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Old 10-16-2021, 06:40 PM
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This thread makes me think about my time at the range this week. When I arrived there were a couple of other people on the firing line. A cease fire was called to put up targets.

I proceed to let the other shooters know I had a braked rifle. They were cool about it and one of the other shooters had one as well. We all tried to stay as far away from each other as possible. It just worked and everyone was happy. Amazing what a little bit of courtesy will do.
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:05 PM
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I think Iíve seen you and the OP at the same range.
I find the dividers help a bit but the noise level coming from the ceiling is brutal. I find the muzzle brakes to be too much for myself, but at the same time weíre all paying members for those spots.
Iíve noticed many more newer members using the range and several that are newer to firearms in general. Iíve just approached people to ask if theyíre aware of different rules when it appears theyíre about to break them - or when they cross the line to grab an unloaded firearm when the curtain is down - and so far everyone has been very receptive to it and respectful. Itís a little unnerving when a rule such as that is not known with absolute clarity, but always important to speak up. Iím sure the folks down range would appreciate knowing I didnít let those fellas grab hold of the firearm. I think if people start with dialogue instead of starting with the notion someone is an a-hole, theyíd be surprised how many people respond well and appreciate something being said. The few a-holes will reveal themselves right away. It sounds like the one guy mentioned early on in this thread wouldíve but I do like to give them the benefit of the doubt and the opportunity to prove it
Yes shooting under the tin roof really causes the noise to resonate if a brake is usedÖ 100% agree with you there.

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Old 10-16-2021, 08:22 PM
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Well, I was at the range today hoping to have some time to work on a load I am trying to develop. The only bench available was between 2 other shooters so I set up. To my surprise both these shooters were using brakes on their rifles. I had never been that close to a braked rifle and I got to say it was not pleasant at all.
a) the noise was unbelievably loud and startling
b) the shock wave or the air that blew back and to the side was unreal.
There should be a special place for these guys to shoot.
Needless to say I shot a few rounds , confirmed zero for one group of bullets and left.
From this experience, I don't think I would consider a break.
A special place for them to shoot? Yea, itís called the gun range.

If you want something like better engineering at your range, get involved.

And if you canít have a discussion about an issue, then you have bigger issues than your hearing.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:58 PM
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Yea, I'm guessing you shoot at least twice as far as that!
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:40 PM
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This thread makes me think about my time at the range this week. When I arrived there were a couple of other people on the firing line. A cease fire was called to put up targets.

I proceed to let the other shooters know I had a braked rifle. They were cool about it and one of the other shooters had one as well. We all tried to stay as far away from each other as possible. It just worked and everyone was happy. Amazing what a little bit of courtesy will do.
This is the way it should be done.
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Old 10-17-2021, 11:08 AM
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It's great to hear that some ranges have taken steps to prevent brass from hitting the next bench and to limit the noise/blast from a braked rifle. Going to the range should be a fun experience for everyone.

It's not uncommon to see guys who are unaware of range rules. At my range, it seems that the rules regarding 'ceasefire' are the ones that people are most commonly unaware of.

Regarding those guys who can't seem to figure out where to sit, shame on them. Being able to choose the correct bench should be a basic skill that every man is well aware of. For those who don't know where to go, here ya go!! ( I'm pretty sure it's a transferable skill )

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Old 10-17-2021, 11:35 AM
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This thread makes me think about my time at the range this week. When I arrived there were a couple of other people on the firing line. A cease fire was called to put up targets.

I proceed to let the other shooters know I had a braked rifle. They were cool about it and one of the other shooters had one as well. We all tried to stay as far away from each other as possible. It just worked and everyone was happy. Amazing what a little bit of courtesy will do.

Way to go, Mark. But thatís just the kind of good dude you are.
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Old 10-17-2021, 07:00 PM
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My 11 yr old wanted to try one of my "big guns" so I brought my semi-custom 308 which has a Remple brake installed on it. We were at Shepherd so those of you who've been there lately know where this is going.......

We've got those baffles installed to keep stray projectiles from going over the berm due to close neighbours. They are essentially a 20' long piece of 18ish" diameter pipe with vent holes in them. You essentially stick your barrel into he pipe, aim at the target and away you go. Been doing it for a few months with the 22/17/223 and while not ideal it's what we've got to deal with to have a range 20 minutes from home. So we get ready, I load a round in to give it a test fire before letting him try and boom...glasses, hat go flying off my head and I get a nice face wash of muzzle blast back into my face. Needless to say lesson learned, brake was taken off before the little guy took his turn. Even without it the blow back and echo in the pipe was enough to convince me to stick to the rimfire and 223 for now.
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:23 PM
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That's funny considering what your solution was in dealing with this guy. Hope there wasn't a mirror close by.

Yes. I should have enjoyed sitting beside a range slob who set up beside me...after I'd been set up and shooting for 15 minutes. Using the open bench 2 over for his spotter. Not himself.

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Old 10-17-2021, 08:26 PM
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I agree with you but courtesy works both ways.

Where I come from you earn it and acting entitled is not one way. Lots of open benches? Sit at least one over.
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:28 PM
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Also maybe if this guy is about to set up how about talking to him prior to him settling in and asking if he could move a few benches over. It seems like we don't know how to talk to each other anymore.

Missed the point where I was told talking to him would have no effect and other members have had issues as well? Seems like we don't read enough anymore.

I should inspect shooters rifles when they sit down beside me? I had no clue what he was shooting until my hair got blown back. Wouldn't have mattered one bit if he'd sat down one bench over and had his scope on the one between us but no.
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Old 10-17-2021, 11:04 PM
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Missed the point where I was told talking to him would have no effect and other members have had issues as well? Seems like we don't read enough anymore.

I should inspect shooters rifles when they sit down beside me? I had no clue what he was shooting until my hair got blown back. Wouldn't have mattered one bit if he'd sat down one bench over and had his scope on the one between us but no.
I PM'd you about this incident, did you read that?
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:56 AM
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Yea, I'm guessing you shoot at least twice as far as that!

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Old 10-18-2021, 07:17 PM
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I PM'd you about this incident, did you read that?

Got home last night after hunting from mid last week on. Kinda priority one. Sent a reply an hour ago.
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Old 10-18-2021, 08:42 PM
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I shoot prone with my braked rifle and I love it. I have never heard someone say anything but i think thread teases out another problem. Why canít people use their words anymore? How about identifying to the shooter what you are experiencing? You do not know what you do not know. It is quite possible the person shooting has no idea on the collateral effect.
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Old 10-20-2021, 07:27 AM
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:07 PM
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So did anyone go up to any of these people and try to respectfully explain your issues in hopes of working out a solution? If the person is a jerk after attempting this go ahead be chocked and do as you need to after this

The problem with most issues theses days people donít even attempt to work out the situation. Instead they grumble to themselves, complain to others later or post it on the internet. None of these options solve anything. Some people are just disrespectful but others are actually oblivious that they are causing others grief because no one speaks up.

Speak up without being a jerk and see where it goes. You might find a reasonable compromise. If not you will know the guy is a jerk. You can then blow off some steam and make sure he knows he is an idiot at least

People seem to have forgotten how to work out their issues
This ^^^ Some people use braked rifles because of health issues. There's troublemakers everywhere that use and abuse. What is you were sighting in your 22 and someone sat down beside you with a 7 mm? Who would be the troublemaker then? Respect and common decency goes both ways.
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This ^^^ Some people use braked rifles because of health issues. There's troublemakers everywhere that use and abuse. What is you were sighting in your 22 and someone sat down beside you with a 7 mm? Who would be the troublemaker then? Respect and common decency goes both ways.

I'd be interested in hearing how "health issues", have anything to do with where a shooter positions himself at the range.
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I'd be interested in hearing how "health issues", have anything to do with where a shooter positions himself at the range.
I don't see anywhere in my post mentioning position? I'll quote myself. "Some people use braked rifles because of health issues." Please re-read my post.
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:58 AM
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I don't see anywhere in my post mentioning position? I'll quote myself. "Some people use braked rifles because of health issues." Please re-read my post.

No need. My original post was only about a brake user plunking themselves down right next to someone else when there were lots of open positions available to separate himself. i.e. the one to his left...where he had only a spotting scope set up. Or any of the 2 additional positions left of that. Pretty easy to flip positions and have the spotter between the shooters no?

My original comments were not about brakes, brake users, etc. Just simple consideration when using one when there are multitudes of benches available.
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You know, if it wasnít a mortgage payment per sheet of wood, Iíd be interested in getting baffles between tables at the range.


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The problem with that, is that with plywood, you wouldn't be able to see all benches before going downrange, to ensure that everyone is aware that a ceasefire has been called, and unloads and moves away from their firearms. Plexiglass is a better choice, but in winter, it can frost up, so extra care is required.
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