Retiring to Abilene one day

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  • Mohave-Tec

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    Howdy all. I'm in Las Vegas right now but in a few years I will be retiring to the Abilene area. My brother just retired in Fort Worth and his wife's family is in Brownwood so they are looking for 10 acres between Brownwood and Abilene. I'm looking forward to being in Texas again. I really love Texas. Thought I'd just say that.
    Where do people shoot in this area. I've done a bit of 1000 yard work but my eyes just don't do that well at 1000 anymore. I'd still like to shoot at 400/600 and really like bench work. Is there a place I can do that when I'm in the area? As soon as brother finds the property I'll come out to visit and I'll take a look at the places that I hope you folks will post here.
    Anyway, I'm putting the cart before the horse but I'm still really looking forward to fish fry's and high school football again. Maybe I'll see some of you in a half dozen years or so.
     

    Vaquero

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    More West Central these days.
    I assume you've visited Abilene ... LOL
    Not sure I ever considered it a retirement destination before.

    At any rate ...

    Tac Pro in Mingus (~1/2 between FW and Abilene) is the only "public" range that offers lanes that far that I know of even remotely close.
    Tac Pro Shooting Center - The future of firearms training

    Welcome to Texas!

    crazy, huh? Boils down to cheap housing and great medical facilities.
    That's what the transplants tell me.
     

    Mohave-Tec

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    I assume you've visited Abilene ... LOL
    Not sure I ever considered it a retirement destination before.

    At any rate ...

    Tac Pro in Mingus (~1/2 between FW and Abilene) is the only "public" range that offers lanes that far that I know of even remotely close.
    Tac Pro Shooting Center - The future of firearms training

    Welcome to Texas!

    Thanks NTX. My brother's family is there and when I retire I want to be close to family/brother. We both want acreage so we are going in on property together. I moved to Las Vegas from Fort Worth. Frankly, I'm looking forward to a little easier going. Vegas is a mean town.
    I am thrilled to know there is 1000 yards to shoot in when I'm up to it. I bet it cost a pretty penny to shoot there hah?
     

    mitchntx

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    No personal experience at Tac Pro, just living vicariously through a friend.
    The owner is an ex-Brit special forces kind of guy, who I have met and is a hoot once you get him to chatting.

    I've visited Vegas ... once. That was enough.
    And if truth be known, I would prefer Abilene to Vegas as well.

    LOL
     

    Mohave-Tec

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    Howdy.
    Lotsa places for sale in the northen Brownwood area.
    I shoot at my own place, so I don't know about the local ranges.

    Hey Vaquero, I've been reading your posts for some time now. You've helped me paint an image of the area in my mind without you even knowing it. I've been to Abilene several times and through it many times but still don't know much.
    You've got my attention when you say you shoot on your own place. What's the rules about that or where can I find the rules on line. It may help us make a decision on the property we look for. I'd be in heaven if I could shoot 100 yards on my own property.
     

    Vaquero

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    More West Central these days.
    Rules, pretty much just don't let your bullets leave your property.
    Usually do as you please if you have 10 acres or more and no deed restrictions.
     

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