A Little OT - Skeet (or Trap Maybe?)

Vahunter

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I shoot sporting clays and 5-stand when I can. BUT, I'm 'inconsistent' enough that skeet would be as beneficial as clays right now and they tend to be a little cheaper.
I would love to patronize or join a skeet club where I could go after work. (I'm usually off at 2:30) or on days off (I usually work both days on weekends.). I've looked on the VA Skeet Association web page; the information is a little "outdated". I'm looking at Conservation Park.... There's another one really close to me that's closed to new members.... I'm in Glen Allen. Anybody know of anything?

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Fredericksburg is probably the closest to you that's worth joining. I shot a lot of register targets there over the years. Plenty more ranges north of that if you want more. I never liked the Richmond range but they have one too.
 

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They claim their waiting list is full with several years' worth of new members.
 

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That could be. It was about a year to get in 20 years ago. There use to be a private range in FarmVille. That's probably too far to drive.
 

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Centreville Izaak Walton was a nice, small range and they put on several super feeds each year. Probably too far. Forget about the Fairfax R&G Club. I was an officer in that club for years and they are pretty much all lawyers and congressmen member now. Turned into a real A-Hole hangout. And very pricey. I know things have changed in 20 years but ask me about one. I'll give you my opinion. I've shot at most in VA and MD.
 

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Fort Lee used to have skeet and trap only. It was very inexpensive and civilians could use it. I have shot there in a few years, though, it would be first choice if I lived up that way.
 

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Here in NC and I’m sure is the same in Va, most all gun clubs will have a pretty long waiting list. Our club here in southeastern NC has 400 members ….and the waiting list is now projected out 4 years! Like good public hunting land, it’s tougher to find a place to go every year. The suggestion to look for military bases that have skeet and trap fields is a good one. A bunch of us (civilians) use to make the hour drive to Jacksonville (Camp Lejuene) to shoot. Never an issue and cost were extremely reasonable.
 

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Fort Lee used to have skeet and trap only. It was very inexpensive and civilians could use it. I have shot there in a few years, though, it would be first choice if I lived up that way.
Yes. I have looked at them. They have trimmed their hours to Fri. and Sat. 10-4. I almost always am at work then. Otherwise, I'd be there every Saturday morning!
You have to register your guns in person, so they can take a photo id.... Other than that, it's a good deal. They have registered skeet and trap shoots too.
 

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