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Posted: 1/4/2006 5:40:52 PM EDT
new to the forum. Hello everybody. looking for a indoor range for the cold season where I can sight in my optics for my AR. Purchased an EOtech 512-A65 last week and went shooting at Gun World but the 25yder doesnt cut it. Is there +25yd indoor range I can sight this bad boy in at other than waiting for Buffalo to reopen in the spring? By the way good to see an active forum in the Chicago area.

Thanks, Scottie.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:28:10 PM EDT
IIRC, a 25 yard zero = 200 yard zero. 25 is all you need.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 7:16:15 PM EDT
M855 allowed @ Gun World?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:39:33 AM EDT
Try calling J.R.'s gun shop in Naperville. I think his range is only 25 yds., but OK for rifle.
Finding an indoor range that will allow rifle is going to be the hard part. Most ranges won't allow it because it can tear up a backstop not designed for rifles.
Come to think of it, Mega Sports in Plainfield might allow rifle, not sure though.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:46:16 AM EDT
Gun world does not allow anything that will attract a magnet. I've never brought any M855 there, but I would guess no.

Mega sports does not allow rifles other than .22 rimfire.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:19:25 AM EDT
last year, JR allowed 223 with hollow points..no FMJ or steel core
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:57:15 AM EDT
Rangemasters Outfitters in Chesterton, IN.
25 meter, but rifle, Class 3 etc are ok.
(They have an MP5 and Port Siad for rent.)

Steel core ? Prolly not...... they check ammo occassionally, but I've never had issues.
Their backstop can take a .50BMG. Yes, some doofus actually did it. They have the AP cores in the range officer's booth.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:08:46 AM EDT
There aren't any indoor ranges beyond 25 yards in N. Illinois that I am aware of, and very few of them will allow rifle caliber rounds. JR shooting sports is the only one that comes to mind.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:35:45 AM EDT
Gun World (Bensenville) is it for the NW burbs....though only 25 yrds they do allow rifles but no steel core ammo. Sometimes they magnet check sometimes they do not. I was there on Monday checking out a new red dot sight for my AR15.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:08:11 AM EDT

I avoid JR's at all costs.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:12:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 6:13:35 AM EDT by drobs]
Bunch of nice outdoor ranges up in Wisconsin right over the border. I joined Wisconsin Sportsmans Club for $25 for the year, $3 per visit. It's located just off of 94 on Hwy 11.

They have 25yds, 50, & 100.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:36:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By James16688:

I avoid JR's at all costs.

+10,000 in AR15.com speak

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 1:45:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:
IIRC, a 25 yard zero = 200 yard zero. 25 is all you need.

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 3:42:15 PM EDT
Drobs, what are the hours for Wisconsin Sportsmans Club?
Do they allow full magazines. I usually go to Bristol (CCKC) which is single shot only.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:12:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:03:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Instinctivshot:
Drobs, what are the hours for Wisconsin Sportsmans Club?
Do they allow full magazines. I usually go to Bristol (CCKC) which is single shot only.

They are not open as often as Bristol. Believe the hours are Thursday & Sunday 9am to 5pm. Full mags are fine as long as you take your time and don't start bumping.

It's $5 to shoot as a non-member for the day. They ask by your 2nd or 3rd visit you pony up the $25 for the year.
Range masters are all pretty nice guys, not on power trips like Bristol.

The place is wide open during the week, but they have a red flag that the range master puts up to let the neighbors / local LE know they are shooting.

What's nice is they have a couple spotting scopes on tripods they set for everyones use.

I might go up today, haven't been there since October.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:36:42 AM EDT
JR's, as I have heard is crap.

I don't know about Midwest in Lyons, IIRC it's an indoor range.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:59:05 PM EDT
Thanks for all the info guys.

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