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    warmowed is offline Junior Member
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    questions before coming to the range

    hey im really new here and me,my step dad and a friend want to come down to the range and we know the proper etiquette but we need to know some basic things about the range.
    1-when do most people show up is it a Friday or Saturday or another day
    2-how many lanes do you have?
    3-If there is a wait how long is it like 10 minutes or 50 minutes
    4-is there a fee for having 3+ people or is it just standard admission
    thank you for any help given

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    Quote Originally Posted by warmowed View Post
    hey im really new here and me,my step dad and a friend want to come down to the range and we know the proper etiquette but we need to know some basic things about the range.
    1-when do most people show up is it a Friday or Saturday or another day
    2-how many lanes do you have?
    3-If there is a wait how long is it like 10 minutes or 50 minutes
    4-is there a fee for having 3+ people or is it just standard admission
    thank you for any help given
    1. Range gets busy almost every evening here, more so on Saturdays. Weekday afternoons are quiet if you aren't working.

    2. Generally one, you can rent more if you so choose.

    3. Never have had to wait, but Bud's has a large range, and I generally don't go on Saturdays.

    4. Depends on the range. Bud's charges extra for every person on the lane, with a max of 3. Other ranges I've been to just put a maximum of 2 or 3 people per lane, and make you rent more lanes if you have more than that.

    As far as general range advice, make sure you listen to the range officer at all times, and if it's your first trip, just tell the guy at the desk when you buy your range time. He'll either walk you through everything you need, or point you to someone who can. Also, keep your gun unloaded if you aren't at the line firing it, and whatever you do, make sure you don't accidentally hit the very serious looking gentleman with the precision target shooting .22 with your brass.

    Hope you have fun! It can be a bit nerve-racking at the range the first time, but you'll be over it quicker than you think.

    KG

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