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    I live in Fairbanks and am looking for somewhere to shoot long range (500 yards+) I love shooting big rocks and stuff in actual situational settings but would even settle for long flat shots. Anyone know of a good area?

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    Not one person in the FBX are knows where to shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short On Cache View Post
    Not one person in the FBX are knows where to shoot?
    Most likely a bunch of people know where to shoot long range, but they don't want it posted about online. Usually, whenever that happens, a bunch of people start showing up and misbehaving in one way or another and get the place shut down. Maybe provide people a good way to contact you privately with information so they would not be blasting the information out to the world on the web.

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    You are probably right anchskier, good call. If anyone does know of a good place please contact me at chandler.lockert@gmail.com or 501-747-0418. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short On Cache View Post
    You are probably right anchskier, good call. If anyone does know of a good place please contact me at chandler.lockert@gmail.com or 501-747-0418. Thanks for the heads up!
    There is a Facebook group called Alaska Long Range Precision. I know there are a few Fairbanks folks on there.
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    OK, here's what you can do.

    Get a range finder.

    Get some balloons.

    (They're easier to pack around than rocks.)

    (And they go away when you shoot'em, so you don't hafta tromp back to the target to see if you connected.)

    (They can be inflated to a variety of sizes. )

    Tie'em in the buckbrush, go to any range you prefer, and shoot'em. You will be shooting from field positions, which is good practice.

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    Excellent idea, I didn't think about balloons!

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    Come down the Parks a ways. You can bang steel to 1000yds. you need to join the club and pay a range fee, but it is shooting.
    http://susitnashooters.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanook View Post
    Come down the Parks a ways. You can bang steel to 1000yds. you need to join the club and pay a range fee, but it is shooting.
    http://susitnashooters.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Short On Cache View Post
    I live in Fairbanks and am looking for somewhere to shoot long range (500 yards+) I love shooting big rocks and stuff in actual situational settings but would even settle for long flat shots. Anyone know of a good area?
    Check the NRA and CMP website for clubs. I have shot Highpower rifle matches at the Army range in the past to 600 yards.

    Alaska Rifle Club also has sponsored long range 800/900/1000 matches at Fort Greeley range. Check 2016 schedule on line.

    Alaska Outdoor Council may sponsor the State and Regional Matches in your area

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    Thanks Allen. I'll check it out!


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