600yd. 1000yd. 2000yd 3400yd. Matches
Dedicated to Sporting Uses of the 50 BMG
Fifty Caliber Shooters Association
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Public Shooting Range located in Mayflower,
Arkansas (approx 20 miles from Little Rock).
Tuesday thru Sunday 9 to 5. 200 yd rifle range concrete pad, covered, benches etc.
Two dollars to use the range, two targets free, NO rapid fire. Fifties O.K. but this means you and a couple of your buddies. Large groups would not be a good idea.
Benton Gun Club: Range located in Bauxite, Arkansas, approx. 20 miles from Little Rock, (501) 315-3071.
Members Only, members get their own key. 300 yd range with expansion to 600 hopefully soon. Concrete Pads,covered, benches, etc. Membership $45 per year and must be an NRA member. Range located on 118 acres of what used to be a Bauxite strip mine. Land owned by club. Fifties O.K. but again large groups probably would not be a good idea. For more information: www.bentongunclub.org . Oh yes, at present, NO full auto but I am going to try to get that changed.
Eureka Springs Aviation Cadet Museum, Inc.: 542 CR 2073, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Phone (479) 253-5008. We own 210 acres of mountains and would be up to letting interested parties conduct matches here. Please have them email me or call Errol D. Severe, President ACM. Website: http://www.aviationcadet.com
Big Sandy Shooting Range: Web Site:http://www.mgshooters.com , See web sight for further details.
Rio Salado Sportsman's Club, Inc.
3960 N. Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
Phone (480) 984-9610 Fax (480) 986-1592
Angeles Shooting Ranges: 12651 Little Tujunga Canyon, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342, located only 2 miles off of the 210 Freeway. Phone: 1-800-499-4486 or
(818) 899-2255. .50 BMG's are allowed on the range, and the distance is 600 yards.
Angeles is one of the easiest ranges to use in the L.A. area. Web site: http://www.angelesranges.com Range fees: Non-Members - $11 Monday thru Friday; $12 on Sat & Sun; Junior (under 18 years) - $9; Members of Angeles Shooting Club $7; Juniors - $5; Tuesdays; Seniors 55 and over - $5.50, Members $3.50; Wednesdays everyone 1/2 price ALL DAY. Discounts for Police & Military Personnel.
Coalinga Rifle Club is the center of High Power competition in California. Every year, state championships of various High Power shooting disciplines are held here, along with regional championships and a packed schedule of regular club matchesCoalinga Rifle Club is the center of High Power competition in California. Every year, state championships of various High Power shooting disciplines are held here, along with regional championships and a packed schedule of regular club matches
Desert Marksman Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.: 30432 N. Angeles Forest Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550. Phone: (661) 943-2582. Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (25-100 yards), Rifle and Pistol Silhouette, Muzzle Loading, and Archery. Hours of Operation: 0800-1600 Saturday/Sunday. Range Access: Private. Web Site:http://www.desertmarksmen.org/ . Email: email@example.com
Lyle Creek Firing Line, Inc.: Open to the public 5 days a week: 8 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Located in San Berna-dino Mountains and .50's are allowed. Ranges 50 to 300 yards deep (future 600 yard, full trap & skeet coming soon). Rates: $8.00/day per shooter, and $1.00 /spectator, rates subject to change, annual passes. Directions: Take Sierra Avenue off-ramp from Interstate 15 in north toward the mountains and ten miles later you've arrived (Sierra Ave. becomes Lytle Creek Road just north of the freeway). Maps available on web site: http://www.turners.com/engage/events_lytle.php No phone numbers listed.
California Tactical Academy
Address: 6700 Holser Canyon Road, Piru, CA 93040
Office operation: Monday- Sunday 8am- 5pm
Public Range operation: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM
Phone Number: (805) 398 0003
Stengel Gun Shop.
29051 Hwy 92
Hotchkiss, CO 81419
They have fixed pistol and rifle ranges at 25, 100, 200 and 330 yards.
They have pistol and archery ranges and skeet and trap setups.
They are currently working on a 1000 yard range with no completion
schedule established. They have a 24 inch gong (thick piece of metal
hanging off a swing set frame) out at 730 yards (no AP please)
Members pay an annual fee to shoot, non-members pay per each time out.
It is $5 per shooter. This is desert area and sometimes the area is dry, so
the owner would prefer that if you shoot tracer or incendiary, make sure
you are hitting non-vegetated areas.
Ben Lomond Gun Club.
The Ben Lomond Gun Club near Ramah, CO...around an hour east of Denver and Colorado Springs,
Allows 50 BMG and has a high power range to 600 yards. They’re investigating adding a 1000 yard range.
Great place, friendly, $100/year dues.
Ben Lomond Gun Club
PO Box 130
Ramah, CO 80832
Okeechobee Shooting Sports-South Florida’s Ultimate Shooting & Gunsmithing Destination
7055 NE 48th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
200 yards available for .50 BMG shooting right now, 500 yards range open toonce a month to .50BMG.
Working towards having 1000 yards available
Manatee Gun Club: Located at 1805 Logue Road, Myakka City, FL 34251. Situated in eastern Manatee County, the directions to the range are: From I-75 take exit 42 East (State Road 64). Proceed twenty two miles to Logue Road. Turn left, go north 1.2 miles to the entrance on the left. Amenities: club house with snacks, and shooting accessories, 25-50 yard pistol range, 100-500 yard rifle range, any size rifle or pistol allowed. This reply is from Manatee BoD member, Gene Pitts replying as to the use of .50 BMG's at Manatee. "Irv, YES, most assuredly, we offer fixed targets out to 700 yds and we have held informal matches, (score and groups) out to 600 yards. We have a lot of folks here in Florida that have the big guns, several in our club are members of your organization. Manatee has 28 cement tables ranging in distance to targets from out to the 700 yd. line. Membership at this facility requires an active membership in the NRA. One Time Initiation Fee - $50, Annual Adult - $100, Annual Junior (under 17) - $50. Each Additional Adult or Junior Family Member - $50. Contact information: Mail: PO Box 20789, Bradenton, FL 34204, Phone: (941) 322-0755, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Titusville Rifle And Pistol Club, Inc.: Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club is located off of Route 46, seven miles west of Mims, Florida. Turn south on Hatbill Road to Gun Club Lane and turn left. Our range has trap, pistol, rifle (100, 200 and 300 yard ranges), cowboy, archery, silhouette, sporting clays and muzzleloader facilities. For range access, verify Range Officers are on duty and the range is open by calling (321) 268-1312. When you arrive at the range, CHECK IN WITH THE RANGE OFFICER! -- Ya All Come, Ya Here?
Seminole County Gun and Archery Association (SCGAA): SCGAA maintains a shooting complex at 2400 Gun Range Road (off of Osceola Road) in Seminole county near Geneva, FL. Phone: (407) 349-5152, email: email@example.com . This facility provides covered shooting positions for a wide variety of activities including centerfire rifle (100, 200, 300 yards), centerfire pistol & rimfire rifle/pistol (15, 25, 50 yards), plinking range (anything that's legal including full auto), shotgun (including Sporting Clays on the first Sunday of every month) and metallic silhouette. The range is open to members every day from sunrise to sunset except when a work party is scheduled for range maintenance or improvements. Membership is open to any person who may legally own and use a firearm in the state of Florida. Membership Requirements: All club members must maintain an active membership in the NRA. All new club members must attend a four (4) hour safety course (9 am -1 pm or 1 pm - 5 pm) on Public Day at the range. Prospective members must participate in a club orientation session conducted by a Range Safety Officer. New members must read and agree to abide by all SCGAA rules and regulations. All new members must prepay the initiation fee and annual dues. Fees: NRA membership - $35 (or proof of active membership). SCGAA application fee - $50, annual dues - $120.
Ocala Public Shooting Range: Located in the Northeast Region of Florida. Forest Road 88 (north of S. R. 40) in the Ocala National Forest. Contact Greg Workman (352) 625-2804.
116 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL
Aurora Sportsmen's Club. Northern Illinois called the Aurora Sportsmen's Club in Waterman IL, it's only an hour and 15 minutes from Chicago. They allow 50 BMG shooting.
Aurora Sportsmen's Club
P.O. Box 300
Waterman, IL 60556
Business: (815) 264-9000
Fax: (815) 264-9010
Elmore Stock Farm
Elmore Stock Farm Outfitters L.L.C. & Lodge
2165 Township Road 150 E.
Toulon, Illinois 61483
For Long Range Shooting appointments,
Call Keith Schmidt 309-251-5225
Elmore Stock Farm Outfitters L.L.C.
22147 N. Spoon River Rd.
Laura Il. 61451
Rebel Ridge Outfitters
Syracuse, KS 67878
THE OUTBACK PARK & PUBLIC RANGE
368 Navajo Road, McPherson County KS 67460
Charles Harter 620-489-9407
Welcome to the Outback Park & Public Range. We are a full service range dedicated to safe, convenient, family fun. We provide a clean, safe, supervised shooting range with 9 rifle and 5 pistol ranges, all of which are covered to keep you out of the weather. We also have padded shooting tables for all lanes to provide protection for your firearms investments.
Our facility also has a picnic area, children’s play area, and restroom facilities for family events. We know that not everyone in your family may want to get involved in the sport of shooting, so bring them out to watch or just enjoy the day at our facility. If they are not shooting, they get in for free.
The Outback is also wheelchair accessible and willing to go the extra mile for shooters with special needs. If you have a special need just ask us. We will do what we can to allow you to enjoy the sport of shooting. In our minds, everyone can enjoy the shooting sports, we have even made special arrangements for the blind in the past. Don't leave anyone at home, bring them out and enjoy The Outback Park and Public Range.
Honey Island Shooting Range: Honey Island Shooting Range: Is a public range operated by Southeast Louisiana Firearms Safety, Inc. (SELFS, Inc.). The range is physically located in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area North of Slidell, Louisiana in the Honey Island Swamp. Directions: From Slidell, take I-59 North. Get off at Exit 5-B (just on the other side of the West Pearl River bridge). Bear left and go to the entrance of the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. Follow signs from there for about three miles to the range. Because of the possibility of seasonal flooding we strongly urge you to call the 24-hour information line before coming to the range: (985) 643-3938. Contact information: Jay D. Hunt, III, Ph.D., Treasurer and Web Master, Southeast Louisiana Firearms Safety. Inc., PO Box 5159, Slidell, Louisiana 70469-5159. Phone: (985) 781-4174, Fax: (985) 781-4301 Web: http://www.honeyisland.org The range has a 100 yard rifle line with 15 firing points, and a 25 yard pistol line with room for 30 shooters.
Long Range Alley Gun Club, LLC: Grand Cane, Louisiana (12 miles south of Shreveport) http://www.lra-tti.com
2007 Hwy 5; (318) 872-0111 Check in on their website as there is a map that gives directions to the range. They feature the ONLY 1000 yard shooting range in Louisiana plus they have a 200 yard range There are several bays for short range plinking and pistol training.
The Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore
11518 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Office Phone: 410-461-8532
Event Line: 410-461-9855
Leominster Sportsmen's Assosiation
Our 100yd range is open for up to and including 50BMG.
We even made a special, longer shooting bench for 50 BMG rifles.
1455 Elm St
Leominster MA 01453 USA
Livingston Gun Club: 2440 Hunter Road Brighton, MI 48116 is a private 100 yard range, membership $150 annually. Range phone number: (810) 229-1899, or contact Chris Eder, President at (313) 534-8596. Email: livingstongunclub.org
Mississippi Combat Training Academy, located just south of Nicholson, Ms. in Hancock County. They have a combat/self defense style pistol range, a 100 yd. range with steel gongs and a 200 yd. rifle range, and welcome .50 BMG's. They train law enforcement personnel, and civilians in several courses they teach, but lots of people just go there for a fun day of practice. They charge $10 a day, or $300 a year with discounts for training courses. Kelly Firearms. Tom Kelly helps out running the place since the owner is usually deployed to Afganistan. 636-448-6686.
NRA Whittington Center: 10 Miles South Southwest Raton Highway 64, Raton,NM 87740
Phone number: (505) 445-3615. Home of the FCSA World Championship held once a year in the month of July. Center has 1000 yard range and much more. Please call to get range schedule and membership fee information.
Washoe County Regional Shooting Range: Hwy 445 Paramide Lake Hwy, 22 miles from Sparks, NV. Range Phone Number: (775) 475-2991. Range open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Hours are 8:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost is $8.00 a day to shoot. Range master is on dutie during public hours. http://www.washoecounty.us/parks/RegionalShootingFacility
Frontline Defense’s owner, Paul Smith, at 919-605-8350
1060 ERNEST TURNER RD
Warrenton, NC 27589
PO Box 308
Thunder Valley Rifle Club: April 1st, 2006 fun shoot. The short range at this moment is 1,000 yrds, The long range is 1 mile. We would like to do a shoot once a month here if possible. The owner of the range is Tom Sarver, home is 740-545-5002, cell is 740-502-6530.
Allegheny Mountain Shooting Complex (AMSC): The Allegheny Mountain Shooting Complex rests on 1056 acres in Penn Township Clearfield County near the villages in Irishtown and Walltown. The new facility is only 20 minutes off interstate 80 exit 130 (Clearfield). The rural, wooded setting is ideal for various shooting activities and is open year round. For more info click the following link to go to their websight http://www.eastcoastshoot.com/.
Mifflin County Sportmen's Association (MCSA): Lewiston, PA. See web sight for more information at http://www.mifflincosportsmens.com/default.htm.
Abilene gun club. Located just north of Abilene, tx along the south east edge of Lake Fort Phantom Hill. 6833 E Lake Rd, Abilene, TX 79601, USA. http://www.abilenegunclub.com/
This range is comprised of a 200 yard range with paper target stands at 50, 100 and 200. this range also has steel targets for calibers and ammunition that will not destroy them at this distance. No armor piercing, incendiary, tracers or any combination of mentioned.
When bringing a .50 BMG they will get with you 1 on 1 to ensure you know what you are doing and your rifle is sighted in for use at the distance.
They also have a 300/400 yard range. You will have to qualify to use it. Requirements consist of 5 shot group with all rounds within a 2 inch radius of bullseye at 200 yards. Qualify once with any firearm for access. Range holds training and matches check online or call for range availability. Phone 325 672-0100
6833 Eastlake Road
Abilene TX, 79601
PO Box 1213
Abilene TX, 79604
Tiger Valley: The range is 15 miles east of Waco and about 90 miles south of the Dallas – Fort Worth area. Directions: From Interstate 35 Exit 339 (Lake Waco / Lake Shore Drive exit), take Loop 340 eastward to HWY 84 (approximately 1 mile). Proceed on HWY 84 East approximately 13 miles to Watt (sign on both sides of post on right). Continue to the top of the next rise: the main gate is on the left between two modular homes (immediately after the blue one). DO NOT go past LCR 126 (Joe Russell Road) or Christmas Creek. Tiger Valley is a range facility that offers all types of firearm training in addition to firing ranges. We have a 1000 yard range with 27 targets complete with butts targets. We are interested in hosting and promoting .50 BMG matches. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday by appointment only. Saturday and Sunday (by appointment, for public and sportsmen events and training. Contact information: John Tillman, (972) 874-5253, E-mail: REM308762@cs.com, Website: http://www.tigervalley.com
Tony's Guns & Range: Florance Texas about 20 minutes north. A member has shot there using a Serbu. They allowed Spotter tracer, API-T and Tannerite (dependent on weather conditions) maximum range is approx 100m with a longer range in the works!!
Tony's Guns & Range is located at 10000 N. Highway 183, Florence, TX.
Tac-Pro Shooting Center: 35100 N. State Hwy. 108, Mingus, TX 76463. Contact person: Bill Davison (254)968-3112. Open daily, 25- 1000 Yard Ranges, must qualify for 1000 yds. http://www.tacproshootingcenter.com/
Lubbock Shooting Complex is Lubbock's premier shooting range! Boasting over one hundred shooting positions, including a 600 yard range! With steel targets, reactive targets and traditional paper, as well as shotgun throwers, we have your shooting needs covered!
Memberships are available!
Monday - 10-6
Tuesday - Closed
Wed - Sunday - 10-6
Lubbock Shooting Complex
1475 County Rd. 1
Blacksburg Shooting Range: North of Blacksburg. Take U.S. Route 460 north to Route 621, turn right, and follow the signs to the shooting range on the left. This range offers two facilities; an 18-position rifle/pistol range designed for firing at stationary targets and a single position shotgun (trap) range. New River Valley Ranger District, Blacksburg Office, (540) 552-4641.) Wythe Shooting Range: Near the Stoney Fork Campground on Route 717. Take the Route 717 Exit off I-77 (near Big Walker Mountain Tunnel), turn west onto Route 717. Go approximately 500 yards and turn right onto the road that leads to the state maintenance building. Before reaching the building, turn left, then go about a half-mile to the range. The range includes six 25-yard lanes and four 100-yard lanes. This shooting range will be open seven days a week from dawn to dusk with no fee. The Forest Service will supply the target frames. Shooters must bring their own target sheets and tape or staple gun to affix targets to the frames. A donation box is set up at the range to help defray the cost of the target frames, which must be replaced each month. New River Valley Ranger District, (276) 228-5551.)
Hite Hollow Shooting Range: Near Augusta Springs. This range is open from sunrise to sunset every day. From Staunton, take Route 254 west to Buffalo Gap, then Route 42 south about eight miles to Augusta Springs. Take Route 845 about a half-mile to Forest Development Road (FDR) 82, and follow this road about one mile to the range. (Deerfield Ranger District, (540) 885-8028.)
Low Moor Shooting Range: Located between Clifton Forge and Covington. Exit I-64 at Low Moor (Exit 21), go past entrance of the Alleghany Regional Hospital, go through railroad overpass, turn right onto Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) and follow approximately 1.6 miles. Turn left onto FDR 616 at the sign to the shooting range just past the Virginia Power Company sub-station on the left. Six rifle benches and 3 pistol benches are under
roofed shelter. Shooters must supply their own targets and are asked to keep the range clean of litter by taking away all target materials with them. The range is open all year round and is not handicapped-accessible.
(James River Ranger District, (540) 962-2214.)
Pott's Slope Shooting Range: Located on the right of Route 311, approximately seven miles north of New Castle, Virginia, this range is handicapped-accessible with a covered shooting area. The range features nine lanes for rifle/pistol use with stationary targets at 25, 50, and 100 yards. (New Castle Ranger District (540) 864-5195.)
Bath County Shooting Range: With 10 covered benches for shooting at 50 and 100 yards. The range is located off Route 609 in Bath County approximately five miles east of Warm Springs. From Warm Springs, take Route 39 east to Route 609, turn left, and go approximately 1.25 miles to the range entrance on the right.
(Warm Springs Ranger District (540) 839-2521.) Generally the ranges are open from sunrise to sunset every day. There is no fee collected for use of the range, but you may have to wait your turn.
340 Defense Shooting Range & Firearms Training
459 Berryville Pike (Rt. 340)
Charles Town, WV 25414
Latitude 39.19794666666667 Longitude -77.9206288888889
West Side Shooting Range: Open year-round, it provides shooting lanes of various lengths, covered shooting benches and a parking area. The range is located on FDR 151, about one mile north of the junction of FDR 151 and Route 33. The turnoff is about one mile east of the Brandywine Lake Recreation Area, in West Virginia. (Dry River Ranger District, (540) 828-2591.)
Maybe closed from January 1 thru April 30.
In the valley of Mt. Rainier lies the small town of Eatonville Washington. This is the home of the Upper Nisqually Sportsmen's Club and the Pacific Northwest .50 BMG Shooters Association. Every First Sunday of the month our mission is to stir up the calm air with the smell of gunpowder, and the blast of the .50 BMG cartridges. This is what we do now, but it wasn't always that way. Nearly 6 years ago a couple guys owning .50 BMG's showed up at the Upper Nisqually Sportsmen's Club with their rifles for some target practice. Looking over each other's rifles they started to wonder how many more people in the Pacific Northwest owned these big guns. They discussed how difficult would it to be to organize a shoot and wondered just how many people would show up? After finishing at the range one of the guys signed on to local web site and listed information for who might be interested in attending a .50 BMG fun shoot. Initially this advertisement drew some interest.
Knowing these big guns are noisy they asked the club if it was O.K. to shoot 50s, and the club granted permission. Six shooters showed up at the first fun shoot, with the range officer keeping a keen eye on everything that was happening. From six shooters the number of participants began to grow each month. After one year we were making flyers advertising for others to join our sport shooting. Lacking a name one of the club members came up with Pacific Northwest .50 BMG Shooters Association which was the birth of our organization.
We currently have approximately 20 shooters that participate in our matches, with an average of 7 to 9 shooters participating each month, and have had 12 shooters appear for some events. We organize and run the match / fun shoot every month except June and July. With payment of a $15 entry fee, the competitors' fire 3 five shot groups at 550 yards, for group size, score and accuracy. An additional $5.00 is collected at the beginning of each match and cash awards are handed out at each match for the smallest group aggregate, high score winner, closest to the “X,” At the end of the year any shooter who has participated in at least 5 matches, is eligible to win one of 9 plaques which are handed out. Plaques are awarded to first, second, and third place Annual Group Aggregate, Highest Annual Score, and Largest Number of "X's".
At first most shooters were happy to shoot surplus ammo and get all 5 shots on target. Only a few were reloading and those that did had scores that dominated. Now with most shooters reloading scores have increased tremendously.
In the past it was possible to predict who was going to win or be competitive. Today it's anybody's win. Shooters that used to have trouble hitting the paper are putting all 5 in the black, while the rest are concentrating on shrinking groups and poking the 10-ring. It's really nice to have the same guys show up month after month, with new ideas, and all the determination to stay competitive and win. Now with the affiliation of our organization with the FCSA we hope to attract more shooters from further distances. From our small group of competitors there are many that attend the FCSA 1000 yard official shoots and matches.
If you're planning a trip to the Great Northwest and want to participate, swing by with your .50 and a pocket full of ammo. We'd appreciate your company and would enjoy having you shoot with us. If you simply want to stop by for the gunsmoke and the noise, you're welcome to do that also.
Pat Kraft, Match Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific Northwest 50 BMG Shooting Association
Upper Nisqually Sportsmen's Club web site and directions: http://www.uppernisquallysportsmanclub.com/
Pacific Northwest 50 BMG Shooters Association web link:
[Editor's note: It is suggested that phone or web contact be made before driving
any distances or to verify that ranges are not being used for matches.]
Duane L. Corbin Shooting Range
2173 Rifle Road, Mosinee. Directions: From Wausau take US 51 south 3 miles to CTH N, CTH N west 2 miles to CTH KK, CTH KK south 6 miles to park. For more information call the Park Office at 261-1550. Tom Gwidt is the Rangemaster.
Please follow this link for more range info;
Jackson Hole Rifle and Pistol Club: Jackson, WY
*NEW* This is a potential range and an opportunity. This range wants 50 cal. shooters. They will build a 600 yd., fixed target, vhp range if they feel there is enough interest. This could be, interestingly, a 50 only range. This facility is a first class shotgun range now. To gauge the interest the facility would like potential shooters to call and inquire.
*NEW* http://www.whitetailridgeoutdoors.com/ *NEW*
WHERE TO SHOOT - LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!
NOTE TO ALL .50BMG SHOOTERS:
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