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NorthShore looking for club/range

Discussion in 'Gun Ranges & Clubs' started by Reader, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Reader

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    Hi,

    Complete novice from the North Shore area looking for a club/range with 50-100 yard rifle range. I'm not interested in clubs for the sake of joining teams or matches. I'm simply looking to put in some time (when I have it) to practice and understand my rifles better.
     
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  2. FrankNA

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  3. andrew1220

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    Where on the north shore? I'm in Gloucester and Cape Ann Sportsman's Club is a good club. 24/7 indoor range and has a 100 yard rifle range.
    Membership | Cape Ann Sportsmans Club

    Andover is another great club. Mass Rifle in Woburn has a 200 yard rifle range if I recall.
     
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  4. appraiser

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    I used to shoot at Cape Ann years ago on Sunday morning, on the outdoor range.

    Really nice people there.
     
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    Another vote for Cape Ann, great place....You do not want to join Danvers Fish and Game.
     
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    I belong to MA Rifle in Woburn. 24/7 indoor range that allows you to shoot almost anything
     
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    The 25 yard Loeb Range is anything up to, but not including 50 BMG. No round limit, except Shotguns. Shotguns are load no more than 3 rounds and slugs only. No Black Powder either, I think. The Summa Range has 100 yard & 200 yard back stops, I believe it's load one round at a time. I'm only ever there at night so it's Loeb or Fazio Range's for me.
     
  8. dontpanic

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    Danvers F&G is four miles away from me. Andover is nine.

    I joined Andover.
     
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  9. ISOTOX

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    Danvers is 2 miles away Cape Ann is 12 miles.

    I joined Cape Ann...looks like we both made good decisions.
     
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    Andover, I’m a refugee from Danvers F&G
     
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    Danvers to Georgetown as well.
     
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    Ipswich, all outside but has what you asked for.
     
  13. whacko

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    Country pond fish and game is in Newton nh just a few miles over the border.

    25 50 and 100 yard outdoor ranges

    Trap

    Indoor range 24/7 up to 44 mag

    Been a member for a long time now and am on the bod

    Hassle free outdoor range......no range officer needs to be on duty like other clubs. Obey the safety rules and your good to go.

    You can shoot your own steel targets as long as they are positioned to have bullets impact the berm (no ground targets)
     
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  14. whacko

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    Danvers is fudd headquarters for the state of mass.
     
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    Yep. I don't know how anyone (non-fudd) can be a member there. A member here on NES that I've dealt with buying/selling is a member at Danvers and said I should join. I'm like yeeeah that's a hard no.
     
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    Really appreciate the suggestions and insight. Thank you.
     
  17. mrmike7189

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    Hamilton /Wenham Rod & gun also is outside.
     
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    In a little defense of Danvers....they do a good job with the youth Hunter programs. They run the youth mentor programs for duck, pheasant, and turkey. My son went to the pheasant and duck programs 3 years in a row when he was younger and we enjoyed every minute of it and he was successful every hunt even with duck.

    Yes they are total fudds as far as range rules and access. But they do a great service with getting kids into hunting. I talked with the guy that runs the programs a few times and he said back in the 80s they had to run the hunts over 2 days because there were just so many kids taking part......upwards of 50 to 75 a year back then. When my son went a few years back there were 9 kids. So.....kudos to them for sticking with it and trying to keep the hunting spirit alive.
     
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    Sending someone to Hunter Ed is a penalty for a storage violation? Damn never knew that.
     
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    This is hysterical and sad all at the same time.
     
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    Rifle shooting positions are covered. Pistol is fully enclosed with wood stove. Shotgun/archery open air.
     
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    Andover Sportsman’s Club
     

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    I will add this Screenshot_20190712-221306.png
     
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    And wifey shooting a couple years ago there
     

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    I was looking into Cape Ann, I live in Danvers, but hear bad things about DF&G. My issue the requirements to join. I work nights and can't make it to the monthly meeting requirements. Anyone know if they have any accommodations for such issues?
     
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    Stay away from Danvers...it's infested with FUDD'S,Local Cop's and the Guards from the Middleton Jail. But others have said they have good programs for kids.

    Cape Ann is the best bet...if you can make meetings fine if not it's been ok for me. Can shoot anytime of the day indoors without issues...out side Dawn to Dusk RO usally around on busy weekend days...late in the day no RO. They have a pretty good guest policy....10$ if your bring a guest...others can fact check me or add.
     
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    $10 for guests??
    Oh man. I'd owe my clubs a ton of money.
    I'm always bringing new people to get them into shooting.

    Actually charging for guests is counter intuitive.. Don't they want to get people into shooting? Why discourage cheap members from bringing people?
     
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    Do you know if there can be any accommodations to meet the requirements? I'm ok with missing a day of work, but not several. We have a horrible attendance policy.
     

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