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Training for long range

Gents,

I have a post in the big game forum regarding my first elk hunt booked for fall 2016.

I have never really shot much over 100yds, and on this hunt their may be 300-400 yard shot opportinies according to the guide, or maybe 30l lol. Either case I need to practice in case I am in a long range situation. Luckily I have some time.

Unfortunately, every club I have found with a long range is not public and has a freeze on memberships,.

Does anyone know any clubs or ranges in the Pittsburgh area that you can' pay to shoot, or any clubs with long ranges open for membership?

Thanks for any info guys!


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Jackson Twp near Ebensburg right on Rt. 22 has a 500 yard range, I don't think there's any freeze on memberships. Nice guys there and a super place to shoot.
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Re: Training for long range

You should find some farms that will let you shoot groundhogs. In my opinion there is no better practice than little brown balls of fur. Shoot at them the same way you will be hunting/shooting on you elk hunt. Shoot in every field position that you think you may encounter. Plus, it's a heck of a lot of fun.
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Thanks for the tips guys! I'll try to find some info on that range today 6-dasher.

And Roboz, I think that's great advice, I still need to make sure I can hit a broadside if a barn at 300yds though lol. Those furry guys are challenging targets at long ranges!

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Roboz, that range looks nice! Unfortunately, it's about 1.5 hours from my house here in Pittsburgh, making getting there with any kind of consistency difficult. If anyone else has any suggestions that are within 30-60 minutes of the city, I'm all ears! Thanks.

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What's 1 1/2 hours for what your embarking on. Its all four lane and you'll enjoy the scenery. Club meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays at around 7 to pay you dues and get your card and gate combos. There's a lot of guys who shoot there that do what
your doing and lots of advice is given. They have great concrete benches and target holders...its worth your trip.
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True, i also found another range, Lawrence County Sportsman Association, Which is just shy of an hour away, I emailed them to see if they are taking new members, but they have a rifle range out to 600 as well.

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Greensburg sportsmans has 500 yard shoots every month. Costs 10.00 to shoot 40 rounds plus 10 sighter shots.
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I was the one who told you to jump to this forum for good advise on shooting vs. general hunting. These guys here will send you in the right path. I don't know where you live but if you have to drive a little element of the beast. This game recquires a lot of effort and patience. I don't have the perk of a close range due to a closed membership like 5 year waiting list and they can kiss my azz. I have a good shooting buddy 50minute drive and we shoot at his house out to 1500 yards. If you can find something close to you to start at 400 or longer will be good. If your starting out your going to need help and most guys at these ranges will help you out.
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outofstater, thanks for all the info. I just applied to a club that about 55min from my place, which is only 20 minutes further then i am currently driving, and they have nice facilities, and a range out to 600yds. I talked to them via email and it seems that there is no waitlist, you send an app and a check, and go to the next meeting where they go over the rules and regs, seems like a dream come true for me!

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