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Where on the north shore? I'm in Gloucester and Cape Ann Sportsman's Club is a good club. 24/7 indoor range and has a 100 yard rifle range.Hi,
Complete novice from the North Shore area looking for a club/range with 50-100 yard rifle range. I'm not interested in clubs for the sake of joining teams or matches. I'm simply looking to put in some time (when I have it) to practice and understand my rifles better.
The 25 yard Loeb Range is anything up to, but not including 50 BMG. No round limit, except Shotguns. Shotguns are load no more than 3 rounds and slugs only. No Black Powder either, I think. The Summa Range has 100 yard & 200 yard back stops, I believe it's load one round at a time. I'm only ever there at night so it's Loeb or Fazio Range's for me.I belong to MA Rifle in Woburn. 24/7 indoor range that allows you to shoot almost anything
In a little defense of Danvers....they do a good job with the youth Hunter programs. They run the youth mentor programs for duck, pheasant, and turkey. My son went to the pheasant and duck programs 3 years in a row when he was younger and we enjoyed every minute of it and he was successful every hunt even with duck.Yep. I don't know how anyone (non-fudd) can be a member there. A member here on NES that I've dealt with buying/selling is a member at Danvers and said I should join. I'm like yeeeah that's a hard no.
Sending someone to Hunter Ed is a penalty for a storage violation? Damn never knew that.I'll give the membership at Danvers credit for volunteering their time to host the Basic Hunting Education class that my son and I attended a few years ago. It was well run. When the jack boot's came in for their segment they asked if anyone was required to be here. One fellow had to admit to the class that he was attending as a requirement for a weapon storage violation. I felt that was unnecessary to single this guy out as an example to everyone. Another time I was told that Danvers hosts pin shoots,.. and had to correct the gentleman that a steel plate in the shape of a bowling pin is not actually a bowling pin,.. it's just a steel plate. Most clubs post their range rules online and that's where one should start to evaluate a club they are considering to join. Danvers seems to consider their membership body as special needs in my opinion, but we can decide and choose for ourselves where we spend our money.
Do you know if there can be any accommodations to meet the requirements? I'm ok with missing a day of work, but not several. We have a horrible attendance policy.Stay away from Danvers...it's infested with FUDD'S,Local Cop's and the Guards from the Middleton Jail. But others have said they have good programs for kids.
Cape Ann is the best bet...if you can make meetings fine if not it's been ok for me. Can shoot anytime of the day indoors without issues...out side Dawn to Dusk RO usally around on busy weekend days...late in the day no RO. They have a pretty good guest policy....10$ if your bring a guest...others can fact check me or add.