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Though when I was up last Friday it was not too bad. It was trashed but I didn't have to yell at anyone.
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Rosco the Iroc;168434 Wrote:[Image: 11890985_10152889186566734_5301295790405...e=56792C16]

Though when I was up last Friday it was not too bad. It was trashed but I didn't have to yell at anyone.

Why drive all the way up there when you have BRCV rod and gun in your area? The place is like a ghost town when there aren't events going on. The membership cost will easily offset the gas cost. Just a thought.
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spblademaker;168451 Wrote:Why drive all the way up there when you have BRCV rod and gun in your area? The place is like a ghost town when there aren't events going on. The membership cost will easily offset the gas cost. Just a thought.

BRCV? Who's that?
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Good weather. The pistol side was ok, the 50yd frames were mostly trashed. But I didn't have to yell at anyone. An eye roll got the point across to A NY guy starting to handle a rifle when the range was cold.
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Rosco the Iroc;168608 Wrote:Good weather. The pistol side was ok, the 50yd frames were mostly trashed. But I didn't have to yell at anyone. An eye roll got the point across to A NY guy starting to handle a rifle when the range was cold.

A buttstroke from a rifle sends the same message...

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Rosco the Iroc;168454 Wrote:
spblademaker;168451 Wrote:Why drive all the way up there when you have BRCV rod and gun in your area? The place is like a ghost town when there aren't events going on. The membership cost will easily offset the gas cost. Just a thought.

BRCV? Who's that?

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Thanks, we took care of it with PM's. Due to a dumb rule I won't join there.
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Rosco the Iroc;168667 Wrote:Thanks, we took care of it with PM's. Due to a dumb rule I won't join there.

Fair enuff...

Rosco the Iroc;168667 Wrote:Thanks, we took care of it with PM's. Due to a dumb rule I won't join there.

Fair enuff...
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Rosco the Iroc;168434 Wrote:Though when I was up last Friday it was not too bad. It was trashed but I didn't have to yell at anyone.

Answer me this: Whatever happened to the rule that stated guns were not to be touched, and magazines were not to be loaded when the range was, 'cold' and people were down at the targets? The orange signs used to carry that language; but it's now been a couple of years since I've seen anything about loading magazines posted at a PGC shooting range.

The one thing that, 'frosts me' more than anything else at Tobyhanna is the guys who insist upon laying their guns SIDEWAYS on the bench with the muzzles pointing down the line. This careless behavior is outrageously dangerous and extremely discourteous!

Still, neither would I yell at anyone; the place is just too remote and too poorly patrolled to risk any sort of altercation with someone else who's armed. I've seen all sorts of violations occur while I've been shooting there. If it's something really unforgivable then I have the PGC on my cell phone; and - rather than risk getting into an argument with someone who's already proven himself to be a, 'jerk with a gun' - I'll takedown his license plate and phone it in to the commission office in Dallas; but I will not play at being, 'Ranger Rick' with any of these guys. (If they had any, 'gun sense' then you wouldn't need to be talking to them anyway, right!)

Last Friday I was at Tobyhanna when a large fellow in his mid-twenties walked to the middle back of the pistol range, looked right, looked left, and then began spraying the entire range with semiautomatic 22 LR fire while he was standing about six feet behind the benches - Stunning, absolutely stunning! What do you, what can you, say to someone who does something like that? I had just pulled in and was about to exit my vehicle when I saw him do this. I didn't say anything. I simply turned the engine back on, and left.

Friday through Sunday afternoon there are a lot of New York, and New Jersey shooters at the Tobyhanna range. (Licenses or permits, anyone?) They tend to treat the place like they're just visiting, too. It would help to clean up the growing amount of paper litter that's all over the backstops and ground if the Game Commission would put back the garbage barrels that used to be there.

The other annoying thing about Tobyhanna is the, 'brass scroungers' who frequent the place. I've had the woman who's been hanging around in recent months actually walk in front of the bench while I'm still firing! (Damn, lady, what are you thinking?) Last year there was even this one guy who (I swear!) used to come up behind me, bend down, and reach between my legs while I was still shooting in order to pick up empty cases! (It's really weird when you get this - all of a sudden like - 'creepy feeling', look down, and see somebody's hand moving around between your boots!) Huh

Which is a principal reason why I continue to belong to both the Palmerton, and Roseto gun clubs - It's just that the ride is a lot farther to get to either one of them. After many years of being an essentially closed club, Indian Mountain seems to be finally opening up their membership to the public again. (Whatever happened to the 5 to 7 year waiting list, and club officers who would never return a phone call?)

The other local area gun club I like is the Moscow Sportsman's Association in Moscow. (Just off I-380 about 1/2 way between Tobyhanna, and Scranton.) They too, though, have a long waiting list to join; but Wednesday night trapshooting is open to the general public - As are the Thursday evening defensive pistol shoots at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley.

Has anyone, besides me, ever noticed that whoever laid out the Tobyhanna range orientated it so that the late afternoon sun is in you eyes? The best time to shoot there is always in the morning.
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#10
That rule has never changed.

Took a buddy up there yesterday. The really cleaned up the range it was great. No real bad things one guy forgot the don't handle rule, but when I said something he was really embarrassed and apologized.
People make mistakes but I like when they achieve learning due to it. Vs the asshats that think they are exempt.

There's now some old guy that showed up there a couple of times to nag about the rules. He's not a ranger but a busy body. But he kept one guy in check that dumped a 30rd mag of 300AAC @ 50 yrs with a large scope AR and had a group size of a beach ball.
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