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500 Yard Target Contest at ASC

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by IXLR8, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. IXLR8

    IXLR8 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Looks like they have a new contest. Here are the details they sent me.

    Rifle Mania Coming in October!
    Rifle Mania is a friendly and competitive monthly tournament to see who can shoot the best 5 shot group at the 500-yard range.

    Sign up in the Rifle & Pistol Pro Shop.
    Entry fee is $5.00

    Monthly winner receives a $50 ASC Gift Card and
    will have his/her picture and target displayed in our Pro Shop.

    Best 500-yard group of the year will win a
    One Year Individual Rifle & Pistol Membership
    A $400 Value!

    **All groups must be certified by an ASC Range Officer
     


  2. orbitup

    orbitup Sticker Cop TGT Supporter

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    Where? What group sizes are winning lately?
     
  3. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Well-Known

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    ASC is American Shooting Center in Katy / West Houston.
     
  4. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Smooth like a tidal wave. Take you on a getaway. TGT Supporter

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    Well crap. Sounds fun. Too far away
     
  5. IXLR8

    IXLR8 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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  6. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Are there any more details, like a rules page? When the benchrest guys start showing up with their 75lb rifles shooting sub-1 inch groups, I imagine a lot of people will quickly lose interest.
     
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  7. dermunkee

    dermunkee Active Member Lifetime Member

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    The fact that a membership there is now $400 a year is nuts.
     
  8. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    They could probably get away with charging even more. That's a 600-yard range with a decent firing line that's conveniently located for a huge nearby population. For people that live close to there, it's so much more convenient than driving to the (better, cheaper) Bayou Rifles range at Juliff as to make the $400 seem completely reasonable.

    If you live on the west side of Houston, what's the next closest 600-yard range after those two and is it close enough to actually use on a regular basis?

    I'm looking here and here I don't see a competitor for those two anywhere nearby. I hope I'm wrong and missing some wonderful place that someone will point out to me but, as far as I can tell, until there's more competition, ASC can charge pretty much whatever they want.
     
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  9. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Well-Known

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    400? you crybabies.. the two ranges within driving distance (40 minutes to an hour) of me are ETTS and Triple C... each one has hefty membership fees of 600 for ETTS or 550 for Triple C and that only gets you the 600 yard.. if you want access to its larger ranges its 800 and 1000.
     
  10. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    I spend that shooting on my own place.
    With help from others.
    Ranges don't build and maintain themselves.
     


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