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Old May 19th, 2017, 09:47 PM #1
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Myrtle Grove Questions

Hello all. I have a buddy visiting from PA over Memorial Day weekend, and we'd like to do some shooting. I'm new(ish) to the area and haven't been to Myrtle Grove yet, so I'm looking for the inside scoop.

I assume it's going to be crowded on weekends. Will it be so crowded it's not worth an attempt?

He's got some firearms that are banned here. All purchased pre-2013 (I think) so can he bring them down, or is he risking trouble?

With that being said, if he's able to bring them down (legally) are the patrons/staff there going to make a stink about it? I don't want either of us to face any negative attention. Just looking for a good time.

Lastly, if there's anywhere (public) that's a better option I'm all ears. Thanks.
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If it's a weekend I suggest you get there 15-20 minutes before it opens. You might get lucky but every time I went on a weekend I had to end up waiting in line anyway with only an hour to shoot.

If they were purchased before Oct 1, 2013 they should be fine.

There's no staff there, but there is a "range officer" that comes down every now and then to check if everyone's safe. Most people police themselves quite well, although there are bad eggs. Just be aware of those around you.
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Holiday weekend will probably be busy, grandson and I went yesterday (Friday) morning and there was only 1 other person there. When we left 2 others had showed up. Heat was terrible, plan ahead, plenty of water and even a large umbrella will help.
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It's sporadic, you could get there and not wait or you could get there and wait an hour.
The rule is if someone has been there longer than an hour they need to get up and allow the next people to have a change.

Anything pre 13 is good to go.
However I've been there a dozen times and no one has ever questioned me, only the occasional that's such a cool gun etc it's friendly.

And in southern MD that's your best bet, unless y'all take a trip up to del marva which is beautiful!
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and clothes pins, during the week is better. personally I've stopped going their on the weekends its not safe imo
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Thanks all. We'll probably try to get there right before it opens one of the days.

Where is the Delmarva range(s) mentioned? Neither of us will be opposed to a drive if it means more time on the range..
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Bumping because I have a follow-on question:

Do I need to take my own target stands to MG range?

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Thanks all. We'll probably try to get there right before it opens one of the days.

Where is the Delmarva range(s) mentioned? Neither of us will be opposed to a drive if it means more time on the range..
delmarva is a huge outdoor range and i believe it goes out to 300-400 yds with steel targets I went out there once and has a blast.
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Delmarva has pistol pits and goes out to 500 yards (500 yard line is an extra $10, IIRC). Standard rifle firing line ranges from 25 to 300 yards.

Bit of a drive, but good people, steel targets, and heaven when the weather is nice.
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Here what the stands and range at Myrtle Grove look like, it's rustic but you can shoot
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Good info, thanks all.

I am really curious about the range out in Delmarva, but that is a drive indeed. We'll see where Saturday takes us.
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Good info, thanks all.

I am really curious about the range out in Delmarva, but that is a drive indeed. We'll see where Saturday takes us.

Take a look at the photos of a Shoot we had over the pass few years at the clays, great place but a bit of a drive.


https://www.mdshooters.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=2
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Take a look at the photos of a Shoot we had over the pass few years at the clays, great place but a bit of a drive.


https://www.mdshooters.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=2
Looks like a really well managed range with a TON of lanes! Thanks for sharing. Probably won't make it's out this weekend, but definitely eager to check it out.
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Spent a couple hours at MG on Saturday. Got there at about 10am and it was packed. There was one lane opened and the folks stashing their gear on that table kindly made room for us.

All in all it's a decent range, but there was some not so safe stuff going on. General rookie shooter stuff that was usually corrected by their host. One thing that really troubled us was that one couple brought their baby, who was less than a year old. They parked a stroller behind their table and put ear muffs on the kid, but we couldn't believe it. Had they not started packing up shortly after we got there we would have called DNR (probably should have initially).

The riff-raff cleared out around 11am and some more professional/experienced shooters showed up. After that we had a really good experience and met some great people.
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and clothes pins, during the week is better. personally I've stopped going their on the weekends its not safe imo
Too many booger hookers on bang switches whIle not pointed down range?
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Went to Myrtle Grove today. Pretty decent range. Here's two pics.

https://imgur.com/gallery/6wIzy

People don't police their brass, apparently. Also, the baffles are indeed shot out.

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people have always been very friendly to me at MG...just a bit of a drive for me.


   
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