Outdoor ranges near Columbus

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onebratt08
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Outdoor ranges near Columbus

Post by onebratt08 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:21 am

We purchased a M&P15 Sport this year. This is our first rifle, so we aren't sure where the outdoor ranges are. I have seen that the State runs a few ranges, but can't find much else online. What other outdoor ranges are near the Columbus area? Also, any suggestions for what we need to shoot outdoors? We have only added a Leupold scope thus far.

We are only doing this for fun - once or twice a month trip to the range to shoot for an hour. Thus far, we have only used it at an indoor range.

Thanks!

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Re: Outdoor ranges near Columbus

Post by SMMAssociates » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:51 pm

onebratt08:

Welcome aboard!

There's a sticky at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10097 that you should have a look at, but it's not mandatory. Might be sleep-inducing, too. Just some idea of who's here and how things work. No need to go past the first couple pages.

We have a pile of members in the Columbus area, and somebody should jump in shortly with range information. I'm up in Youngstown, which is probably 175 miles too far away for you. The only firearms-related place in Columbus that I know about seems to have evaporated - it was a few blocks from my little sister's place.

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Re: Outdoor ranges near Columbus

Post by blue 92 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:27 pm

Do a web search for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (AKA DNR).

Several of Ohio's state parks near Columbus have outdoor ranges.

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Re: Outdoor ranges near Columbus

Post by SMMAssociates » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:27 pm

blue 92:

Welcome Aboard!

Thanks for the information. Hopefully somebody will use it....

Please have a look at my post immediately above yours here. Some useful info I'm too lazy to retype :D....

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Re: Outdoor ranges near Columbus

Post by blue 92 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:43 pm

Thanks. I'm new to the group but bought my first firearm about 45 years back. Remington 581L. Cost back then was around $36....

Just finished my first AR 15 build and now working on.an AR pistol....

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Re: Outdoor ranges near Columbus

Post by chowser51 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:21 am

It's not Columbus but north in Ashland. It's an hour drive for me to get there but the kids and I like it. It's two ranges, short range and long range. It's clean and the old lady takes care of it. Valley View Range. 1040 Twp Rd 553. It's $5/hr per person. Honor system.

The few times there were other people there, everyone was polite, safe and cleaned up after themselves. I'll see if I can dig up some pictures. I haven't used the long range side yet (nothing built yet for long range)

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To their left is more tables under a shelter. Even though my kids are using a suppressor, they have ears on because other people are shooting.

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Re: Outdoor ranges near Columbus

Post by blue 92 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:05 pm

SMMAssociates wrote:blue 92:

Welcome Aboard!

Thanks for the information. Hopefully somebody will use it....

Please have a look at my post immediately above yours here. Some useful info I'm too lazy to retype :D....

Regards,
Thanks. I'll try and behave.

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