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Old 11-02-2019, 10:35 AM
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Default Hollister 1100 yd Private Range, possible private group use.

As the title sayI have access to a beautiful private range in Hollister, about 30-45 min from San Jose. Ive spoken with the owner about allowing some people out from time to time to shoot.

He is open to the idea, however, it would be limited usage, and for only about 5-6 people at a time. The cost would be around $250 per for the whole day (9-5). Pretty much any caliber , although big bores (50, 416, 408 etc) would be limited to targets 300 and out except for paper.

There are approx. 30 steel targets hung from 100 on out to 1080 from 1 MOA to 2-3 MOA. The wind is pretty still in the morning, but the afternoons can make it challenging, but a lot of fun.

If you might be interested, please drop an "interested" comment, and if there is some interest, ill get back with the owner and set up some dates.

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Old 11-02-2019, 5:12 PM
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.....it would be limited usage, and for only about 5-6 people at a time. The cost would be around $250 per for the whole day (9-5). [/URL]
Trying to figure out if that’s per person or per group? Thank you.

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Old 11-02-2019, 6:17 PM
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An open invitation so anyone can come...what could go wrong?
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Trying to figure out if that’s per person or per group? Thank you.

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Per person. I know it's a chunk of change, but there is a lot of upkeep out there.
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Old 11-02-2019, 9:39 PM
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That's insane unless the ammo is complementary.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:18 PM
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That's insane unless the ammo is complementary.
Well if you look at the amount of long distance ranges in the greater bay area, it comes out to...... zero. If you factor in the amount of time it takes to get to any range with significant distance, its a few hours each way, and the ranges ive been to within that distance are pretty boring (except Avenal, which is also private). So... If it isnt within your price range, i get it, and completely understand. What you will get are a few people spotting for you, assisting with ballistics issues if need be and an incredible range.
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As the title sayI have access to a beautiful private range in Hollister, about 30-45 min from San Jose.
Ive spoken with the owner about allowing some people out from time to time to shoot.

He is open to the idea, however, it would be limited usage, and for only about 5-6 people at a time.
The cost would be around $250 per for the whole day (9-5).
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Trying to figure out if that’s per person or per group? Thank you.

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As long as you always get all 6 spots filled, $40 a person is not bad.
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:08 AM
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Yawwwn. Good to see folks helping each other out for a few thousand, really warms the heart
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Old 11-03-2019, 7:47 AM
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If you factor in the amount of time it takes to get to any range with significant distance, its a few hours each way
Saving 4 hours on a one-day round trip does have a certain value.
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Old 11-03-2019, 8:36 AM
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5x what might be even highway robbery. Hard pass. Looks like someone's trying to squeeze every dollar they can from a bad situation.
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Per person. I know it's a chunk of change, but there is a lot of upkeep out there.
$1,500 per day for a group of 6 shooters? That's a lot of upkeep.

Our club in Cuyama has paper (with target pits for marking targets during firing) and steel out to 1,000 yards. We allow members to bring guests out on non match days and we charge them $5-$10 per day for insurance and target wear.
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As long as you always get all 6 spots filled, $40 a person is not bad.
No it’s $250 per person.
That’s an annual membership at a lot of places.

That and the “you’ll have people spotting for you” yeah who will be sporting for me and can they read wind and range correctly?
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I can imagine there is a lot of upkeep with just keeping the brush cleared and fire insurance can't be cheap either with slinging hot lead down range striking steel. What's the next nearest 1K range out by Sac? This is actually a great opportunity that's available when the Libs are busy trying to close ranges. IMHO you gotta try to support the small guys to keep venues like these open.
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No it’s $250 per person.

That’s an annual membership at a lot of places.



That and the “you’ll have people spotting for you” yeah who will be sporting for me and can they read wind and range correctly?


$250 / person seems outrageous even for California standards.


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Old 11-03-2019, 4:23 PM
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Well, $250 definitely keeps out the "riff-raff" and knuckleheads. It's too bad that Sac Valley and Avenal are several hours away from the San Jose area.

NRA midrange and longrange matches are cheap training. You will get professional spotting, help with "ballistic issues", and expert wind-calls all included with your match fees.

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It's called a monopoly. But then there's also supply and demand.... Look at the exempt Yahoo's selling 500$ guns for 1300 lol and people keep paying it.
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I was simply looking at a possibility of setting this up, he (land owner) doesn't offer this up himself, and frankly isn't interested in doing so, i just threw the idea out there with an amount that covers the people's costs/time that need to be out there to facilitate this. Sure if it could be open to say 15-20 people at a time, it would be much, much cheaper, but that's simply not possible do to restrictions of the property.
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I was simply looking at a possibility of setting this up, he (land owner) doesn't offer this up himself, and frankly isn't interested in doing so, i just threw the idea out there with an amount that covers the people's costs/time that need to be out there to facilitate this. Sure if it could be open to say 15-20 people at a time, it would be much, much cheaper, but that's simply not possible do to restrictions of the property.
My Problem with it is for $250 I better be getting some first class instruction by a nationally recognized long range shooter. I don't mean James Yeager either.
$250 buys me a lot of fuel and ammo to find a place.

I can see this being an option for those that do not have the means, But I have the means, I have steel, I have BLM desert just 100 miles away, and I can place targets to 1 mile with little effort Further requires some effort and planing and a few more bodies for said effort. But a safe 2 mile shot with near zero chance of someone driving or riding through your SDZ. yeah I know a guy and I know a place.
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i just threw the idea out there with an amount that covers the people's costs/time that need to be out there to facilitate this.
I hear you on this. I'm sure the landowner isn't just going to let people on his property without being there himself. I also agree that 5-6 "guests" is a manageable number and a certain "price" weeds out the knuckleheads.

Some of us have the luxury of having a range or other opportunity to shoot for distance within a couple of hours' drive. Other geographic areas of this state are looking at 3+ hours of driving one-way. There will be those Calgun members that are willing to pay a certain price to save a few hours' time.

For almost two years our normal venue was unavailable and the closest NRA matches were two hours away from me, with additional places at least a three hours' drive. Had someone mentioned a venue 45 minutes away for a certain fee, I probably would have given it consideration and chalked it up as a stiff cost of my hobby.

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Color me interested, although 250 is steep. Would probably come a few times while BLM was closed. 100-150 seems more fair to both sides, and I'd probably come once per month.
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I'm interested. I'll text you (I bought stuff from you before). I'm getting into long range shooting and I really don't have an option in the Bay Area. I can sign up as a non-voting member at Sac Valley and try to get out there once a month to try to mingle and maybe get invited by a voting member to the 1000 yard range. But that hasn't happened yet. So for me, time saved and the certainty of accessing 1000+ yards will be worth the $250.

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I can sign up as a non-voting member at Sac Valley and try to get out there once a month to try to mingle and maybe get invited by a voting member to the 1000 yard range.
If you start showing up to the NRA midrange or Longrange matches you will meet the members who will more than likely invite you along.
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NorCal precision has a 1k practice every first Saturday of the month. It's ~$30 total to shoot 200-1k for about 2hrs
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No need to hope like a little schoolgirl and get invited. Just sign up.
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All I can say is it's well worth it. Time is valuable and irreplaceable. The ability to dial in your distance gun without spending a boatload of time driving is worth every penny to me.

And the guys that help organize / run this are well skilled at distance shooting.
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So if it's a solo shooter who doesn't have any buddies, would he pay $250 or $1500 for a day?
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The idea is to select a date or 2 or 3, and make it available on a first come, first serve basis, i.e. first 5-6 to sign up for that date (group of friends, or 5-6 individuals, what ever).

I will also clarify, this IS NOT a course/class. There will be NO formal instruction, there will be a couple of people there at the range including myself that will be spotting for you if you want, a chronograph or 2 (Lab Radars, Magneto Speed), a prone adjustable shooting ramp, tank trap barricades, shaded shooting bench and we will be happy to assist in anyway we can, but this would be an open range format.
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Let's see some dates! Otherwise, I'm heading to Metcalf on Sun for 200 yds
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In Hollister there is a private range out to ~1100 yard called Quail Valley Range.

A while back I learned that the price is $80 for full day (8 hours) or $50 for 5 hours.

May be something changed?

You can go to Facebook and search the private group by its name and join. And ask the guy running the show. His name is Kythe.


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In Hollister there is a private range out to ~1100 yard called Quail Valley Range.

A while back I learned that the price is $80 for full day (8 hours) or $50 for 5 hours.

May be something changed?

You can go to Facebook and search the private group by its name and join. And ask the guy running the show. His name is Kythe.
Yes, it has all changed.
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Yes, it has all changed.


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