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Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:36 pm
by KimberGoldMatch
Anyone here currently using the Manatee Gun & Archery Club range?

I bought my first rifle and there’re only 100 yard ranges in the Tampa Bay area, I’m getting bored at 100 (currently shooting inside), would like to try something longer and it looks like they have 300 and also 600 yards once qualifed on the 300 yard range.

Your feedback would be much appriciated before I make the more than an hour drive.


Thanks!

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:41 pm
by boomboom
Well run range, good range officers, clean facility, not too far of a walk from the parking lot. They offer a yearly membership with reduced range rates, or I believe it's $20 each visit. There is also a 1,000 yard range. This is the range that Shark Coast Tactical and Andro Corp use for their bi annual full auto shoots. There is a three gun group I think meet the second Saturday each month, and there is cowboy shoots there too.

If you go, exit 220 off 75, go east about 25 miles. If you think you've gone too far, go further. Look for Logue Rd on the left, there will be a small yellow sign for the range, turn there, and drive a little more than a mile and the range entrance is on your left.

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:01 am
by KimberGoldMatch
Thanks for the info, I’ll have to take a ride down there and check it out.

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 pm
by DaveM
The main line goes out to 300 yards. After you qualify, you can move over to the 600 yard range. Fees went up this year. $7.00 for members, I think it's $27 for non-members.

The 1000 yard range has been gone for about a year now, maybe longer. As BB says, it's a well run range.

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:09 pm
by KimberGoldMatch
Thanks. I’m paying $18 for an hour of range time now so that’s not bad and I need to get some environmental experience... learn to read the wind.

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:45 pm
by DaveM
Whenever you're ready come shoot F-Class with us.

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:48 pm
by KimberGoldMatch
Anybody ever host any long range clinics, not sniper type clinics but just reading the winds and making adjustments?

I don’t have competition quality equipment but it should do pretty well.

With only internet research I ended up with a Sako TRG 22 in 6.5 Creedmoor, a Vortex Razor HD AMG 6-24 x 50 FFP MOA scope, Phoenix and Harris bi-pods and a Wiebad rear bag.

So far I’ve tried Hornady 140 ELD Match and Federal 130 Gold Medal Berger. Last time at the range (inside no wind) I was able to put 10 shots inside a 1” bullseye at 100 yards (The rifle will probably shoot better than that)

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:10 am
by TippyRacer
DaveM wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 pm

The 1000 yard range has been gone for about a year now, maybe longer. As BB says, it's a well run range.
It’s been a couple years since I’ve driven down there to use the long range, was not aware they shut it down. Is there a story? What happened?
That makes me sad.

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:37 am
by boomboom
TippyRacer wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:10 am
DaveM wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 pm

The 1000 yard range has been gone for about a year now, maybe longer. As BB says, it's a well run range.
It’s been a couple years since I’ve driven down there to use the long range, was not aware they shut it down. Is there a story? What happened?
That makes me sad.
I thought they were repairing the berm and thats why it was down.

Re: Manatee Gun & Archery Club

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:13 pm
by DaveM
boomboom wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:37 am
TippyRacer wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:10 am
DaveM wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 pm

The 1000 yard range has been gone for about a year now, maybe longer. As BB says, it's a well run range.
It’s been a couple years since I’ve driven down there to use the long range, was not aware they shut it down. Is there a story? What happened?
That makes me sad.
I thought they were repairing the berm and thats why it was down.
Story has it there were too many rounds leaving the range.