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NOTABIKER
07-30-2012, 11:45 AM
i still am looking for a range in so cal that i can shoot surplus 7.62-54r FMJ. mikes place in corona is bench only [ 6] stalls and 100 yards only. oak tree is nice but today they told me no FMJ

MrPlutonium
07-30-2012, 1:10 PM
I think what you mean is no steel jacketed, not no fmj.

NOTABIKER
07-30-2012, 1:50 PM
I think what you mean is no steel jacketed, not no fmj. steel core was got me in trouble at Lytle creek. they just do not want steel in any way hitting a rock and making a spark.

Donkeypunch0420
07-30-2012, 2:36 PM
You're pretty much SOL as far as shooting rounds with any kind of steel, at least during fire season. Buy Yugo surplus if you can find any, or just wait till the rainy season again.

voiceofreason
07-30-2012, 3:40 PM
If you do have steel jacketed stuff, without being told/forced to do so, do not shoot if it isn't safe (fire hazard).

We don't need any more ranges closed due to selfish stupid idiots.

Capybara
07-30-2012, 5:57 PM
If you are willing to drive, you can shoot 7.62x54R milsurp ammo at:

(Private) Desert Marksman - Antelope Valley
(Private) Burbank Rifle and Revolver Club - Castaic
(Private) Winchester Canyon Gun Club - Santa Barbara
(BLM) Hodge Road near the 15 and Victorville (be careful, lots of private land nestled in between public land, use the maps, GPS and pay attention to signs).

None of these probably very close to you but you can at least shoot magentic ammo at all of them.

mycrstuff
07-30-2012, 10:56 PM
How did they know it was steel core? Without cutting up the bullet you can't tell. I have never had a problem shooting milsurp steel jacketed ammo there. Lytle Creek is one of the few places that actually allows it.

steel core was got me in trouble at Lytle creek. they just do not want steel in any way hitting a rock and making a spark.

DJ Skillz
07-30-2012, 11:18 PM
How did they know it was steel core? Without cutting up the bullet you can't tell. I have never had a problem shooting milsurp steel jacketed ammo there. Lytle Creek is one of the few places that actually allows it.

A magnet.

drifter2be
07-31-2012, 5:45 PM
How did they know it was steel core? Without cutting up the bullet you can't tell. I have never had a problem shooting milsurp steel jacketed ammo there. Lytle Creek is one of the few places that actually allows it.

A magnet.

A true :facepalm: moment

Bangzoom
08-01-2012, 2:01 PM
You're pretty much SOL as far as shooting rounds with any kind of steel, at least during fire season. Buy Yugo surplus if you can find any, or just wait till the rainy season again.

Good luck finding any Yugo surp...maybe from a private seller if you see his ad first

mycrstuff
08-04-2012, 10:09 PM
A true :facepalm: moment

A magnet can not tell if it is steel core or bimetal jacket. They both attract a magnet. The bimetal has never been a problem to shoot at Lytle.

Mssr. Eleganté
08-05-2012, 1:54 AM
What possible reason could Lytle Creek have for banning steel core but not steel jacketed?

Scratch705
08-05-2012, 3:40 AM
either way, don't bring that stuff to burro or angeles during dry brush times. don't want to see those two ranges burned down and closed.

1000stars
08-05-2012, 3:55 AM
Pala gun club $25day, range up to 800 yds. must use paper target with dirt behind it, cant shoot at metal targets, fire hazard. no .50 cal allowed. call them.

Nodda Duma
08-05-2012, 4:02 AM
NRA range in Ridgecrest CA. 600 yds. Steel out to 600 yds. Separate pistol, rifle, and shotgun ranges. Shoot anything legal in CA. $35 / yr. sign up at Guns4us in town.

Bangzoom
08-05-2012, 6:41 AM
I asked Katharine Mitchell at Oak tree and she told me they allow lead core Bi-metal jacketed bullets...I wonder if they changed this policy

mycrstuff
08-05-2012, 12:20 PM
I have had not had a problem with either at Lytle Creek and I have been go there for over 12 years.

QQQ
08-05-2012, 1:37 PM
I don't know what their official policy is, but Iron Sights in Oceanside has never asked about my ammunition.

zomie
08-06-2012, 4:03 AM
I have heard of folks just changing out the bullets in their surplus ammo. It may be an option.