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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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PA public range question

A good friend of my son has moved to the Pittsburgh area. He didn't grow up with guns but has become interested enough he just bought a CZ 452, .22lr. He's looking into public ranges and found this caveat
(b) Prohibited acts. At a rifle and handgun range located on land under Commission ownership, lease or jurisdiction, except when authorized by the appropriate regional director or a designee, it is unlawful to:
(6) Possess, load or discharge a firearm that contains more than three rounds of single projectile ammunition, except as provided in subsection (c).

If I'm reading this right you can't load more then 3 rounds in a rifle at a time. Am I reading it right and is this really enforced at public ranges? I commend him on researching it and trying to do it right. I said I'd check it out for him.

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that's how I always take it. I think its too keep people from shooting 30-40 rounds at a time. I know I went last week and asked for clear like 5 times and it took me about ten minutes to go get my target because people don't follow that rule and shoot and shoot and shoot some more. when I go to the range im there usually just to test reloads so I shoot one and look with my spooting scope and after I get my group I like to go look at eh target and if the ranges busy that's a feat to get everybody to stop shooting! so I think that's why they have that rule
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Re: PA public range question

Depends which range your at. Some rules are strictly inforced. shooting in groups of 3 is usually the norm for sighting in. although once I get dialed in I usually like groups of 5. but loading a couple more after the 3 is not a big deal for me.

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The rule is 3 but I've never had a problem with it. I usually just work with the others guys at the range and we all have a good day talking about our guns and what they are doing. If everyone respects everyone it's a nonissue. But I try to go when the crowds arent there either.

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The rule is 3 but I've never had a problem with it. I usually just work with the others guys at the range and we all have a good day talking about our guns and what they are doing. If everyone respects everyone it's a nonissue. But I try to go when the crowds arent there either.

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Re: PA public range question

You can shoot more than three rounds between target checks and range clears, just can't have more than three in tje gun at once . And yes, I would abide by the rule. I have seen a WCO show up at ranges and check magazines. I have also heard of entire groups being cited for not having an established range chief. Anytime two or more people are shooting, a range chief must be appointed and his commands followed. Obviously you are alone, it is up to you. Every shooter must know who the chief is at all times. Make sure your buddy adheres to the posted rules and he will never have an issue.
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It's to keep people from doing 30 round mag dumps into the target timbers. I love doing mag dumps but I realize that the GC ranges are not the place to do it.
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There's no rule to shoot 3 and stop. If you have a scope/binocs then only 2 trips down range needed, hang it and then retrieve it when done. No doubt we all need to work together and play nice but I would probably get a little irritated if someone wanted to clear every 3 shots to walk down range, and unless I'm shooting a semi that doesn't single load well all my range shots are single loaded shots.
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No more than 3-rounds in a rifle. This past fall, I was at the PGC Range in Suscon and the WCO's would stop by frequently. One day while I was there, a guy was shooting his AR firing about 20-30. He wasn't shooting like the zombies were attacking, but he was shooting more than three rounds.

Well, the WCO had pulled in while he was shooting and just stood behind him until he finished. Citation issued on the spot.

They also enforce the 6-rounds in a handgun too.

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Thanks for the info. I'll forward it on.
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