Isn’t there a 1000yd range in Manatee?
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Well, there used to be, now it is 600 yards. I believe this land is leased from the state and the folks that had it lost it and now the new folks only maintain a 600 yard range. Don’t get me wrong 600 yards is fine too, but they only have 15 benches. It is the same one I mentioned that is in/near Myakka City. I’m not far from 75 and 52 and that is over 2 hours to get there - so it is gonna be a day, not that I mind, just can’t get the right day off and the weather to cooperate! Manatee Gun Club, they are only open Thursday- Sun and they often have competitions so the range is in use….. best to check the website for other things BEFORE you go….
There was a push to build a new facility in central Pasco Co., 1000 yard range for rifle then other shorter distances and pistol stuff too but that got squashed by neighboring land owners. Sad, if it was a Wal-Mart or a mall the other land owners would have lost out, but a gun range, heavens no, can’t have that!!!!!!
I’ve been in this area a long time, since ‘80, not much longer public stuff around, gotta drive a ways…..there are several private ranges that go to 500, but as I stated I have very limited time and they usually want a work commitment which is fine. I just can’t commit at the moment.