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Old 01-22-2018, 09:14 PM
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Anyone know of a rifle range within reasonable driving distance of Lafayette? I?ve shot at Sherburn a few times but looking to shoot farther than just 100 yards. Free is good but also don?t mind one that requires a membership or range fees.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:17 PM
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Anyone know of a rifle range within reasonable driving distance of Lafayette? I?ve shot at Sherburn a few times but looking to shoot farther than just 100 yards. Free is good but also don?t mind one that requires a membership or range fees.
Ders 1 in South lake Charles where u can shoot 4 or 500 yards. It has a membership fee.

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Old 01-22-2018, 10:25 PM
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Ders 1 in South lake Charles where u can shoot 4 or 500 yards. It has a membership fee.

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Thanks. Do you know the name of it or if they have a website I can check out?
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:56 AM
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Thanks. Do you know the name of it or if they have a website I can check out?
I wanna say maybe Jean Laffites. The also have a pistol and skeet range. Maybe Google LC rifle ranges

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Old 01-23-2018, 09:01 AM
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Fusilier Complex near laffy (300 yards) and Palo Alto near Donaldsonville (600 yards).
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Fusilier Complex near laffy (300 yards) and Palo Alto near Donaldsonville (600 yards).
In addition, Eunice Rifle and Gun Club. IIRC $125 annual membership includes pistol, 50,100,200,300yds, covered firing line, cement benches, fairly well maintained. I shoot there weekly; my father is a charter member. I am also a member at Palo Alto- first class complex.

I can't verify this but I was told that the Fusilier complex requires a range safety officer (RSO) to be present when one is using the range; this can limit the use if true.

ERGC and Palo Alto do not require an RSO to be present but you must be certified to shoot on the 600yd range.

EDIT- Eunice also includes a skeet range with a high/low tower/ all weather firing points....first class equipment. You pay per round shot.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:28 AM
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The range in Lake Charles is the Lake Charles Gun Club. Its has targets to 600 yds but the whole range has to be shut down when you go down to look at or change targets. There isn't an all weather road so if it is wet you may have to walk to the target. Membership required.

I belong to the Golden Triangle Gun Club in Beaumont. It has 100, 200, and 600 yd targets. The 600 yd target has a road to it and you can leave someone in the pits to mark your target while you shoot. Membership required. They are having a 600 yd NRA F class match this Saturday if the weather is good. It is held the 4th Saturday of each month.

Let me know if you want to go over there sometime and we can choose a day. What caliber are you shooting? What kind of rifle scope do you have?
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In addition, Eunice Rifle and Gun Club. IIRC $125 annual membership includes pistol, 50,100,200,300yds, covered firing line, cement benches, fairly well maintained. I shoot there weekly; my father is a charter member. I am also a member at Palo Alto- first class complex.

I can't verify this but I was told that the Fusilier complex requires a range safety officer (RSO) to be present when one is using the range; this can limit the use if true.

ERGC and Palo Alto do not require an RSO to be present but you must be certified to shoot on the 600yd range.

EDIT- Eunice also includes a skeet range with a high/low tower/ all weather firing points....first class equipment. You pay per round shot.

I forgot about ERGC. I looked them up and see that they only have a facebook page as far as I can tell. I?ll more than likely join there. Can you bring a guest for free when you go or does it cost extra? I?d love to bring my nephew with me most of the time.
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The range in Lake Charles is the Lake Charles Gun Club. Its has targets to 600 yds but the whole range has to be shut down when you go down to look at or change targets. There isn't an all weather road so if it is wet you may have to walk to the target. Membership required.

I belong to the Golden Triangle Gun Club in Beaumont. It has 100, 200, and 600 yd targets. The 600 yd target has a road to it and you can leave someone in the pits to mark your target while you shoot. Membership required. They are having a 600 yd NRA F class match this Saturday if the weather is good. It is held the 4th Saturday of each month.

Let me know if you want to go over there sometime and we can choose a day. What caliber are you shooting? What kind of rifle scope do you have?

Thanks, I appreciate the info. I?ll probably join the one in Eunice but if I decide to go to LC I?ll hit you up. I shoot a .223 wssm, 7 wsm, and buying a 7mm-08 next week. On the 223 I just have a Nikon BDC right now but upgrading next week to something better just not sure exactly what yet. On the 7mm I have a Swarovski Z-3 4x12x50 and on the 7mmx08, I?m thinking about going all out and putting a Nightforce.
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Fusilier Complex near laffy (300 yards) and Palo Alto near Donaldsonville (600 yards).
Thanks for the info.
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I?m also a member at LCGC. They have steel out to 600yds. Membership is 150 per year for families. They have trap. Sporting clays, pistol range out to 50yds and rifle 100-600. Also a cowboy range. I shoot some LPP matches from time to time. I wish there was a range close by that you could shoot out to 1500 but I?m in the wrong state for that.


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Man yall memberships are high.


Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Rifle Range is $100 a year and Terrebonne is about the same.

Lafourche has out to 200 yards but its not covered, Pistol and 100 yard lanes are covered.

Terrebonne only has out to 100 but everything is covered.
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Man yall memberships are high.


Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Rifle Range is $100 a year and Terrebonne is about the same.

Lafourche has out to 200 yards but its not covered, Pistol and 100 yard lanes are covered.

Terrebonne only has out to 100 but everything is covered.


I'm a member of SW Louisiana Rifle and Pistol club. Rifle and pistol side is covered, concrete benches and so forth. Our dues is 100 per year but our rifle range is only 200 yards.
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Thanks, I appreciate the info. I?ll probably join the one in Eunice but if I decide to go to LC I?ll hit you up. I shoot a .223 wssm, 7 wsm, and buying a 7mm-08 next week. On the 223 I just have a Nikon BDC right now but upgrading next week to something better just not sure exactly what yet. On the 7mm I have a Swarovski Z-3 4x12x50 and on the 7mmx08, I?m thinking about going all out and putting a Nightforce.
Man you gonna love that 7mm-08. You reload? If so 41 grains of IMR 4895 topped with a 140grn Nosler Accubond is a great load. At least in my rifle. Pretty much a a bang and drop load. 2 pounds of trigger pressure and something dies.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:37 PM
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Man you gonna love that 7mm-08. You reload? If so 41 grains of IMR 4895 topped with a 140grn Nosler Accubond is a great load. At least in my rifle. Pretty much a a bang and drop load. 2 pounds of trigger pressure and something dies.
Yeah, I?ve been reading nothing but good things about that round. I don?t reload yet but looking at all the equipment to start very soon. Reloading is pretty much my only option for .223 wssm ammo.
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Look up Wilton derouen in lake Arthur. He has a nice range with targets out to 400 yards. I think he charges $20 a gun.
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Yeah, I?ve been reading nothing but good things about that round. I don?t reload yet but looking at all the equipment to start very soon. Reloading is pretty much my only option for .223 wssm ammo.
Good luck man. Loading your own takes some time but I find it relaxing. I load as much as I want when I want. Don't make it a chore. Whether you load five rounds or fifty stop when you want to. If it becomes work it's not fun anymore.
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Living in Virginia and always looking for non-membership-required ranges (> 100 yards) when visiting family in the Baton Rouge area, give or take one-hour drive. I have PRSs rifles in .223Rem and 6.5CM that needs their legs stretched.
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Living in Virginia and always looking for non-membership-required ranges (> 100 yards) when visiting family in the Baton Rouge area, give or take one-hour drive. I have PRSs rifles in .223Rem and 6.5CM that needs their legs stretched.
Palo Alto in Donaldsonville has F-Class and FPR matches the 1st and 2st Sat of every month at 600 yards that do not require membership.

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http://www.paloaltogunclub.com/docum...oneProgram.pdf
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