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    Looking for a range

    I received a phone call from one of our Scouts. He was supposed to call me last month. The troop would like to do a troop shoot the weekend of the 19th or 26th. (i think he said the 19th). From my past experience we will probably get between 5 and 10 boys and probably 5 adults. Good news is I am a certified instructor and they have at least 5 certified range officers. We just need to find a place to shoot. Anyone have a range that we can use? Right now our options are:

    A) Indoor ranges
    B) Drive to camp butler (He's checking on that)
    C) Drive to Lake Monroe (He's checking on that)
    D) Atterbury Would work but I would like a smaller venue with less distractions.

    The Scouts can only shoot single shot .22's and shotguns. Venture crews can shoot almost anything that doesn't require a stamp.
    Scouts insurance will cover this event.

    Thanks
    John

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    I don't know where your troop is located, but Camp Buffalo is a boy scout camp in Buffalo IN (Sagamore Council) that has a very nice range. You could possibly contact them if it is within a reasonable distance.
    Welcome to Camp Buffalo!

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    Crossroads of America Council just recently opened (2-3 weeks ago?) a .22 range at Camp Kikthewenund. I don't think there is a shotgun range there, and that will also limit the fun for the Venturers. If you are in CAC, you might give them a holler.

    ol' poke

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    Where are you at? In Dunkirk there is a place called frank merry Park. I don't know much about them but I saw that they were closed a few weeks ago due to scouts camping there. They have a 200 yard range also.

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    we are on the South side of Indy.

    Indianapolis South side.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwilson3 View Post
    Where are you at? In Dunkirk there is a place called frank merry Park. I don't know much about them but I saw that they were closed a few weeks ago due to scouts camping there. They have a 200 yard range also.

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    Camp Krietenstein near Brazil, Camp Ransburg on Lake Monroe

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    How about Beech Grove Firearms and Range? Great place to shoot indoors.

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    Download a copy of the latest BSA Shooting Sports Manual. It goes into explicit details as to who may run a scout shooting event, and what they can shoot. Bear Creek Scout Reservation in Connersville has or had a suitable rifle range for .22 and air rifles, not suitable for shotgun or pistol. Ransburg as a range, as does Camp K now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunSlinger View Post
    How about Beech Grove Firearms and Range? Great place to shoot indoors.
    I think this is probably the best indoor range in the city, but you might have a problem. Their insurance company requires all underage shooters have the DNR hunter education certificate.

    There is a range in Noblesville that I really like, and the rates are good.
    Fox Prairie Gun Club


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