Tired of shooting paper... Anyone have an alternative place to shoot?

GGarcia187

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Sep 3, 2008
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Dallas, TX
Don't get me wrong, I like to shoot at the range. I'm a once a week paper killer. However, I do get tired of shooting paper sometimes and like shooting at other things. Does anyone have a place where we can shoot other things such as water buckets, watermelons, wood made targets, mannequins, etc. I have a friend that owns a junkyard in Rockwall that lets us shoot cars once in awhile. It's way more fun than shooting paper.

I would be more than happy to pay, shoot, and help clean up. Where else do you guys shoot non paper targets?

I'm in Rowlett, TX by the way.
 

lonewolf23c

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Oct 2, 2008
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Don't get me wrong, I like to shoot at the range. I'm a once a week paper killer. However, I do get tired of shooting paper sometimes and like shooting at other things. Does anyone have a place where we can shoot other things such as water buckets, watermelons, wood made targets, mannequins, etc. I have a friend that owns a junkyard in Rockwall that lets us shoot cars once in awhile. It's way more fun than shooting paper.

I would be more than happy to pay, shoot, and help clean up. Where else do you guys shoot non paper targets?

I'm in Rowlett, TX by the way.
Every once in a while I will take some empty milk jugs fill them with water and if I'm feeling greedy I add food coloring to make them real easy to see from a distance. I live in Idaho so open range areas are allowed to be used for shooting.
 

kville79

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May 24, 2008
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I go to my friends ranch and shoot about anything I want in a dried up fish tank. Full soda cans are fun to shoot with large calibers, they turn into a misty haze and chunks of aluminum. The funny thing is my friend is a complete hippy, how we get along is strangely unique.
 

baboon

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A hippie with a ranch thats ok with gunsMight be picking thing off of cow pies after the rains. Could be growing stuff as well. I met a rancher that was a drunken weedhead. Did much care for guns but loved the income from leasing out the place.
 

GGarcia187

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Sep 3, 2008
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I would definitely be more than willing to pay for a place to shoot in Dallas. I would also clean up and you would never know I was there. =)
 

oldguy

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I would definitely be more than willing to pay for a place to shoot in Dallas. I would also clean up and you would never know I was there. =)
Same here advertised in local papers however most landowners are concerned over a sue happy public it is a shame.
 

lonewolf23c

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Oct 2, 2008
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Same here advertised in local papers however most landowners are concerned over a sue happy public it is a shame.
It definitely sucks having so many sue happy people around. Seems like they sue just because they can, even if the cause was their own stupidity which most of the time it is.
 

Furyataurus

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Jun 8, 2008
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Have you tried shooting at clay targets that the skeet/trap shotgun users use? Of course the hard part would be figuring out how to hang them depending on where you were shooting. There are also clay targets that are biodegradeable from what I understand.
 

kville79

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May 24, 2008
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what happened to people knowing public non-range shooting spots anyway? Hell I'm from California and there was places you could go right off the road down a ditch and shoot at the side of the hill.... it wasn't anybody's property that I knew off, and even off duty cops would come out there with their pistols and shoot. And if you can do that in California, there has to be spots like that in TX :)
 

Infamous

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Jul 28, 2008
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what happened to people knowing public non-range shooting spots anyway? Hell I'm from California and there was places you could go right off the road down a ditch and shoot at the side of the hill.... it wasn't anybody's property that I knew off, and even off duty cops would come out there with their pistols and shoot. And if you can do that in California, there has to be spots like that in TX :)
i lived in socal for the past few years and we could juts go to the high desert and shoot (there was a BLM/park ranger map)
 
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