i have no idea about the laws, but you might want to check out handgunlaw.us
they've been a great help with some of my research
Is it true in PA we can only load a max of six rounds in a pistol to shoot at a state range?
Same thing in the State Range I go to in Michigan..It doesn't bother me much because I only practice the 25 yards shoot there. No movable targets are allowed in the state range. I mainly go there for rifle 100 yards shooting.
The 6-round limit is true at PA ranges. At least it is at mine. However, if your range is like mine, there's rarely anyone else there, so there's really noone to enforce it.
I miss PAUsers should also practice good shooting etiquette. The regulation, for example, that limits a shooter to having no more than three rounds in a rifle (six in a handgun) may not seem to make much sense.
What it does, though, is give shooters a chance to check their targets without having to wait for those who may want to shoot long strings. This same regulation prohibits people using firearms with large capacity magazines from monopolizing time on the range, and also causing inordinate damage, particularly to backstops.
Even if SGL 43 was like a war zone sometimes. Had some great times there and a few scary moments as well.
Last edited by VAMarine; 01-05-2010 at 10:40 PM.
State game land ranges are no longer free - you need a $30 annual permit now. The funds are supposed to help improve the ranges.
They closed the only range in Beaver county last year so it's kind of a moot point now.
My buddy's dad and 4 others were busted a couple of years back at that range by a Conservation officer for shooting too early - 10 am was the start time and this was at about 10 till 10. They all got fines.
Some ranges are handgun only...not sure if that implies the others are rifle only or not.
One of the local hunter-oriented clubs (few shooting events) isn't taking members anymore - they signed a marcellus gas lease and got $300k and their counsel said they're too rich now to take on additional members...so a member tells me. They were charging $20/year.