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Old 04-19-2013, 6:34 PM
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Bi-Metal ammo allowed to be shot at this range? Home page does not mention it..
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Old 04-19-2013, 6:35 PM
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You can shoot any type of ammo

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Old 04-19-2013, 6:45 PM
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Old 04-19-2013, 7:22 PM
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No tracers. Bi-metal is fine. Steel case is fine too.
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Old 04-19-2013, 8:06 PM
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cool, now I gotta dig out 20yr old ammo
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Old 04-23-2013, 7:30 PM
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They have wierd rules and are known to yell, but like they say, they yell because they care. My favorite Bay Area range, I don't like shooting indoors really.
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Very beautiful up there in the hills. Do not bring silhouette targets. Those are not allowed.
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Old 05-10-2013, 8:26 PM
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BTW, they don't have an arbitrary minimum length for shotgun over on their trap range like others do - took my M2 21.5" 12 ga for a spin on trap after shooting my 28" a400 - fun!
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Just be cognizant of which range you're at. Chabot's website has recommendations of what you can shoot and where (e.g. AR pistols should really be on the rifle line instead of pistol line, and shotgun slugs only on the rifle lines while 7.5 to 9 birdshot loads only on the trap range).

Speaking of which, anyone know if buckshot is allowed at Chabot? I recently picked up an FN TPS shotgun, and I'd love to test out a few boxes of 00 buckshot through it.......
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Old 05-18-2013, 1:02 PM
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The only time I am allowed to shoot buck shot is during their 2 gun matches. They are really fun. One is comming up June 2.
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Old 05-18-2013, 2:12 PM
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Yep - no buckshot at Chabot, I had to talk to them them on something else. For shotgun it's slugs on the rifle range with a rifle sight on the shotgun, or bird shot on the trap range. An alternative, you can do buckshot/birdshot/slugs at Reeds Indoor Range, they just don't allow pistol grip only shotgun or steel shot.

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Thanks for the confirmation of no buck at CGC, gents.......

I'll do some research to see if there's somewhere else in the East Bay that would allow me to shot buck.
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They have wierd rules and are known to yell, but like they say, they yell because they care. My favorite Bay Area range, I don't like shooting indoors really.
I never got yelled at and the only time I ever see people get yelled at over there was when they deserved it.
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Too many Turkeys.....and I'm not talking about attendees or workers
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I never got yelled at and the only time I ever see people get yelled at over there was when they deserved it.
Yep. People are way too sensitive about the yelling thing.
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SKS rifles are limited to only 2 rounds in the firearm at a time. This applies to all types of SKS rifles, regardless of improvements, modifications, paperwork or pleading. We are not anti-gun here. We are anti-getting shot by a gun that goes full auto, held by a person who may or may not know how to control it. This does not apply to any other firearm at the time of this writing.

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Old 05-19-2013, 9:11 PM
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Yes, Chabot has three stupid rules.
1. The SKS thing.
2. No humanoid targets, even Appleseed style outlines.
3. No video (photos OK).
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Never asked, but why no humanoid/outline targets?
Something other than geometric shapes would add to the practice.
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Old 05-20-2013, 2:13 PM
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Never asked, but why no humanoid/outline targets?
Something other than geometric shapes would add to the practice.
I know they are adamant about keeping the edges of your targets away from the wood frames, gotta keep your personal targets within the boundaries of the paper target they provide. Too many people blast the wood and knock out the support for all the stations connected to that frame. This limited target area seems to be smaller than most humanoid targets are. Could be the reason.

Personally I like that they yell, I want to know which direction to look when someone reaches for their rifle during a cease fire. I've been yelled at before too. They yell to get your attention and then they will discuss with you if you have questions.
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Apparently both the video and the humanoid target thing comes from some incident where the media came down and shot some footage and claimed they were training people to kill or something.

Even little small appleseed humanoid targets they'll tell you to take down. I made little triangles just the same size and that's fine. Whatever. It's not a big deal but it does mean people who show up with cool zombie targets tend to get frustrated.

If you want some variety you can have other kinds of outlines or pictures like squirrels or dogs or whatever. Just not people.

Likewise the SKS thing was apparently based on something that happened back in the day and it is what it is.
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Old 05-20-2013, 6:33 PM
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Even little small appleseed humanoid targets they'll tell you to take down.
That's a bummer, and kind of surprising considering they hold real Appleseed events there. I have a bunch of practice targets I was planning on taking there so I'll double check with them and report back if anything's changed.
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Old 05-20-2013, 6:35 PM
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Yeah, obviously the public line rules don't apply to groups renting. Our USPSA targets wouldn't be allowed either.

If you ask in the Appleseed forum Nero will point you to some scaled Chabot-OK Appleseed targets. The line there's a 20 yards and not 25 meters so they're a titch smaller than the real deal.
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Old 05-28-2013, 7:58 PM
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Probably the most picturesque range in the area. Really nice.
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+1 for chabot gun club! i like how strict they are, ive been yelled at for droping my water bottle on the bench while walking out to check my target and its nice to know they actually keep an eye on everyone so i dont have to worry about some noob shooting me while im down range.

only thing I don't like is we cant shoot the turkeys when they stop to let the dumb things cross the range...
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The reason they limit SKS's to two rounds is that SKS's are prone to slam-fires. If the firing pin and firing pin channel aren't cleaned properly, the firing pin can stay in the forward position when the bolt moves forward. This can be dangerous for two reasons I can think of. A person might freak out when their rifle goes full auto and not keep it pointed in a safe direction. Also, the round could ignite without the bolt being in battery, big problem. There is a guy that sells a spring assisted firing pin that works well. However, its not 100% fool proof.
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are known to yell, but like they say, they yell because they care
Yeah, right. Because they care.
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Sure they care. They care about their target stands, and they care because if some idiot puts a whole in themselves or somebody else the park district would have an excuse to close them down.
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Yeah, right. Because they care.
I've been yelled at before but I'm not going to hold it against them. They have rules because too many people touch their sh** on the benches when people are still down range. I STILL look back when I'm hanging my targets because theft and ignorance is still out there. Someone on this forum even got their ammo stolen off a bench at Chabot, I like thir rules. Chabot is probably the best outdoor range in the are and reasonably priced.
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Old 06-17-2013, 2:03 PM
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I saw some guy who got yelled at for two or three consecutive times for stopping at the bench, including touching his shotgun at least once. When the RO was gone he was all, oh, I'm an expert, that shouldn't apply to me, nothing's going to happen. On the next pass when the RO came through the guys shotgun was loaded. I don't mind the yelling at all.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:56 AM
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Went there the first time a few weeks back. Gorgeous range!!!

Nice people and a lot of lanes. Easy to walk up and find a spot to shoot. The wife got yelled at since as we walked back thru the tables, she bent down and was trying to move the range bag out of the way. Happened before we even fired our first round! Hahaha!

One thing-After posting your target, it is a little disconcerting to walk straight back towards the shooting bench staring down the barrel of a pistol. Yes, they're all unloaded right? I mean...RIGHT!?!?! LOL!

Another thing that I like is that they have little picnic tables to hang out and rest a bit or have a little lunch in between. You can head right back out and snag another lane and continue shooting. I suppose, you just want to check in with the range-master in the office so they don't think you just wandered in w/o paying.

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Chabot is awesome, despite not being allowed to use zombie targets or USPSA/IDPA. Have mainly taken classes there at the action range, but definitely a great place with a great scenic drive on the way out there.
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I haven't shot there for a very long time. I used to be a member and shot PPC competitions. That was over 25 years ago. I'm glad to hear that Chabot is still great place.
I retired a few years ago and decided to get back into shooting again. Indoor ranges are OK but I want to get back outdoors again.
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Thanks for the confirmation of no buck at CGC, gents.......

I'll do some research to see if there's somewhere else in the East Bay that would allow me to shot buck.
Target masters in milpitas allows any type of shotgun ammo as long as it is lead.

It's a bit of a drive, but Los Altos Rod and Gun club allows buck and slugs on their 40 yard tin-can range and slugs on the rifle range... It's a nice range, too. The trap range overlooks a really nice area between two ridges. Scenic.

Haven't yet been to chabot myself. Los altos allows shillouettes.
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Chabot is my favorite range at this time. Love shooting outdoors, the setting is nice. I did join and think the pricing is quite reasonable.

The yelling is no big deal - they popped me for dropping my bag on the ground near the bench at the wrong time. I don't think this should have been a concern, but their range - their rules.
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Thanks for the confirmation of no buck at CGC, gents.......

I'll do some research to see if there's somewhere else in the East Bay that would allow me to shot buck.
Sorry I know I am quoting an old quote, but I thought you could do buckshot on the far right lane - the patterning lane. It is just one lane, but better than nothing.
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I haven't shot there for a very long time. I used to be a member and shot PPC competitions. That was over 25 years ago. I'm glad to hear that Chabot is still great place.
I retired a few years ago and decided to get back into shooting again. Indoor ranges are OK but I want to get back outdoors again.
Next PPC at Chabot is tomorrow! :-)
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Sorry I know I am quoting an old quote, but I thought you could do buckshot on the far right lane - the patterning lane. It is just one lane, but better than nothing.
Some months ago they changed that into a regular shooting lane. So now it's slugs or nothing on the rifle/pistol line.
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Rate of fire restrictions? Double tap ok?
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Old 07-17-2013, 7:32 AM
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On the public lines it's the usual kind of one shot per second nonsense. If you want to shoot fast go take a class or compete - groups that rent a range are exempt from a lot of the rules.
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