someone call the WAAAAAAAAA-mbulance.


Any day at the range is a good day. Suck it up!




Yeah, I know. thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:33:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Painter:
I can still feel it this morning. I have a cough and a slight weez when I breathe in. Damn. It's the feeling you get when a cold is just coming on, and there is that tickle in your throat that you just can't seem to clear.



If it persists, I might check out the doc. I wold also try to gargle with some salt water or alcohol, as that might help if it is just a sore throat.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:46:35 AM EDT
Thanks Killingmachine123.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:49:31 AM EDT
I have yet to go to an indoor range that had good enough ventilation for me to be comfortable. There is lead in gunsmoke, which is bad mmmmm'kay? I shoot exclusively outdoors.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:53:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 12:11:00 PM EDT by SS109]
I go to an indoor range that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I think they do it just to increase pop sales to wash out your mouth.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:53:59 AM EDT
maybe they just forgot to turn the air system on
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:55:45 AM EDT
What did it feel like? If you couldn't feel a breeze at your back, the ventilation is not up to snuff. There are pretty good requirements for the number of change overs required (air change overs per hour). We have an IAQ (Indoor air quality) group who test stuff like that.

All I know is the indoor range I have used in the past did not heat the make-up air. Indoor was damn cold in the winter.....

Dan
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:49:29 PM EDT
Thinking back on it, the ventilation was probably off, or just cranked way down. What got me was the ammonia type smell. Like inhaling chlorine. And don't get me wrong, I love to hit the range, I just never had this happen. So, I probably will stay away from that range until it gets to cold outside.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:51:02 PM EDT
Oh no.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:32:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
Oh no.


Oh yeah
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:33:10 PM EDT
If you also have/had a sweet taste in your mouth...

they have amajor problem at that range. Go else where to shoot!!!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:35:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 8:37:16 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By DasRonin:
If you also have/had a sweet taste in your mouth...

they have amajor problem at that range. Go else where to shoot!!!



+1

Worked at a shop with 2 rifles lanes 17 pistol lanes an 8 lane moving target tac range and a 5 lane pop up tac range.
If one left off the exhausts for even 5 minutes, you could taste it.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:41:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
maybe they just forgot to turn the air system on


Or possibly their filters are clogged.

In a properly designed and working indoor range, the air should enter the range behind you, go forward toward the backstop (taking fumes and airborne particles away from you), and exit the range in the backstop area.

You should continually feel a slight breeze and, if any smoke is visible, it should be seen moving in a downrange direction.
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