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Posted: 1/13/2015 3:26:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 1:18:06 AM EST by Tengo1]
So I've lived in Las Vegas about 3 years now and and I want to join a range. I've been to the Clark County range a couple of times with friends, it's meh. I was going to join Boulder City, but I moved from Henderson to Mountains Edge and it's now 45 minutes from me. What I loved about that range, which I went to twice as a guest, is there long 1,000 yard range with permanent steel targets at 200-1,000 yards. I have an FN SPR .308 I want to start getting proficient with shooting long range. I know Desert Sportmans has a long range available. But does it have steel on it available to shoot? I don't own any steel targets, so if the don't have a permanent setup like Boulder City that is an additional cost. And I don't know how many I could even afford, and how big of a hassle hauling them to a range every time would be. Desert Sportsmans is about half the distance from me as Boulder, but is the range worth it?
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:47:38 AM EST
The only steel I know that's available is on Range 9. There's one target on each berm (200m-600m). Last I shot there, the targets needed to be replaced. That is also the longest range available.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 9:36:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2015 9:37:02 AM EST by ricklaut]
I live 5 minutes from Desert Sportsman, but am am member at Boulder City. It's a long haul, but worth it to me. In addition to the steel, I like that there are more / longer bays at Boulder City, and that it's 24x7 access (excluding special events).

I have shot a lot at DS; a good friend of mine is a member there. Like shotdown said, it's not as long at DS and the targets are like swiss cheese. There used to be a lot of complaints about range nazis at DS, but maybe that's fixed - I haven't experienced it when shooting with my friend.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:28:41 AM EST
Range Nazi's have disappeared for the most part.

Steel is there, berms at 650 and 700 now too on range 9

DS is a nice quiet place to enjoy mostly.


Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:41:48 PM EST
I was a member there for years, I let it expire because of the changes to the way they operate.
Its been a few years since I have been there...it used to be an incredible range.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 9:03:56 PM EST
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I was a member there for years, I let it expire because of the changes to the way they operate.
Its been a few years since I have been there...it used to be an incredible range.
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Yup...sad really, I enjoyed shooting there for 10+ years. I just find a nice quiet spot in the desert 20-30min north of home these days.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:13:50 PM EST
Problem I find with most of the club ranges , if you work during the week and can only shoot on the weekend , you are SOL as there are " events" that take up most of the range. So unless you participate in one of the events , your shooting options are limited.

Take this weekend for example , BC range closed due to Shot Show media day.

Seems to only be worth it , if you can shoot during the week.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:33:05 PM EST
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Problem I find with most of the club ranges , if you work during the week and can only shoot on the weekend , you are SOL as there are " events" that take up most of the range. So unless you participate in one of the events , your shooting options are limited.

Take this weekend for example , BC range closed due to Shot Show media day.

Seems to only be worth it , if you can shoot during the week.

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Bingo!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 1:30:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By shotdown:
The only steel I know that's available is on Range 9. There's one target on each berm (200m-600m). Last I shot there, the targets needed to be replaced. That is also the longest range available.
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Hmm, I'm down for SHOT, anyone know who to talk to at Desert Sportsman about getting replacement targets? I sell up to 1" AR500, which ranges really seem to like. It'll take a 50 BMG at 100 yards and laugh it off.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 1:34:05 PM EST
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Bingo!
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Originally Posted By Vegas-Henchman:
Problem I find with most of the club ranges , if you work during the week and can only shoot on the weekend , you are SOL as there are " events" that take up most of the range. So unless you participate in one of the events , your shooting options are limited.

Take this weekend for example , BC range closed due to Shot Show media day.

Seems to only be worth it , if you can shoot during the week.



Bingo!

True.

I will say that at DSRPC I've always been able to get a short range ( 50yds, rifle, pistol, shotgun) on the weekends.

I know the OP is looking for some distance which could be more of a snag on weekends.

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