Site Notices
10/24/2014 2:42:22 PM
Author
Message
UncleGAK
Member
Online
Posts: 66
Feedback: 100% (3)
Posted: 6/18/2010 10:31:14 AM
I'm going to be in the Hocking Hills area in a few weeks. I keep having this feeling I'm going to go stir crazy. Does anyone know if there are any gun ranges in the area? I'm tempted to bring a few toys with me and disappear from the family for a while.
JonnyVain
Offline
Posts: 4021
Feedback: 100% (1)
Link To This Post
Posted: 6/18/2010 4:47:39 PM
Originally Posted By UncleGAK:
I'm going to be in the Hocking Hills area in a few weeks. I keep having this feeling I'm going to go stir crazy. Does anyone know if there are any gun ranges in the area? I'm tempted to bring a few toys with me and disappear from the family for a while.


How long you staying and what cabins, if any, are you staying in? I was just there a week ago.

I have no info on shooting ranges.
AR45fan
Offline
Posts: 2135
Feedback: 100% (46)
Link To This Post
Posted: 6/18/2010 9:05:13 PM
[Last Edit: 6/18/2010 9:37:40 PM by AR45fan]
Here is a list of Ohio public ranges:

List

There is one in Hocking Hills as well as another nearby in the Zaleski State Forest and one at Stroud's Run State Park. I've spent a lot of time at the Stroud's Run range over the years; I went to college at Ohio U and go back to visit friends at least twice a year and always hit the range on my trips. There's a 25 yard pistol range and a 75 yard rifle/shotgun range. Try to avoid going there Saturday morning. There's a student group that goes and they act like they own the place and in my experience are messy, dangerous douchebags. They like to throw textbooks on the ground, blast them to pieces from 10 feet away, and leave the debris all over the place when they leave. Otherwise, the place is usually empty. No rangemaster or anyone to bug you so you can do any kind of training you want. It's really nice.
UncleGAK
Member
Online
Posts: 67
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 6/18/2010 11:33:21 PM
Thanks! Looks like Zaleski will be it. Not too far away. Only 25 yards, but until I get new glasses that's good enough anyways. I'm going to steal my nephew for a few hours and work on corrupting him. Hopefully he can keep his mouth shut and not tell the whole family.

Shockergd
Member
Offline
Posts: 4205
Feedback: 100% (22)
Link To This Post
Posted: 6/19/2010 11:15:47 AM
There's one outside of lancaster that allows class 3 , however I don't know how their membership works.
UncleGAK
Member
Online
Posts: 68
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 6/26/2010 8:59:41 PM
Thanks again for the info. I took my 13 yr old nephew down to Zaleski for a few hours. The only downside was the "No Centerfire" sign. I really wanted him to experience 7.62x39 and .556 - but did the right thing. Thankfully I was well prepared, and we shot 400 rounds of .22 (CMMG conversion) and 120 round of 9mm.

There is a nice gun store/pawn shop in Logan. Ohio Valley Trading is in Hunter Street across from Autozone. They used to be at the flee market on 33. They are related to Ohio Valley Outdoors in Lancaster. The staff was friendly and didn't give off the typical gun store vibe. Nice selection, too.
FNFalGuy
Offline
Posts: 3112
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 6/28/2010 10:33:20 PM
Near Athens there is a range at Stroud's Run unless they've closed it.
getchevyn
Member
Offline
Posts: 952
Feedback: 100% (18)
Link To This Post
Posted: 6/29/2010 11:38:47 PM
[Last Edit: 6/29/2010 11:48:15 PM by getchevyn]
Originally Posted By AR45fan:
Here is a list of Ohio public ranges:

List

There is one in Hocking Hills as well as another nearby in the Zaleski State Forest and one at Stroud's Run State Park. I've spent a lot of time at the Stroud's Run range over the years; I went to college at Ohio U and go back to visit friends at least twice a year and always hit the range on my trips. There's a 25 yard pistol range and a 75 yard rifle/shotgun range. Try to avoid going there Saturday morning. There's a student group that goes and they act like they own the place and in my experience are messy, dangerous douchebags. They like to throw textbooks on the ground, blast them to pieces from 10 feet away, and leave the debris all over the place when they leave. Otherwise, the place is usually empty. No rangemaster or anyone to bug you so you can do any kind of training you want. It's really nice.


+1 on that. It's usually empty so there isn't much of a wait. I think that's actually a 100 yard rifle range but that could be extended to 150 yards.
Hometown » Ohio