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Posted: 2/15/2006 1:16:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 10:45:20 AM EDT by Shoot-N-Scoot]
Spring will be here soon and we need to start it off right.

How about the first saturday of spring. March 25 at the new range in the Cherokee NF? Gives me a good reason to go check it out.

Maybe afterwards we can hit one ot the picknik areas and cook some food.

Ideas?

Directions pulled from net:


TO GET THERE From I-75 Exit 20: From Chattanooga go to Cleveland Exit 20, turn right onto U.S. Highway 64 and go east to U.S. Highway 411. Turn north and go through Benton and across the Hiwassee River. Past the Etowah Utilities pumping station, turn right onto Spring Creek (Gee Creek) Road. Pass the state ranger’s office, continue on gravel road past railroad tracks and campsites to shooting range and parking area on the left.

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:35:34 PM EDT
I'm up for that. I can offer a few pre-approved folks a place to stay locally there. Tesnevo has family in Cleveland as well, IIRC????
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:33:49 PM EDT
I'm probably in. WHere's the range?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:29:00 PM EDT
Is a former "yankee" welcome?

Hessian-1
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:56:13 PM EDT
Yankees are welcome (it is a public range).

I would say the range is halfway between Chattanoga and Maryville a couple miles off of Hwy 411
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:59:33 PM EDT
Reliance, TN. Hwy 30, IIRC?

My driveway in Nashville to there is about 3 hours driving time. So if you wanted to/had to, you could do an up & back in one day.

I'll try to get a precise location from my cousins.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:22:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Reliance, TN. Hwy 30, IIRC?

My driveway in Nashville to there is about 3 hours driving time. So if you wanted to/had to, you could do an up & back in one day.

I'll try to get a precise location from my cousins.



That sounds about right. Ill get a map and GPS cords. in advance.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:50:01 PM EDT
I'm interested in finding out where this new range is, since I live in Maryville. GPS coords would be great!

Would like to shoot Saturday, but I work. Maybe next time.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:13:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nosler180:
I'm interested in finding out where this new range is, since I live in Maryville.





Off of Hwy 30, in Reliance. About 10-12 miles north of the Hwy 411/64 intersection.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:45:25 PM EDT
Are full auto firearms allowed?

Thanks,
Dan
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:08:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By Nosler180:
I'm interested in finding out where this new range is, since I live in Maryville.





Off of Hwy 30, in Reliance. About 10-12 miles north of the Hwy 411/64 intersection.



Thanks, will have to check it out soon, it will probably be closer then driving to Norris.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:16:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nosler180:

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By Nosler180:
I'm interested in finding out where this new range is, since I live in Maryville.





Off of Hwy 30, in Reliance. About 10-12 miles north of the Hwy 411/64 intersection.



Thanks, will have to check it out soon, it will probably be closer then driving to Norris.



Please do, I have plans to be there on March 25th. Time is to follow.

Ill check on the NFA stuff. I think its ok but Ill check into it and post back.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:05:24 PM EDT
I might be able to come. I just live over in Knoxville, so it isn't too far at all.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:02:05 PM EDT
Don't forget guys, I'll be your new Maryville neighbor in about 9 months along with my wife and soon to be baby boy. Can't wait to meet yall up there and do some shooting. Are there many good places to shoot near of in Maryville?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:56:38 AM EDT

Are there many good places to shoot near of in Maryville?


The two popular spots are 40 minutes away. Not too bad but could be more convenient.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:21:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OlBoy:
I might be able to come. I just live over in Knoxville, so it isn't too far at all.



I live in Maryville. If some folks want to get together (maybe breakfast) and convoy there we can work it out.

My girlfreind and I will be heading out that morning after eating.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:07:12 PM EDT
To the top! 2 Weeks
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 4:01:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 4:25:44 PM EDT by Nosler180]
Went to this range a week and a half ago (on Tuesday) had it all to myself. Not a bad range for $3 parking.

Going this Monday to test some of that Wolf M193.


ETA: I had to stop to ask directions my first going there, so here are the GPS coordinates.
N 35° 14.062 W 084° 29.541
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:09:31 PM EDT
I'll show up out there on the 25th. Lookin' forward to meetin' you all.

John
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 1:22:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nosler180:
ETA: I had to stop to ask directions my first going there, so here are the GPS coordinates.
N 35° 14.062 W 084° 29.541





And for those of us who don't have GPS, directions would be......................???????????????
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 1:32:55 PM EDT
Can't make it. Forgot it's my anniversary weekend.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:13:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 3:27:02 PM EDT by Nosler180]
I suck at directions, hence the GPS.

I come in on Hwy 30 to Reliance and then take 315 to Spring Creek rd, from there it is about 1.5 miles of dirt road to the range. If you come in on Spring creek road, off of 411, it's paved for about a mile, then there's 4 miles of dirt road to the range, but the distance is shorter.


Link Posted: 3/13/2006 1:49:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SayUncle:
Can't make it. Forgot it's my anniversary weekend.



Opps.... Dont worry we wont tell!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 3:25:44 PM EDT
Look's like you take the road over the Hiwassee River at Webb's Store. Pretty simple from there, hopefully.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:48:12 PM EDT
I will probably get there about 10. Gotta fill the belly first.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:07:53 PM EDT
Shoot-N-Scoot,

Ya'll still thinkin' about cookin' some food afterwards I can bring a grill to do burgers on.

I make a mean Jack Daniels cake for D'sert.


John
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:22:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shoot-N-Scoot:
I will probably get there about 10. Gotta fill the belly first.





RJ Diner in Benton?????????????
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 5:23:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By Shoot-N-Scoot:
I will probably get there about 10. Gotta fill the belly first.





RJ Diner in Benton?????????????



I wont even get to benton. Ill probably eat in Madisonville. Maybe Maryville.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 2:02:08 PM EDT
It is a nice range. Even has bathrooms for the old lady.
If you are going north on 411, just turn right onto Spring creek rd.
The road will turnto gravel as you enter the park.
Keep going strait, the road will cross
over the rail road tracks and follow the river.
Seems like it was about 4mi. on the left.


By the way, have you guys had good luck with
Benton Shooters Supply?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 5:19:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GLOCKANATOR79:

By the way, have you guys had good luck with Benton Shooters Supply?




I bought my last 1911 there, as well as my best spotting scope. Basically, they're a bunch of good old boys. Get them away from deer rifles, scopes or shotguns & they're kinda in deep water, IMO. Nice guys though & the check-out girls are thisclose to making me commit an illegal act!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 3:24:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By GLOCKANATOR79:

By the way, have you guys had good luck with Benton Shooters Supply?




I bought my last 1911 there, as well as my best spotting scope. Basically, they're a bunch of good old boys. Get them away from deer rifles, scopes or shotguns & they're kinda in deep water, IMO. Nice guys though & the check-out girls are thisclose to making me commit an illegal act!



+1 on all the above especially the checkout girls. At least they have some black rifles and other stuff.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:41:22 PM EDT
Only two more days til the smell of gunpowder will be wafting through the east tennessee air!!!















Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:32:15 PM EDT
Weather:

Sat

Mostly Sunny
45° | 31°

Bundle up!

Did we ever get a final count?

Ill be there!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:52:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shoot-N-Scoot:

Ill be there!




Apparently not.



Sorry, I HAD to do that! Goodness knows, I hope he comes out ok on this goatscrew!
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 3:12:34 PM EDT
Well we thought of it also............guess you never know what life is going to throw at ya.....
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