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Great Range opportunity: Virginia: Heads Up

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  • Great Range opportunity: Virginia: Heads Up

    Quantico next weekend, either Sat or Sun, there is a XTC clinic which anyone can show up and the club will take you through 200, 300 and 600 yd course of fire. Besides only costing 10 bucks for non members, you get to shoot on a world class range with marked targets (we all take turns pulling in the pits) and you walk away with your rifle sorted out (and loads sorted out) at 200,300 and 600. Its run with increasing shooting skills in mind and anyone (novice or not) can show up and really have an opportunity to run their rifle and lock down sight dope and increase shooting skills. Bring 80 rounds. Guys there go out of their way to help spot and share experience.

    QSC XTC - Clinic - Range 3 WhenJun 30 – Jul 1, 2012
    Where38.530226,-77.427415 (map)
    Description Saturday June 30 - QSC XTC Clinic 0700 Registration 0730 Safety Brief at 200 yd line 0745 R1/2 to the line; R3/R4 to the pits 0800 First shot down range Fee: $10 for QSC Guests, Members Free Sunday July 1 Same as above

  • #2
    Snooze you lose guys: where you going to find 600 yd KD range around Northern Va that is as good as Quantico ? You won't. In fact, where you going to shoot 600 yds at all in this region?

    Scroll the calendar: do it weekly and stay on board for whats happening. This club is really offering tons of great shooting on weekends when the ranges are not used by Marines in training.

    If you live in NOVA, this is the club to join for serious shooting. If you want to plink oreo cookies, Izaac Walton league has small flat ranges al over for this pursuit.


    • #3
      There's a nice 400yd range out west of Leesburg that I use regularly. Comparable travel time as Quantico for me.


      • #4
        Note: no magnum calibers, 308 and below.

        CTM VT 2K: Can you share info on that 400 yd range and is it open to public.

        For some: 400 fits their needs


        • #5
          I, too, am interested in the 400 yard range near Leesburg. More info would be very much appreciated.


          • #6
            NOVA Range

            Originally posted by CTM VT 2K View Post
            There's a nice 400yd range out west of Leesburg that I use regularly. Comparable travel time as Quantico for me.
            Share address please....
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            • #7
              400 yards is better than 200-300, but still won't get you full XTC distance of 600. There's something to said about putting rounds in the black, w/iron sights & sling, and yes, a CMP as-issued M1, at a 1/4 mile! If I was in your area, I'd drive 300 miles round trip, like I do here in Florida to shoot 600, with military-style target pits. Quantico range sounds nice.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Craftsman View Post
                400 yards is better than 200-300, but still won't get you full XTC distance of 600. There's something to said about putting rounds in the black, w/iron sights & sling, and yes, a CMP as-issued M1, at a 1/4 mile! If I was in your area, I'd drive 300 miles round trip, like I do here in Florida to shoot 600, with military-style target pits. Quantico range sounds nice.
                Well, nothing like putting it all into perspective. I grumble at having to drive an hour each way to shoot at my club's 600-yard range here in OK, and at the entire club shutting down for the 1000-yard matches
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                • #9
                  600 yd

                  Originally posted by Craftsman View Post
                  400 yards is better than 200-300, but still won't get you full XTC distance of 600. There's something to said about putting rounds in the black, w/iron sights & sling, and yes, a CMP as-issued M1, at a 1/4 mile! If I was in your area, I'd drive 300 miles round trip, like I do here in Florida to shoot 600, with military-style target pits. Quantico range sounds nice.
                  You are so RIGHT.....(and the 600 yd is 1/3+ a tiney tiney bit more by 40 yards MILE!)
                  SGT US ARMY RA - RVN 69-70,
                  8th Field Hospital - Nha Trang


                  • #10
                    It is a bit of a haul for folks near the beltway, but not bad out in Loudoun County and points west. At the risk of ruining a good thing by bringing in the masses...


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CTM VT 2K View Post
                      There's a nice 400yd range out west of Leesburg that I use regularly. Comparable travel time as Quantico for me.
                      I've been to this range a few times. It is run by a couple from their house. The 400 yard range was designed for shooters to fire off a bench. Position shooting is difficult to get any meaningful practice from, as its downhill. While the range is only 15 miles away, it is more practical and cost effective for me to drive 125 miles to Quantico, or 56 miles to Cumberland, MD. I don't recommend this range for highpower shooters.


                      • #12
                        So we can just show up on Saturday with a rifle and ammunition and go to this clinic?
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                        • #13
                          As I posted in the Virginia forum...

                          Just a note concerning shooting aboard MCB Quantico with the Quantico Shooting Club (QSC)...

                          Since this is not a sanctioned match, the event is only open to QSC members and guests of members, these events are not open to the general public. Additionally, guests may not bring their own firearms aboard MCB Quantico unless they have filled out a "QSC Qualification to Posses Firearms and Ammunition" form (see QSC website) and is on file a minimum of 5 days before the event.


                          • #14
                            I never knew this was here, I live 5 files from this range...

                            Sadly thought I am not Active Duty, or a DOD Employee ( I am a Contractor)
                            so this really rules me out for becoming a member. and there not accepting associate member at this time.

                            In Fauquier county south of manassas on 28 there is a range (only 100 yards)
                            called Range 82 but it's still 1/2 hour drive from Independent Hill.

                            I really hate indoor ranges like Blue Ridge and Sharp shooters for rifles but thats all we really have here in Northern VA....
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                            • #15
                              Note: no magnum calibers, 308 and below.

                              Does that rule out .30-06?
                              Only hits count.

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