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Old 11-26-2020, 11:27 AM
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Depends on where you go. The spot I go to on BLM land is nice. If I go in the middle of the week like the OP wants to do, chances are I won't see another soul the whole day. Heck, I could probably camp out and shoot the next day as well, and still not see anyone (and I've actually done and experienced that). A significant percentage of the weekends are like that (holiday weekends usually suck, though).

I can shoot out to several hundred yards or more without having to walk a significant distance to targets since my vehicle can make it most of the way. If I was willing to hike uphill a good ways with a target and back, shooting past 1,000 yards, and safely, is feasible. The terrain also permits for safe multi-directional shooting, such as what you might want to do for tactical scenarios.

Most of the route is paved road. I have to travel on dirt roads (official or unofficial) for less than three miles. From OC it'd be about 2 hours, from where I live, less than 1 1/2 hrs. Traffic each way is usually not much of an issue.

It may be more of a drive, but I can pretty much shoot whatever I want, however I want, for as long as I want, and set my own breaks (and even check or change my target after every group if I want to do so), without people bothering me, and without having to pay fees to anybody, and without having to abide by stupid, tyrannical decrees from the dictator in Sacramento or of similarly dictatorial "health officers" from the counties (like the mask mandates and other crap).

To me, that's worth the extra drive, and far better than being at a range here in SoCal. I've largely stopped patronizing ranges as a consequence. Due to locations, the drives to the better ones can still be pretty time-consuming, even though they are not as far away, too.

Shooting somewhere like off of Hodge or Wild Wash Roads is another matter entirely. Definitely worse than a range in most respects, even now.

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Old 11-26-2020, 11:29 AM
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The bottom two sound like complete bull**** rules to me. I wouldn't tolerate that from a range. Certainly not if I'm asked to pay for that, too (particularly at those rates). Regarding rates, the worst ones charge that for a couple of hours only.
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Old 11-26-2020, 3:23 PM
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Hodge road is a definite no no for me after my buddy was out there seeing people shoot at filled small campfire propane tanks.
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