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Thunder Valley Precision - LONG Range Shooting Specialists
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Anyone ever been there?

They have an open range day this Sunday and I plan on making the two hour drive out there.

http://thundervalleyprecision.com/
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#2
What a great first visit to TVP!

I've only shot my Rem 700 SPS Tactical out to 100 yards for the last two years. Today I started at 200 yards with no trouble. Then 300 and 400 yards without too much trouble. 400 yards took a little more time to nail. 500 yards was even a little more difficult, but I was hitting it consistently by the time I left. I was changing my hold and not dialing the in scope because I don't fully understand it yet. I ran out of hold for the 600 yard plate but hit it once out of plain luck.

Yes I'm a very green newbie beyond 100 yards.

Four hour round trip drive, 100 rounds of Fed Gold Medal Match 168gr ammo, and $30. It was well worth it to shoot five times farther than I've ever shot before.

I'm going back and also getting some lessons to learn the basics.
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Pa ACT235 Firearms Instructor
Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

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#3
Cool I've wondered about going there. Sounds like fun.
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DaveM55;11755 Wrote:What a great first visit to TVP!

I've only shot my Rem 700 SPS Tactical out to 100 yards for the last two years. Today I started at 200 yards with no trouble. Then 300 and 400 yards without too much trouble. 400 yards took a little more time to nail. 500 yards was even a little more difficult, but I was hitting it consistently by the time I left. I was changing my hold and not dialing the in scope because I don't fully understand it yet. I ran out of hold for the 600 yard plate but hit it once out of plain luck.

Yes I'm a very green newbie beyond 100 yards.

Four hour round trip drive, 100 rounds of Fed Gold Medal Match 168gr ammo, and $30. It was well worth it to shoot five times farther than I've ever shot before.

I'm going back and also getting some lessons to learn the basics.

I know some great ranges to learn the basics See my sig Tongue I was a complete noob to rifles (even at 25 yards) but they taught me enough to qualify as a "Rifleman".

See another persons thoughts on said topic at following thread:
http://www.pa2a.org/thread-challange-you...seed-event

Quote:Wanted to get this started over here for all of you. I am challenging all you big time, hard core, Expert marksman, to attend an Appleseed Event and see how well you do.

I'm a pretty darn good shot. But I recently attended an Appleseed Event and got knocked down a few pegs. It was a real eye opener for me. I actually took my daughter to the event thinking it would be good for her. I figured that my earning my RIFLEMAN patch was a given. I actually expected my daughter to bring hers home too. Well, neither one of us made the grade. It was humbling to say the least.

So, now I am on a mission. I'm going to get that darn patch if it kills me.

And this made me wonder.... How many of you on here that "think" your a really good shot, would have earned the RIFLEMAN patch if you attended the course?

It is one of the cheapest two day training classes you will ever attend. Two days of shooting and training for around $70(That alone is more than worth the time). The instructors are very good at what they do. They will point out "little things" that your doing that will effect your shooting. You will shoot a bunch of ammo. They tell you to bring around 400+ rounds with you. The break times are spent telling you about what it must of really been like on the day the people of this country decided to finally stand up to the British. It was two days filled with lots of shooting and great story telling

My daughter looked at me on the way home and said, "That was a lot more fun that I thought it was going to be." That alone made my day. We both are already planning on going back to try and get out RIFLEMAN patches.

And I am challenging all of you to do the same. Find out if you really are the "GREAT SHOT" that you think you are when the chips are down and your on the clock (under pressure). Can you shoot standing, sitting and laying down if you had too? Can you make the HEAD SHOT on the REDCOAT target. Not many people can at first, since it simulates a head shot at 200 yards.
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DaveM55;11755 Wrote:What a great first visit to TVP!

I've only shot my Rem 700 SPS Tactical out to 100 yards for the last two years. Today I started at 200 yards with no trouble. Then 300 and 400 yards without too much trouble. 400 yards took a little more time to nail. 500 yards was even a little more difficult, but I was hitting it consistently by the time I left. I was changing my hold and not dialing the in scope because I don't fully understand it yet. I ran out of hold for the 600 yard plate but hit it once out of plain luck.

Yes I'm a very green newbie beyond 100 yards.

Four hour round trip drive, 100 rounds of Fed Gold Medal Match 168gr ammo, and $30. It was well worth it to shoot five times farther than I've ever shot before.

I'm going back and also getting some lessons to learn the basics.

I'm glad that you got to go out there. I've heard a LOT about Tom Sarver, and his facilities for a long time. My girlfriend lives in Ohio, so I've considered going out there while visiting her. Most of the time there's just not enough time with her, much less spending the time on that drive and doing some shooting.

I'm really glad that you got to get out there and shoot further than you ever have. It sounds like you were getting the hang of it. Lots of people think 300-500 yards isn't a big deal, and it is. It's not like the movies and video games, that's for sure, lol. Shoot me a PM, I'd be more than happy to help give you an idea of some of the basics, and how everything works. We can discuss in PM's, on the phone, etc. I was going to post up a sticky about optics from the old place over here, and elaborate more on some of the other stuff. Lessons are good, but I can already get some of the head knowledge in your your head before you take lessons, so that you don't have as much to process, and can make the most of your time. Well done :-).
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#6
They have another Open Range day on Oct 6th.

Next time I'm taking an AR too. Maybe even my FAL.

They had multiple steel targets from 200 yards out to a mile. Some were just 8 inch squares, others were iron maidens. He also had some clay birds at the 600 and 1,000 yard backstops.

http://thundervalleyprecision.com/
Certified NRA LE Handgun/Shotgun Instructor
Pa ACT235 Firearms Instructor
Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

U.S. Navy veteran
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#7
You should check out this place.

http://www.wolfprecision.net/20401/index.html

At some point, I'll be heading out there. Guy runs a good course...recommended on SH.
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aubie515;15700 Wrote:You should check out this place.

http://www.wolfprecision.net/20401/index.html

At some point, I'll be heading out there. Guy runs a good course...recommended on SH.

I've talked with him, just couldn't find time to attend this year.
Certified NRA LE Handgun/Shotgun Instructor
Pa ACT235 Firearms Instructor
Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

U.S. Navy veteran
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#9
Open Range Dec. 8th & 9th
Certified NRA LE Handgun/Shotgun Instructor
Pa ACT235 Firearms Instructor
Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

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#10
I need to get a rifle to get out there. Something tells me my .17 won't cut it. An my old break action 30-30 isn't going to be hat it needs to be either.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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