View Full Version : Questions about West End Gun Club

10-20-2009, 1:11 PM
I am thinking about joining WEGC and have a couple of questions.
Do they have any ammo restrictions, like surplus 7.62x39 etc?
And are they OK with correctly configured "evil black" type rifles?
And how busy are they on the typical weekend?

Thanks, -greg

10-20-2009, 1:22 PM
1. No steel core or steel jacketed.

2. Yes

3. You should be able to get a bench at any time of the day on the main line. The full membership firing bays and private rifle line (200 yard, 200 meter, 300 yard, 550 yard) are only available when the match schedule allows.

10-20-2009, 4:56 PM
Thanx again for the info Mr Ocab!

10-20-2009, 5:15 PM
Yes, thank you. I think I will head up there Friday and scope it out.

10-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Another question about WEGC, is it accessible by car? I see the road heading back there is dirt, but I cant tell how tame it is, as I dont own a pickup/suv of anykind.

10-20-2009, 11:33 PM
during the dry season, it is accessable by car. During the rainy season, it can be difficult/impossible to cross the creek.

10-21-2009, 8:24 AM
I have one more question. How badly is the range effected by the Santana winds? Looks to be in a wind tunnel.

10-21-2009, 7:19 PM
I have one more question. How badly is the range effected by the Santana winds? Looks to be in a wind tunnel.

It gets breezy at times. Actually, it's nice on a hot summer afternoon. But I've never experienced any real strong winds there, and I've been a member for 8 years.

10-21-2009, 9:48 PM
One of the worst aspects of WEGC is that it gets windier there than in most places. I've gone to WEGC for the High Power match and the wind was literally 20-30mph. We'd cancel the match and then I'd head straight for Inland Fish and Game in Highland/Redlands and there would be 1-3mph with gusts to 5-7mph.

This is typically more of an issue in the Feb-May months. Recently, the winds are decent. I was there last Sunday practicing my standing on the 200 yard line and the winds were about 7mph around 0800-0900 and let off to about 1-3mph until 1100 when I quit.

10-21-2009, 11:51 PM
I gotta agree with ocabj. I was thinking more like the strong Santa Ana winds we get in the Chino/Ontario area. I've never experienced those at the club. But there are strong enough winds at times that I wouldn't sight in rifles. And I can see how this would effect long range rifle matches.
But I mostly shoot handguns and carbines there, so it's not a issue. If you are interested in long range shooting it's better to head to the range in the mornings.

10-23-2009, 4:32 PM
I went up to the WEGC today. I'm sold, very nice to go shooting again.
Thanks for all the help!