View Poll Results: What maximum range would you be happy shooting indoors?

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Thread: What length of indoor range

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    What length of indoor range

    I've been looking around at the indoor ranges, and it seems like some people are making it work with relatively short ranges (e.g 25 yards)
    My question is: if you were to travel to an indoor range, what maximum range would you realistically be happy with?

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    75-100 yards and cleared for FAC air use.
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    Certainly no less than 25/30 yards if it's sporting/plinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancidtom View Post
    75-100 yards and cleared for FAC air use.
    I don't know of any indoor ranges that long.
    Atherton goes up to 75 yards but I thought that was the longest

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper_dan View Post
    I don't know of any indoor ranges that long.
    Atherton goes up to 75 yards but I thought that was the longest
    Calton Moore is 100m
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    I'd be happy with 50 but, I'd like more.

    All of the above.

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    To make it anything but a fun passing the time thing, it has to be a minimum of 30yds, preferrably 35yds.
    At that range it starts to be meaningful. However for a bit of fun, anything up to 35 even lower.
    Competition wise, 50yds, although very few are out there indoors, most are out side. eg Emmett and Stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I. J. View Post
    Length isn't everything.
    needs girth too
    10 people shooting 30 yards is probably better than 2 people shooting 60 yards

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    Quote Originally Posted by I. J. View Post
    Length isn't everything.
    Quite so.
    In light of this, what girth do you prefer for your indoor shooting ranges?

    (ooh, beat me to it Dan)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper_dan View Post
    needs girth too
    10 people shooting 30 yards is probably better than 2 people shooting 60 yards
    Quote Originally Posted by eyebull View Post
    Quite so.
    In light of this, what girth do you prefer for your indoor shooting ranges?

    (ooh, beat me to it Dan)
    Its also about the 'quality' of members. I regularly pass a 50m plus firearms approved range to go to my far more friendly own airgun specific club (40m) with 7 firing points or Rochdale A.G.C. (50m) the later having approx 20 firing points. Its all about the fun you have while you are there. No equipment snobbery - just a damned good laugh.

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    it can be 5-10 yards. a pellet trajectory site will show how a pellet travels and its curvature. (i.e. more than one impact point)
    rimfire .22 i preferred 25 yards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancidtom View Post
    75-100 yards and cleared for FAC air use.
    Yes please.
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    Be nice to be able to shoot upto 70 yards, maybe a bit more.

    At the moment I can just scrape 50 yards in the grain store up the farm when completely empty of grain. Be another three months before the final 800 odd tons of wheat & barley be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancidtom View Post
    75-100 yards and cleared for FAC air use.
    I'd settle for 50 & FAC use.

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