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Old 01-07-2013, 10:24 PM
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Default Where can I shoot bowling Pins

So I recently purchased about 20 used bowling pins thinking that I could take them out to the range and shoot them.

Well, on Angeles Range Rules it clearly states "No Bowling Pins" can be used for targets... looks like I should have read that before i bought them.

Now that I have them, is there any place I can go in Los Angeles area that I can shoot them, I was going to give Oak tree a call, but if anyone has any other suggestions...I'm all ears.

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Old 01-07-2013, 10:47 PM
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Burro Canyon
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Have never done this. Dam, it sounds like fun! Way more fun than shooting at paper targets.

How much were the bowling pins? What was there condition?
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Old 01-08-2013, 7:45 AM
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Oak Tree has a few on the 100 yard. Im not sure you can bring them but worth a call to see.
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Old 01-08-2013, 7:52 AM
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You can use them at Raahauges.
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Old 01-08-2013, 7:53 AM
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Burro Canyon
Exactly. They even sell them there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:13 AM
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I have some that I would take to the desert and they are pretty lame to shoot with rifles in my experience. I have them hanging off a chain and they hardly even move, even with a 308. They seem to respond better to slower projectiles like from pistols. I prefer steel, love that "ting"!
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yup ive shot bowling pins at burro
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:57 AM
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Have never done this. Dam, it sounds like fun! Way more fun than shooting at paper targets.

How much were the bowling pins? What was there condition?
Check with Bowling Alley's. The one near me sells their used bowling pins for $1 each. And they last for a long time too.
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Have never done this. Dam, it sounds like fun! Way more fun than shooting at paper targets.

How much were the bowling pins? What was there condition?
I got them from Jewel City Bowl. It's 10 pins for $20, they're pretty scuffed up, but they stand on their own and are still usable.
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Plus you can put a few hundred rounds through them and they get all lumpy.
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In a class they set out "Mighty Midget" targets. Yes bowling pins. Good to simulate the center mass shot on a target.

We use them out in Mojave- out in the draws in Red Rock

Set them up in a creek bed and then have others walk and shoot them

Change locations and repeat

Wait for the sun to set and repeat in the dark with flashlights.
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I have some that I would take to the desert and they are pretty lame to shoot with rifles in my experience. I have them hanging off a chain and they hardly even move, even with a 308. They seem to respond better to slower projectiles like from pistols. I prefer steel, love that "ting"!
Really? I hang them and they flip over the crossbar if hit with a 308. Don't use chain (might be too heavy), just use paracord.
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Really? I hang them and they flip over the crossbar if hit with a 308. Don't use chain (might be too heavy), just use paracord.
I still have a couple in my garage, next time I go out I will try that.
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Lytle Creek allows Bowling Pins to be shot off the ground when the fire danger isn't too high, otherwise you can string them up off the ground and shoot them.

Nothing like hitting them with a shotgun slug just right and watch them take off!
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