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I'm doing a little research project and looking for input from those who belong to a sportsmen's club or organization. If your club has an outdoor rifle or handgun range, what is the policy regarding "rapid fire"? Is it even permitted? At issue is potential muzzle jump sending an errant round over a back stop. Any feed back is appreciated.
 

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Never heard of a policy against it. Mainly just as you stated...hit the backstop. If someone is breaking in a new firearm with a lighter trigger and are uncertain do snapcaps at house 1st, then simply move closer to target until the shooter is adjusted

The only thing I have seen is no machinguns w/o board approval, and/or no bumpfire. But only once. Due to the fact that 'hit the backstop' is strictly enforced.

I always said if a person wanted to rip off rifle 30 round magazine every once & awhile, war-woop it up & do it. Just stand closer to the backstop please and enjoy sending $$$ down your barrel for little more then noisemaker & arm shaker. Happy holiday:rotate:
 

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I remember seeing something at the grand river range that the state runs. I want to say they defined what they deemed to be rapid fire? Someone on here has to have been there more recently than me and can chime in.

I only shoot at ranges where I can shoot full auto....
 

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I'm doing a little research project and looking for input from those who belong to a sportsmen's club or organization. If your club has an outdoor rifle or handgun range, what is the policy regarding "rapid fire"? Is it even permitted? At issue is potential muzzle jump sending an errant round over a back stop. Any feed back is appreciated.
I belong to an outdoor club and rapid fire is not permitted on any range. The Range Officers will get on you about it.
 

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I love living out in BFE. Do what you want, when you want. No one gives you any grief. Want to burn something do it, want to have a loud party, do it, your outside and have to pee, do it. I could go on and on. I just don't understand the town, or subdivision thing.

Not to mention, you and your wife get to raise your kids, not everyone else.
 

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I love living out in BFE. Do what you want, when you want. No one gives you any grief. Want to burn something do it, want to have a loud party, do it, your outside and have to pee, do it. I could go on and on. I just don't understand the town, or subdivision thing.

Not to mention, you and your wife get to raise your kids, not everyone else.
Amen to that!
 

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I love living out in BFE. Do what you want, when you want. No one gives you any grief. Want to burn something do it, want to have a loud party, do it, your outside and have to pee, do it. I could go on and on. I just don't understand the town, or subdivision thing.

Not to mention, you and your wife get to raise your kids, not everyone else.
Dan-o, we have a little over 400 acres at our sportsmen's club. We have an adopted policy in place regarding range rules and rapid fire. I asked those that belong to other clubs what their club policies were for a comparison. But thanks for nothing anyway. And what goes on at the farm should stay at the farm
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Every club has it's by-laws and rules in writing. At www.chippewarifleclub.com. where I'm a member and also a trustee, you must be a member, an NRA member or guest of a member.

Chippewa is a single shot rifle club meaning you can shoot an auto-loader or repeater but you must only load and shoot one at a time. This is black and white to keep out the spray and pray guys out. Guys blazin' with auto loaders can tear up a rifle range in no time. Emphasis is put on precision shooting and reloading.

Besides, the time and money it takes to produce quality ammunition, I'm in no hurry to burn it up in fifteen minutes.

Shooting at a farm or private land is wonderful but we have friendly matches at our club where guys of like interests can compete against one another and get the true enjoyment that shooting really is.

The best people I've ever met in my life are shooters and outdoorsmen. MJ
 

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Oh I don't have a problem with gun clubs, they're great. It's just that at the "Dan-O Gun Club", I can do whatever I want.
 

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if there is concern about muzzle "jump" from rapid fire, there isn't a big enough backstop to begin with
 

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if there is concern about muzzle "jump" from rapid fire, there isn't a big enough backstop to begin with
You hit the nail on the head WBF. We currently only allow shooting on the 200 yd range from off of the bench. A current card board killer at the club has proposed allowing "rapid fire" from an off hand position, shooting erect and off of the bench. I'm concerned about muzzle jump and having a round leave the club premises. The position I have taken, aside from being dead set against it, is this rocket scientist allows us to hire an attorney and draft language that makes this individual solely liable and responsible for any event that occurs from an errant round leaving the club grounds which might result in injury to either person or property. This would be in perpetuity even after he goes mort and they put him in the ground to feed the worms. I don't think he'll bite.:shootingguns:
 
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