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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:11 PM   #16
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600 at boot camp in '64.
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What range was this?

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:24 PM   #17
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:25 PM   #18
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300 at my range so far. There is a 600 yard line there but need more time with my m1a before I am comfortable enough.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:38 PM   #19
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Hi
The best confirmed shot I made was near Tam Key[not sure of the spelling] in Nam. It was 1240 meter's fired with a NM M14 with a Weaver 4x scope and firing national match ammo. I will admit it was mostly luck with the nva guy running. I used a lot of kentucky windage and the round seemed like it took forever to get there. It took so long I was getting ready to try another shot when the guy went down. It was a middle body shot hitting 3 inche's from the heart.
Needless to say I told the guy's it was a easy shot and I could do them all day.
I was really surprised I hit him. I didn't even want to try the shot with him running but the Lt. told me to take it.
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Wow, that is an incredible shot. Any more story behind the shot?

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 02:19 PM   #20
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It was a standard 1-12" but no one said they were key holing [but they might have.] I assume they were still hitting head first. BTW I tool first place at the nationals that year SR/Expert. The gun sure could shoot!!

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 02:58 PM   #21
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Sub moa still at 300, but that is all I got to shoot so far. Wish I was still in the military were I could have an available range to shoot at for next to nothing. I'm just too poor of a college student to be affording membership to Lodi. Lodi Wi has available 1200yards to shoot at and it isn't like you just walk in. When I finally work my way into a full time LE position, yes I will be going to Lodi with the M21 to stretch it's legs.
there is a federal law that states any law abiding american citizen that is of age, may enter and use any leo or military range for the purpose of recreational shooting. as long as it does not interfere with any ongoing operations or classifications. they may not charge any more than it takes to run said operation. leo's receive federal monies to keep these ranges running around the country, and are therefore held to observe these federal guidelines. you may go to your local police range and shoot, and they may not be allowed to stop you. they may only charge you for their targets if you use any, or a percentage of lighting cost ( electricity if used ) and a small nominal fee for range use to offset any range officer cost that may be there on duty, usually five dollars. anything other than this is in fact criminal. pro rated for all the civilian users of the range annually. these facilities belong to "US", the people of the united states. do not let anyone tell you any different. look up the law and print a copy of it up, to take with you to any military base or leo range. they are public ranges, period ! anyone gives you any trouble, tell them to speak to a lawyer, they will need one soon.

longest shot with m1a, west texas mule deer at 930 yards. missed first time and kicked up dust, he walks a few steps after jumping and starts eating again. i calm down and shot again. end of story. supertime and venison is served.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 03:01 PM   #22
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300 yds is my limit for my gun. I've always heard that them long range shots wear the rifling out faster. ;^)

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 03:24 PM   #23
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there is a federal law
Could you point us in the right direction in the Code of Federal Regulations for this? You posted it, it would be nice if you provided the reference...

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 03:28 PM   #24
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I regularly shoot my M1A at 600+ at the ranch at a peice of 12''x12'' steel with the only problem being operator headspace and timing now and again.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 03:42 PM   #25
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leo's receive federal monies
Maybe they did in the 50's or something, but they sure as hell aren't now. And pardon, but it sounds like a lot of hooey. Forward a link to a government site listing that law.

LAPD has a range south of me but they closed it to the public. It's at the police academy. I can't use their gym or racquetball court either. It's paid for by the city. Here's a semi-recent article somewhat related:

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/es...33d6f676b.html

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A proposal to increase city revenue by allowing public use of the Police Department's 22-acre shooting range near Lake Wohlford has been rejected, based on concerns about safety, liability and lack of amenities at the range.
City Councilwoman Olga Diaz has lobbied city officials to allow ordinary citizens to practice shooting at the range, suggesting that thousands of dollars in revenue from the range could help cash-strapped Escondido avoid laying off employees or cutting popular programs.

And law enforcement agencies might use the range less often beginning Aug. 1, when the city begins charging them up to $500 a day to rent it.
The range I go to, which is a private one in the north valley/desert, has LEOs use it because they no longer have any dedicated ranges of their own. The company that owns it shuts it down to the public on certain days at certain hours so the cops can go all Rambo.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:20 PM   #27
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I found the CFR reference but it only mentions military ranges.

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/1...401/4309/notes


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 236; Pub. L. 99-145, title
XIII, Sec. 1301(b)(3)(A), Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 735; Pub. L. 101-
510, div. A, title III, Sec. 328(e), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1533;
Pub. L. 102-484, div. A, title III, Sec. 380(b)(1), Oct. 23, 1992,
106 Stat. 2390.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Revised Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at
section Large)
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4309(a) 32:186 (1st sentence). June 3, 1916, ch. 134,
Sec. 113 (1st 2
sentences), 39 Stat. 211.
4309(b)
32:186 (less 1st
sentence).
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In subsection (a), the words "such a comprehensive * * * as will
ultimately result in" are omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (b), the words "United States" are substituted for
the word "Congress". The words "members of the armed forces" are
substituted for the words "those in any branch of the military or
naval service". The words "of the United States" are omitted as
surplusage.
AMENDMENTS
1992 - Pub. L. 102-484 amended section generally. Prior to
amendment section read as follows:
"(a) Ranges Available. - (1) All rifle ranges constructed in
whole or in part with funds provided by the United States may be
used by members of the armed forces and by able-bodied persons
capable of bearing arms.
"(b) Military Ranges. - (1) In the case of a rifle range referred
to in subsection (a) located on a military installation, the
Secretary of the Army shall establish reasonable fees for the use
by civilians of that rifle range to cover any costs incurred by the
Army to make that rifle range available to civilians.
"(2) Use of a rifle range referred to in paragraph (1) by
civilians may not interfere with the use of those ranges by members
of the armed forces.
"(c) Regulations. - Regulations to carry out this section shall
be prescribed by the authorities controlling the rifle range,
subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Army."
1990 - Pub. L. 101-510 substituted "Rifle ranges: available for
use by members and civilians" for "Rifle ranges: recommendations to
Congress; regulations" in section catchline and amended text
generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
"(a) The Secretary of the Army shall submit annually to Congress
recommendations and estimates for the establishment and maintenance
of indoor and outdoor rifle ranges under a plan to provide
facilities for rifle practice in all sections of the country.
"(b) All rifle ranges established under subsection (a) and all
rifle ranges already constructed, in whole or in part with funds
provided by the United States, may be used by members of the armed
forces and by all able-bodied persons capable of bearing arms,
under regulations prescribed by the authorities controlling those
ranges and approved by the Secretary."
1985 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99-145 substituted "persons" for
"males".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1992 AMENDMENT
Section 380(e) of Pub. L. 102-484 provided that:
"(1) This section [enacting section 4316 of this title and
amending this section and sections 4308 and 4313 of this title] and
the amendments made by this section shall take effect on the
earlier of -
"(A) the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 23, 1992]; or
"(B) October 1, 1992.
"(2) If under paragraph (1) the amendments made by this section
take effect before October 1, 1992, the amendments made by section
328 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991
(Public Law 101-510; 104 Stat. 1533) shall not take effect.
"(3) If under paragraph (1) the amendments made by this section
take effect on October 1, 1992, the amendments made by this section
shall be considered executed immediately following the amendments
made by section 328 of the National Defense Authorization Act for
Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-510; 104 Stat. 1533)."
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1990 AMENDMENT
Section 328(h) of Pub. L. 101-510 provided that: "The amendments
made by this section [amending this section and sections 4308,
4311, and 4313 of this title] shall take effect on October 1,
1992."

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:24 PM   #28
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there is a federal law that states any law abiding american citizen that is of age, may enter and use any leo or military range for the purpose of recreational shooting. as long as it does not interfere with any ongoing operations or classifications. they may not charge any more than it takes to run said operation. leo's receive federal monies to keep these ranges running around the country, and are therefore held to observe these federal guidelines. you may go to your local police range and shoot, and they may not be allowed to stop you. they may only charge you for their targets if you use any, or a percentage of lighting cost ( electricity if used ) and a small nominal fee for range use to offset any range officer cost that may be there on duty, usually five dollars. anything other than this is in fact criminal. pro rated for all the civilian users of the range annually. these facilities belong to "US", the people of the united states. do not let anyone tell you any different. look up the law and print a copy of it up, to take with you to any military base or leo range. they are public ranges, period ! anyone gives you any trouble, tell them to speak to a lawyer, they will need one soon.

longest shot with m1a, west texas mule deer at 930 yards. missed first time and kicked up dust, he walks a few steps after jumping and starts eating again. i calm down and shot again. end of story. supertime and venison is served.
Well that is really nice if have a military base near you. I don't. I use the county LE range when I teach, but that is only100yards outside. I like it in the winter so I can get quality time on the indoor pistol range though, instead of being in a snow bank. The LE range you have to be authorized to use it. I just so happen to be when I'm conducting classes. Otherwise it isn't a public access range.
Where I work there is a private LE only range and that to is closed off to the public. Even being an employee I can't shoot it till I have my credentials. It is the only range were full auto is allowed. Happy happy joy joy when the day comes.


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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:31 PM   #29
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Today...to 300 with the Garand and AR...beautiful day to shoot too, and they just opened a new 500 yard range about an hour away from me...you have to qualify at each distance before going to the next. I had to leave to pick up kids at 300...

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