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Just wanted to throw out the invite to CLSB to join a couple friends and myself at Buffalo Range on Sat 7 Aug. We're going to get down there by noon, bring a grill and cooler, and stay there most of the day or until we run out of ammo.

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Might have family in from DC, but if that falls through, I'll join ya.
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http://www.buffalorangeshootingpark.com/

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Sounds like fun, but way too far in advance to commit, haha.

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About 2 weeks out from this.

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Throwing a bachelor party that day.. Let me know the next outing I need to dial in a few guns.
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For those who have been to Buffalo Range, got any tips?
I'm about to call them up with 20questions cause their website sucks and doesn't really answer anything.

IE: I'm bringing several weapons, but will only be using one at a time. Can I park close enough to the firing line that I'm not walking 50+ yards with a heavy as rifle case?

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For those who have been to Buffalo Range, got any tips?
I'm about to call them up with 20questions cause their website sucks and doesn't really answer anything.

IE: I'm bringing several weapons, but will only be using one at a time. Can I park close enough to the firing line that I'm not walking 50+ yards with a heavy as rifle case?
yes and no. sounds like you are going for a full day, so I would recommend parking and setting up camp by the pit. But that means that if you wanna get on the long gun range or pistol range, you will have to drive there or walk well over 50 yards.

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Yes I am planning on spending most the day there. I don't get to shoot longer than 30yards very often so I want to make the most of my time there.

I need to confirm my zero on my two rifles, test some reloads in the .45 and just plink with the shottie in the pit. Most likely it'll be in that order as well.

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For those who have been to Buffalo Range, got any tips?
I'm about to call them up with 20questions cause their website sucks and doesn't really answer anything.

IE: I'm bringing several weapons, but will only be using one at a time. Can I park close enough to the firing line that I'm not walking 50+ yards with a heavy as rifle case?
I'd park near the PIT where you can shoot anything and everything (check out their site some rules have changed). The long rifle range is a good walk down and in between both ranges they have the handgun & shotgun range. On the other side of the PIT they have clay shooting too. So, you can just walk back to the car to switch out your firearms; parking near the PIT is closer to your car.

I'd bring plenty of ammo, they don't sell any and make sure to bring a .22; shit gets expensive being there all day. Bring something to drink and snack on since they don't sell any. You can also bring a grill and cookout or drive into town about 10 mins away; we drove into town for lunch last time I went.

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I was going to bring a grill and some burgers but now I'm thinking it's probably easier to just drive into town and pick up something simple. I am still bringing a cooler with drinks though as their website says most the ranges or uncovered and this is Aug.

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Yes I am planning on spending most the day there. I don't get to shoot longer than 30yards very often so I want to make the most of my time there.

I need to confirm my zero on my two rifles, test some reloads in the .45 and just plink with the shottie in the pit. Most likely it'll be in that order as well.
parking and spaces by the pit fill up quickly, so I say still park there and set up camp. once you are setup, just drive to the long gun range.

Have fun.

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Awesome. Thanks guys.

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Last bump. My buddy and I are heading out around noon cause he has to work today.

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Sorry, I'm out for today. Have out of town family in.
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Well, went to Buffalo Range and learned a bunch of things about my equipment, myself and the range.
1. The scope on my AR can barely even see the 100yrd target which makes zeroing a lot harder. Then I remembered in the Army we zeroed our rifles at 25 meters which all of a sudden made much more sense. Next time out I'll zero the AR with the 50 yrd target and call it good.

2. The .308 was an awesome rifle. Not as much kick as I thought it would have but I still had a hard time keeping it on target after the shot but I'm sure that is due to user error as this was the first time I ever shot a precision rifle before.

3. For anyone going to the range. Unless you know your zero, or are just shooting to have fun, going with out a good spotting scope is really a waste of time. When my buddy and I were shooting at 100 yrds, neither of us could see the holes we were making. And since they only allow you to check your targets during cease fires which is only done every 30min, it's not practical to shoot a 3 shot group then wait 30min to walk down and check the paper.

4. Didn't use the skeet range, did enjoy the pit a little and the pistol range. Parking is now at every range so we were able to drive down and park right behind the rifle range and only carry up what we needed. Then we drove to the pit and parked right behind where we were shooting. Lastly the same with the pistol range.

5. I'm very use to shooting at Maxons. So my range bag does not include any sort of way to attach a paper target to the cardboard backings that they provide. I thankfully happened to have a small roll of duck tape but other wise would have been SOL. At Buffalo Range, you NEED some way to attach your targets to the cardboard backing. Lots of ppl had staple guns, but it was suggested to us to bring a can of aerosol glue since the cardboard was seldom changed and thus was full of holes.

So all in all, I was able to confirm my zero on my 308 and learn that I need to learn a lot more about precision shooting. I need a good spotting scope to see .223 holes in paper at 100 yrds. And I need to buy a staple gun for my range bag.

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Glad all worked out. Good point about tape or staple gun, made me remember about how we had to scramble to find something last time we were out there.

A suggestion from a buddy of mine is to have your own cardboard and masking tape to patchup the holes. It works great.

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