Originally Posted by bigbossman
A small nit on the "the best you can hope for in the bay area is 100 yards........."
Range 8 at Chabot goes to 200 yards and has pits. It's used for Highpower competition, and as far as I know is open for practice on Thursdays.
Also, USI in Concord has a 200 yard multipurpose range, open to members and guests. Membership is a staggering $25 a year.
Cabot 200 yard range is open 10:00 to 12:00 on Fridays only for open shooting. Otherwise, you must be part of a competition or club to use the range.