ranges, where?

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ranges, where?

Postby thekinetic » Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:08:36

I live in springfield and cannot for life of me find any muzzleloader friendly ranges nearer than warrenton, which is a freaking day trip to go out there shoot and come back. Any one know where one might be?
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Re: ranges, where?

Postby jdonovan » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 06:44:39

Not unless you are going to join a private club.


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Re: ranges, where?

Postby thekinetic » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:40:38

Dang, they need to make a completely smokeless powder for them then because it seems there is almost a hate by gun ranges for those guns. :(
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Postby jdonovan » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:43:36

its their insurance company that makes that rule I've been told.

You may want to ask if they would allow pyrodex, as it isn't black powder =)


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Postby thekinetic » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:10:32

I don't think so as I use pyrodex and it smokes badly, that and I heard some talk that the smoke contains cyanide. I guess it's Clarks Brothers in Warrenton or nothing, oh well I'll just have to plan it out ahead and make a day of it. :dunno:
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Postby jrswanson1 » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:51:26

Look up Phelps Wildlife Management Area, it's in Sumerduck. The sight in range is free, outdoors, and is closed on Mondays. They opened up today.

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Re: ranges, where?

Postby thekinetic » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:55:35

Thanks I'll check them out. :thumbsup:
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Postby AlanM » Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:26:51

thekinetic wrote:I don't think so as I use pyrodex and it smokes badly, that and I heard some talk that the smoke contains cyanide. I guess it's Clarks Brothers in Warrenton or nothing, oh well I'll just have to plan it out ahead and make a day of it. :dunno:


Instead of hearsay, why not look it up?

http://www.wku.edu/msds/docs/Pyrodex.pdf

Probably a lot safer than dihydrogenmonoxide. It kills millions each year.
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Re: ranges, where?

Postby clayinva » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:34:04

If the Richmond area would be any better for you, Black Creek range in Hanover Co. has ranges where they allow black powder. It is private but very reasonable - $100 / yr. Typically they have memberships available right after the 1st of the year.


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