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Old 08-18-2006, 7:02 PM
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Default Where to shoot 50 cal steel core ammo?

Does anybody know a range where you can shoot 50 cal steel core ammo in southern california? san gabriel valley gun club does not allow steel core ammo and no 50's on the weekend anyway.

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Old 08-18-2006, 7:53 PM
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I would say Lytle Creek but if you read the rules it says no steel core. I've never seen them check ammo though.
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Old 08-18-2006, 7:55 PM
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Forgot to add, we'll be at Angeles Range this Sunday shooting. Just remember that you can't shoot steel core there either.
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Old 08-20-2006, 7:32 PM
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50,

Do you know of a place to get non-steel core ammo for a 50 in so cal to take to the range?
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:01 AM
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Do you reload? If so I can refer you to a friend that sells bronze solids, other then that you can try The Hunting Shack. They have about the cheapest prices on loaded AMAX, don't even buy it from ASR, they charge something like $50 for a box of 10.
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Old 08-22-2006, 3:37 PM
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50,

Thanks for the advice on the ammo. I have some non-steel core ammo now.

Do you kow what ranges are close to Orange County and allow 50's? The only range I have been to is San Gabriel Valley Gun Club and I see on their website they do not allow 50's anymore. I was looking at Burro Canyons website but is has nothing about not allowing 50's, any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2006, 4:15 PM
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Come on up to Angeles Range, our shoots are the 3rd Sunday of every month. There's also Lytle Creek http://www.maxyum.com/lytlecreek/index.htm

The Desert Marksman www.dmrpc.org might be a drive for you, the next match that's planned for Oct. will be there. If you want to attend let me know and I'll get you the person in charge of it email addy.
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Old 08-23-2006, 6:29 PM
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50,

Thanks for all the info. I think I will be trying the Angeles range friday and see how it goes. is the range car friendly or do you need a truck to get to it?

Thanks

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Old 08-23-2006, 10:43 PM
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It is very car friendly, it is paved the whole way and I can back my car right up to the tables behind the shooting benches to unload/load my big heavy rifle. Only issue is the "no magnet attracting bullets" rule.
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Old 08-24-2006, 2:51 AM
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elsolo,

Thanks, I had just picked up some non-steel core ammo so I am ok there. I was just worried about having to drive a little Honda Civic on a dirt road since I have never been there before.
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Old 08-24-2006, 8:46 AM
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A word of advice, don't shoot any plates that aren't painted red. If you shoot the other ones they get real mad. I shot a couple of the white ones at 600 yards with AMAX, the range manager was standing right behind me and asked what I was shooting. I told him "AMAX" and he said "which target" to which I said "the white deer/boar/whatever".

So after we had a discussion about AMAX and they had a cease fire, he jumps in his truck and drives out to the target. What do you know, no holes as AMAX has a lead core. Anyway, shoot the red targets only to keep them happy. Still don't know what they've done with the 1,800 pounds of steel plates that we brought out to the range.
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:43 AM
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50,

is it only steel plates at angeles or do you have paper targets? I need to sight in a rifle so i need paper.
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:51 PM
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You can get a target stand in the office, you can set it up out to 200 yards. Just don't shoot the stand and they'll refund your money.
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Old 08-28-2006, 9:16 AM
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So did you make it to the range?
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:26 PM
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50,

Yep made it there friday at 4:45 so we only had about 45 minutes to shoot. very nice range thanks for the referral.
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Old 08-31-2006, 9:04 AM
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We'll be up there on the 17th of Sept. if you want to come out.
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Burro Canyon allows steel core 50 BMG.
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Bump.

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We'll be up there this coming Sunday.
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Burro Canyon allows steel core 50 BMG.
http://burrocanyon.com/index.html

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FIRE SEASON IS HERE!

We have arrived at that time of the year again when shooters MUST be especially diligent regarding ammunition in the National Forest.

Please remember that NO steel core, steel jacketed, or tracer ammunition is allowed. We are relying on YOU the guests to be especially careful this year. and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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