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Old 08-26-2015, 05:01 PM
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Default Upgraded New Shooting Range

I've been a member, (off and on for 30 years), of a private ($20 daily fee) rifle range located about half way between The Valley and Anchorage. It's a good range, but over the years, as things do, it "changed". It has finally gotten to where I REALLY have to be motivated to go there.

Last year - for MANY reasons - the Department of Natural Resources, (NO affiliation with Fish and Game in any fashion), spent $600,000 on a "public" shooting range in The Valley. (Turns out it's only about 5 miles closer to my house that the private range is. ) It's free, and there is no range officer . The first year it was fairly Spartan: Only 4 lanes for shooting, no benches, no pavilion, and only 100 yd. This summer the State upgraded/enlarged it. (It was closed until Aug 22, thereby making it useless for most of the summer. ) It now has about 16 lanes at 100 yd, NICE benches, a pavilion over the benches, and a very nice pistol range. It's open from 1000 to 2000 daily except Wednesday when it is closed. I went yesterday to shoot the Riedl and the AR-10, but mostly to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised. Here are some pictures.

Here's the pistol range:




And here's the rifle range:










So far, so good. I expect there to be either vandalism or an injury that will require a range officer. However, until that time comes, I'll try to enjoy it.

Paul
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