Any Public Range near Branson MO

Discussion in 'Gun Reviews and Range Reports' started by Blue, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Blue

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    I'm going to visit Branson, MO and was thinking it would be a good time to visit a public shooting range.

    Not being a local its hard to know what exists. I prefer outdoors, and am planning to try out my shotgun and couple pistols.
     
  2. GoesBang

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  3. Bull

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    I love Branson......been going there since I was just calf.
     
  4. Back2School

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    This one is a little far away (about an hour) but its one of MOs public ranges. $3 per hour for pretty much everything. No Annual fee.

    If they are like the one I go to, they are a little draconian with safety rules, but it does make for a very safe environment. Its outdoors and goes to 100 yards.

    http://mdc.mo.gov/regions/southwest/andy-dalton-shooting-range
     
  5. Grant

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    The Andy Dalton range is great, but a bit far. sounds of Freedom is in Ozark and is a wonderful indoor range. I live in Springfield.
     
  6. Back2School

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    I dont often say good things about MO :) but I like the government ranges!
     
  7. Blue

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    This sounds like the TN public range I visited when in the Smokey Mtns. It was $5/hr.
    Coming from IL its such a treat to visit gun friendly states, where the public can enjoy shooting.
     
  8. Blue

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    I phoned them, they are mainly shotgun, with limited other range. The pistol shooting is $20/hr. Shotgun is based on the type of shooting trap/skeet etc and not by the hour.
    It sounded busy and might need reservations.
     
  9. Grant

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    Yeah they are high. Travel 10 more miles and go to Sounds of Freedom. $12 an hour.
     
  10. ArmyScout

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    I live in IL and go to a great gun range. Haven't found anyone there that wasn't enjoying shooting, unless they couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a base fiddle.
     
  11. Blue

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    ha ha ha, good one.
    Course I was thinking about how other States provide a low cost, quality place to shoot vs my end of IL, where until recently gun shops were banned, and I don't see IL providing shooting ranges for public (no membership) to use.
    Sure if one lives close to a private gun range with say $200-$300/yr membership that one can work down with volunteer credit time, it could turn out ok, but it has to be pretty close or the mileage kills it all.
     
  12. GoesBang

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    I've shot at 3 different Missouri Dept of Conservation gun ranges. None of them charged any fee, nor had any range safety officers of any sort present.

    I do know that their ranges closer to the BIG cities do have both.

    I am equidistant to 3 public ranges now, and have access to a couple of private ones too.
     
  13. Bull

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    The one just SE of Indep. Charges, and has range nazis!
     
  14. GoesBang

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    Achtung mein herr
     
  15. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    Dang near..... "Jew vill fihr only von schot evry vive zeconds... Or jew vill haf jor priflidges REVOKED!!!!"