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Posted: 8/3/2004 2:05:14 PM EST
For example, one you have to have "sponsors", "get recommended by three members", "have to wear a certain size shoe", etc? WHat happened to helping the sport grow? Making it very elitist isnt gonna make it grow. I'm fine with filing out a membership app and for them to check to see if you are legal to have firearms, but when you need to "know" people to enjoy a HOBBY, it gets rather lame.

Since our shooting pit got shut down (thanks to some idiot kids who decided to shoot OVER the burm and hit a house half a mile away), theres really no place to shoot rifle and pistol from the same range or to use for sighting in rifles for deer season. Beloit Gun CLub is out of the question. After seeing how they treat people during public sight in days, nope.
Link Posted: 8/3/2004 4:25:39 PM EST
It's a frustrating thing, I agree, but I think you answered your own question:


Originally Posted By Rob940:
Since our shooting pit got shut down (thanks to some idiot kids who decided to shoot OVER the burm and hit a house half a mile away), theres really no place to shoot rifle and pistol from the same range or to use for sighting in rifles for deer season.



That is exactly what the gun clubs are trying to prevent happening to them. And they use the best method they can which is to rely on their current members to reccommend only safe shooters as new members.
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 7:56:25 AM EST
good thing we have lots of woods up here. we have a great range in superior, no hassles (except during oct-hunters sighting in) no weird rules, etc.

Link Posted: 8/8/2004 3:36:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By inferno715:
good thing we have lots of woods up here. have




We HAD a great range just north of Janesville until some punks decide to shoot over teh top of teh hill and hit a house half mile away. Only other range I liked (key word LIKED) is west of Whitewater, but the guy who runs it had a complete hissy fit when my dad and brother came out to sight their rifles in. Before we came out he said it was OK as long as they bought some ammo from him (which wasnt a problem). Oh well. Looks like I'll be driving down to Ottawa, IL or by Belvedere at a friends moms b/f's house to shoot.
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 10:11:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rob940:
For example, one you have to have "sponsors", "get recommended by three members", "have to wear a certain size shoe", etc?



What clubs are you talking about? Does Daniel Boone require this?
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 10:14:16 AM EST
Off the top of my head, 7 Mile requires a sponsor.

Av.
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 3:03:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Avalon01:
Off the top of my head, 7 Mile requires a sponsor.

Av.



Was that you with Batch at 7 mile the other day?
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 3:39:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2004 3:40:45 PM EST by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By Rob940:
For example, one you have to have "sponsors", "get recommended by three members", "have to wear a certain size shoe", etc? WHat happened to helping the sport grow? Making it very elitist isnt gonna make it grow. I'm fine with filing out a membership app and for them to check to see if you are legal to have firearms, but when you need to "know" people to enjoy a HOBBY, it gets rather lame.

Since our shooting pit got shut down (thanks to some idiot kids who decided to shoot OVER the burm and hit a house half a mile away), theres really no place to shoot rifle and pistol from the same range or to use for sighting in rifles for deer season. Beloit Gun CLub is out of the question. After seeing how they treat people during public sight in days, nope.



The range I joined required you to have one sponsor and put in work hours... The first year membership is also $185.

However, this perticular range has 600/300/200, 500/300/200, 100, and 25yd ranges, plus trap, skeet, and archery.

Well worth it, IMHO... Especially since they DO have one range (100yd) that is pistol/rifle friendly...

P.S. I am referring to RCLR, aka '7 mile'...

There are plenty of folks on this board who will sponsor you if you wish to join, it's in Oak Creek, however, so it may be a ways away...

Boone is similar, IIRC, but a tad more restrictive on what can be shot where, and they don't have the longer ranges....
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 7:52:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2004 7:53:06 PM EST by Avalon01]

Was that you with Batch at 7 mile the other day?


Nope, I think that was Marksman. I'll be up there this weekend - Sunday sometime.

Av.
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 3:37:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Avalon01:

Was that you with Batch at 7 mile the other day?


Nope, I think that was Marksman. I'll be up there this weekend - Sunday sometime.

Av.



nah wasn't marksman i met him a couple weeks back at the NFA shoot.
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 3:44:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2004 3:45:33 AM EST by u-baddog]
My club has the Sponsor rule and its a good thing. It keeps people that maybe assholes from getting in.

My advice is to go to the club and just talk with a few members. Explain you are looking for a sponsor and the members will take it from there. If you seem normal someone will sponsor you. Oh take your shoot rig with you. The member could/will invite you to shoot with him as a check out.

Its easy dont let the rules scare you away.
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 3:10:41 PM EST
once again, glad i live up north and have all those gravel pits, woods, and open unsupervised ranges to shoot at. and then when i do go to the city range, the RO likes me so i can do pretty much whatever i want.
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 4:12:09 AM EST
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We should be at 7 mile on Sunday...whenever we get up and make it there. The guy I brought last time was MG Brian, We will see if he joins. I am just waiting for my tannerite to show up. I hope I have it by Sunday.

Batch114
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 5:18:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Batch114:
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We should be at 7 mile on Sunday...whenever we get up and make it there. The guy I brought last time was MG Brian, We will see if he joins. I am just waiting for my tannerite to show up. I hope I have it by Sunday.

Batch114



I'll be there sunday in the morning if I have off if i work I'll be out in the afternoon. Just took the scope off the AR to do some work on the gun. I got to get some new rings and a QD riser mount.....
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 10:05:43 AM EST
Thats what I was told when I asked about the range near Stoughton. Guy at Gander says he's a member there and you need 3 people to "sponsor" you.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 1:44:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rob940:
Thats what I was told when I asked about the range near Stoughton. Guy at Gander says he's a member there and you need 3 people to "sponsor" you.



Damn do they needa blood/urine sample too?
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 12:01:28 PM EST
I was a member at stoughton.
Now I just go to Lodi to shoot.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 12:26:31 PM EST
I'm in Milwaukee.

Was thinking of joining Daniel Boones; toured the facility once.

I'm planning on checking out Saukville in early Sept.

If I could ride someone's coat-tails for a trip to 7-mile, early-mid sept, that'd be cool.
I'd like to learn to shoot some distance.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 5:06:42 PM EST
So is Lodi open to the public or a members only place?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:39:34 PM EST
Anyone know of any ranges in the Sheboygan county area that are accepting new members,its getting real sick to see all my toys sitting collecting dust.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:52:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By have_gun_will_travel:
Anyone know of any ranges in the Sheboygan county area that are accepting new members,its getting real sick to see all my toys sitting collecting dust.




Check out saukville. That's not too far away.

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