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Old 02-09-2018, 01:22 PM
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Hello,

We are trying to start our ANG Rifle Team back up again, but are looking for a range to practice at. Any suggestions for a 600 yard range in central AL (Birmingham)?

Thanks,
Mike

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.... The Guard Bureau put out a letter to AG's stating that all military ranges should be made available for civilian use whenever possible. That included NG teams, but it is rarely done these days.
Lord, I just looked at your location - you're in Auburn, AL. Have you checked with Fort Benning about using their ranges? If the State AG has a letter from the NG Bureau, that might help.

I'd also suggest checking out the ranges at Fort Rucker, AL.

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Old 02-09-2018, 02:33 PM
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Iím actually in Birmingham, but thank you for the info.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:11 PM
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Iím actually in Birmingham, but thank you for the info.
There's Magic City in Pinson. 100 yard range.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:18 PM
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We are trying to start our ANG Rifle Team back up again, but are looking for a range to practice at. Any suggestions for a 600 yard range in central AL (Birmingham)?



Thanks,

Mike


Have you contacted the ANG at McClellan and asked about using Pelham Range? You may need to do self help with targets but I would think they could get you range access.


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Old 02-09-2018, 09:42 PM
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Getting something set up with McClellan is our next step. Will most likely be using Magic City for the time being.

Thanks again,
Mike
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:08 PM
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We used to have a fairly large and active team here in WA back in the 1990's and earlier , always did well in the CNGB matches and sent teams to championship every yr + WPW.

Like pointed out the budget for shooting teams from Guard Bureau pretty much slowly disappeared and really dropped after 9/11 and once people stop getting payed days for matches or getting PTs and finally even entry fees our program died. A few of us diehards shot on paying our own way until we all retired.

We made it mandatory that everyone was a member ( out of own pocket ) of the private club we practiced at.

Running our program when it was big was pretty much a full time job for our Marksmanship Coordinator who got endless grief for the amount of time he spent on managing the team vs his regular Guard job.

A informal Team is a good idea if you can get enough people willing to pay thier way, own rifles, ammo and gear entry fees.

Much less grief than a official Team with no budget for days/travel or entry fees , ammo account to manage, weapons account that you can't issue weapons from, equipment account to manage and inventory all the time chasing down hand receipts...........

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Old 02-12-2018, 12:33 PM
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No one shoots for free at the park. Team CMP does not shoot for free "the home team".
The CMP is a 501C3 and the park has overhead costs that have to be covered. Targets have consumables that $15 per day, as you were offered, simply will not cover. In addition to the cost, who would we choose that gets to shoot for free? Who would we say yes to and who would we say no to? We want to see ANG start up a team again but CMP cannot pay the bill as it cannot pay the bill for any other team. Pelham Range here in Anniston has a great 600 yard KD range that ANG members can use for free.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:05 PM
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Sounds like the CMP has made a more than fair offer.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:13 AM
JustinandKim JustinandKim is offline
 
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There is a range in Locust fork, North on 79. greenridgeshootingrange.com

If you have a hunting permit you can use the range on Owls Hollow Rd. in Gadsden, it has a 200yrd , 100yrd, 50yrd, and 25yrd.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:47 PM
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Please read post Thoughts on the AL State Championships at Talladega under Talladega Marksmanship Park for a little more insight.
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