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    Default Brichwood shooting range

    Has any one been there is a good range or do you know of a better one it is the only one i found with a range longer than 100m I would like to see how my new A-Bolt 7mm Rem Mag shoots past 100m

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    Its a good range, well worth the price to shoot there.


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    Thanks yea i looked in to that but some times i like to get away from post sence i live on post

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    Birchwood is my personal favorite in the area. The range facilities are top notch and the staff is.......well polite and helpful if not the most friendly. I just spent a afternoon sighting in my .338 win/mag and had a great day!
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    My only objection to any covered position range is the A-holes that want to shoot there rifles with a break. Birchwood is a vary fine range. The people I've found to be vary friendly and willing to help. I given up on the yearly membership as I have a range at home. Only paying three or four times a year is cheaper than the annual membership.
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    Thanks I will go check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    My only objection to any covered position range is the A-holes that want to shoot there rifles with a break. Birchwood is a vary fine range. The people I've found to be vary friendly and willing to help. I given up on the yearly membership as I have a range at home. Only paying three or four times a year is cheaper than the annual membership.
    No brake on the .338 win/mag but I love the way you can feel it bark through the soles of your feet, it definately has a voice! Not sure the folks around me feel the same....sorry.
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    I have heard how great the .338 is i would love to shoot one i am shure if i do i will get one but i realy like my 7mm win mag seems not so common out here but i think it is a great round

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    I actually prefer the 300win/mag but with very similar ballistics and a heavier bullet the .338 is definitely accurate, hard hitting and fun to shoot,............. for the first 6 rounds. I also was able to make a really great trade for mine. It's a TC encore with a MGM 1:10 twist bull barrel, custom thumb hole stock and a 3-9X40 Leupold. Absolute tack driver!
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    The .338 WIN mag, the rifle that kills from both ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    The .338 WIN mag, the rifle that kills from both ends.
    Take it your not a fan. I think after a few more days at the range I'll "settle into" it more and the recoil will become less of an issue. In the past I have always had a brief "getting the snot pounded out of me" period before I get comfortable with a new gun. Same thing happened when I switched from 30-06 to 300 win mag took about 3 range days before that gun and I got along.

    Just occured to me that the marlin 1895 in 45/70 is the one exception, everyone I've had the pleasure of shooting fit right the first time, weird considering I'm 6'3" and 210lbs.
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    I love .300 win mag but i got such a good deal on my 7mm win mag i had to take it

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    The 7mm is a great all around gun to, lots of great calibers out there....life is great ain't it?
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    Default yeah it shure is

    that is why i got it i can hunt small black tail deer or a moose just change my round for my game

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    LOL more than once I was the only person shooting at the entire range and what do you think happens? Someone pulls up, sets up right beside of me, and starts blasting rounds out of a large caliber braked rifle. That really eerks me. I do really like shooting at birchwood though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    My only objection to any covered position range is the A-holes that want to shoot there rifles with a break. Birchwood is a vary fine range. The people I've found to be vary friendly and willing to help. I given up on the yearly membership as I have a range at home. Only paying three or four times a year is cheaper than the annual membership.

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    that was nice of him

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    I was out there yesterday also, testing new deer loads in my .338 with brake. I try to pick a bench as far away from the other shooters as possible. We had another shooter (at the 100 yard range) who was shooting a .460 S&W with compensated barrel at 10 yards. I'll admit, it was a little hard to concentrate. However, Birchwood is a very nice range, for $10 you can't beat it. I didn't check the hours of operation, does anyone know what the range schedule is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    LOL more than once I was the only person shooting at the entire range and what do you think happens? Someone pulls up, sets up right beside of me, and starts blasting rounds out of a large caliber braked rifle. That really eerks me. I do really like shooting at birchwood though.

    My ears have not stopped ring in five years from a clown at the 300 yard range shooting a breaked .338 Win mag. I had ear plugs and muff on, still had to get in the car and close the door and my hearing suffered from the sound.

    I find that my temper gets short with such people. I want to pick their rifle up out of the rest and club them with it. When I get that mad, it's time for me to go home.
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    Sorry to hear that Al.

    Mine has no muzzle brake and I do everything I can to sit on the end away from other shooters. It's really the brake on a in-closed range that is the issue, maybe those who have braked big bore rifles can learn from your story. I know I'll be more aware of my spot choice at the range.
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    It costs like ten dollars to shoot there right? That's really a fair price to shoot all day long.

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