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topH20terrorParticipantJanuary 14, 2018 at 3:49 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantJanuary 6, 2018 at 2:27 amPost count: 1361
Quote by: Brad+Phillips
Quote by: bwhntr33
Don’t forget you will probably have to get some kind of insurance policy as well. I would check into it, better safe than sorry.
I would guess the Ikes would have the ins. and part of the shooting fee would go towards that. Part of the reason of working with an established range, the safety stuff and insurance is already established and in use.
^^^^This. Participants that are not members would have to sign a release form probably, but other than that, the insurance part is already in place. They have held numerous trap shoots, 3-D bow shoots, etc over the years that was all open to the public.topH20terrorParticipantJanuary 5, 2018 at 3:05 pmPost count: 1361
Quote by: jafergesen
I’m looking at getting a Savage B-Mag rifle as the .17 WSM round intrigues me for calling bobcats and shooting other varmints, as well as for plinking and target shooting. Anyone have one? What do you like/dislike about it? Has anyone shot a bobcat with this round and if so how did it perform? Any info is greatly appreciated.
I had one of those guns for a short time, a heavy barreled stainless version. It shot decent, but I couldn’t get past the horrible stock it had and the clunky action and went to a CZ 17 Hornet I could reload for. I don’t have personal experience, but I’ve see multiple posts on various predator forum/groups I’m in that it does really well on fox/cats and other varmints within a reasonable (100-150 yards) range.topH20terrorParticipantJanuary 5, 2018 at 12:40 pmPost count: 1361
Quick update. I went to the board meeting of the Keokuk County Izaak Walton league last night and got the ok to move forward with this.
I will be looking into exactly what type of shooting matches I think would be most popular with people, adults and kids alike.
The main types I’m considering are Bench Rest, F-Class and FTR. The Keokun Co. Ikes has the new 300 yard range and 6 newly built heavy duty bench rests. If doing something like F-Class, a simple shooting mat on the ground besides your gun/bipod/bag is all that would be necessary.
It would be a fairly low cost entry, maybe $15-$20, just enough to cover costs of expenses associated with doing something like this (targets, stands, upkeep, etc). I want to keep it affordable and most importantly…..fun!
I don’t want guys to have to invest much, if any $$ into their current guns/equipment to be able to shoot these matches. A simple front bipod and rear bag would suffice. If someone wants to go all out with some serious guns/equipment to see just how good they can shoot @ 300 yards, then great, but I want to have the average occasional shooter/hunter feel comfortable and have fun if they come to shoot. B)
Considering doing something along the lines of 2-3 stages of 10 shots each for score on an official 300 yard NRA target like this…….. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/429010/nra-official-f-class-rifle-targets-repair-center-mr-63fc-300-yard-paper-pack-of-100
Any/all advice/suggestions at this point are greatly encouraged.topH20terrorParticipantJanuary 5, 2018 at 12:24 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 30, 2017 at 4:17 amPost count: 1361
If you’d like to check out others, here’s a link that might help…… http://www.ultimateprairiedoghunting.com/usa/south-dakota/topH20terrorParticipantDecember 30, 2017 at 4:10 amPost count: 1361
Went to this place a couple years ago and I can highly recommend it…….. http://www.bordercreeklodge.com/index_files/Page528.htmltopH20terrorParticipantDecember 30, 2017 at 3:49 amPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 27, 2017 at 1:34 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 26, 2017 at 4:03 amPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 22, 2017 at 11:56 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 22, 2017 at 2:54 pmPost count: 1361
Quote by: ihuntducksalot72
Wow…awesome pics guys!
We didn’t call one in this November when we hunted. Probably heading back down to southern Iowa in a couple weeks to do some more calling. Hoping this is the year!
If you need another caller/gunner……….you just let me know. I could at least shoot the coyotes you call in since I already have my cat. 😉topH20terrorParticipantDecember 22, 2017 at 2:42 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 22, 2017 at 2:22 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 22, 2017 at 2:14 pmPost count: 1361
Quote by: jnrbronc
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Hmmmm……..I wonder if they have 80 or 100 gr Winchester soft tips. Might have to make a run to Iowa City tomorrow and find out. Was this at the Super Wal-Mart in Coralville by I-80 or the one on the South side of Iowa City?
I googled .243 100 grain and it pointed me to South side IC. I bought them out of 100 grain, they had some boxes of 80 grain left. My rifle seems to like a heavier bullet. They are the “power points”.
OK, thanks. My 243 likes the Winchester 100 gr power points as well, and at only $14/box, I would have bought a few boxes. I still have 2+ boxes of them on hand and I really don’t “need” any more right now, but you can never have too much good ammo, right? 😉
I hope to find out what they do to a coyote at 1/4 mile this winter if I find one laying in a 1/4 mile fence in the grass sunning itself. 😈topH20terrorParticipantDecember 22, 2017 at 4:35 amPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 22, 2017 at 12:30 amPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 21, 2017 at 11:30 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 21, 2017 at 6:32 pmPost count: 1361topH20terrorParticipantDecember 21, 2017 at 5:24 pmPost count: 1361
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Quote by: jnrbronc
Have you thought about making it an open FB forum so that a person doesn’t need a FB account to view it?
I’ll second that. I think it’s a great idea, though. One thing that really helped me when I was getting into reloading is a local gun club offered a free class on the basics of rifle, pistol, and shotshell reloading. Members volunteered to bring in their equipment, put on a display for attendees, and answer any questions. So if you have a local gun club or Izaak Walton league that might be something to consider doing.
There area LOT of problems associated with making it an open FB forum so that’s probably not going to happen.
I like your idea about the the local Izaak Walton league. I’ll check into that. I plan on joining the one in Sigourney this year and hope to try and set up some 300 yard 223 matches if possible.