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    Default Public Range - No membership required?

    ok, i'm looking for a range in the York area that doesn't require membership to shoot at. currently, i mainly shoot at the SGL range near RT74. that is no longer preferrable, as i recently picked up my first AR, and loading a 30 round mag with 3 rounds just seems wrong somehow. not to mention very inconvenient. also, the drive does get a little long when i just want to shoot to kill some time.

    so, does anyone know if any of the ranges in the York area allow people to pay a range fee to shoot, without becoming a member? i know freedom armory is nearby, but i've heard they can get a little pricey if you shoot regularly.

    just an FYI, i don't have a problem joining a club, but i might not still be in the area in a couple of months, and i don't want to pay a year's worth of dues for 2-3 months of semi-regular shooting.

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Look at it this way... lots of chances to practice tactical reloads and mag changes.


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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddog101775 View Post
    ok, i'm looking for a range in the York area that doesn't require membership to shoot at. currently, i mainly shoot at the SGL range near RT74. that is no longer preferrable, as i recently picked up my first AR, and loading a 30 round mag with 3 rounds just seems wrong somehow. not to mention very inconvenient. also, the drive does get a little long when i just want to shoot to kill some time.

    so, does anyone know if any of the ranges in the York area allow people to pay a range fee to shoot, without becoming a member? i know freedom armory is nearby, but i've heard they can get a little pricey if you shoot regularly.

    just an FYI, i don't have a problem joining a club, but i might not still be in the area in a couple of months, and i don't want to pay a year's worth of dues for 2-3 months of semi-regular shooting.
    real good club IWLA right near you but need to pay year dues..freedom has a daily 20 fee then 12 bucks for half hour..which adds up quick..

    IWLA is 50 initiation then 75 a year at that club but once you pay that initiation i believe when you move if you found another IWLA in that area you wouldn't pay the 50.

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddog101775 View Post
    ok, i'm looking for a range in the York area that doesn't require membership to shoot at. currently, i mainly shoot at the SGL range near RT74. that is no longer preferrable, as i recently picked up my first AR, and loading a 30 round mag with 3 rounds just seems wrong somehow. not to mention very inconvenient. also, the drive does get a little long when i just want to shoot to kill some time.

    so, does anyone know if any of the ranges in the York area allow people to pay a range fee to shoot, without becoming a member? i know freedom armory is nearby, but i've heard they can get a little pricey if you shoot regularly.

    just an FYI, i don't have a problem joining a club, but i might not still be in the area in a couple of months, and i don't want to pay a year's worth of dues for 2-3 months of semi-regular shooting.
    Look around. There are some clubs in York county with dues as low as $20 for a year. That is well worth it IMO.

    Since you are in loganville. IWLA is a logical choice since it is about 2 miles away.

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Or even York Riflemen in Hellam. Probably about 15mins or so from you but with dues at $25 per year....well worth it IMHO.


    Starview Sportsmen has a great range but their rules are only 1 round in the gun at a time. (so much for that 30rd mag)

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Dillsburg Fish and Game is only $20 as well and about 5 miles from the SGL range but is still a liitle ways for you.

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    so, no one knows of a local range that doesn't require a membership?

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddog101775 View Post
    so, no one knows of a local range that doesn't require a membership?
    Other than SGL's, I don not know of ANY clubs that do not require membership. The few rental ranges that I have been to, and the SGL's of course, do not require it - - but you get what you pay for, in this case, too.

    Flash
    "The life unexamined is not worth living." ....... Socrates

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddog101775 View Post
    so, no one knows of a local range that doesn't require a membership?
    Nope only one might be the york indoor range next to fairgrounds.

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    Default Re: Public Range - No membership required?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddog101775 View Post
    ok, i'm looking for a range in the York area that doesn't require membership to shoot at. currently, i mainly shoot at the SGL range near RT74. that is no longer preferrable, as i recently picked up my first AR, and loading a 30 round mag with 3 rounds just seems wrong somehow. not to mention very inconvenient. also, the drive does get a little long when i just want to shoot to kill some time.

    so, does anyone know if any of the ranges in the York area allow people to pay a range fee to shoot, without becoming a member? i know freedom armory is nearby, but i've heard they can get a little pricey if you shoot regularly.

    just an FYI, i don't have a problem joining a club, but i might not still be in the area in a couple of months, and i don't want to pay a year's worth of dues for 2-3 months of semi-regular shooting.
    I don't think anyone actually enforces that. Certainly not on the pistol range. guys there burn through 40-50 rounds before stopping, and then it is only if I requested it. it was a giant unorganized mess that day.

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