they allowed to shoot real guns up there? i didnt know that if so
Glad you got hooked on my state, Vermont, me being in the southern part. Best we have locally is 200 but on Tuesdays its 300 Day! Spent a week at SIG this summer and plans are in the works for an extension to over a grand. Their "Connex" box village was awesome too, but that has nothing to do with LR shooting.
They are 1k+ now. In the sniper III they set metal up from 870-1020. I heard about the expansion from Dave when I spoke to him and Scott at Shot and they said it was going to push out to 1200-1300 and the 80' tower as well. The MOUT/box village, is great for hide building but your right no LR shooting value. Sig is about as good as it gets for a range in NE.
Sully, For a small town LEO, paying out of my pocket and driving 2.5 hours, SIG facility and training is major league. We worked the village and the small range next door for active shooter instructor. Again, hide building would be awesome in boxville, it was 95 degrees when I was there, so time in "the boxes" wearing plates was intense. Anyway, I'm looking at des. marksman classes there this year. Would not lazy-boy-recliner my way to title of sniper. The .300 Blackout I built with a sweet Noveske upper really is a good fit for my local 300 Yard Tuesdays range. Kudos to the intense investment of skills and exercise that a vetted LEO sniper has earned. I hinted to a local SRT member for mentoring and was met with a chuckle. Stay safe.
I'm in central Maine.
MikeT: There is a 600 yard range in Hampden (near Bangor). Google: Hampden Rifle and Pistol Club. Last summer they were allowing members to shoot at the 600 yard range on Thursday afternoons during match practice only, taking turns tending the target pit. There was talk about developing a 1000 yard range elsewhere on the property but I don't know if that went anywhere yet or not and it's been a while since I checked their website too, but rumor has it that spring is coming, lol. As I recall the idea of developing a new 1000 yard range was to get it away from everything else so that long range shooting could expand. I was there during a new member night and like me, several of the guys were primarily interested in shooting 600 yards. There is a little red tape involved to becoming a full-fledged member but not bad. Their website will have the latest information.
What's the status of the Hampden Rifle & Pistol Club building the 1000 yard range? We're lacking a quality range in northern Maine.