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    Default 454 at Fairbanks indoor range?

    I was thinking of getting signed up at the Fairbanks indoor pistol range to do a little target practice over the winter. I noticed that the 44 magnum was allowed, can you shoot the 454 as well? If not, no big deal, I'll just practice with 45LC. Thanks....Louis

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    Wow! It's really nice that you guys in FAIRBANKS have an indoor range.

    Sure wish that we had one in ANCHORAGE!

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    Is the Firing Line gone?....Louis

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    Go to the Ak. Department of Fish and Game site. The shooting range belongs to them. Here is their webpost about that range:
    Fairbanks Hunter Education
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    The Alaska Department of Fish & Game Fairbanks Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range opened to the public in the fall of 2000. The priority use of the facility is for hunter education and training. Our public shooting program and firearms instruction program is maintained to the extent possible. The range is the first of its kind in Alaska and is a first-class educational and recreational facility for Fairbanks and surrounding communities.
    Our facility offers:
    • 50-foot Live-Fire Range with 10 Shooting Lanes
    • Modern Bullet-Trap system (for .22 rifles and handguns up to .45 caliber)
    • State-of-the-art Air Handling system for a Safe, Clean Environment
    • Two media-equipped Classrooms with capacity for 36 students
    • Electronic Range/Shooting Simulation System
    • Hunter Education and Bow Hunter Education classes
    • Hunter Information and Training Clinics (Muzzleloading, Bear Baiting, etc.)
    • Firearms Instruction for all skill levels
    • Instructor and Range Safety Officer certification
    • Youth Shooting Sports and Clinics
    • Marksmanship Qualification (Handgun, Bullseye Pistol, and Light Rifle)
    • League Shooting (.22 Pistol and Center-fire Pistol)
    • Competitive Shoots and Tournaments
    • Targets and other shooting accessories for sale and rent
    • Friendly and knowledgeable staff, instructors, and volunteers
    • Warm, safe, friendly atmosphere for everyone!
    Your gun is a .45 caliber, so it is allowed.
    Now just why in the hell do I have to press "1" for English???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Is the Firing Line gone?....Louis
    For years and years now. It's a used car lot. Quit Bullseye shooting when they closed, too hard to get practice time in.

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    Your gun is a .45 caliber, so it is allowed.



    I think you will find that they don't allow .454 Casull. They limit it to .45 Colt.
    It's been a couple years since I went there, so it may have changed.

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    And our esteemed governor wants it closed.

    Palin vetoed money to complete a Hunter ed facility saying hunter ed is "not a state responsibility."

    She let some money for the Rabbit Creek Range in Anchorage get through, but only because her budget director didn't notice it in a larger maintenance package.

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    Default Fairbanks Indoor Range...

    I shoot there weekly (sometimes weakly) and 44 mag is the "most powerful" they will allow. The 454 Casull is specifically forbidden. 45 Colt and 45 ACP and 44 mag are all OK. I did shoot 45 Win mag there and the 454 with 45 Colt loads.
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    Wow. I am quite surprised. I have shot 2 .454's in there and one of the rangemasters shot one with me...... That was a few years ago, tho....
    Now just why in the hell do I have to press "1" for English???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 Mauser View Post
    And our esteemed governor wants it closed.

    Palin vetoed money to complete a Hunter ed facility saying hunter ed is "not a state responsibility."

    She let some money for the Rabbit Creek Range in Anchorage get through, but only because her budget director didn't notice it in a larger maintenance package.
    AS 16.55.010 - "The Department of Fish and Game shall (1) assist in developing and coordinating activities involving private organizations relating to shooting and firearms; (2) develop a hunting safety program for the people of the state; (3) establish a program to assist in the planning, construction, and operation of public shooting ranges."

    http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/...Section010.htm
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